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Dear Facebook, Please understand that not everyone is as smart as your product managers, I am certainly NOT. I don’t understand the #UI for “Your Story” feature on the web. When I see a notification that a friend has posted a new story, I click and I get a weird looking “mobile” like window which goes away even before I can read the whole post or story or text or whatever you are calling it today. And,…

The mobile market in India has (stabilised) become an Oligopoly play – with Airtel, Vodafone and Jio racing to the bottom (~lower ARPU) with ever poor customer service. I am leaving out Government owned BSNL & MTNL as I see no future for them – both have surrendered their 4G spectrum many years ago. In this scenario, I see an opportunity for luxury brands to offer a white-labelled service (backhaul provided by one of the…

Over the years, I have become more and more careful with my belongings especially in keeping them safe while travelling. Rarely I do misplace or lose items. One such time was last year when I lost my iPad at a Microsoft Conference in Atlanta, USA and got it back. Today was the turn of my teenage son. Yesterday evening, I and son had landed at Chennai Airport after a good vacation at Kerala’s Kumarakom and…

“Wife wanted a new Tablet and I got her the Amazon Fire HD 8 from the USA as the device is not yet available in India. Specifications for the Tablet are Alexa voice support, 8” HD Display, 32 GB storage, Quad Core CPU and a MicroSD, it costs US$120 (INR 8000) with special offers (Amazon Advertisements). At this price, the device is a great buy. In recent years with slowing iPad and Android Tablet sales,…

I have been using Sony Xperia Z3 as my phone for nearly a year now. The phone worked fine with good battery life and comfortable to hold. It even survived a 20 feet drop few months back.  With a 20 MP back camera it produced mediocre pictures, often they were being shot only in a reduced 8MP mode due to some software/app issue.  The 2.2MP selfie camera was bad with a limited coverage angle of objects in front.  Checking on ReGlobe I…