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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 […]

     
 
 

“Chinese Brand….” – the Casual Racism in Parts of the Tech Media

“Chinese Brand….” – the Casual Racism in Parts of the Tech Media

“It’s unfair. It’s difficult. And honestly, we don’t know exactly what we can do about it…” Xiaomi’s vice president Hugo Barra, put down his cup of coffee to ponder the question I had asked him: why did some people treat the word “Chinese” as something negative rather than as a reflection of the nationality of a company? It is interesting […]

 
     
 
 

Why Instagram Stories is a Big Deal

Why Instagram Stories is a Big Deal

A few years back, Facebook attempted to acquire one of the biggest social networks which is there right now – Snapchat. Majorly because, images were a big deal at that time, Zuckerberg even came up with an entirely independent platform, however, it never took off but exactly a month after that, they bought Instagram. The rivalries were unambiguous and both […]

 
     
 
 

The Chinese Phone Brand that is Thinking Different in India

The Chinese Phone Brand that is Thinking Different in India

Love them or hate them, you cannot be indifferent to the impact Chinese phone brands have had on the Indian market. And if you are a media person, on phone launches. Once relatively formal events that stuck to a very rigid “PowerPoint slides followed by Q&A” template, phone launches have attained a totally new dimension after the rise to prominence […]

 
     
 
 

Samsung’s Secret Ingredient for Succeeding in the Smartphone Market

Samsung’s Secret Ingredient for Succeeding in the Smartphone Market

If you haven’t realized yet, Samsung makes a lot of phones and despite potential ups and downs, they still lead the smartphone rivalry by an immense percentage. Sales blasted off with affordable Android handsets and massive “phablets” customers started buying over feature phones as time passed by. Their smartphone line-up has encountered several iterations throughout the journey, the latest flagship […]

 
     
 
 

Why it No Longer Makes Sense to Enter the Smartphone Market

Why it No Longer Makes Sense to Enter the Smartphone Market

Over the past few weeks, a lot of reports have shown how the small players of the mobile ecosystem were struggling to make meaningful inroads in the competitive smartphone industry. This industry has enjoyed rapid growth over the last decade, but the fuel seems to be running out. Long gone are the days of explosive growth, if anything, we should […]

 
     
 
 

Best or Brightest – Just What is a “Flagship” Device?

Best or Brightest – Just What is a “Flagship” Device?

As with so many things these days, it started with a few tweets. With all the phones being released these days, the question went up if “in this day and age” a company could call a device with a MediaTek P10 processor a flagship device – Gionee had used the term to describe its M6 and M6 Plus devices? Within […]

 
     
 
 

The Battle for Supremacy in AR/VR

The Battle for Supremacy in AR/VR

Smartphones have become the biggest computing platform ever and it’s going to take quite some time before any other computing platform/device overtakes it. Smartphone manufacturers, telecom operators and app developers have all earned billions of dollars thanks to the smartphone boom. But that growth is now largely over. A handful of app developers, especially game developers dominate the vast majority […]

 
     
 
 

Phone Design: Thin is in, But Should Length and Width be out?

Phone Design: Thin is in, But Should Length and Width be out?

In late 2006, I got my first proper smartphone: the Nokia N70. It could handle mail, browse the Web, take decent photographs (for its time), and handled most routine tasks like calls and texts pretty well. It was 21.8 mm thick. My first ‘high-end’ smartphone was the N95 8 GB. And this brought a more powerful 5.0-megapixel camera to the […]

 
     
 
 

How OnePlus Dash Charge Differs from Other Technologies and Is it Any Better?

How OnePlus Dash Charge Differs from Other Technologies and Is it Any Better?

OnePlus has managed to retain its lost image in the market with their latest flagship – the OnePlus 3. While it satisfies every check on a modern smartphone’s must have feature list with high-end hardware and a sleek design, it also packs company’s new dedicated charging technology – Dash Charge which is based on OPPO’s VOOC and promises approximately 60% […]