Category Archives: iOS

The Pokemon Go phenomenon

I just caught a Meowth in my neighborhood park and I am thrilled to bits, just like my 8-year old. As were the 6 or so kids around me and a few adults too. If the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go hasn’t swallowed you already, consider yourself warned. Pokemon Go is an addictive Augmented Reality (AR) experience […]

Apple’s Spring Event: Think Smaller and Cheaper

Apple’s Spring Event took place on the 21st of March, 2016 at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus. As widely expected, Apple unveiled a new iPhone and a new iPad. Here is my take on Apple’s new product announcements which were probably the most accurately rumored in its history. A Smaller and Cheaper iPhone Breaking its long tradition of announcing iPhones in […]

Apple’s Carrier Relationships and the new iPhone Upgrade Program

Prologue Long, long ago, or atleast what feels like an eternity today, Apple, the maker of the colorful iMacs and the recently successful iPods, decided to make a phone. They went to the biggest player in town, Verizon, which politely declined to carry it. They struck a exclusive deal with AT&T instead that would prove […]

Payments 2.0: Facebook Payments, Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Sending money on Messaging platforms

Over the past few months, I have been trying to put together a series of articles on the changing face of payments. I have a bunch of drafts sitting in a place without a cohesive thread to wrap it with. This week’s announcement of Facebook launching its own Payments service acted as a catalyst for […]

The rumored Apple Car

Over the weekend, Wall Street Journal carried an article suggesting that Apple was working on a car codenamed “Titan“. Every major and minor news outlet decided to give the story its own spin speculating on why it could be the death of Detroit and that it could be a $50 billion opportunity. It is expected […]

Hands-on with the iPad Air 2(2014)

Just as the new iPhone launches every September, like clockwork every October, Apple releases its next iteration of the iPad. This year, Apple announced the 2014 models for the iPad – the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. I had the opportunity to spend some time with the iPad Air 2 and here […]

iPhone 6 Review (Part 1): Hardware and iOS8

This is the first in a two part review of the iPhone 6. In this post, I cover my initial hands-on impressions with the new iPhone 6 and the new iOS 8. In the next post, I will go into detail on some of the key features like Apple Pay (coming in October), call and data […]

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch – Just what you need to know

Today was a big day for Apple. Big, Big day even by Apple’s own lofty standards. After a lot of speculation and a whole lot of leaks, Apple unveiled the next generation of iPhones, a simple new payment mechanism and one more thing, the Apple watch. There is so much material being typed about this […]

The mystique of the next iAnything

Otherwise known as “Its all about Steve.” This Tuesday (Sept 9, 2014), Apple will unveil its next iPhone, the long rumored and much speculated iWatch or whatever its going to be called and possibly the next generation of iPad. For the past few weeks, the press has been drooling over the small bread crumbs they […]