Shruti Dhapola


Looking at technology and web culture.

Reliance JioPhone: Which processor will it have, Qualcomm 205 or Spreadtrum?
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Reliance JioPhone was launched last week, and this is a feature phone unlike any other, thanks to the 4G VoLTE connectivity, ability to run Jio apps including JioTV, JioMusic as well. But there's some confusion on which processor is powering the JioPhone.

Reliance JioPhone with Rs zero as price: But what is the actual cost?
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Reliance Jio Phone, the 4G VoLTE feature phone is now official. The big question on everyone's mind: What does the JioPhone, which is a 4G VoLTE feature with smart features, really cost for the user? JioPhone's price in India is technically Rs 0, but as usual there's a catch.

mAadhaar app by UIDAI launched on Android: Here’s what it offers, how to use
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

mAadhaar, a new app for syncing Aadhaar data with on mobile phones, has been launched by the UIDAI, which is the agency responsible for Aadhaar. The mAadhaar app is only available on Android, and the developer for this is listed as UIDAI on the Google Play Store.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 first sale on July 20, comes with 100 GB extra data on Reliance Jio
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has officially been announced for the Indian market. The 6.44-inch phablet is a successor to the Mi Max and Mi Max Prime smartphones. Mi Max 2 gets a price of Rs 16,999 in India, and will also come with 100 GB of extra data for Reliance Jio users.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 first impressions: The big screen phablet is back
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone has been launched in India at a price of Rs 16,999. The phablet sports a 6.44-inch display and 5300 mAh battery, and is meant for those who don't mind a big display smartphone. Here's our first impression of Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched at Rs 16,999: Key specifications, sale date and more
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone has been launched in India at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The smartphone will go on open sale from July 27 on online platforms such as Flipkart, Amazon Tatacliq, and Paytm as well as offline. Reliance Jio is offering extra 100GB data to Xiaomi Mi Max 2 buyers.

Lenovo Ideapad 710S review: Ultra-light laptop, but at a price
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Lenovo Ideapad 710S fills the core demand of being an ultra-portable and sleek laptop. This is one you can easily carry around in your bag without it feeling like a brick. It sports the latest Intel seventh generation core i5 processor, and here's our review.

Nokia 6 registrations open today, sale on Amazon India on August 23
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Nokia 6 registrations will open from today on Amazon India, and the smartphone will be listed for open sale on August 23 on the e-commerce website. Interested buyers will have to register for Nokia 6 smartphone on Amazon India in order to be eligible for the sale.

Reliance Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer: Comparison with Airtel’s prepaid data plans
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Reliance Jio has unveiled new data plans for customers on prepaid and postpaid connections. Here's a detailed comparison of Reliance Jio's new Dhan Dhana Dhan plans, with Airtel's 4G prepaid, postpaid data offerings, and which are the best pick for users.

Moto E4 Plus first impressions: Big battery is the focus here
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Moto E4 Plus is now officially out in India at a price of Rs 9,999. Moto E4 Plus comes with a huge 5000 mAh battery on board, and follows a design scheme similar to the Moto G series. Moto E4 Plus will take on the Redmi 4 smartphone, if one goes purely by the pricing-specifications combination.

Moto E4 Plus launched in India at Rs 9,999: Key specifications and features
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Moto E4 Plus has been launched in India, and the highlight of this new Moto E4 Plus smartphone is its huge 5,000 mAh battery. Moto E4 Plus is priced at Rs 9,999 and the smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart. Sale starts at 11:59 PM. 

Google Daydream View VR review: The headset for Google Pixel users
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Google’s Daydream View VR headset is now available in India. The Daydream View VR headset was launched along with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in October last year. The Daydream View VR headset is priced at Rs 6,999 and available on Flipkart.

Reliance Jio’s new Dhan Dhana Dhan prepaid, postpaid plans: 84GB data at Rs 399 and more
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Reliance Jio 'Dhan Dhana Dhan' plans just got upgraded for prepaid and prepaid users with new packs starting at Rs 349, Rs 399, Rs 509 offering a longer validity period as well as more free 4G data pack. The Rs 399 pack is offering 84GB data for users now.

Nokia 5 India pre-bookings start today: Price, specifications, sale date, and more
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Nokia 5 pre-bookings will start from today, July 7 in India, and this is an offline exclusive smartphone. HMD Global hasn't specified when the Nokia 5 will actually go on sale. Nokia 5's price in India will be Rs 12,899, and this smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD display.

Germany’s ‘Facebook law’ on social media abuse is significant, and here’s why
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Last week, the German parliament approved a plan to fine social media networks up to 50 million euros ($57 million) if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly, despite concerns the law could limit free expression. It makes FB, Twitter accountable.

GST impact: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6s get price cut, but should you buy?
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

The GST rollout impact has seen Apple officially cut prices of the iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE in India. These three models are listed on the Apple India website, though Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S are still being sold in the market as well.

Apple’s iPhone is 10, but this is still the smartphone everyone wants to beat
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

The Apple iPhone has turned 10, and this year is supposed to be the big one. The iPhone 8 or iPhone X as people keep calling it, is promising something new, something exciting. Also analysts are predicting this iPhone will boost Apple’s sales in 2017.

Twitter’s #TweeSurfing campaign in India wants to educate people on tweeting safely
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Twitter has announced a new public education for India called #TweeSurfing, which is a public education initiative with online resources and offline workshops planned. Twitter is partnering with the Delhi-based Centre for Social Research (CSR) to tackle the issue of online safety,

Petya ransomware cyber attack: Not WannaCry, same lock and demand tactic
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Petya ransomware has been around since 2016, and so far researchers don’t think it is the same as WannaCry. The attack is believed to have started against an update used on third-party Ukrainian software called MeDoc, used by many government organisations in the country.

Petya ransomware cyber attack: How it started, what it does, and how to protect your PC
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Petya ransomware cyber attack has hit computer servers all across Europe, locking up computer data and crippling enterprise services in the corporate sector. Ukraine and Russia are the worst affected, though the attack has also impacted some companies in the US and Western Europe.

OnePlus 5 goes on sale: So who should be considering this device?
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

OnePlus 5 boasts of some great specifications, including Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB RAM. But is this phone worth your money, and should you consider upgrading to the new OnePlus 5? We breakdown some points to keep in mind before buying. 

OnePlus 5 now on open sale on Amazon India, OnePlus Store: Here are launch offers
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

OnePlus 5 has officially gone on sale on Amazon India today. OnePlus 5's price in India is Rs 32,999 for the base 6GB RAM variant, while the more expensive 8GB RAM version costs Rs 37,999. OnePlus 5 is Amazon exclusive in India and here are the launch offers.

Smartron review: The Sachin phone has tough competition
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Smartron review: The company says is named after master batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who is also the brand ambassador for Smartron and has been an early investor in the company. Here's our review of the from Smartron, which is available on Flipkart.

OnePlus 5 starts at Rs 32,999 in India: Top 5 things to note before buying
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

OnePlus 5’s first official sale will start from June 27 on Amazon India, and the OnePlus India store. OnePlus had an early sale yesterday on Amazon India, and the price of the OnePlus 5 is Rs 32,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM variant.

OnePlus 5 launches in India, but price isn’t the only thing that’s changed
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Today’s OnePlus 5 launch in Mumbai makes it clear the company has no plans of holding back punches in India. The grand event, inviting fans, all of this is to drill in the message that the brand has arrived.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Premium yes, but competition is ahead
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a top notch phone, there’s no doubt. The camera ticks the right boxes, the overall UI and performance is not bad, though it could be smoother. As far as premium goes, this phone covers it all, offering the complete package.

OnePlus 5 launched with Snapdragon 835: Full specs, price and features
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

OnePlus 5, the new flagship from OnePlus, has officially been launched. OnePlus 5 will go on sale in India from June 22. OnePlus 5 price in India has not yet been announced by the company. The global price for the OnePlus 5 is $479, which is around Rs 30,000 on conversion.

Sony’s 2017 audio range review: SRS-XB Bluetooth Docks, MDR-XB510AS headphones and more
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Sony has launched its complete range of Bluetooth speakers, headphones and earphones in India this summer. Here's our review of the Sony SRS- XB40, Sony SRS- XB30, Sony SRS- XB20 Bluetooth docks, as well as the Sony MDR-XB510AS sports headphones.

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Battle of flagships
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

HTC U11, the ‘Squeezable phone’ with the company’s new Edge sense technology has just been launched for a price of Rs 51,990. We compared the specifications, design, and features of the new HTC U11 against Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

HTC U11 ‘Squeezable phone’ launched at Rs 51,990: Specifications, sale date and more
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

HTC U11’s smartphone with the new ‘Edge sense’ feature has been launched in India at a price of Rs 51,990. The HTC U11 will be up for pre-booking from June 17, while the phone will go on sale on Amazon India and offline channels in the last week of June 2017.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max first impressions: Big screen, focus on cameras
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, J7 Pro have been launched in India at a price of Rs 17,900 and Rs 20,900 respectively. Galaxy J7 Max is going on sale in India first from June 20, while the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro will only be available in the market from mid-July.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J7 Max launched at Rs 20,900 and Rs 17,900 respectively
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Samsung Pay Mini payment solution is coming to the new J-series smartphones as well, starting with Galaxy J7 Max. Company's Pay Mini payments solutions will support payments via UPI and wallets like Paytm. Reliance Jio users will get an extra 120GB data.

Asus Zenfone Live review: For the love of live video
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Asus Zenfone Live review: The smartphone's USP is the ability to make your live videos look much better with a dedicated app for the same. Here's how the Asus Zenfone Live smartphone, which is priced at Rs 9,999, fared in our performance review.

Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 launched in India: Key features, price and specs
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 smartphones have officially been launched in India. Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are offline exclusive and the price is Rs 9,499 and Rs 12,899 for these phones respectively. Nokia 6 is the most expensive phone at a price of Rs 14,999 in India.

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro review: Stylish phone with impressive camera
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro review: The phone is priced at Rs 27,990, which puts it in the mid-premium range. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer has been targeting this price band more aggressively in 2017, and here's how the latest phone fared for us.

Apple new MacBook Pro, MacBook, iMac Price in India now out
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Apple has revealed the India price of the MacBook Pro 2017, MacBook 2017 and iMacs with 4K and 5K Retina Display, which were just announced at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference. Apple's new MacBook will start at Rs 109,900 with the new Intel processor