Nuts, Guts… but Micromax is Going Back to Basics for Glory

Nuts, Guts… but Micromax is Going Back to Basics for Glory

It might have had a high-profile rebranding exercise earlier in the year, but recent times have seen Micromax fall back on its core strength – lots of value for not too much money. 2016 was the year that was supposed to see the arrival of a new Micromax, with a completely new brand image and all. Well, the company did […]

     
 
 

[Event-ually Speaking] LG V20 Launch: Hey Sublime, Meet Ridiculous!

[Event-ually Speaking] LG V20 Launch: Hey Sublime, Meet Ridiculous!

Napoleon Bonaparte had famously remarked that it was but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. And it was a step that LG seemed perilously close to taking many times while launching its new flagship, the V20, in India yesterday. It was a pretty high-profile event. Literally. Twenty floors above ground level in the Sky Lounge at the Royal […]

     
 
 

[Event-ually Speaking] OnePlus 3T: The Product was the Hero…Nothing Else was!

[Event-ually Speaking] OnePlus 3T: The Product was the Hero…Nothing Else was!

There are events when you come away thinking of nothing but the product that was unveiled. And well, the launch of the OnePlus 3T in India was certainly one such. When the dust had settled on all that had happened, we came away with the product firmly imprinted in our senses. Mission accomplished, most marketing pundits would say. Well, to […]

     
 
 

[Event-ually Speaking] More about “John and Me”, Less about HTC

[Event-ually Speaking] More about “John and Me”, Less about HTC

Event-ually Speaking is TechPP’s regular take on tech events of significance, going beyond the Q&A sessions and the presentations. It is our attempt to look at what the event meant for different parties. Eventually. Pun intended. As the formal presentations ended at the launch of the HTC 10 Desire Pro in India yesterday, and media persons drifted off in different […]

     
 
 

Exit Opera, Now Playing Vivaldi: Jon von Tetzchner, the Browser Composer

Exit Opera, Now Playing Vivaldi: Jon von Tetzchner, the Browser Composer

As he walks across the lobby to meet you, you are always struck by how quietly he walks for a tall person. Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner cuts a very tall and imposing figure (though he gently corrects my description of his height from “six feet seven inches” to “six feet five, please”) but he walks silently – we could […]

 
     
 
 

The Google Pixel Camera Review: How Good? Better than the iPhone 7 Plus?

The Google Pixel Camera Review: How Good? Better than the iPhone 7 Plus?

Google’s Android flagship devices have received a lot of acclaim for their smooth performance and clutter free Android experience. One feature for which they have, however, been less rarely praised is their camera prowess. In fact, the erstwhile Nexus series was best-known for its lack of multimedia prowess – “goeth thou to purchase a Nexus,” the geeks would say, “expect […]

 
     
 
 

Photo Scanning the Google App Way… Well, it Just Works!

Photo Scanning the Google App Way… Well, it Just Works!

Google surprised a few people when it announced the Photo Scan app a few days ago. The app is basically designed to well, take better pictures of pictures. In simple English, you use the app to take digital copies of your printed photographs (the ones that came on that wonderful material called “Paper”, remember?) and store them. Preferably on Google […]

 
     
 
 

Vivaldi Gets Light-Changing Update; eMail Client and Mobile Apps Coming in 2017

Vivaldi Gets Light-Changing Update; eMail Client and Mobile Apps Coming in 2017

In a desktop browser world that seems split between Chrome, Internet Explorer (or Edge, in some cases) and Firefox, Icelandic company Vivaldi has been trying to carve a niche for itself with its browser (also called Vivaldi). And well, it certainly does do something that is beyond the ordinary after its latest update, which is scheduled to arrive on November […]