MIHIR PATKAR

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Mihir is a tech writer based in Mumbai.

Beginner’s guide to Mixology: Learn basic cocktails for free on the Internet
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

If you're looking to learn the basics of mixology, these websites will teach you for free.

Windows 10: Is it going to radically change computing? Nope
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Windows 10 isn't going to make your life far easier than it was. It's just another OS. And that's okay.

Buying guide: The best Bluetooth speakers under Rs 20,000
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The range of speakers in the market, offer Bluetooth without sacrificing on sound quality or other features. Here are the top 4 picks that we loved

Touchscreens to bundled software: 5 features you don’t need in a standard Laptop
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

These are the five features you don't need anymore in your laptop

Asus X555LJ Express review: An ideal desktop replacement
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Asus X555LJ is a great desktop replacement but carrying it around as a work+home laptop could be relatively difficult

Sony Xperia Z3+ review with video: This flagship phone is too hot to handle, literally
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Sony's new flagship smartphone makes all the right noises, but does this Rs 55,990 smartphone deliver?

Buying guide: S5 to Nexus 5, top Android phones that are a great deal after price drops
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Right now is a good time to be in the market for a new phone because you can get some fantastic flagships for a discounted price

Xiaomi Mi Band one month review: Sure it’s cheap, but does it work for fitness?
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

If you can afford to burn 1,000 rupees, then think of the Xiaomi Mi Band as a beta or test device

What to buy: Asus Zenbook UX305 vs Apple MacBook Air
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Asus Zenbook UX305 finally offers some competition to the MacBook Air.

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: A worthy Ultrabook which is great for office work
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

The Zenbook ticks the right boxes. It looks and feels like a premium laptop

Buying Guide: Asus to Dell, the best Laptops between Rs 30,000-40,000
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Buying a laptop is a headache. There's a whole lot of jargon to get through. So here's our list of top picks

OnePlus One, Asus Zenfone 2 and more: Best phones to buy under Rs 20,000
Sun, May 31, 2015

Here are nine smartphones you may want to look at if you're choosing a phone priced under Rs 20,000

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Express Review: Is the curved edge really useful?
Thu, May 07, 2015

We look at whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge the curved edge serves any purpose. The results are, well, not surprising.

iPhone 6 to Samsung Galaxy S6: Why smartphones above Rs 50,000 are worth it
Wed, May 06, 2015

The question is how much you use your smartphone. And if it is a lost, then a Rs 50,000 is definitely worth it.

Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) vs Lenovo A6000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The Lenovo A6000 falls behind in this race.

Asus Fonepad 8 Express Review: A good budget tablet
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

At Rs 13,999, there are few tablets that do a better job than the Asus FonePad 8.

Buyer’s guide: Huawei Honor 4X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G vs Yu Yureka
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Check out the comparison of the Honor 4X, Redmi Note and Yureka Yu smartphones.

Huawei Honor 4X Express Review: Not a bad package at all
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The Huawei Honor 4X is a good package at Rs 10,499.

Buyer’s Guide: Netbook, Chromebook or Tablet?
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Got a budget of Rs 15,000? Here is what you should buy.

Asus EEEBook X205 Express Review: Cheapest complete Windows netbook
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Asus EEEBook X205 can be a second computer for students and professionals.

Lenovo A6000 Express Review: Fails to live up to its promise
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Lenovo A6000 is promising on paper but the actual performance is not impressive.

Asus G551 JK ROG gaming laptop Express Review: The 3 big problems
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The Asus G551JK is a desktop replacement. It’s a good laptop under certain circumstances.

Buyer’s guide: Gaming laptop vs Gaming PC vs Gaming Console
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Here’s a quick guide to match your usage to the right device for you.

Seven great Google Chromecast apps For Indian users
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Here are the best Chromecast-ready apps you should download on your phone.

Google Chromecast Express Review: The big screen advantage
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Without an HDMI port, a USB-based power supply, and a Wi-Fi network, the Chromecast is useless, so make sure you have those elements.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Yu Yureka & Lenovo A6000: But do you need to buy a 4G phone?
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Whether you should buy a 4G phone or not is confusing. This flowchart will help you decide what to buy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Express Review: Good phone, but the large size might be a bit too much
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is a good choice if you’re looking for a phablet with good battery life.

Acer Liquid E700 review: Good performance
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

Acer Liquid E700 is a decent smartphone overall.

What To Buy: Acer Liquid E700 vs Motorola Moto G vs Asus Zenfone 5
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

The Acer Liquid E700, the Motorola Moto G and the Asus Zenfone 5 are all capable smartphones in their own right.

Best Android KitKat phones you can buy for around Rs 5000
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Check out the best smartphone options in the Rs 5,000-7,000 range that are good value for your money.

Huawei Honor Holly review: Not a bad buy, if you can’t get your hands on Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

The Honor Holly’s quad-core processor and 1GB RAM handle most things well.

Asus Transformer Pad TF103 review: A good 10-inch option
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The 'Transformer' series by Asus is all about hybrid devices, tablets that can be docked with a keyboard to be used as a laptop.

Google has a 10-inch Android tablet problem
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Android does not have enough 10-inch tablets that could be called a value-for-money proposition.

The Quick-Read Review: Osaki Jukebox
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

A quick read review of Osaki Jukebox. It is an affordable Bluetooth speaker and it sports built-in microphone too.

Osaki Jukebox review: Great low-cost BT speakers
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

The Jukebox is a great purchase for anyone who wants low-cost Bluetooth speakers with good quality audio.

Creative Muvo Mini review
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The Muvi Mini is water-resistant, which makes it great to carry outdoors.