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As Steve Jobs is reported to have said in 2011 to Walter Isaacson, [para-phrasing] “no company has managed to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use”. Recent versions of Apple TV box are good but it works well within the Apple ecosystem only. From the time it was called Google TV (which I had bought in 2010), Google’s strategy for Television has been a mess. Over the years I have tried: Google Chromecast – v1, v2, which are good to cast something from the phone to TV, not for playing audio or video. Smart TV from…

Apple iPhone XR

I just observed that the Apple iPhone XR is the same price in India as in the USA. The reason may be that this model alone is Assembled in India under the “Make in India” initiative. It cost Rs.43,000 (USD…

Do you cover the electronic devices to protect them from dust? I grew up in an India where offices preferred to cover everything they can. In the 1980s when Typewriters used to rule every office, you will be hard-pressed to see one naked without a dress – every typist (men and women) followed a regime of covering with pride their typewriter with a rexine cover specially made for that model, and, then remove it in the morning every single day. I have seen typists getting an earful from their bosses in private offices for not covering (I meant the typewriter,…

HP Chromebook x2

Earlier I had written about how unsuccessful I was trying to load Chrome OS on a PC, still, Chromebook is an idea that continues to intrigue me – the first one I had tried in 2015 and it was a…