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Shruti Dhapola


Assistant Editor at and looks after the Indian Express Technology section. Covering smartphones, web culture and technology policy.

Xiaomi OLED Vision 55-inch TV review: An OLED for everyone?
Thu, Jul 07, 2022

Xiaomi OLED Vision review: The advantage is that it is one of the most affordable OLED options in India. But is that good enough to consider the Xiaomi TV? Here's our review

FAQ: What is Apple’s Lockdown Mode to fight ‘mercenary spyware’, when does it roll out, and more
Thu, Jul 07, 2022

‘Lockdown Mode’ is Apple’s latest feature for iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. We answer questions on what the mode does, who should use, etc.

Meet the regional Youtubers who are making their presence felt 
Mon, Jul 04, 2022

Indian regional YouTube creators share their journey of building a community through videos amidst India's digital boom over the last decade.

For Indian creators, YouTube Shorts is the path to more followers and views
Fri, Jul 01, 2022

YouTube Shorts has changed life for Indian creators. But success on Shorts also requires a lot of commitment, and investment from the creators.

OnePlus Nord 2T launches next: A closer look at the current OnePlus Nord lineup in India
Thu, Jun 30, 2022

In July 2020, OnePlus began expanding its portfolio with a new budget ‘Nord’ series. As the OnePlus Nord 2T gets ready to launch next, we take a look at the entire Nord lineup in the Indian market.

Explained: What is Hermit, the Pegasus-like spyware that targeted Android, iOS devices?
Wed, Jun 29, 2022

Hermit, a sophisticated spyware, is believed to have targeted iPhone and Android devices in Italy and Kazakhstan. How is it deployed on a device, and what exactly does it do? How did it get past both Apple and Google's security measures?

MYn wants to be India’s next big ‘super-app’ with unique take on privacy
Tue, Jun 28, 2022

MYn has four sections each targeting a different segment. It wants to be a super-app for India combining social media, local e-commerce, cab riding, and OTT experience in one place.

Poco F4 5G review: A dependable mid-range smartphone
Tue, Jun 28, 2022

Poco F4 5G review: Poco's latest is not a 'flagship killer' any more, but more of a mid-range device, promising a solid performance. Here's our review.

Poco F4 5G launched in India: Here are our first impressions
Mon, Jun 27, 2022

Here are our first impressions of the new Poco F4 5G, Poco's latest value-for-money flagship phone in India that's powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset.

With hybrid workplace here to stay, Dell takes a new approach to the ‘work PC’
Wed, Jun 22, 2022

As the workplace goes hybrid, the workplace PC is also becoming more flexible. For Dell, its enterprise product lineup is now evolving to reflect this transformation.

Instagram launches ‘1 Minute Music’ pop-up to create music videos on Reels
Tue, Jun 21, 2022

Instagram has announced a series of 1 Minute Music pop-ups as it teams up with creators and artists to help them reimagine music videos in the Reels format.

India primed for 5G launch, roll out will improve its rankings on mobile speeds: Ookla CEO
Mon, Jun 20, 2022

5G rollout in India: Ookla’s CEO also cautioned that India is still “playing catch-up with already established 5G markets, it's not starting from scratch”.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Packed with fitness and smart features
Mon, Jun 20, 2022

Here's our full review of the Garmin Venu 2 Plus smartwatch, where we decode if it's the right pick for you.

Meet Unlu, the platform that wants to upskill creators
Wed, Jun 15, 2022

Unlu is a platform which has live classes and fellowships with industry stalwarts across various fields such as acting, music and writing. And it wants to help creators make their mark in the media and entertainment industry.

Now transfer WhatsApp data from Android to Apple iOS: Here’s how it works
Fri, Jun 17, 2022

WhatsApp users on Android will be able to transfer their chats and other data if making the switch to Apple's iPhone. Here's how the feature will work, which was one of the most requested.

Apple MacBook Air M2 vs M1 MacBook Air: Which is the right pick for you?
Thu, Jun 09, 2022

Apple’s 2022 MacBook Air is powered by the new M2 chipset and sports a new design coupled with a slightly higher price tag. We take a look at how it differs compared to the older MacBook Air, which runs the M1 chipset.

Why Apple iOS 16’s Safety Check feature is a departure, and an acknowledgement
Tue, Jun 07, 2022

When Apple talked about ‘Safety Check’, it was also an acknowledgement… that our smartphones can pose a safety risk for women in abusive relationships.

Indian creators find memes path to Reels success
Mon, Jun 06, 2022

On Instagram, creators are tapping into the growing meme culture where audio memes in particular, are finding virality, garnering millions of views.

Apple WWDC 2022 Highlights: New M2 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2, iOS 16 and more
Wed, Jun 08, 2022

Apple WWDC 2022 Highlights: A new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro powered by the M2 processor have been revealed. Apple also showcased iOS 16, watchOS 9 and macOS Ventura.

Sheryl Sandberg’s legacy at Facebook: From building its ad business to taking the blame
Fri, Jun 03, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg, the second in command at Meta (formerly Facebook) is set to leave the company. A look at her notable achievements, the key role she played at the company and the recent criticism she faced.

Explained: Securing your Aadhaar data
Tue, May 31, 2022

A warning by the UIDAI, later withdrawn, urged the public not to share photocopies of their Aadhaar with anyone as it may be misused. How safe is your Aadhaar data, and what can you do to prevent misuse?

Vivo X80 Pro review: Taking the smartphone camera to a new level
Thu, Jun 02, 2022

Vivo X80 Pro review: There’s no doubt that the Vivo X80 Pro is an expensive proposition at Rs 79,999. But this manages to deliver an excellent camera, with several unique features.

This Israeli company helps convert air to water. Their gadgets are now available in India
Fri, May 27, 2022

Watergen’s machines also include a filtration system, including PM2.5 filters, and Ultraviolet and Ultrafiltration membranes to ensure that the final water is drinkable.

Try out these tips to free up some storage space on your Apple iPhone
Fri, May 27, 2022

If you are an Apple iPhone users facing a space issue on the device, it is time to clean up. Here are tips for Apple iPhone users in India on how they can free up some storage space

Nokia G21 is a budget phone. But is this what buyers need? We answer in our review
Mon, May 23, 2022

Nokia G21 review: The latest budget phone from HMD Global starts at Rs 12,999. But does it offer a good enough performance for the price?