(Image courtesy Lili Sams, Mashable) Apple’s new iPhone X is arguably the company’s most controversial handset in years – and perhaps, ever. The device is interesting not only in terms of design but from a business standpoint as it effectively undermines the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It’s a gamble that Apple was willing to bet on. After all, having as much cash in the bank as Apple does affords you a bit of security and the luxury to take risks. It’s too early to know if this bet will pay off but what we do have at the moment are a batch of early reviews to provide a bit of guidance. By “early” reviews, I mean exactly that as Apple gave most reviewers just 24 hours to work with the phone before lifting the NDA. This translates to very little hands-on time (i.e., they're still figuring things out), demoting what would otherwise be full-length reviews down to “first impressions” status. They’ll no doubt be … [Read more...] about iPhone X review round-up: early opinions on Apple’s vision of the future
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Product: Tata Sky BingeNothing beats the experience of watching a good content on larger screen. This is probably why the likes of Netflix, Prime Video and other streaming applications offer casting or mirroring facility on their mobile apps. One of the easiest ways to get access to all the popular over-the-top (OTT) apps is Amazon’s Fire TV stick. It’s affordable and easy to setup. The missing link, however, has been an easier access to live TV channels. This is where Tata Sky Binge comes in. The DTH service provider aims to bring a universal platform which allows users to switch between live TV channels and favourite OTT app. The service is available through special edition of Fire TV dongle, known as Amazon FireTV Stick - Tata Sky Edition. The facility is available to all Tata Sky users for Rs 249 per month. As an introductory offer, Tata Sky is offering 30 days of free trial and three months of free access to Amazon Prime. Tata Sky … [Read more...] about Tata Sky Binge review: Get live channels and top apps with one hardware
In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, The Adventure of the Dancing Men, Sherlock Holmes makes a pertinent remark, “What one man can invent, another can discover.” How apt Holmes’ remark is for smartphone cameras. While it was invented much earlier, it’s Google that in its relatively short history has actually discovered it with the Pixel smartphones. Being a tech behemoth, the smartphone business isn’t really the bread and butter for Google but kind of a dessert. Perhaps that’s why we don’t see them racking up impressive sales figures but they are always a part of the smartphone discussions. Why? Firstly, Pixel smartphones have always been considered as an ‘ideal’ Android smartphone, powered by everything-Google. Secondly, because of their camera performance. With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, Google has a more powerful offering in terms of software and hardware. But they come at a premium. You get the Pixel 3XL … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3XL review: The search for the best camera phone ends here
We often say that two’s company, three’s a crowd. But not in Samsung’s case though. The South Korean conglomerate until now used its two-pronged strategy of Galaxy S and S Plus models every year. However, 2019 became the year when the handset maker expanded its S-series with the third smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S10e. The smartphone not just marks the debut of a new ‘e’ line up but aims at a crowd that wants the ‘flagship’ experience while being comfortable sacrificing certain features. And to be fair, the Galaxy S10e does make sense given the S10 and the S10+ are more powerful this time with their prices higher than before. With S10e, the company has tried keeping its feet firm in countries like India where price and affordability are key factors driving the sales of a smartphone. That said, being the smallest and the first flat-screen Galaxy S smartphone in three years, the Galaxy S10e, of course, is not as powerful on paper as it’s … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10e review: Good things come in small packages
Rating: 2.5/5 Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor, Kamal Sidhu, Valentina Carnelutti Director: Anand Surapur The Fakir Of Venice Movie Review: Farhan Akhtar |Annu Kapoor | FilmiBeat For those living under the rock, here's a little piece of trivia! The Fakir Of Venice was supposed to be Farhan Akhtar's acting debut. Unfortunately, the film got stuck in the cans due to legal and financial issues and the actor sashayed into Bollywood with the 2008 film Rock On! instead. Now after close to a decade, the film is finally making its way into the theatre halls. Has the black-comedy lost its relevance over this period of time? Well thankfully, the answer is in negative. To begin with, The Fakir Of Venice opens with Adi Contractor (Farhan Akhtar), a production co-ordinator successfully smuggling a monkey across the border to a foreign crew for a shoot. Soon, this smooth-talking hustler is hired to find a fakir who can perform feats of endurance at a renowned art exhibition in Venice. After an … [Read more...] about The Fakir Of Venice Movie Review: Farhan Akhtar- Annu Kapoor’s Con Job Entertains In Bits & Pieces!
NEW DELHI: This year has been a special one for Acer. The Taiwan-based based PC maker has launched several laptops catering to different audience, and even broke some world records. While its Predator 21X is the world’s first laptop to sport a curved display, the Swift 7 now holds the distinction of being the ‘new’ slimmest laptop in the world. Until now, that title belonged to HP’s Spectre. But a difference of 0.42mm flipped the course of the game in Acer’s favour. The company launched Swift 7 at IFA 2016 back in September and recently, brought it to India. With price starting at Rs 99,999, the Acer Swift 7 is clearly targeted at customers who want powerful specs and portability, and don’t mind paying the premium for it. It’s definitely not like any regular laptop that you can get at around Rs 45,000. The Swift 7 appears to be a really well-executed product and comes with an impressive spec sheet too. But does it deserve a place in your … [Read more...] about Acer Swift 7 Review: Svelte meets power