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Along with the flagship Mate 9, Huawei also unveiled a more premium phone – the Porsche Design Mate 9, also a flagship. It’s a higher end limited edition phone targeting the luxurious category of handsets. Both the flagships sport almost identical internal but they are quite different on the outside. The Porsche Mate 9 is a beefed up version of the Mate 9 which already sports beefy specs. It runs on the same processor as…

Huawei’s P9 has been the flagship phone defining the company’s smartphone lineup with its dual camera setup. It has performed well and has gotten pretty decent reviews – a well designed phone sporting Leica’s lens. Well it ain’t no more the company’s top of the line phone, Huawei has unveiled a new phone to take a higher position than the P9 and its calling it – The Mate 9. Mate 9 is the company’s best…

Google Play store has been the hub for installing apps on Android phones (let’s not consider APKs :P) but with recent additions of new platforms to Google’s family, the store is on its way to get an upgrade according to a report by Reuters. The latest addition being Chrome OS which now support Android apps natively. The Chromebook has been a closed system since the beginning, focusing just on the web – surfing. There were…

Surface Studio is a defining a new category in the desktop market with the use of dial and very specific touch-based functions. The second player in this category will be Dell, the company aired a teaser of its upcoming all-in-one machine at Adobe’s Max Conference. The video shows off a traditionally styled all-in-one except that it sports some kind of sensors or speakers below the screen. More importantly, in place of keyboard and mouse, there…

Xiaomi is known as the budget friendly phone manufacturer whereas it was earlier widely know as the Apple of China. The software on MI phones still looks like iOS but from the hardware perspective, the company is looking for it’s own path. For example, the MI Max, the bezel-less phone is an interesting piece of hardware, it’s adding some masala to the boring smartphone design (git’s more than design). But the company hasn’t forgotten about…

The iPad or generally the “tablet” was supposed to be the big thing in this post-PC era. Even though it was a miss, there’s no denying of the fact that this is indeed a post-PC era (as described by Steve Jobs). The tablets couldn’t do it but the smartphone did and mobile devices (tablets included) have reached another big milestone, the internet usage on mobile devices has surpassed the internet usage on traditional desktops. It’s…

Smartphones? Yes, “smart”-phones. Recently in an article at over The Verge, Thomas Ricker argued that “smartphone” is a term of the past. Usage of handle-held devices (sorry, “smart”-phones) has been surging since the year Steve Jobs unveiled his fruit company’s phone aka iPhone. Yes, Thomas is right, we should the pull out the word “smart”. Not to say that feature phones are dead. Whoa? What’s a feature phone? That name is rarely used. Feature phones…

With the introduction of the new MacBook Pros, the company is taking it’s idea of ‘forward thinking’ to a next level. In the process, Apple has pulled the plug on MagSafe, the glowing Apple logo and the built-in SD-Card reader (photographers miss it), generating a lot of heat in the pro community. Looks like Apple didn’t disclose every detail during the event. Earlier this week reports started making rounds that the classic startup chime is no…

I recently wrote an article on the upcoming MacBooks at “zopq”, sharing my enthusiasm – “finally, Apple’s going to update its dead Mac lineup”. I have always been an avid desktop user but with technologies changing the way people interact, I felt an urge to shift to a laptop. I saw the pros – I can carry it around, work on the go, etc. I know these are all old technological shifts but these will…