Perception Is Reality

In financial circles, there is something called the “true interest rate”. This is the actual interest rate charged by your bank or financial institution  – as opposed to the interest rate you perceive you are being charged – which is, often, far removed from reality. Mobile phones are getting bigger. It is rare for a […]

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft has designed Windows 8 to be “touched” to get the best user experience. Already, hardware manufacturers are trying to outdo themselves, bringing out different beautiful laptop designs to give you this wonderful experience. Working from a laptop that does not have touchscreen, there are still ways you can enjoy this wonderful Windows Operating System. […]

Windows 8 OS Convergence – The Pros and Cons

With an expected release date of October 26, 2012, Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be the first unified Operating system platform across desktop and mobile devices. Before now, there have been talks about Apple venturing into creating a unified platform. Thwarting all expectations, the company has come out to say there will still be clear boundaries […]

This Item Cannot Be Installed In Your Device’s Country

So you tried to download an app from Google Play Market and you got the message “This Item Cannot Be Installed In Your Device’s Country”. Or you probably saw an advertised android app and you just can not seem to find it in the Google Play Market. This user experience  is quite frequent and it […]

Operating Systems Compared: Which is the Right Choice for Your Smartphone?

Today, choice of a smartphone is not only governed by features and cool looks, but also by the OS that runs on it. Here we analyze and compare the major smartphone operating systems, including iOS, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone. iOS It is said that Newton thought about the principles of gravity when he saw […]

How Free Apps Can Make More Money Than Paid Apps

While building apps for Apple and Android app stores can be highly lucrative ventures for developers, one of the hardest decisions an app developer has to make is how to get the app to pay for itself. Often the “monetization strategy” — shorthand for “how will this app make money?” — is left for last. […]

Beauty Or The Beast?

In the first part of this post, i started the chronicling of my activities in the search of a replacement for my iPad tablet. The iPad still remains the most widely accepted tablet because of its popularity, perceived status symbol and, well, fashion accessory. For the serious minded geeks out there, it is becoming increasingly […]

iPad in the Enterprise

The iPad is transforming the way businesses use technology. More than just a consumer phenomenon, the iPad is disrupting business models and power structures within corporate information technology (IT) departments. Within 90 days of being released, the device was already adopted by 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. This unprecedented rate of market penetration represents […]

The Sins Of Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet […]