The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

Time flies. But when it comes to technology, it pretty much wings along at warp speed. It was barely a few months ago that many people in India felt that Sony had pulled off a pricing coup of sorts when it launched the Xperia Z2 at Rs 49,990 but bundled its SmartBand worth Rs 5,999 along with it. That was […]

 
     
 
 

Is Android Playing the Windows XP Blues?

Is Android Playing the Windows XP Blues?

Remember that time from about 2003-2006? That was the period when Windows XP ruled our computing worlds. After a flurry of Windows versions from 1995-2001 (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows Me) Microsoft finally seemed to have got its act together and released a version of Windows that seemed to please everyone – Windows XP. The OS got […]

     
 
 

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 […]