Category Archives: Tablets

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hands-on with Dell Venue Pro and the second generation of Windows 8 tablets

I recently got my hands on a Dell Venue Pro Windows 8.1 tablet and an active stylus to go with it. Here are my brief impressions on the product and what it means to the Windows 8 ecosystem and Microsoft and Dell’s shared dreams for tablet domination. Background Microsoft launched its own tablet line with […]

iPad Air- First Impressions

Apple’s latest iteration of its bestselling tablet, the iPad Air started shipping on Nov 1st, 2013. I picked up a cellular enabled version recently and here is my take on it. Background Apple launched its fifth iteration of the iPad recently. To highlight specifically its reduced dimensions and weight, iPad has given it the Air […]

First Impressions on Oyster, the Netflix of Books

Netflix pioneered the business of subscription consumption of media. While magazine and newspaper subscriptions have existed forever, Netflix was the first to take the concept of media consumption and marry it to the subscription model meaningfully in the broadband era. With the remarkable success of the Netflix model came the followers. Spotify offered a subscription […]

iPad Air, Retina iPad Mini and more

In what has become an annual affair now, Apple unveiled its latest generation of iPad tablets on October 22nd at the Yerba Buena Center in downtown San Francisco. Coming a few weeks after the launch of the new iPhones (as has now become a tradition), the iPads, iPhones and Mac products are expected to power […]

Hands-on with the new Google Nexus 7(2013)

Last year, I wrote about my experiences with the first generation Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. It was Google’s first meaningful foray into the tablet market and something that was sorely needed given the state of Android tablets at that time. Much has changed since then. The ASUS-built original Nexus 7 sold very well and […]

Google Chromecast: Well worth $35

A few days ago, Google’s Sundar Pichai announced the launch of Google Chromecast, a small $35 HDMI dongle that promises to change how you view streaming content on your TV. I ordered mine the same day on AmazonĀ and received it today. Here is my brief review. Unboxing The Chromecast package is small measuring no larger […]

iOS7 and other Apple WWDC announcements: Very early thoughts

This week, Apple kicked off its annual WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple uses the keynote for WWDC to announce its annual updates to iOS and MacOSX. This year, on June 10th, Apple kicked off the conference with something rare for it in the recent years, expectation. Apple tends to be the market leader and its […]