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The Top Tech Stories of 2011

The Top Tech Stories of 2011

Guest post by Peter Claridge. 2011 was a fantastic year for tech startups with Initial Public Offering’s (IPOs) happening left, right and center, social networks bringing down dictatorships across Africa and the general web experience for users getting better than ever before. On the down side we lost some of the greatest businessmen and innovators of modern times and Google […]

     
 
 

Aakash Tablet Available for Order Now, Upgraded Version up for Pre-Order

Aakash Tablet Available for Order Now, Upgraded Version up for Pre-Order

Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet (more popularly known as $35 tablet from India) has now gone on sale and available to be ordered from its official website. The Indian government has already ordered 10 million Aakaash tablets, which will be given to students across India at a discounted price of Rs.1750, but for others, it costs Rs.2,500 (approx $47). Aakash […]

     
 
 

Is Twitter Trying to Kill Tweetdeck?

Is Twitter Trying to Kill Tweetdeck?

Some might think that this is a bit over-the-top-title. But many power users (including me) think Twitter, who bought Tweetdeck in May 2011 for a whopping price of $40 million, is severely cramping up the most popular desktop application by cutting down its unique core features (discussed in detail below) in the name of speed. Out goes Adobe Air! Ever […]

     
 
 

Google Schemer – How Innovative is That?

Google Schemer – How Innovative is That?

Guest post by Sachin Kulkarni. Google has launched an activity recommendation engine by the name Schemer. It is a service which helps you to share your day to day experiences and weekend activities. Say, you discover a new restaurant nearby your residence, which serves yummy food, then you can go ahead and share this with your friend circle. This is […]

     
 
 

Google Currents: A Detailed Look

Google Currents: A Detailed Look

This has been a very busy week and bad news is that it is not over yet. There was the Le Web where Eric Schmidt showed of Android 4.0 (ICS) on the Nexus S and on the tablet, Twitter came out with  a new UI for Android, iOS and web, also updated the Desktop UI, we also saw the Facebook […]

     
 
 

NORAD Santa Tracker Gets Bigger and Better in 2011

NORAD Santa Tracker Gets Bigger and Better in 2011

Google has yet again teamed up with NORAD to track Santa as he travels across the globe on the Christmas eve. This year, the NORAD Tracks Santa website went live on December 1 and features a Countdown Calendar, a Kid’s Countdown Village with holiday games and activities that change daily, and video messages from students and troops from around the […]

     
 
 

Google Music vs iTunes: The Upcoming Battle

Google Music vs iTunes: The Upcoming Battle

Since its launch in April 28, 2003, iTunes has been the number one digital music store in the world, with millions of users and billions of downloads recorded so far. Just like Amazon before it, Google is trying to take on the daunting task of providing an Online Music Store with cloud coverage for its users, but the big battle […]

     
 
 

The Great Indian iPhone Catastrophe

The Great Indian iPhone Catastrophe

Catastrophe is too big a word to be used, specially in technical terms. But that’s the word which came to my mind after seeing the latest happenings surrounding the iPhone 4S launch in India. If the pricing of iPhone 4S was a shocker, the newly released ‘attractive’ data plans from one of the two operators releasing iPhone 4S should be […]

     
 
 

Android Ice-Cream Sandwich for Samsung Galaxy S2 Confirmed Officially

Android Ice-Cream Sandwich for Samsung Galaxy S2 Confirmed Officially

For some this is like stating the obvious and for others it’s a much needed confirmation. Samsung has officially confirmed that their largest selling smartphone in the world – Samsung Galaxy S2 will be getting Android 4.0 aka Ice-cream Sandwich. Update: Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update Starts rolling out The confirmation comes via the Twitter account of Samsung UK, who […]

     
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Nexus India Launch Delayed, Prices Slashed [Update]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus India Launch Delayed, Prices Slashed [Update]

Update (13th Dec 2011): We are getting reports that Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be launched in India in second week of January. The ever depreciating rupee has had its effect on the pricing as well. The new pricing is expected to be around 35-36k. Earlier this month we had reported that Galaxy Nexus will be launching in India by end […]