Shruti Dhapola



Looking at technology and web culture.

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.

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus review: A giant phone meant for entertainment
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus gets the entertainment bit right both from display and audio perspective.

Pebble smartwatches are now dead: For an early adopter, this is sad news
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Pebble is being bought by Fitbit, and the production will end. But as a Pebble Watch user, I'm disappointed.

Micromax Vdeo range with 4G VoLTE launched in bid to regain market share
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Micromax Vdeo 1, Vdeo 2 are pitched as 4G and video-calling with its new range smartphones in hopes to regain market share

Opera Max and how to keep your privacy intact on Android
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

According to a Norton report, Indians love using public WiFi, but often ignore the security risks that come with it

Lenovo K6 Power review: Budget smartphone with extensive battery life
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Lenovo K6 Power with its 4000 mAh battery is priced Rs 9,999. Here's our full review for this phone.

Acer F5-573G laptop review: Not a bad option, if you’re okay with a large device
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Acer’s Aspire F5-573G is a pretty sturdy and yes, heavy laptop but it delivers on the performance front.

Paytm targets more stores and merchants, launches POS on app
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Paytm has today announced an update which brings Point-of-Sale (POS) capabilities to the app.

Misfit Shine 2 review: Among the better fitness trackers you can get
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Misfit Shine 2 is a sleek and stylish fitness tracker that can do track various activities and your sleep as well.

WhatsApp video calling: Beta is now out, but is far from perfect
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

WhatsApp video calling feature is finally out on Android and iOS, but it is far from perfect for now.

Your life is becoming more digital, some ways to keep yourself safe
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

As the move towards reducing cash deals gains ground and volumes of card transactions increase, we lists some basic — but frequently overlooked — steps to protect your digital life.

Indian cybercrime victims don’t learn from past experience: Norton Report
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Norton Cyber Security Report shows Indian love public Wi-Fi but don't understand the risks that come with it.

TomTom Spark 3, TomTom Adventurer and Touch fitness tracker launched in India
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

TomTom Touch fitness tracker, TomTom Spark 3 series and TomTom Adventurer watch have been launched in India.

WhatsApp gets video calling: Google Duo, Skype, Viber and other apps that also offer the same
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

WhatsApp has video calling feature rolling out for users. Here are other apps that are also offering something similar.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser review: Good phone, but pricey for its specs
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser has some points in its favour in terms of camera and design, but it is an expensive phone.

Fake news and how it is killing democracy through social media timelines
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

On social media like Facebook and WhatsApp, fake news and rumours have it real easy.

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes gone: Paytm to MobiKwik, digital wallets are rejoicing
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes have been abolished by the government and it looks like digital wallets are rejoicing.

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus first look: Dual camera and AR are the highlights
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is now available in India and comes with a dual-rear camera. Here's our first impression.