Daily App: Magnify Beta News Reader: WP Finally Gets a Great News App

Daily App: Magnify Beta News Reader: WP Finally Gets a Great News App

Windows Phone might be getting more apps than ever before, but when it comes to news apps, the likes of iOS and Android still hold the clear edge (Ha! No Flipboard or Pulse on Windows Phone (yet), they would chortle). However, if the likes of Magnify News Reader are any indication, this state of affairs might change in the coming […]

     
 
 

Daily App: Monument Valley (iOS): Insanely Great Game!

Daily App: Monument Valley (iOS): Insanely Great Game!    

Some games thrill you. Some excite you. Some get you addicted for reasons even you cannot figure out. And then there are those games that leave you simply stunned. Monument Valley comes bang into this last category. Those of you who have read our app reviews in the past will know that we are notoriously difficult to please, but well, […]

     
 
 

If Dylan Was a Geek, Blowin’ in The Wind Would be Like This!

If Dylan Was a Geek, Blowin’ in The Wind Would be Like This!

Blowin’ in the Wind is one of the most iconic songs of all time, penned and sung by the great Bob Dylan. But what if by some accident, Dylan had been a denizen of Silicon Valley and a geek to boot? We still think he would have written awesome songs, but Blowin’ in the Wind might – MIGHT – just […]

     
 
 

The Nine-Inch Itch: Microsoft Finally Comes to the Mobile Party

The Nine-Inch Itch: Microsoft Finally Comes to the Mobile Party

Cortana and the return of the Start button might have hogged most of the headlines in the Windows 8.1 Update 1 event yesterday, but what could really turn the world of computing on its head (oh yes, I think it is THAT significant) is Microsoft’s decision to make Windows freely available for devices with screen sizes of less than nine […]

 
     
 
 

Windows 8.1 Update 1: the Revenge of the Desktop

Windows 8.1 Update 1: the Revenge of the Desktop

Change might have become one of the constants of our hectic lives, but managing that change remains a headache. Ask Microsoft. A couple of years ago, the company from Redmond took a bold new step in computer operating systems when it moved from a totally mouse and keyboard based UI to a touch-oriented one with Windows 8. It was magnificent […]

 
     
 
 

A Tablet For Productivity? Impossible!

A Tablet For Productivity? Impossible!

MS Office might have become available for the iPad, but will it convince people that you can actually use a tablet for work? Well, it might. And then, it might not. Here is our tongue-in-cheek look at the followers of the ‘tablets for data consumption’ camp. “Young man, what are you doing on that device?” “Nothing, nothing, just working on […]

     
 
 

Daily App: MS Office (iPad): THE Office Suite Arrives on THE Tablet

Daily App: MS Office (iPad): THE Office Suite Arrives on THE Tablet

For some people, the release of Microsoft’s MS Office suite on the iPad removes the last barrier that stood between a tablet and productivity. Yes, there have been mobile office suites around for more than a decade now, but for many, it ain’t Office unless it comes from Redmond. Well, the iPad now has MS Office. The suite comes in […]

     
 
 

Lenovo Vibe Z Review: Lenovo’s High-End Challenger!

Lenovo Vibe Z Review: Lenovo’s High-End Challenger!

Lenovo’s recent rise to smartphone super power status has been attributed to its ability to churn out solidly designed devices that do not cost the earth (the p780 being a prime example). However, the company has also been making its presence felt in the higher price segments – the Intel-powered K900 got very good reviews last year, the stylish Vibe […]

 
     
 
 

Daily App: Stick Cricket (iOS): Still Cricket Slogger Supreme!

Daily App: Stick Cricket (iOS): Still Cricket Slogger Supreme!

When it comes to cricket, we must confess that the gaming world has in general been poorly served. Most gaming avatars of the Gentleman’s Game (that’s what cricket is still called, notwithstanding all the bookie affiliations) have tended to be too complex and clumsy. A refreshing exception has been Stick Cricket. No, the game was not made to put the […]

     
 
 

Daily App: The Wider Image (iPad): Did News Stories Ever Look this Good?

Daily App: The Wider Image (iPad): Did News Stories Ever Look this Good?

If you associated Reuters mainly with breaking news, here’s an app that will open your eyes. Wide. The Wider Image (yes, it gets the Most Appropriately Named App Award if one indeed exists) does have a news element to it, but in its approach it is more National Geographic than your news daily. The effort here is to tell narratives […]