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MIHIR PATKAR

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Mihir is a tech writer based in Mumbai.

Which Headphones Should You Buy: Diwali 2014 Edition
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Buying headphones isn't easy. Here are a few tips on how to purchase a good set of cans, this Diwali.

Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 Review: Not the best value for your money
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Buy the Micromax Canvas Nitro only if you can't get Asus Zenfone 5, Motorola Moto G2 or Xiaomi Mi3 online.

Is online shopping in India better than physical stores? Here is the lowdown
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

For now, brick-and-mortar has an advantage when it comes to giving you what you want, when you want it

How to make Android easy and less confusing for new users
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Get a launcher like Necta Launcher, Wiser Launcher and Simple Senior Phone to make your Android experience easy.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s quick-read review: Patience pays
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

At its low price of Rs. 5,999, the Xiaomi Redmi 1s has a spec sheet that blows its competitors away.

3 great Windows laptops under Rs 30,000
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Here's a quick round-up of a few Windows laptops under Rs. 30,000.

Battery Boost: How to Make Your Windows Laptop Last Longer
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

So how do you keep your machine running on a single charge? Here are a few tips.

Logitech X100 Bluetooth speakers quick-read review: Great for travellers
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

If you're looking for travel-friendly portable speakers, then the X100 is a good option

Creative Woof Bluetooth speakers ruick-read review: Not worth it
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

If you habitually listen to songs on your phone's or laptop's speaker, then the Creative Woof is a good option.

Logitech Powershell quick-read review: Some postives, lots of negatives
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

The Powershell will make you want to hide your iPhone

5 awesome platform games you should be playing on Android or iOS
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

Platformers are immensely enjoyable and a great way to pass some time on your mobile device

Xiaomi Mi3 quick read review: It no longer makes sense to buy anything more expensive
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

If you can afford a budget of around Rs 15,000 and are lucky enough, then forget the other options

What you need to know before buying the Xiaomi Mi3
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Four things that you must know before you plonk down your cash on the table for an Xiaomi Mi3.

Not a tablet, not a phone: Do you really need a 6-inch phablet?
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

A 6-inch smartphone don't make much sense. It is an experience that doesn't leave you satisfied as a tablet user.

How to get rid of Android customizations on any phone without root
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

From Samsung to Gionee, most manufacturers like to customise the interface.

The Quick-Read Review: Gionee Elife S5.5
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

The sum of parts is better than the quality of the parts alone, and that’s what the Gionee Elife S5.5 brings to the table.

Lava Iris X1 quick-read review: Only the camera is better than Moto E
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

If the camera matters more to you than anything else, then the Iris X1 is a better buy than the Moto E

Should you buy that budget android? What to expect and what not to
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Rs. 7,000 Android smartphones are good enough if your needs are limited

The quick-read review: Motorola Moto E
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Is the Moto E flawless? No, not at all. Is it the best phone you can buy for Rs. 7,000 or lesser? Yes, definitely.

With low-cost Androids like Moto E, limited memory means limited use
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Low-cost Androids come with only 4GB of internal memory and that bottleneck makes it a no-go for many users.

Lenovo S860 quick-read review: There are better phones at this price
Fri, May 30, 2014

Lenovo K900, has dropped its price to the same level as the S860 and seems a better deal now

Indian Android phone or international brands? Let us help you select
Fri, May 30, 2014

There is a general notion that with an international brand, you will get better after-sales support than with a local brand.

Smartphones to buy this season
Sun, May 25, 2014

The best Android smartphones across various budgets for the average buyer.

Is Moto E the best budget phone? Here are the best Android smartphones for every budget
Fri, May 23, 2014

This is all you need to read before deciding which Android smartphone to pick in your budget

The cheat sheet to build your own gaming PC
Tue, May 13, 2014

PC gaming ain't dead yet! Here's what you need to build yourself a rig to get your game on

Creative T3150w wireless speaker quick-read review
Tue, May 06, 2014

Great option for casual music listeners and movie viewers who just want a good set of speakers

Bluetooth audio: What matters more, convenience or quality?
Mon, May 05, 2014

If you do notice a difference between wired and wireless audio, then you probably want to stick with wired

Xolo Q1100 Quick-Read Review
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

It's a good thing that Xolo has packed in 8GB of internal memory because that's not something to compromise on.

Where apps matter: Don’t always settle for preloaded apps on Android phones
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

It is worth your time to go out there and look for apps that will make you maximise your phone's use.

Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini quick-read review: Skip this one
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Motorola Moto G or the Micromax Canvas 4 are both far better than the Turbo Mini.

2 Things You Shouldn’t Compromise On With Rs. 10,000 Android Phones
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Trying to save a few bucks by skimping on smartphone screens and storage will only make the device hard to use

Lenovo Ideapad A10 quick-read review: Android not ready for the laptop
Thu, Apr 10, 2014

The question really is whether Android can be a good laptop OS, not whether Lenovo Ideapad A10 can be a good laptop.

Is Android good enough to be a laptop operating system?
Tue, Apr 08, 2014

Android apps are not made for use in a laptop and are made with the intent of being touched. That is a problem.

Wickedleak Wammy Passion X quick-read review: Just waterproofing won’t do
Tue, Apr 01, 2014

The phone has some good points, like the fantastic screen. But it doesn't come together to feel like a great device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has it, so does Sony Xperia Z1, but is waterproofing the feature to look for in a smartphone?
Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Waterproofing in smartphones is still not good enough to be the feature you buy the phones for

Atom Supremus Quick-Read Review: New firm delivers great music, good performance
Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Atom Supremus is good if you're okay using a screen guard and want a budget smartphone for the best music experience