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Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability, Finds Consumer Reports Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners Breakage rate for Surface devices is worse compared to other brands Microsoft devices were found to freeze, unexpectedly shut down The breakage rate for Microsoft’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers’ laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its “recommended” designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed ... Read More »

iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, LTE Apple Watch Will Reportedly Launch on September 12

If you have been following the iPhone 8 leaks for a while and can’t wait to find out when the handset will be launched, you might want to block your date for September 12. Apple is reportedly set to unveil not only the near bezel-less iPhone 8, the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and an new Apple Watch with LTE cellular data at event next month. ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 Now Available With Rs. 300 Paytm Cashback on Mi.com, Mi Store App

Xiaomi recently entered the offline retail market on its own, with its exclusive Mi Home stores, where it is selling its most popular smartphones like Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and Redmi Note 4, in addition to online sales on e-commerce platforms. E-commerce website, Paytm has now announced that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2 smartphones will now be available to ... Read More »

SURVIVING THIS SUMMER ON THE INTERNET

On the August afternoon that a white supremacist drove a car through a crowd of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was perched on a bar stool in a café near my home, sipping a glass of rosé while reading a novel and daydreaming. It was one of those rare, near-perfect New York days when the light streamed through a wide-open ... Read More »

HC seeks govt’s reply on private schools’ plea on National Education Policy

Independent Schools Federation of India has alleged in a plea to the Delhi High Court alleging ‘complete avoidance of private schools imparting elementary education in the newly constituted Committee’.(Sneha Srivastava/Mint/For representation only) New Delhi The Delhi High Court has sought the reply of the Centre on a plea alleging non-representation of thousands of educational and charitable societies running unaided schools in ... Read More »

Some predictions on where real estate sector is heading post-RERA

The deadline of July 31, 2017 for notifying RERA rules ended with most of my predictions coming true. Unfortunate but expected. Here is a quick summary of the key developments by the deadline date and their impact going forward. 1. Completion Certificates (CC): There was a rush by developers for securing CC with the hope that some of their projects can get ... Read More »

iPhone SE Available on Paytm Mall for as Low as Rs. 19,990 With Cashback Offer

iPhone SE is one of the most affordable Apple smartphones that can be purchased in India right now, and the 32GB model can now be purchased for Rs. 22,990 from Paytm’s online retail store. Additionally, Paytm is also offering a Rs. 3,000 cashback on the purchase that would effectively bring down the price of the iPhone SE to Rs. 19,990. While the iPhone SE ... Read More »

Real estate sentiments turn negative on RERA, GST implementation: FICCI-NAREDCO-Knight Frank India’s sentiment index

The short-term uncertainty over new policies such as RERA and the GST, have turned real estate sentiments negative for the first time since Q4 2015, according to FICCI-NAREDCO-Knight Frank India’s sentiment index Sentiments in the real estate sector, which had been positive in the last quarter, have moved into the negative zone for the first time since Q4 2015, largely ... Read More »

How To Avoid Making A Dick (Pic) Of Yourself On Social Media

THOMAS BARWICK “Your social media platforms are actually an extension of your own thoughts and ego.” Managing your own social media is an important skill in the world we now live in. The easiest way to look well, crazy, is to manage it badly. No-one ever gets it right all of the time, not even politicians. Managing your social media ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Expected at ‘What’s Next’ Event on May 23 in Shanghai

HIGHLIGHTS Panos Panay has confirmed his presence for the event Panay used “#Surface” tag in his tweet for the event Surface hardware is expected to be launched Microsoft has announced that the company will be holding an event later this month on May 23 in Shanghai and “will show the world what’s next.” While the company has not shared any further ... Read More »