Monday, May 30, 2016

REVIEW: #Asus #Zenbook3 - Is It Worth the Hype?


Yes, they launched a LOT products, some quite brilliant. But nothing has made the newS like the all-new Asus Zenbook 3. The 3rd-gen ultra-portable notebook is insanely thin infact, thinner than the Macbook.

Without further delay, let's dive in

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Everything You Need to Know about #Allo - Google's New Messaging App - Artificial Intelligence


We are all lazy. Yep, you are one of them. You have tonnes of messaging applications - Skype, Messages, Messenger, WhatsApp and a host of others. Oh! You may even be having Hangouts tucked away in your app library, which you may be using rarely. These are all messaging tools that enable you to stay in touch with your loved ones. But, what's the next step?

Stay 'Hello' to Allo from Google. It's BIG. Here's why

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Watch-out Facebook LIVE, Periscope is Kicking Ass


Periscope is getting down to business! Sensing Facebook's insanely huge customer (and brand) base, twitter has really decided to make Periscope big and absolutely amazing! What are these crazy updates? Let's find out!

Drone Camera Support
Now, you will be able to truly send your followers up in the air by directly relaying through your drone camera. You will be required to sync your drone camera with your iPhone. You will also be able to switch between your drone camera and your iPhone camera.

Permanently Save Videos
Users will soon be able to save videos on the platform automatically. You may also turn this setting off, because LIVE videos kind of become pointless after a while, isn't it?

Updated Search
Users will now be able to search for kickass things to stream to their community as well! Users will now be able to search using hashtags and also location search will receive a shot in the arm.  

No Android Support YET
This is absolutely weird to learn that the service won't be rolled out for Android users just yet. But I am sure this will change in the near future.

How to Sync the GoPro App and Periscope with the iPhone?

Step 1: Sync the GoPro app with the iPhone app of GoPro
Step 2: Fire up Periscope
Step 3: Click on the GoPro icon that'll show up in the screen
Step 4: Create awesome videos!

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Flower for Your Mother: That's #Facebook's Gift this #MothersDay



Just a couple of days before Mother's day is about to burn your entire feed down. The 2nd of May has become one of the increasingly contested day for brands to showcase something different, something quite unique. How could the biggest social network be left behind? Facebook is offering a digital version of a flower for your mother.

Credit where it's due - this was first spotted by @Sreedavsharma

While I can confirm that the reaction won't be available in the United States, it's going to be interesting to see whether reactions will be Facebook's weapon of some sorts against Google Doodle. Sure, it may not be something of a differentiator in business, but it's what it is - a nice touch. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Say Hello to Unplugged: YouTube's Shot at Internet TV


One of the largest social networks and arguably the single biggest repository of Cat videos is now foraying into Internet TV. Titled "Unplugged", YouTube's subscription-based streaming service will let customer watch a bunch of cable channels. Now, to be fair, the social networking giant has been working on this since 2012. But with other major players ramping up efforts recently, YouTube's hand was kind of forced.

Bad news is that althoughtYouTube has been in talks with a number of studios - CBS, 21st Century Fox, Viacom and others - it hasn't been able to close any deal. Something like this had forced Apple to give up its Internet TV ambitions sometime last year. YouTube aims to keep the pricing at $35/month, if the report is supposed to be believed.

This is going to be substantially different than YouTube Red, the paid subscription service powered by popular YouTubers. It's going to be interesting to track the developments in the near future.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Where Did Apple Watch Go Wrong?

Apple has been trying to get Apple Watch sold to its customers in a major way. Their glitzy campaigns have somewhat failed to get the added attention. Infact, the entire smartwatch category, though hotly contested betweek various tech companies - Samsung, LG and the likes, hasn't seen an immense growth. There are many reasons on the entire category not quite taking off but I am going to train my guns on the guys with the "revolutionary" device.

Where did Apple Watch go wrong? Let's dive in to find out - 

Too Many Darn Features
The Apple Watch has been built to perform a multitude of tasks, including but not limited to - health tracking, time keeping, iPhone computing. If you look at it from the consumer point of view, naturally this is a major issue. Going ahead with Apple Watch as a computing platform is really the wrong approach.

Purpose
When it comes to Apple Watch, they tried to put every odd feature in, no matter how incredulous it sounded. For a guy who simply needs to keep a track about his vitals, I really don't need a smaller iPhone on my wrist throughout the day. I've got Fitbit to do just that!

In fact, in the last quarter of 2015, FitBit shipped 8.1 million devices as opposed to Apple selling 4.1 million devices. Even though the entire category took a giant leap, it's clearly not so great news for smartwatch makers. Perhaps it's time to focus on making one kickass fitness tracking device than to create one that ultimately makes the entire experience horrible.

Do share your thoughts in the comments below!