An unusual set of circumstances had me making some additions to my technology surroundings the last couple of days. My OS X computing serenity was disturbed by the need of running a Windows version of an app (looking at you Powerpoint Mac and your inability to embed fonts) caused me to run Windows 10 in bootcamp. To compound that horror, today I went out and bought an Android phone.
A friend of mine on Facebook invited me to a FB page today and introduced me to a new app- GottaGo. An Android app that lets you find the nearest restroom in Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune. This got me thinking about how some product ideas are becoming more niche and focusing on doing one thing and only one thing, while trying to do it well.
Last week was an interesting week in the world of technology and gadgets. Google’s Android 5.1 started rolling out, bringing fixes and some new features to the popular mobile os. Google calendar is finally available as a native app on the iPhone. And Apple gave us a spring forward event to begin the season… While… Continue reading There’s intent for that
In 2011 I took an opportunity to visit Nokia House in Espoo. I still remember looking out from the dining hall onto a semi-frozen lake with a few weather worn trees on an island. In my mind that lake represents Finland and the attitude of its people. A nation which in its young(ish) history has successfully… Continue reading Of Nokia & Finland
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Logitech unveils a stylish Ultrathin Touch Mouse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRQS40Ilt1w
Wouldn’t it be handy if images you take on your iPhone were saved to your Dropbox folders? Or if starred emails in Gmail automatically got sent to your Evernote notebook? Or even if you receive a SMS if it is going to rain? If This Then That (IFTTT) is a web service that can help… Continue reading Using IFTTT to automate the web
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are the defacto names which come to mind when anyone thinks of social networks or social media. These 400 pound gorrilas of the social networks have embodied what social means to the web. They have large audiences who are uploading millions of photographs and even more status messages and stories. But… Continue reading The best social networks you don’t know about
QR Codes. Most consumers hate them. Most marketers love them (and think consumers love them too). This often misused little graphic usually found on magazine ads and 20 foot high billboards (not kidding) is usually only used for sharing links. But technically speaking - a QR code is capable of linking to a lot of pertinent… Continue reading Finally, a good use for QR codes