Scoring on Basics: The Five Reasons for the Chromebook’s Success

Scoring on Basics: The Five Reasons for the Chromebook’s Success

The news that Chrome OS devices had outsold Mac OS devices in the US in the first quarter of 2016 lead to a lot of raised eyebrows. To be dreadfully honest, it is not fair to compare an OS whose devices are generally priced in the vicinity of about USD 200 with another whose devices cost about four times as […]

 
     
 
 

Version Mania: Phone Buying in the Future

Version Mania: Phone Buying in the Future

“Good evening, sir. Can I help you?’ “Yes I am looking for a Lay Lee Z 2 phone” “Ah yes, the Lay Lee Z2. Very popular. Just step this way, sir. But tell me do you want the standard model, the game model, the shoot model, the selfie model, the pro model, or the amateur model?” “Er…what is the difference […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Moto G4 Plus – Hello, New Moto?

First Impressions: Moto G4 Plus – Hello, New Moto?

The critics might have raved about the Moto X, but the Moto G was the device that spurred Motorola’s comeback in 2013, with its combination of simple design, pure Android and a surprisingly affordable price for decent hardware. And the fact that it has held its own in spite of the “low price high end” smartphone wave that hit the […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Zuk Z1 – Golden Oldie?

First Impressions: Zuk Z1 – Golden Oldie?

It was one of the most talked-about phones when it was announced in August last year, blending some very good hardware (for that time) with the CyanogenMod OS. However, the Zuk (pronounced ‘zee you kay’) Z1 took its time coming to the Indian market, evidently because Cyanogen in India already had a tie-up with Micromax’s sister YU brand. That particular […]

 
     
 
 

Seven Press Release Mistakes Tech Brands Should Stop Making

Seven Press Release Mistakes Tech Brands Should Stop Making

They are an essential source of information. And are critical for an open communication environment in the media. We are talking of the humble press releases that might ever so often (and ever so unfairly) get deleted after barely a glance but nevertheless are perhaps the best medium a brand has to make any news regarding itself officially known to […]

 
     
 
 

The Killer Keyboard for the iPhone 6s Plus Comes from… Microsoft

The Killer Keyboard for the iPhone 6s Plus Comes from… Microsoft

Its battery life (an iPhone that lasts a day on a single charge) and its camera have made the iPhone 6s Plus perhaps my favourite iPhone of all time. But that has not stopped me from vehemently cursing it at least once a day. The reason? Form factor. The 6s Plus (and its almost similarly sized predecessor, the 6 Plus) […]

 
     
 
 

Meme Sunday Special: This is Sparta, the Power of Yoga…and more

Meme Sunday Special: This is Sparta, the Power of Yoga…and more

How did Leonidas react when he saw the Persian hordes gathering at the pass of Thermopylae? Well, we had a similar sensation when Micromax unveiled not one, not two, heck, not even three, but all of fifteen handsets at an event. Was this madness? Or was this… ah, well! The new Micromax! A photo posted by TechPP Meme (@techppmeme) on […]

     
 
 

Kindle Oasis Review: A Digital Goldleaf for e-Bookworms!

Kindle Oasis Review: A Digital Goldleaf for e-Bookworms!

The Kindle has been with us for more than eight years now (it made its debut in late 2007 – the year which also saw the world get a first glimpse of a phone from a certain company in Cupertino) – and in that time has carved a niche for itself as being without doubt the best option for anyone […]