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My Cloud Life Has Begun and it’s Amazing

My Cloud Life Has Begun and it’s Amazing

Guest Post by Rohan Naravane. If you’ve been using computers long enough, there’s a chance you may have experienced the failure of a storage device at least once. Your photos, videos, documents… gone in a flash as your computer storage (like a hard drive) or external storage (like a microSD card) bites the dust. You may have even put in […]

     
 
 

Is Rs 6,000 – 16,000 the New “Mid-Segment” in Smartphones?

Is Rs 6,000 – 16,000 the New “Mid-Segment” in Smartphones?

As with so many things these days, it all started with a tweet. We had seen some references to a phone that cost Rs 29,999 (about USD 440) as being a ‘mid-segment’ and felt that this was actually an expensive device and more on the high-end side in price terms. But when we said so, pat came the answer: if […]

 
     
 
 

Time for Facebook to Switch ON the WeChat-ification of WhatsApp?

Time for Facebook to Switch ON the WeChat-ification of WhatsApp?

Chat apps have become more than just a medium of communication. This is probably best demonstarted by WeChat whose massive user base in China, uses the app for more than just messaging. WeChat is being used for booking movie tickets, transferring money, hailing rides, playing games and a host of other activities as well. WeChat has provided tools (mostly APIs) […]

 
     
 
 

“If only…”: Ten Trends Nokia Spotted and Failed to Cash in On

“If only…”: Ten Trends Nokia Spotted and Failed to Cash in On

“They had so much market share a few years ago. What went wrong?” The query came with a wry grin from the former Nokia (now Microsoft) Store in Delhi. It is a store from which I had bought my first three Nokia devices – the N70, the E61i and the N95 8 GB, in a period spanning 2006-2009. And as […]

 
     
 
 

Reliance Jio : Advantages and Challenges

Reliance Jio : Advantages and Challenges

Now that we have finally entered December, it’s an interesting time for any telecom enthusiast in India. The reason for the enthusiasm is the purported launch of Reliance Jio. Although Reliance Jio has declared that they would launch officialy/commercially in December 2015, we shouldn’t hold our breath since it’s fully possible for the launch to be further delayed. Given the […]

 
     
 
 

The Best USD 375 (Rs 25,000) Phone? OnePlus 2 vs Google Nexus 5X

The Best USD 375 (Rs 25,000) Phone? OnePlus 2 vs Google Nexus 5X

A few weeks ago, the very idea of comparing the OnePlus 2 and the Nexus 5X would have seemed ridiculous. After all, they were separated by a significant price gulf – the Nexus 5X was launched at Rs 31,900 while the OnePlus 2 was priced at Rs 24,999. However, recent price cuts to the Nexus 5X (which LG insists are […]

 
     
 
 

Are the Days of Queuing Up to Buy the Latest iPhone Over in India?

Are the Days of Queuing Up to Buy the Latest iPhone Over in India?

Guest Post by Arpit Verma. We all associate launch of new iPhones with a crowd of people standing outside Apple Stores for hours on end, just so that they can be among the first ones to touch the latest and greatest from Apple. This sight is very common in parts of United States and Europe, right from the days of […]

 
     
 
 

Will Carl Pei Ever Settle? Never! [Interview]

Will Carl Pei Ever Settle? Never! [Interview]

“How do you get the idea of a company like OnePlus?“, “Oh and THEN how do you get about setting it up?“, “Oh wait, and what did you do at school before that?“… what if you get a chance to ask Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus, all these questions? We did. And so we asked them. And a lot […]

 
     
 
 

CES 2016 – The Newest Phones, Tablets, Wearables, Drones and All Things Technology!

CES 2016 – The Newest Phones, Tablets, Wearables, Drones and All Things Technology!

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is expected to be a joyride for all tech geeks out there. Those who witnessed CES Unveiled in New York are howling in excitement with the range of technology on display, and not many can wait for the event to start. The robotics exhibit space will have 22 exhibitors, while automotive exhibits have increased […]

     
 
 

A Non Exhaustive List of Android Apps Worth Paying For

A Non Exhaustive List of Android Apps Worth Paying For

Between EverythingMe closing shop, QuickPic being sold, ES going to the crapper and Pushbullet suddenly asking $5 a month for the same things you had for free last week, I thought it was a good time to have a conversation about paying for apps. I know that’s not Android’s thing but I’m sure you’re starting to realize that if you […]