Tag Archives: iOS

Movers and Shakers in Tech in 2015 – Part 2

Last week, I wrote the first part of a two-part series on how the tech industry fared in 2015. In this second and concluding segment, I take a look at the big incumbents- the Goliaths in their respective domains and how they fared in 2015. This also serves as a good setup to my next post- key […]

Technology Trends in 2015 – Part 1

Happy New Year to all my readers. 2014 was an eventful year from a technology standpoint in that a lot of pieces of the puzzle started coming together. Technology innovation continued its blistering pace and companies big and small have thrived in this growth era. 2015 will hopefully continue that streak and here is the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Facebook Phone

There has been a lot of speculation in the last couple of weeks about Facebook making its own phone. I wanted to write a post on what this could mean to the eco-system in general and Facebook in particular. Facebook has not had a good month by any yard stick. What should have been a […]

Yahoo!’s new browser product- Yahoo! Axis

Earlier this evening Yahoo! launched an interesting browser product named theAxis. There are tons of early reviews already out. Quite a few of them are positive. Here are some reviews from Ars, The Verge, Engadget and Gizmodo. I gave it a spin on my wife’s iPhone 4S and here are my impressions. Yahoo!’s Identity Crisis […]

Do smartphone specs matter?

The motivation for this post came from reading this very topical article by David Pogue of NYTimes. Why topical you ask?. I was obsessing (as was the technorati) about the lack of latest and greatest specs on the  new Nokia flagship phone- the Lumia 900 that launched on Easter Sunday. This phone has divided the tech bloggers […]

Why is Instagram so popular?

Update: Literally minutes after this post went live, Facebook announced that it was buying Instagram. My post still stays. I am not surpised but curious to know why Facebook agreed to pay so much for an app (ok, a mobile photo sharing network). I could see Facebook integrating Instagram into its photo sharing feature. The convergence is […]

The next iPad

It is that time of the year again. Apple is all set to announce the next version of its incredibly popular tablet, the iPad. As usual, mass media is in mass hysteria in speculating about what the tablet will look like, what it will do now that it didnt before and how long it will […]

R.I.P, Short Message Service (SMS).

The writing is on the wall. Or in this case, the messaging interface on your mobile phone. SMS, as we know it is on its deathbed. Don’t get me wrong. Short Messages or “texts” as its more popularly known is well alive and will continue to thrive into the next generation and the one after […]