Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

It has been over four months since Jio publicly launched its services in India on September 5, 2016. Initial expectations were that Jio would close its free offer by December 31, 2016, and start charging customers from January 1, 2017. However, in a surprise move, Jio extended its free offer all the way till March 31, 2017. Most of the […]

 
     
 
 

A Request to Nokia Fans: Take Off the Rose-Tinted Glasses Please!

A Request to Nokia Fans: Take Off the Rose-Tinted Glasses Please!

Sound the trumpets. Roll the drums. We have reason to celebrate. The first “real” Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 6, is now official. Indeed, from the moment the press release titled “HMD launches its first smartphone, the Nokia 6 in China” hit mailboxes, there has been an outpouring of sheer joy from a number of people. And that is hardly surprising. […]

     
 
 

Been There, Seen That: the Predictability of Budget Smartphone Design!

Been There, Seen That: the Predictability of Budget Smartphone Design!

“Camera on top. Camera in the center. Speaker grilles on the back. Speaker grilles on the base. Fingerprint scanner behind, Into the budget phone market Rode the new handset…” Well, I think that is how Lord Tennyson (or so our Editorial Mentor tells us) would have described the budget smartphone market in India right now. For, there is not much […]

 
     
 
 

Personal Computers are Back Again in a Lengthy Experimental Age

Personal Computers are Back Again in a Lengthy Experimental Age

I don’t know what defines a personal computer anymore. It’s probably true for you too, look around and think again. Computers aren’t the same and that’s not because they needed to. Every technology category needs a revamp once in a while for sustaining innovations and keeping up with the advancing culture. A personal computer isn’t just keyboard, monitor, processor, and […]

 
     
 
 

Will the Real Angry Birds Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Angry Birds Please Stand Up?

There was a time when Eminem was confused about who was the Real Slim Shady. Well, there is just one thing we want to say to Eminem: We feel your pain. In around 2009, a game popped up on the iOS platform where small, round, flightless angry birds wanted to get rid of the evil pigs (who had stolen their […]

     
 
 

Has Net Neutrality Been Neutralised in India?

Has Net Neutrality Been Neutralised in India?

It generated a lot of heat and controversy. And a fair bit of confusion as well, with different parties telling different versions. In fact, during the entire Net Neutrality debate, it seemed that while the general public had one definition of Net Neutrality, the regulator, TRAI, had another definition of it. For the general public in India, Net Neutrality meant […]

 
     
 
 

The Apple Watch Needs Competition as Much as Sales

The Apple Watch Needs Competition as Much as Sales

Is the smartwatch market in trouble? It depends on whom you talk to. On the one hand, there are manufacturers who don’t seem as bullish about the segment as they did barely a year ago. On the other is Apple, which defiantly insists that all is well. Even that claim is open to scrutiny, though. After all, IDC did say […]

     
 
 

I was Wrong! The MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is NOT a Stunt

I was Wrong! The MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is NOT a Stunt

Let me start off with a confession: I was one of those who was rather disappointed when Apple announced the new MacBook Pro models in late October. Part of the reason for the disappointment was the fact that yet again, the cat had been let out of the bag by rumors preceding the launch that had predicted the “touch panel” […]

 
     
 
 

Dear Facebook, Please Stop Copying Snapchat!

Dear Facebook, Please Stop Copying Snapchat!

The world knows Facebook as “The Social Network”. It is the company which has taken over various platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR amongst others; the company which is worth hundreds of billions of Dollars; the company whose active user base is more populous than most countries. Oh, and in recent times, it’s the company which copies its competitors. And […]

 
     
 
 

Did Flipkart Just Become a Grey Market for the OnePlus 3?

Did Flipkart Just Become a Grey Market for the OnePlus 3?

So at the time of writing, the OnePlus 3 is “out of stock” on Flipkart. However, the whole controversy over it going on sale in the first place has yet to die away. For those living on another planet, here’s a quick recap: Flipkart announced on 16th December that it was going to make the OnePlus 3 available to its […]