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I had been looking for a microphone that can record clear audio with noise reduction. I wanted one that I can connect to my laptop, to be used for video calls and webinars. Good quality microphones don’t come cheap, so it will be great if the same could be used with my iPad Pro or Samsung Phone for recording videos capturing crisp audio. I didn’t feel like investing for the Pro condenser microphones used by popular podcasters as they were expensive and I don’t see myself using them that often. My search stopped with this recommendation by Mr Kiruba Shankar…

Prelude Home entertainment has come a long way from the days of having (say) Orson Colour TVs and VCRs to the state of the art Smart-TVs. In my house, I have a decent home theatre equipped with a large screen, projector and sound system, but that’s used mostly for watching movies, Star Trek (the only TV Show I make an exception) and family videos. With regards to TV, we have three of them in our house of four people: A Toshiba 46 inches LED TV (Non-Smart) that I got six years ago for my son’s room for INR 52,000 (USD…

I bought a new phone, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and I have been using it for over a month now. For two years (from Nov’ 2017) I have been using a Google Pixel 2, I like the phone – it takes amazing photographs and you get the best experience possible with Android in any phone – the phone never lags on day-to-day tasks, at 5 inches it is compact and delivers a decent battery backup. The shortcomings with the phone were signal quality and the speakers. Last month, I noticed in Flipkart an offer for a new phone – Samsung…

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…

I didn’t imagine it to be so convenient. I am talking (pun intended) about the Call feature in Windows 10, called the “Your Phone” App that allows you to make & receive telephone calls from your PC. The PC has to be connected via Bluetooth to an Android phone. Once I got it working, it was super cool. Thanks, Microsoft. Already “Your Phone” app allowed you to send and receive text (SMS) messages, access photos from your smartphones. The calling feature is a recent addition to the list. Apple fanboys can save their energy-I am aware that this feature has been…