Why “Zero Rating” is NOT the Same as 1-800 “Toll Free” Numbers

Why “Zero Rating” is NOT the Same as 1-800 “Toll Free” Numbers

Guest Post by Rohin Dharmakumar. Editor’s note: The Net Neutrality debate has engulfed Indian social media, and amidst this is the country’s biggest telecom provider, Bharti Airtel. The company has come out with Airtel Zero, a marketing platform which ropes in companies with deep pockets to provide their apps and services for free to Airtel’s subscribers. The Net Neutrality activists […]

 
     
 
 

Things Samsung Needs to do to Get Back in the Game

Things Samsung Needs to do to Get Back in the Game

If you are using an Android based smartphone for a long time then there are strong chances that you have owned a Samsung phone. They still own about a quarter of the world’s smartphone share. This may be due to their strong marketing which may have caught your attention or the fact that they have various phones in different price […]

     
 
 

Five Smartphone Trends That Ruled in 2014

Five Smartphone Trends That Ruled in 2014

Every year smartphone manufacturers try to come out with the ‘next big thing’, with expectations to stand out from the rest. While some companies managed to get it right (Motorola), some also terribly failed (we’re looking at you Amazon Fire Phone). A few just follow in the footsteps of what the successful ones are doing in terms of product design […]

     
 
 

5 Practical Ways to Solve the Smartphone Battery Life Problem

5 Practical Ways to Solve the Smartphone Battery Life Problem

There are countless how-tos written on how to save your smartphone battery life. All those ask you to turn off your WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, reduce brightness, use task killers, disable GPS for location reporting, disable Google Now… basically turn your smartphone into a dumbphone. So then, what’s the point of spending tens of thousands of rupees every few years on […]

 
     
 
 

Why is Windows Phone Not Winning?

Why is Windows Phone Not Winning?

Guest Article by Criselle Lobo. Humans are known to be resistant towards change. More often than not, we are so used to the operating system on our phones that we are reluctant to change to another one. Personally, I have been an avid iPhone user since the past 4 years. There have been times when I did get bored of […]

     
 
 

Can Google’s Project Ara Destroy Your Smartphone?

Can Google’s Project Ara Destroy Your Smartphone?

Android has been revolutionizing the field of mobile computing in the past few years, and if the trend is any indication, it is a safe bet to assume the best of this platform is yet to come. Google is the not the first company to play with open platforms, but it’s definitely one of the major players. In spite of […]

 
     
 
 

Will a Big Screen iPhone Slay the Android User?

Will a Big Screen iPhone Slay the Android User?

Guest Post by Rohan Naravane. Time and time again, the single-most complaint I’ve come across when I read the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c review is, “the screen needs to be bigger“. It’s safe to say that big-screen phones aren’t just hype anymore; all manufacturers except Apple have a healthy portfolio of smartphones with displays sized 5-inches and above. It’s […]

 
     
 
 

PC-Smartphone Convergence: Impractical Dream or Workable Reality?

PC-Smartphone Convergence: Impractical Dream or Workable Reality?

Consumer Technology has gone through several phases of convergence, only for new categories of devices to spring up and create divergence again. For example, standalone audio players started becoming more and more irrelevant as people starting using their phones to listen to music. But on the other hand, tablets are soaring more than ever, being used to consume and create […]

     
 
 

Why Your Next Laptop Might be a Tablet

Why Your Next Laptop Might be a Tablet

If you’re thinking about getting a new laptop in the near future, you might want to think again. This year many manufacturers have released their latest laptop lines, known as Ultrabooks. These super-thin devices are the logical end of the laptop platform. Manufacturers have stripped out all unnecessary components and have provide a thin, light, and sleek portable computer. And […]

     
 
 

The Curious Case of Samsung Galaxy S3 Pricing

The Curious Case of Samsung Galaxy S3 Pricing

Guest post by Sitakanta. The launch of Samsung Galaxy S3 in India was one of the most anticipated events in the smartphone history of the country. With pre-orders all over the world shooting past the 9 million mark, S3 was already one of the most popular smartphones this quarter even before a single unit shipped out. The S3 has now […]