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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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