Shruti Dhapola


Looking at technology and web culture.

Nokia 8 with dual cameras, Snapdragon 835 SoC launched in India: Here’s the price
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Nokia 8 has been launched in India, HMD Global's first flagship of 2017. Nokia 8 is priced at Rs 36,999 and will go on sale in India on October 14.

Nokia 8 smartphone to launch in India today: Expected price, specifications and more
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Nokia 8, the new flagship smartphone from HMD Global will launch in India today. The expected pricing could be close to Rs 45,000

Reliance JioPhone first impressions: The 4G VoLTE feature phone unlike any other
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Reliance JioPhone with 4G VoLTE capabilities is a feature phone unlike any other in the market. Here's our first impression of the Reliance Jio Phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: The return of the Note series
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Priced at Rs 67,900, this smartphone is one of the best flagships in the market. For Note fans, this upgrade might be worth it.

Google’s $1.1 billion HTC deal puts major focus on the Pixel smartphones
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Google is acquiring HTC’s engineering, design team talents, including those who already working on the Pixel smartphones. The price for this talent acquisition is $1.1 billion.

Google Tez payment app is ‘Made for India’ first: All your questions answered
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Google Tez payments app is here, but what are the terms of service, privacy policy and how can you use this app. We explain in detail.

Apple iOS 11 now out for iPhones, iPads: How to download, install, top features
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Apple iOS 11 is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch users. Here is how to check for update, download, install and more.

Google Tez payment app is ‘Made for India’ first, works on UPI platform
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Google Tez, a new digital payments app based on the UPI platform has been announced for India. Here's what the new Google payment app Tez offers for users.

Google Tez payments app based on UPI launched for India on Android, iOS
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Google Tez app for payments baed on UPI has gone live on the Google Play Store. Here's how Google Tez will work for users.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, Zenfone 4 Selfie dual camera, Zenfone 4 Selfie launched: Price and key features
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Asus has announced the launch of ZenFone 4 Selfie series in India with Selfie 4, Selfie 4 (dual camera) and the Selfie 4 Pro smartphones. People who buy the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro will get up to 100GB additional 4G data from Reliance Jio. The 100GB data will be spaced out at 10GB per recharge […]

Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X coming to India soon: But should you upgrade?
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be going on sale in India from September 29. So should you get iPhone 8 or iPhone X? We explain which iPhone to pick.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 First Impressions: Back with a bigger display, higher price tag
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is back and this time phone commands a premium price in India of Rs 67,900. Here's our first impression of the new Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch in India today: Livestream time, expected price and more
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the new flagship smartphone from the company will launch in India today and the expected price could be close to Rs 70,000. Here's how to watch livestream for the event.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 launched: Price, full specifications, and everything else to know
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 launched in China: So when will this phone launch in India, what will be the price? Here's a detailed look at the specifications, features of Mi Mix 2.

Vivo V7+ First Impressions: New 24MP selfie camera, but at a hefty price
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Vivo V7+ is the latest selfie-focused smartphone from the company with a Full Vision Display, which is edge-to-edge. Price is Rs 21,990 and the phone will go on sale from September 15, 2017.

Vivo V7 Plus launched at Rs 21,990: Specifications, sale date, key features
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Vivo V7 Plus smartphone with a Full View Display has been launched in India at a price of Rs 21,990. The Vivo V7+ is available on Flipkart and Amazon and is currently up for pre-orders till September 15.

WhatsApp to have a new Business app: Here’s what it will mean for users
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

WhatsApp is testing a free business app, and looking at solutions for larger enterprises as well. Here's what it will mean for consumers.

Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android One, dual-rear cameras: What’s different in this phone?
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Xiaomi Mi A1 is a new smartphone from the company, which is also a Google Android One smartphone. Here's a look at everything new with the Mi A1 smartphone from Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Mi A1 is a Google Android One phone: So what does it offer now?
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the new Google Android One smartphone from the company, but what does it really offer? Is this a new rebooted version of Android One? Here's a look at the top features.

Xiaomi Mi A1 first impressions: Android One returns but at a price of Rs 14,999
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Android One, the much-hyped project that Google launched from India in 2014, is back. This time in a new avataar for the Indian market: Xiaomi Mi A1. So how does the Xiaomi Mi A1 fare? Will this help revive the Android One brand in the mid-range segment? Here’s our first impressions.

Xiaomi Mi A1 is a Google Android One phone, priced at Rs 14,999
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first smartphone from the Chinese startup to sport a dual-rear camera. But priced at Rs 14,999, that isn’t the only selling point of this phone. For this phone, Xiaomi has partnered with Google’s Android One project, which most of us thought was dead and buried.

Skype Lite gets new SMS Insights feature: Here’s how it works
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Skype Lite, the data-friendly version of the regular Skype, has got a new feature called 'SMS Insights' which will let users make this app the default SMS and organise their text messages.

IFA 2017: Samsung Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear IconX are now official
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Samsung announced its new Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear IconX wireless earbuds at the IFA 2017 in Berlin. Samsung Gear Sport is the new fitness watch from the South-Korean technology company with a focus on fitness and health.

LG Q6 review: Full vision display at a budget pricing
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

LG Q6 smartphones has a full vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio at a price of Rs 14,990. Here's our review of the smartphone and how it fared during our usage.

Moto G5S Plus first impressions: Another one with dual-rear cameras
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Moto G5S Plus first impressions: Price in India is Rs 15,999 and the phone is an Amazon exclusive. Here's what the smartphone with dual-rear cameras offers to users.

Tech know-how: Everything you need to know about WhatsApp, end-to-end encryption
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

WhatsApp says it does not compromise the security and encryption of the message, even when backups are done.

Supreme Court judgment on Right to Privacy: What will it mean for WhatsApp, Aadhaar case?
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Supreme Court of India in a historic judgment has upheld the right to privacy as an inherent fundamental right, read into Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. What will it mean for other cases, especially those around WhatsApp and Aadhaar? Here's a look.

Uber launches UPI-based payments for its app in India
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Uber has launched UPI-based payments system on its app in India. UPI stands for United Payments Interface, and allows users to make payments directly from the bank account, rather than relying on cash, digital wallet or their debit card information.

WhatsApp unlikely to come to Reliance JioPhone any time soon
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Reliance JioPhone is launching officially in September, and pre-bookings are now open for the phone. But the possibility of WhatsApp coming to feature phone is highly unlikely, according to comments from WhatsApp.

WhatsApp and end-to-end encryption: Here’s everything you need to know
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

WhatsApp is also unique in the sense that it is one of the few messaging app to have included ‘end-to-end encryption’ across the board by default. So how exactly does this feature work? Everything to know about WhatsApp end-to-end encryption explained.

Nokia 8: Why there’s no 128 GB variant in the HMD Global flagship
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Nokia 8 is officially the first flagship from HMD Global, and given the specifications and features this is a device designed for media creation. But here's why there's no 8GB RAM variant or 128GB storage version in the flagship, at least for now.

The Google memo that couldn’t
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

As he sacked James Damore, Sundar Pichai put a lid on the argument saying that he crossed the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in the workplace.

Nokia 8 FAQ: Expected India launch, pricing and other questions answered
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Nokia 8 is the new flagship from HMD Global, with top-end specifications and a dual rear camera on board. The phone will start shipping from September, and the expected average price of the Nokia 8 will be Euros 599. But when is the phone coming to India? What should you expect in terms of features and specifications? We answer all your questions below.

Nokia 8 first impressions: Sleek design, new camera features and the ‘bothie’
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Nokia 8 first impressions: The pricing isn’t as exorbitant as with other flagships, given the average of Euro 599. For now, the phone looks as solid as any other Nokia phone from the past. Then there are features like Dual-Sight in the camera, Ozo Audio to name a few.

Nokia 8 launched with dual camera and ability to stream from both sides; to be available in India early October
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Nokia 8 flagship smartphone has been launched by HMD Global at an event in London. The new flagship phone will be available globally by September 2017, and is expected to retail at an average price of Euro 599, which is nearly Rs 45,000 on conversion. Nokia 8 will hit the Indian stores by early October.

Nokia 8 likely to be unveiled today as HMD Global gears up for flagship launch
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Nokia 8, the new flagship smartphone from HMD Global, the Finnish startup with the license for Nokia brand, will be announced in London on Wednesday in all probability. HMD Global is hosting an event in London where it is expected to unveil the phone.