Apple, Flipkart partner for iPhone 7 online retail in India

By on September 22, 2016 at 3:48 PM.

Apple, Flipkart partner for iPhone 7 online retail in India

Apple and Flipkart have partnered for online retail of the iPhone 7, which launches in India on October 7. Under the deal, Flipkart will source iPhones directly from Apple, unlike earlier when it used to source them from third-party retailers in a marketplace model. Flipkart has a new microsite that indicates the iPhone 7 is coming soon. Infibeam would be the other online partner. However, the scope of Apple's partnership with Flipkart and Infibeam differs in terms of the product catalog they will sell. According to what Apple is calling "Authorised Resellers for Internet or catalogue sales" in India, Flipkart will sell across all categories which include iPhones, iPads and Macs. Infibeam, on the other hand, will only sell the iPhone and iPad portfolio of devices. More →
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Reviews

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 Review: Let’s clear the air

By on September 21, 2016 at 2:18 PM.

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 Review: Let’s clear the air

In the early-90's people would think you were a lunatic  if you told them that one day you'd be buying "mineral" water bottles. The water that came out of taps in most homes was fit enough to drink or maximum one would add a dumb filter that would attach itself to the tap and you had clean, drinking water. Not anymore. The same seems to be the case with the air that we breathe.  More →
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Hands On

Google Allo first impressions: It is all about the smarts

By on September 21, 2016 at 9:38 AM.

Google Allo first impressions: It is all about the smarts

Allo? Is anybody there? It has been a pretty lonely week for me trying out Google's Allo, which just launched today, Despite not having many users (Google shared only a handful of review invites -- one for every publication), Allo has managed to impress me with its smarts. Allo is Google's take on what a smart communication app should be about. I have been using Allo for almost a week now and here are my first impressions. More →
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4 things Samsung could have learnt from Nokia’s BL5C battery recall: An insider’s account

By on September 20, 2016 at 4:39 PM.

4 things Samsung could have learnt from Nokia’s BL5C battery recall: An insider’s account

I was boarding what would have been a regular flight that I do almost on a weekly basis. But something was not right as soon as I entered Delhi airport. The attendant at the check-in counter asked me to reconfirm that I didn’t have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in my check-in baggage. Just before the airhostesses started the safety briefing, an announcement was made that said something on the lines of passengers using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should power off their devices and not charge it during the entire duration of the flight. The weird bit was that Samsung had not even started selling the Galaxy Note 7 in India and I was on a domestic flight. More →
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iOS 10 OTA update is bricking iPhones and iPads, [update: Apple says it's fixed]

By on September 14, 2016 at 12:01 AM.

iOS 10 OTA update is bricking iPhones and iPads, [update: Apple says it's fixed]

Like clockwork, Apple released iOS 10 globally at 10:30PM IST and those like me who cannot wait, jumped to update it to the "greatest iOS update" via a 1.1GB OTA update. If you haven't updated your iOS device, don't. It is bricking iPhones and iPads globally. I am sitting with two bricked iPhones that require me to connect to iTunes to work again. More →
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What Samsung could learn from Nokia’s BL-5C battery recall for Galaxy Note 7′s exploding batteries

By , on September 10, 2016 at 8:44 PM.

What Samsung could learn from Nokia’s BL-5C battery recall for Galaxy Note 7′s exploding batteries

While Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have been faring well, the same can’t be said about the company’s latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. In just a few days after going on sale in select countries, a handful of incidents about the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire and exploding have been reported. To ensure safety and to conduct quality check, Samsung has halted the global production and shipments. However, for those who remember, Nokia had faced a similar issue back in 2007 with the BL-5C battery. More →
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Opinion

Should you buy the Apple iPhone 7?

By on September 8, 2016 at 10:59 AM.

Should you buy the Apple iPhone 7?

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last night where it revealed somethings on stage and many things off it. Apart from launching the new iPhones it also killed the 3.5mm audio jack and launched a new pair of wireless headsets that it believes would change the way we listen to music. While the new iPhones were certainly the star of the show, Apple didn't delve into many details and just skimmed through most of the new features. While we know when the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would launch in India (October 7) and how much they would cost (the iPhone 7 32GB is priced at Rs 60,000), there is a lot more to the new iPhones than what Apple announced on stage. More →
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Apple iPhone 7 launch live: Nintendo’s Super Mario Run is coming to the Apple iPhone

By on September 7, 2016 at 10:51 PM.

Apple iPhone 7 launch live: Nintendo’s Super Mario Run is coming to the Apple iPhone

Nintendo is finally coming to smartphones and it is coming first on iOS. The first game is called Super Mario Run. The game has been designed specifically for smartphones and Mario would run towards the right. For the very first time, you would be able to play the game with one hand. More →
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Opinion

How Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is cashing in on India’s dual-SIM market with ‘data-giri’

By on September 1, 2016 at 5:02 PM.

How Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is cashing in on India’s dual-SIM market with ‘data-giri’

After years of waiting, Mukesh Ambani today finally announced the commercial launch of Reliance Jio's 4G network. To celebrate the launch, of what is Reliance Industries' biggest bet in a year, Jio will offer unlimited services for free from September 5 till December 31. But there is certainly much more to it than meets the eye. More →
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Reviews

Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Review: The holy grail of smartphones

By on August 9, 2016 at 11:46 AM.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Review: The holy grail of smartphones

Playing the price-specification game is nothing new for Xiaomi. Well, in many ways it started the trend. So the Redmi 3s Prime, with its metal body, 13-megapixel camera, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, doesn't really surprise. In fact, it is a natural adaptation of the Redmi Note 3 with a lower resolution HD display and a cheaper processor, which reflects in the price difference. However, the Redmi 3s Prime is more, much more, than just the specification and features, which you can only realize after using the phone. I used the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime as my primary smartphone for more than a week and here's my review. More →
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