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The Ten Commandments of Tech Product Reviews

The Ten Commandments of Tech Product Reviews

“How do you go about reviewing a product?” Well, if I had a penny for every time I have been asked that question, I would have probably been living on my own island in the Pacific in a palatial house packed with books. That said, the question is a pertinent one. After all, how on earth do people go about […]

 
     
 
 

10 Unboxed Smartphones that Offer Unbelievable Bang for Your Buck

10 Unboxed Smartphones that Offer Unbelievable Bang for Your Buck

Tempted by the big discounts being offered by e-tailers like Amazon, you may already be feeling a strong urge to replace your existing smartphone with a new one. But wait, we have handpicked 10 top deals which you probably want see before buying your next phone. And no, the selected smartphones featuring in this list aren’t brand new products; rather […]

 
     
 
 

Ten Things that Wreck Tech Launch Events

Ten Things that Wreck Tech Launch Events

“This is why I have stopped attending events. They just take up too much time and one does not get to know anything new.” That statement was made by a senior tech writer a few months ago after a particularly messy tech event which virtually chewed up more than half of his work day. “Let’s be practical,” he explained. “I […]

 
     
 
 

Is India Really the Next Big Market for iPhones?

Is India Really the Next Big Market for iPhones?

The iPhone accounts for the vast majority of Apple’s revenue and an even greater majority of Apple’s profits. Depending on how well the iPhone sells, Apple can either have a spectacular quarter or a really bad quarter. Apple is trying to make investors focus more on its growing service revenues, but for the forseeable future, iPhone will continue to be […]

 
     
 
 

Huawei P9 and the Magic of Monochrome

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When Huawei announced the P9, most attention was focused (pun intended, totally – make that “autofocused” if you wish) on the dual lens camera set up at the back, which give the phone a very distinct look (check our first impressions to find out more). Made in collaboration (“co-engineered” is the term used) with famous camera manufacturer Leica, the camera […]

 
     
 
 

Indian Independence Day Special: Three Indian Phones That Dare to Stand Out

Indian Independence Day Special: Three Indian Phones That Dare to Stand Out

About three years ago (around 2013), it seemed that Indian phone brands were turning the corner – Nokia was in decline, Samsung seemed to be stuttering, Motorola was busy being sold, BlackBerry was passive, and LG and Sony oddly indecisive. Yes, the upper echelon of smartphones was still ruled by the traditional powers but if you needed a smartphone that […]

 
     
 
 

Android Encryption is Vulnerable and Google Isn’t the One to Blame

Android Encryption is Vulnerable and Google Isn’t the One to Blame

The one topic of criticism Android could never outrun despite Google’s constant efforts has to be security and user data integrity. Threats have always managed to break into the most popular mobile operating system impacting, as a result, privacy at an exceedingly large scale. Whether it’s Hummingbird installing deceptive apps on over 10 Million devices or Stagefright relinquishing control over […]

 
     
 
 

Why 3G Networks Ended up as Fad in Emerging Countries?

Why 3G Networks Ended up as Fad in Emerging Countries?

3G networks have played a vital role in helping us make the most out of our smartphones. 3G standards such as HSPA and HSPA+ helped deliver speeds around 1-10 Mbps which finally made a 24×7 broadband like connection available for smartphones. While 3G networks gained adoption to quite some extent in western markets, their adoption in Asian countries hasn’t been […]

 
     
 
 

10 Cool Samsung Galaxy Note7 Features You Should Know About

10 Cool Samsung Galaxy Note7 Features You Should Know About

Samsung has finally laid the wraps of their most anticipated phone of 2016, the Galaxy Note7. Post the launch of the Galaxy S7, the market was abuzz with many rumors regarding this year’s Note phablet, so it quite pleasant to see the phone finally go official. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 isn’t a big leap over its predecessor and those who […]

     
 
 

Dropbox Paper vs Google Docs: an Antithetical Affair

Dropbox Paper vs Google Docs: an Antithetical Affair

Companies and users have been gradually transitioning over to online productivity suites thanks to their remote availability and collaboration abilities. Customers were mostly limited to two platforms until now – Google Docs and Microsoft’s immensely popular office apps. However, Dropbox Paper is finally out of beta and despite being in early development stages, it has managed to raise concerns for […]