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Last year, I sold my DSLR and purchased a Google Pixel 2 to serve as my phone and my camera – I am loving it, except for the few scenarios where I miss the zoom available in a proper camera.  One of the new features Google introduced this year (2018) in their camera app is the Night Sight mode. It has been an awesome experience using it.  Compare the two photos below taken in the…

This is about screen time limit for kids. Irresponsible behaviour by Google and Apple on NOT providing a decent parental control across all their devices sold worldwide. Microsoft has been having a solution for years that largely works for PC, XBOX and (now dead) Windows Phones. Lawmakers in India, say the of Women & Child Development, Government of India should enact laws to force them to do so for devices sold in India. I am…

பத்திரிகையில் படித்தவுடன், தமிழக அரசு சமீபத்தில் வெளியிட்ட உழவன் என்கிற Farmers செயலியை (Mobile App) பதிவிறக்கம் செய்துப் பார்த்தேன். நல்ல முயற்சி. பயன்படுத்த ஓரளவுக்கு நன்றாகவே உள்ளது. மேலும் முன்னேற்றங்கள் செய்ய வேண்டும், செய்வார்கள் என நம்புவோம். நன்றாக உள்ளவை (Good): The App Title is given in two languages “Uzhavan – உழவன்”, making it easy to search in either language. The developer (owner) of the app is given as “Agriculture Department, Tamil Nadu” and not as the vendor who got the contract to develop it.…

As someone who has been involved for over two decades, it is heartening to witness the progress Tamil language computing has achieved in recent years. In the early decade(s) the pace of development (for Tamil) was painstakingly slow and limited to fonts and keyboards, then it just took off – coinciding with the meteoric rise of Mobile phone users in India. In the early years, the Tamil technology pioneers had to work very hard to…

Yes, we all know that sales of iPad and Tablets as a category have slowed down dramatically in the last few years. Existing users are holding on to their devices (Tablets) for years – unlike the smartphone which they change every 18-24 months, and, potential buyers are opting for large display smartphones which are edging closer to 6″ and even 7″. As a result, many Indian and Chinese OEMs have stopped making new devices. For example,…