Many of us have hard drives full of movies and seasons of different shows. Yes, downloaded content can be easily shared but still hassle of looking for more physical storage is at times big turn off. Like many users I too have started to prefer media streaming apps over traditional downloads. There are several apps for movie and music streaming such as Spuul, Apple Music and Saavn among others.
Xiaomi had a relatively quiet second half of 2015 with no major device launches. It almost seemed as if the company had forgotten about India. It was something that Hugo Barra spent some time explaining, in his own emotionally charged manner, during the launch event yesterday. But things are changing, for the better. Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 3 in India and will follow it up with the Mi 5 next month. I have been using the Redmi Note 3 as my primary smartphone for over a week and here's my review. More →
Lenovo has been on a launching spree recently, and you can choose from among some impressive devices like the Vibe S1, Vibe Shot and the K4 Note. Adding to this list is the Vibe X3, which the company considers as a flagship smartphone. It was launched towards the end of last month, and is priced at Rs 19,999. Lenovo has crammed a lot into this smartphone, and the list of specifications and features really stand out in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment. On paper, the Vibe X3 seems capable of standing tall against tough competitors like the OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X and the YU Yutopia among others. We spent a considerable time with the smartphone to find out if it is really as capable in the real world too. More →
Smartphones and tablets these days are powerful enough to do most of the common tasks one does on a PC or a tablet. But one of the biggest pain point most face is typing on a tiny touchscreen, which deters most users, yours truly included. One solution is to have Bluetooth keyboards but they tend to be tiny and cramped, which might not give the best user experience. That was my biggest apprehension when I started using the Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard. More →
If you were to ask a smartphone owner what is the one thing they would like to see improved, more often than not, the answer would be the battery life. Charging a smartphone has become a daily chore that you simply can’t avoid. To change that, we have recently seen the likes of the Gionee Marathon M5 and Lenovo Vibe P1 launch in India boasting massive batteries. Joining the club is the Asus Zenfone Max with its mammoth 5,000mAh battery, and a set of specifications that are aimed at maximizing the battery performance. What’s more, the smartphone is also light on the pockets with a price tag of Rs 9,999. We spent a considerable time with Asus’ new smartphone, and here’s our review. More →
The India launch of Netflix was met with a lot of excitement, but the euphoria didn't last long after users realized that 93 percent of the content available in the US won't be available to them. More →
YU signed off 2015 with its latest flagship smartphone, YU Yutopia. Touted as the ‘most powerful smartphone on the planet’, the Yutopia is perhaps the most ambitious device from Yu thus far. Priced aggressively at Rs 24,999, the Yutopia checks all the boxes for being a worthy ‘flagship killer.’ More →
I bought the first-generation iPad when it was launched in 2010. Five years later, it still works and is actively used by my family. For my mom, it is her only access to the Internet. My sister sketches on it, while my five-year-old niece watches her favorite YouTube videos. Since then, I have used multiple variants of the iPad, including the mini and the Air, but I never ended up using any of them daily. With smartphone screens getting bigger and being able to handle most of my needs, the iPad seemed a device I could do without -- it couldn't replace my smartphone and at the same time was not good enough to substitute for my laptop while traveling. For me, the iPad was dead. More →