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One reason why I’m afraid Google Assistant will beat Siri – IFTTT

The AI assistant wars are heating up and with last month’s Google event, Google let their gladiator, Google Assistant, out in the ring. While it still has a lot of kinks in its armour (I’ll be penning down my thoughts about it in detail and comparing it to Siri –…

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Google Pixel sells more than the Nexus 6P did in its first week

The fine folks over at Android Authority wrote about the Google Pixel’s growth rate in the first week after its birth, the other day. Mobile marketing company Appboy claims that the week-one adoption rate of both the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones are greater than that of the…

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Why it is going to be really difficult for Allo to make a mark in India

What’s App, people?   Google’s ‘newest’ chat app, Allo, has been around for almost a month now. I downloaded it the day it was launched and used it for a few days (for my review and to mostly take Google Assistant for a spin) before it got relegated from my…

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Here are some beautiful shots taken with the new Pixels

While reading my daily dose of tech news yesterday, I stumbled upon this post from Android Authority. Google spent a lot of time during their event last week talking up the 12.3MP f/2.0 camera on the back of their Pixel phones (highest score ever on DxOMark’s rankings, it seems). I’m…

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Streamed game trials have started appearing in the Play Store

I was catching up on my Instapaper queue (I use Reeder 3 to do this on my iOS and macOS devices) and came across this from Android Police about Google having started allowing trials of apps (games, for now) through streaming from the Google Play Store. “Google started fiddling with…

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One Feature That I’d Love To See Apple Borrow From Android

Going ‘back’ to the basics   I recently started using Android again, on a time-share basis with iOS. I bought a Moto G4 as my secondary phone (because of Jio, of course) and I’m using Android after a gap of 2 years (my last tryst with Android was in 2014…

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3 things I want to hear Google talk about at their ‘Pixel’ event

Andromeda’s Assistant Pixels   Google has an event scheduled today. The Mountain View based search giant will be taking the stage in San Francisco at 9:30 PM tonight (the event can be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4y0KOeXViI). And for the first time since I got into the technology game, I’ll be…

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The Apple Watch will finally have some real competition in 2017

We’ll have more options when it comes to the watches we want to ‘Wear’   The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch for iOS-device users (I say that it is the best smartwatch overall but some people disagree). It also hasn’t had any real competition on iOS in the 2…

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Tablet-lovers rejoice – we might see a Huawei built 7-inch Google tablet soon

It has been 6 years since Apple launched the first iPad and changed the tablet landscape forever. And it has been one hell of a ride. Though we’ve seen tablet shipments go down over the last couple of years (IDC says that tablet shipments fell 12.3% YoY in Q2 2016),…

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