Windows 8.1 Update 1: the Revenge of the Desktop

Windows 8.1 Update 1: the Revenge of the Desktop

Change might have become one of the constants of our hectic lives, but managing that change remains a headache. Ask Microsoft. A couple of years ago, the company from Redmond took a bold new step in computer operating systems when it moved from a totally mouse and keyboard based UI to a touch-oriented one with Windows 8. It was magnificent […]

 
     
 
 

The Lumia 520: WP Superstar or Android Iceberg?

The Lumia 520: WP Superstar or Android Iceberg?

Napoleon had once remarked that it was but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. And in the case of the Lumia 520, that certainly seems to be the case. Only, it seems in danger from the sublime to the ridiculous. On paper, there is not much you can fault in the Lumia 520.The first “really” affordable Windows Phone […]

 
     
 
 

Is Samsung in Danger of Repeating History?

Is Samsung in Danger of Repeating History?

They say that history has the odd habit of repeating itself. And call me a pessimist, but I have a sneaky feeling that Samsung is slowly walking down the very path that cost its predecessor, Nokia, its smartphone throne. No, this is not an anti-Samsung dirge. To be honest, I think we owe the company a lot. Its Galaxy S […]

 
     
 
 

Nokia’s L’Affaire Android: Who Wins?

Nokia’s L’Affaire Android: Who Wins?

It is not often in these spec-riddled times that one sees a relatively low end device overshadow its more heftily hardware laden contemporaries. But that is exactly what happened when Nokia announced its X series of Android devices. No, the specs were not exactly path-breaking, but it was the ‘A’ word that mattered most – after years of doggedly steering […]

 
     
 
 

Xbox One: a Gaming Console for the Next Decade, but Still Half-Baked

Xbox One: a Gaming Console for the Next Decade, but Still Half-Baked

The fight for the best gaming console has always had the PlayStation and the Xbox as the main contenders, but it’s hard to say which one is truly the ultimate gaming machine as it all boils down to your personal taste. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. We’ve had a look at the early reviews for the PlayStation 4 to […]

     
 
 

PlayStation 4 Reviews: What’s Great and What Needs to Get Fixed

PlayStation 4 Reviews: What’s Great and What Needs to Get Fixed

The battle between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One has started, with the first one finally going on sale tomorrow at midnight. The Xbox One is going to be commercially released on the same date as the PlayStation 4 for US customers, but for the rest of the world, the Xbox One will be out from 22nd November ¬†and […]

 
     
 
 

Nexus Phones Aren’t Meant to be Perfect

Nexus Phones Aren’t Meant to be Perfect

Nexus 5 was announced a week back and we already have the first set of reviews pouring in from bloggers who managed to get their hands on the newest Android flagship device much before others. As always, the reviews are mixed, but there’s one thing common in most of the reviews so far – Nexus 5 is NOT the best […]

     
 
 

How Microsoft’s Surface 2 Needs to be to Really Matter

How Microsoft’s Surface 2 Needs to be to Really Matter

Important things have happened recently for rivals Apple and Microsoft. Apple has already announced the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c while Microsoft has basically took over Nokia, acquiring its Devices and Services unit for just five billion dollars. While Microsoft definitely can’t compete yet with Apple in the smartphone field, even if it could try to do something, now […]

 
     
 
 

Analyzing the Impact of Apple’s Fingerprint Sensor

Analyzing the Impact of Apple’s Fingerprint Sensor

When it comes to new technology, almost anything that Apple comes up with creates an immediate response or imitation on the market. Apple has been, is and will likely remain a true pioneer and forward-thinking company for many years to come. Now, with the launch of the iPhone 5s, the Cupertino giant has also come up with the fingerprint sensor, […]

 
     
 
 

Here’s Why I think iPhone 5c is a Tough Sell

Here’s Why I think iPhone 5c is a Tough Sell

I don’t particularly enjoy writing in detail about a newly announced phone without getting to see it. And definitely not about writing it off straight away. At least not with Apple. But for the past hour or so, I have been trying to make some sense out of the newly announced iPhone 5c, its pricing and removal of iPhone 5 […]