Category Archives: personal lifestyle gadgets

Making a case for Pebble in the era of Apple Watch

If you were not living on Mars for the past few months, Apple is building a smart watch which goes on sale on April 10. Like with any new Apple product, there has been intense speculation, scrutiny and tons of pre-analysis on the use, viability and potential of the product even before the first order […]

Nadella’s Microsoft: His first year as CEO

Microsoft has been one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world for the past two decades. Over the past few years though, Microsoft’s supremacy has been brought to severe question by Google, Apple, Amazon and a bunch of nimbler competitors. From being one of the earliest leaders in the smartphone business, they […]

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 […]

Wearables 2.0: Is there a compelling reason to buy one?

Over the past couple of months I have written about the second coming of Wearables – from Android Wear to iWatch [1][2][3]. I believe that the next big battle of the tech giants will be fought over wearables, starting with the smart watch. State of the smartphone business The greatest innovations in smartphone are mostly […]

Wearables 2.0: Impact of Android Wear on the existing wearable market

Hopefully by now, everyone has had the time to digest the news about Google’s Android Wear announced a few months ago. Google I/O is upon us and there is expectation of the unveiling of the first set of Android Wear products from LG and Moto. In the third¬†part of my multipart series on the second […]

Wearables 2.0: Impact on social networking

This is the second part in my multi-part series on the second coming of wearables. The first wave of wearables (read watches and simple fitness trackers) were focused more on the experience and less on social interaction. The second wave of wearables spearheaded by Android Wear and the long rumored iWatch will bring more muscle […]

Wearables 2.0: Android Wear

Less than a fortnight ago, Sundar Pichai, Google SVP of Android and Chrome told attendees at SXSW that Google was getting serious about wearable computing and the devices that will power the next generation. Today, Pichai’s words came to fruition when Google announced Android Wear, an API and ecosystem for wearable devices. To start with […]

The Misfit Shine: Early Impressions

I am a big fan of personal fitness trackers and have written about it in the past. I continue to look for innovation in the field. Early this year, I came across an indiegogo campaign for a unique looking personal fitness tracker called the Misfit Shine. It was being backed by two people of significant […]