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Huawei Ascend G510 Review: A Value-for-Money Device

Huawei Ascend G510 Review: A Value-for-Money Device

In the face of flagships flaunting drool-inducing specs and mind-boggling features, it’s easy to overlook devices at the lower end of the smartphone spectrum. Just as gargantuan signboards and full-page newspaper advertisements peddle handsets costing upwards of Rs 35k ($650), it’s the budget and mid-range devices that actually sell in larger numbers and deliver value for money. And thankfully, specs […]

 
     
 
 

Daily App: Facebook Home (Android): Are You Moving in?

Daily App: Facebook Home (Android): Are You Moving in?

You cannot help but feel a tad sorry for Facebook Home. It has been almost a couple of weeks since Mark Zuckerberg took the wraps off it, and by and large the app has been put through the wringer (including by Yours Truly in a preview piece on this site). It has been hammered for being too Facebook-oriented, invasive, commercial, […]

     
 
 

HTC One Review: the Best One Yet

HTC One Review: the Best One Yet

Raise your hands if you think the HTC Legend was one of the most well-designed smartphones ever. HTC then followed that up with design masterpieces such as the HTC One S and the HTC One V – all featuring sexy metal unibody casings that stood out from the rest of the pack. The One X, while not fashioned out of […]

 
     
 
 

Micromax Canvas HD A116 Review

Micromax Canvas HD A116 Review    

Few phones have created so much brouhaha in the Indian market in the recent past as the Micromax A116 Canvas HD, and with a good reason. It appeals directly to the sensibilities of those who’re attracted by the promise of top-notch specs at a price that doesn’t hurt the wallet. According to a press release issued by the manufacturer, the […]

     
 
 

Daily App: Stick Cricket (Android, iOS): The Appy Spirit of T20 Cricket

Daily App: Stick Cricket (Android, iOS): The Appy Spirit of T20 Cricket

The sport might be a religion in the Indian subcontinent, but when it comes to mobile representation, the Gentleman’s Game (Cricket, of course) has been poorly served. Unlike tennis, golf, football and basketball, those wanting to experience a feel of leather on willow on their devices do not have a plethora of options to choose from. Fortunately, among the few […]

     
 
 

Is LibreOffice 4.0 Better than Microsoft Office 2013?

Is LibreOffice 4.0 Better than Microsoft Office 2013?

In 2010, Open Office, an open-source freeware alternative to Microsoft Office, got into some conflict with one of its partners at that time – Oracle. People who were behind the development of Open Office couldn’t stand this monopoly. So they decided to part their ways, and formed a non-profit called The Document Foundation. Later they released their Office suite named […]

     
 
 

LG Optimus G Review

LG Optimus G Review

If you’re as enamored by high-end smartphones as we are, you’re likely blinded by the storm this segment is witnessing in the period immediately after Mobile World Congress. With titans like HTC One and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 expected soon, and flagships like the BlackBerry Z10 and Sony Xperia Z already on shelves (not to mention the evergreen iPhone 5), it’s […]

 
     
 
 

Sony Xperia Z Review

Sony Xperia Z Review    

Standout design. Check. Large, full-HD display. Check. Top-notch hardware. Check. 13-megapixel camera. Check. Sony’s latest smartphone, the Xperia Z, has all the makings of a flagship. Add the capability of letting you tweet from the shower, and you may have something special in your hands. Yes, the device is impervious to both water and dust — a feature that’s certainly […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry Z10 Review [Video]

BlackBerry Z10 Review [Video]    

BB10 has been the most exciting announcements this year so far. The first smartphone from the BB10 stable is BlackBerry Z10, the all-touch-no-buttons phone looks very similar to the Apple iPhone 5, but the similarity ends with the looks. BlackBerry is hoping that BB10 and Z10 are their window towards reinventing themselves. But is this good enough to help them […]