Predictions for Apple in 2013: iTV, iPhone 5S, new iPads and Siri out of beta

Wow, what a year it has been for the tech world. We heard big news from Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many other companies. Apple had many major headlines, from the maps hoopla to the introductions of the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iMacs. Regardless of several new products being revealed this year, the question still remains — what will Apple do next? It is one of the reasons the company continues to be...

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iTunes in India – the backdoor entrance for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iTV
Dec13

iTunes in India – the backdoor entrance for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iTV

One market Apple has ignored for a while is India, but that quickly changed last week when company launched the iTunes Store there and in more than 50 other new countries. With over a billion people, it is the second largest country by population in the world. Why is this a big deal? Let’s take a look. Pricing iTunes offers Indian tracks for $0.16 – 0.27 USD (rupees 7 – 15), albums from $1.2 USD (rupees 70) and movies from...

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Apple needs to buy Foursquare to beef up its Maps App

The biggest controversy brought along with the release of iOS 6 was the new Maps.app. Apple decided to replace Google Maps with an in house solution, which brought along free, voice prompted, turn-by turn navigation. However, the data remains to be in question. Shortly after release, Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to customers regarding the hoopla and suggested alternatives. The company continues to improve its application and one way...

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A week with iPad mini. An iPad to have if you travel a lot
Nov11

A week with iPad mini. An iPad to have if you travel a lot

Usually when Apple announces a product, I want to purchase it on the spot, but I didn’t experience the same feeling with the iPad mini. I really wasn’t sure about purchasing one at first. The price point of $329 and lack of Retina display wasn’t very convincing at all, but after going back and forth, I went ahead and got one. After a week with the iPad mini, I absolutely love the device.  The iPad mini is the most beautiful and well...

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I went to Microsoft Store for Surface on a launch day. Compared to Apple Store, t’was a retail experience from hell
Nov04

I went to Microsoft Store for Surface on a launch day. Compared to Apple Store, t’was a retail experience from hell

Last week, I did something I thought would never do. Being an Apple fan and all, I wouldn’t have waited in line for a Microsoft product launch if it wasn’t for helping a few friends. This Microsoft Store is located right across an Apple Store in a mall. In the past, I have waited in line for many Apple product launches, which have all been a wonderful experience. What exactly makes Apple product launches a wonderful...

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What I got right and wrong about the iPad mini
Oct26

What I got right and wrong about the iPad mini

So, as you know, the rumored iPad mini was finally revealed this week. About a month back, I predicted the five things that were going to be featured in the device. Let’s take a look back at what I got right and wrong about the iPad mini. What I completely missed  I completely missed the iPad mini’s price and internal chip. Speculation and the market for seven inch tablets suggested that the iPad mini would be anywhere in the $249...

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The future of Passbook. Apple’s bid to replace your wallet with iPhone
Oct20

The future of Passbook. Apple’s bid to replace your wallet with iPhone

About a month back, Apple released a new version of iPhone and an updated version of iOS, which powers the device. iOS 6 introduced over 200 new features including deeper social networking integration, a more powerful Siri, but a sub-par version of Apple’s new in-house maps app. However one feature that didn’t receive the spotlight due to the maps hoopla and the iPhone 5 launch, was a new app called Passbook. Passbook aims to become a...

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My 2 weeks with Apple’s iPhone 5. I can’t believe how shabby my old iPhone 4S feels now…
Oct11

My 2 weeks with Apple’s iPhone 5. I can’t believe how shabby my old iPhone 4S feels now…

The moment the iPhone 5 was announced, I decided to camp out for it. Without a pre-order in place, I waited in line for over 12 hours  for the new handset and after spending two weeks with it, I have to say that it was completely worth it. Like many of you,  I saw the Apple’s new smartphone  launch event and feared iPhone 5  would be disappointing. It isn’t. After holding and playing around with the device, you truly appreciate the...

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5 things to expect in iPad mini
Sep30

5 things to expect in iPad mini

Now that the iPhone is here and shipping, we the tech media turn our sights to the next big Apple product reveal – iPad Mini. Most likely it will be announced during early October media event. Here’s my take on what we can expect with the iPad mini.  Hardware and Display  Rumor has it that iPad mini could end up with a 7.8-inch display, which is a little more than the typical 7-inch tablets out there. Apple took a much different...

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