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5 Practical Ways to Solve the Smartphone Battery Life Problem

5 Practical Ways to Solve the Smartphone Battery Life Problem

There are countless how-tos written on how to save your smartphone battery life. All those ask you to turn off your WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, reduce brightness, use task killers, disable GPS for location reporting, disable Google Now… basically turn your smartphone into a dumbphone. So then, what’s the point of spending tens of thousands of rupees every few years on […]

 
     
 
 

Honey, Did the Chinese Just Go from Copycats to Creative?

Honey, Did the Chinese Just Go from Copycats to Creative?

“You know, actually the Chinese brands are doing more innovation than the likes of Apple and Samsung…” It was a remark by one of my colleagues at the launch of the Lenovo Vibe X2. My first reaction, conditioned by habit, was almost one of dismissiveness. The Chinese were, after all, supposed to be many things, but not innovative. Nay, China […]

 
     
 
 

The Great iPhone Camera Battle: iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

The Great iPhone Camera Battle: iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

For many people, the iPhone is the gold standard when it comes to smartphone photography. The iPhones may not have always yielded the highest quality of imagery – the others caught up in that department a couple of years ago – but their sheer ease of use, speed and consistency, topped off with a terrific dollop of photo editing and […]

 
     
 
 

Asus ZenFone 5 with PixelMaster Camera Review

Asus ZenFone 5 with PixelMaster Camera Review

Asus has done reasonably well with the new ZenFone series in India and elsewhere. In addition to pricing the phones competitively, Asus has managed to stuff in decent hardware with superior performance. More importantly, the company has struck gold with its new ZenUI which sits on top of Android. It’s been a while since we started using the ZenFone 5 […]

 
     
 
 

Why Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the Best ‘Mini’ Flagship Smartphone?

Why Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the Best ‘Mini’ Flagship Smartphone?

The world is succumbing to bigger displays. Even the long time naysayer, Apple, accepted defeat and introduced a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Almost every single flagship Android smartphone announced in 2014 has boasted of bigger 5-inch+ displays. Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), LG G3, Moto X, Xiaomi Mi 4, OnePlus One and Sony Xperia […]

 
     
 
 

Jolla: Doughty Dinghy With its Own Lord Nelson

Jolla: Doughty Dinghy With its Own Lord Nelson

“Who’s the fellow standing in the corner?” That was the query of the most of the non-tech media in India (and they do end up at tech events – how and why is another story for another blog, perhaps) were asking at the launch of the Jolla phone at an event in Delhi a few days ago. Some wondered if […]

 
     
 
 

The 10 Most Successful KickStarter Projects Ever

The 10 Most Successful KickStarter Projects Ever

In case you’re not familiar with KickStarter, this is a platform that lets an entrepreneur share his project idea with general public, while hoping to get funded. It basically is a crowdfunding system that allows for some of the greatest ideas in the world to receive the money they need to turn it into reality. There currently are 13 different […]

 
     
 
 

Android One: It’s Google vs Manufacturers Now!

Android One: It’s Google vs Manufacturers Now!

In 2010, a major cellphone manufacturer held a press briefing. The idea was not to showcase a new product or technology, but simply to convince mediapersons that a phone did not need the latest version of Android to perform well. The company was defending its smartphone that ran Android 1.6 even though Google had already released Android 2.1. In a […]