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10 Tips to Get the Best out of Honor 6X

10 Tips to Get the Best out of Honor 6X

Huawei, Honor’s parent brand, launched the Honor 6X in India and other countries recently, which not only brings dual-camera to a budget phone but also a lot of features which can improve your productivity. After all, smartphones are an important part of our lives, and it only makes sense for any OEM to put in these useful features. Read on […]

 
     
 
 

The Ultimate Guide to Chromebooks and Chrome OS

The Ultimate Guide to Chromebooks and Chrome OS

Chromebooks are no longer in their nascent stages. Their sales have been gradually increasing for the past year. Irrevocably, Chrome OS too has itself come a long way in terms of sheer functionality. And why shouldn’t anyone consider them while looking for their next workstation? They are simple, cheap, and powerful enough for most users out there. However, Chrome OS […]

 
     
 
 

[Camera Face-off] Honor 6X vs Moto G5 Plus – The 2:1 budget Camera Battle!

[Camera Face-off] Honor 6X vs Moto G5 Plus – The 2:1 budget Camera Battle!

Lenovo-owned Motorola has just launched the Moto G5 Plus in the Indian market, and while the company has introduced many new features on the new Moto G, one of the most talked about is the camera of the smartphone. The G5 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with a massive f/1.7 aperture, which is highlighted as one of the […]

 
     
 
 

8 Tiny, Yet Significant Additions in Android O You Should Know About

8 Tiny, Yet Significant Additions in Android O You Should Know About

Android O is now official. Google today released the first developer builds for the major update of its mobile operating system for Nexus and Pixel devices which you can download right away (flashing instructions). While it largely features behind-the-scenes improvements and fixes for rough edges Google left with Nougat, there are numerous tiny, yet significant additions you should also know […]

 
     
 
 

Now Playing: The Battle for the Phone’s Silicon Soul

Now Playing: The Battle for the Phone’s Silicon Soul

A lot of pieces go into a smartphone to make it work. From the display to the battery, there is an entire ecosystem of suppliers in China based in Shenzhen that is responsible for the Lego-like pieces that when put together in the factories of the likes of Foxconn and Pegatron result in the smartphones that we all know. During […]

 
     
 
 

[Believe Tech or Not] Money for Nothing – When Dire Straits Brought Computer Animation to Music Videos

[Believe Tech or Not] Money for Nothing – When Dire Straits Brought Computer Animation to Music Videos    

The year was 1985. Computers were slowly becoming popular in the US, thanks to products like the Macintosh. But they were still seen as something that were geek/nerd territory, and not for general users. Meanwhile, British rock group Dire Straits had scored what seemed to be a major hit with their album, Brothers in Arms. The band which had been […]

     
 
 

We Took Pictures of a Bulb with an iPhone and a Sony A6000… and You Won’t Believe the Results!

We Took Pictures of a Bulb with an iPhone and a Sony A6000… and You Won’t Believe the Results!

“DSLR” quality or “high-quality photography” are terms that we have got mused to hearing during the camera part of smartphone presentations. Every manufacturer and their granny claim that their device is capable of taking pictures that would either match or put a “real” camera (read DSLR, mirrorless or high-end point and shooter) to shame. And whenever that claim is made, […]

 
     
 
 

Net Neutrality, Broadband Access…DTH Still Does not Have Much Hope

Net Neutrality, Broadband Access…DTH Still Does not Have Much Hope

Ever since I wrote the article on the impending demise of DTH in India, a number of people have highlighted that the current fair usage policy (FUP) of fixed broadband providers is simply not high enough to provide IPTV and that Net Neutrality can be a potential issue. FUP and Net Neutrality Well, as regards Net Neutrality, TRAI has made […]

 
     
 
 

Living with Dropbox Paper [Tech Xperiment]

Living with Dropbox Paper [Tech Xperiment]

Tech Xperiment is a new web series on TechPP where we will be extensively using a new (or updated version of) software/app for a week or two in place of the default, well-known alternative. We started the series with Microsoft Edge last month, and we are following it up with Dropbox Paper. I spend the better part of my day […]