May 6th, 2021 5:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Chromebooks Are Seeing Massive Demand, but Not in India, Here’s Why

The PC market has seen multiple changes in recent years, from the downfall of Intel to the rise of AMD and higher sales in recent years due to the pandemic, which resulted in work moving online, requiring more computing power for most tasks. Most users are aware of the normal PC or laptop, which uses Microsoft’s Windows, with its primary competitor being Apple’s Mac running macOS. However, there is a... Read More

April 25th, 2021 1:30 PM 5 COMMENTS

Apple’s iPad Can Finally Replace Laptops

Apple has always positioned the MacBook as a device for the consumer that is more content-driven, with heavier tasks being a priority, whilst the iPad has been made out to be a bridge of sorts between a conventional laptop and a tablet. To me, however, that has never stood up to its charm. Having used iPads in the past (be it Pro or Air), the capabilities were there, and the... Read More

April 24th, 2021 1:07 PM 20 COMMENTS

Has the Budget Smartphone Segment in India Reached Its Peak?

India as a country is quite unique for a variety of reasons. One of them is our obsession with the best and the will to get only the best and nothing else. This mentality trickled down to the smartphone segment with the initiation of Redmi or Xiaomi in India back in early 2013. Seven years down the line, the entire market has gone through a plethora of changes, for better... Read More

March 1st, 2021 10:31 AM 27 COMMENTS

Spectrum Auction 2021: Reliance Jio Expected to Be the Aggressive Player

The much-awaited Telecom Spectrum Auction 2021 will be taking place later today. The top three telcos- Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea are confirmed to place their bids. On the one hand, we have Reliance Jio which is expected to go aggressive in the spectrum auction because the telco's liberalised spectrum in the 850 MHz frequency band is set to expire this year across several circles. The liberalised spectrum... Read More

November 22nd, 2020 1:50 PM 94 COMMENTS

Future of 2G in India, Is it Ever Really Going? Let’s Talk

While India is at the brink of testing 5G connectivity, there are millions of users still using 2G for calling and data purposes. As per a stat (calculated at the end of March 2020) shared by The Wire, Bharti Airtel’s 47% user base amounting to 135 million users and Vodafone Idea’s (Vi) 60% user base amounting to 174 million users still relied on 2G networks for connectivity. These are huge... Read More

June 18th, 2020 2:27 PM 2 COMMENTS

BSNL Enters Tougher Terrain Following Government Restriction on Sourcing Chinese Gear

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to restrict Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) from sourcing telecom gear made by Chinese companies, News18 reports. The development is on the heels of the escalated tension at Ladakh's Galwan valley where the Chinese and the Indian troops are engaged in what is termed as the biggest confrontation since 1967. The publication citing unnamed government sources said that the department has been asked... Read More

May 28th, 2020 6:32 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Broadband Providers Reveal Ways to Improve Upload Speeds

Cloudfare, the web infrastructure and the web security company on Tuesday announced its speed testing tool designed to provide “meaningful insights” into the user’s network performance. The company said that the insights include what Cloudflare measures when a user tests his speed and how the company calculates the scores for the network connection. The speed test tool from Cloudflare contains three components namely download, upload and latency test. While several... Read More

May 21st, 2020 8:55 PM 6 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and Airtel Are Fighting Three Different Battles: Everyone Can Win!

Bharti Airtel recently announced that its ARPU ending Q4 20 increased to Rs 154 from Rs 123 in Q419! Exciting stuff! This pretty much reflects a hopeful future for the telcos, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only enhanced this outlook for the three incumbents. Even before the pandemic struck, we had started to see price hikes which came as a huge relief. But, the pandemic has the potential to completely... Read More

May 12th, 2020 5:18 PM 1 COMMENTS

Reliance Promises JioMeet to be Simple, Smart, Secure Solution

Sensor Tower on Thursday said that the Zoom conferencing app was the most downloaded app across the world in April 2020 with the app having an 60 times growth from April 2019. The company engaged in providing market intelligence and insights on the global app economy said in its report that the Zoom app registered over 131 million installations. Additionally, the report highlighted that Google Meet and Microsoft Teams were... Read More

May 9th, 2020 7:09 AM 0 COMMENTS

Apple Services Has Turned Into Crucial Component

Apple in its second quarter results of the fiscal year 2020 posted quarterly revenues of US$58.3 billion with the company reporting that its services revenues have touched a new high of US$13.3 billion. The company announced its results on April 30 with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple highlighting that its users “are depending on Apple products in renewed ways to stay connected, informed, creative, and productive.” However, the iPhone revenues... Read More

May 4th, 2020 3:27 PM 7 COMMENTS

Top Privacy Focused Browsers Available on Desktop, Android and iOS

Xiaomi on Sunday announced that it has pushed a new update to its web browsers on Google Play that enables users to turn off the aggregated data collection in the incognito mode. The company said that the new update would be available on the Mi Browser, the company’s preloaded browser on Mi devices and the Mint Browser, available to download on Google Play. Xiaomi said that the ability to turn... Read More

May 1st, 2020 4:32 PM 0 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Maintains Average Data Consumption Per User, Voice Consumption Slides

Reliance Industries on Thursday released its fourth quarter and year ended March 2020 results with the company reporting an 40.7% rise in annual revenue of its digital services. According to the company, the digital services which includes Reliance Jio as the key component reported an standalone net profit of Rs 2331 crore during the quarter and Rs 5562 crore for the full year. The annual net profit represents an 88%... Read More

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