Shruti Dhapola



Looking at technology and web culture.

WhatsApp is gunning for Snapchat next with Stories in Status tab
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

WhatsApp’s Status will be the next to follow the Snapchat-inspired Stories path and will let users post videos, photos.

In a first, no Indian smartphone manufacturer in IDC’s top five list for Q4
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Xiaomi, Oppo, Lenovo, Vivo are in the top five in India's smartphone market, completely overshadowing the Indian players

Google announces Android Wear 2.0: Will it revive smartwatches?
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Android Wear 2.0 from Google, the latest platform for smartwatches is here, but will it see a boost in user base?

Samsung Gear S3 review: More features, but is that enough?
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Gear S3 is now available in India, and here's our review of Samsung's most talked about smartwatch.

Asus Zenfone 3s Max review: Another big battery player
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Asus Zenfone 3s Max review: The phone lives up to the battery claim, but the overall package is far from perfect

Facebook has nearly 1.9 billion monthly users, and video is its big focus
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Facebook has close to 1.9 billion monthly active users, and videos will be the next big focus for the company

Budget 2017: Here’s where mobile phone prices are heading
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The price of mobile phones will likely go up in India, after the announcement of Budget 2017-2018

Apple Q1 results: iPhone sales at 78 million, ‘Services’ rise, and other points
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Apple Q1, 2017: The company shipped over 78.2 million units of its iPhones in the quarter, and posted $18 billion profit

Microsoft Teams for enterprise messaging coming to India soon
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Microsoft Teams, the company’s rival to Slack’s enterprise messaging, will be coming to India by the end of March.

Asus Zenfone 3s Max first impressions: Battery shines on this phone
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Asus Zenfone 3s Max packs a big 5000 mAh battery, and here's our first impression of this smartphone

Trump’s immigration order: Reaction from Apple, Google and other tech firms across Silicon Valley
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

President Trump's executive order on immigrants, refugees: Google, Apple, Uber, Microsoft, and other Silicon Valley reactions.

OnePlus Bullets V2 earphones review: Pretty good for the price
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

OnePlus Bullets V2 earphones are one of the latest accessories that the Chinese company has brought to India

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cause of fires, explosions: Here’s what went wrong
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fire, explosions were caused by design flaws and manufacturing defects in the battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 next sale on Jan 30: Key specifications and features
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone, will go on sale next on January 30 at noon on Flipkart and Xiaomi's

Xiaomi to launch just one flagship phone in India for 2017
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Xiaomi wants to bring more ecosystem products to the Indian market, but not all flagship phones will be launched here eventually

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review: The dependable smartphone
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Redmi Note 4 has been launched in India, and here's our review of the smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched: Specifications, features and price
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been launched in India, featuring an improved processor, longer battery life and more.

Skullcandy Method Wireless women’s earphones review: Good sound, and fit
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Skullcandy Method Wireless earphones might be pricey at Rs 5,299, but have a few redeeming features

Facebook Editions is being tested, and it looks like Snapchat’s Discover
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Facebook has launched a new feature called 'Editions', an answer to Snapchat's Discover

TomTom Spark 3 watch review: For those who love to hike, train
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

We reviewed the TomTom Spark 3 fitness tracker band, and find it ideal for those into multi-sports

Samsung Gear S3 classic, S3 frontier launched in India: Key features, price
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches have been launched in India today.

Lenovo Yoga Book review: Innovation yes, but is it for you?
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Lenovo Yoga Book is pegged as a game-changing laptop, and hybrid that comes with innovative new features.

Apple iPhone 10th anniversary: The journey to iPhone 7, here’s a look in pictures
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Apple's iPhone is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, and here's a look at how the phone has evolved.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces Digital Unlocked to help SMEs go online
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced Digital Unlocked, a plan to help small and medium enterprises in India

Lesson from Bengaluru, and earlier Lucknow: The streets are not for women
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The Bengaluru incident will simply reinforce that lesson: you get molested by a crowd, nobody is going to give a damn, not the police, the media or the administration.

BHIM app explained: Here’s what this new UPI-based app does
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

The Indian Express explains how UPI-based digital payments application, BHIM will work, and the problems it faces.

BHIM app: Three-factor authentication is key safety feature on this
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

BHIM’s launch comes at a time when the government has given a massive push to digital payments and the idea of a cashless economy.

BHIM app for UPI-based payments: Everything you need to know
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

BHIM UPI app launched by PM Narendra Modi. From linking bank accounts to send payments, all you need to know.

Panasonic F-PXH55M Air Purifier review: Feature-rich, but expensive
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Panasonic F-PXH55M is a powerful air purifier that claims to get rid of PM2.5 particles and has a filter with a lifespan of 10 years

Best smartphones of 2016 Part-2: Lenovo Z2 Plus, Moto G4 Plus, Redmi Note 3
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Best smartphones of 2016 in the mid-range and budget pricing options: Lenovo Z2 Plus, Redmi Note 3 and more.

Best smartphones for 2016: iPhone 7, S7 edge, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3 and more: The best smartphones of 2016 in the flagship range.

Asus Transformer Pro 3 review: Good enough to beat the Surface Pro 4?
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Asus Transformer Pro 3 is for those who need a powerful, yet sleek 2-in-1 one for their daily needs.

Google Cloud in India: Data region in Mumbai to machine-learning
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Google Cloud will have dedicated a region in Mumbai in 2017, and the company views India as an important market in the cloud business.

Yahoo confirms one billion accounts hacked: Here’s what happened
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Yahoo says over one billion accounts hacked in new data breach discovered from 2013. Here are all the details

OnePlus 3T review: A faster smartphone sure, but worth the extra price?
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

OnePlus 3T review: This phone is a new upgraded version of the original OnePlus 3 and here's what we thought of it.

Lenovo Yoga Book launched in India: Price and specifications
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Lenovo's Yoga Book, which is their new 2-in-1 with a Halo Keyboard has been launched in India today.