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It was a little over 4 years ago that I got my first smartphone, and a little over a month ago since I got my 7th one (I do have 2 connections so it’s not that bad). These 2 phones cost me almost the same, but in terms of specs, they couldn’t be any less similar. Here’s looking back at my many smart life companions: Samsung Galaxy S LCD (2011) This was my first smartphone bought in Mar 2011, well after the smartphone revolution had started. It cost me around Rs 19,000 at that time and came with a then decent 8 GB storage and the Samsung staple microSD slot. In terms of overall specs, it was just below the Galaxy S flagship of its time but the performance was pretty reasonable to start with. I loved the fact that I finally had Google Maps in my pocket. My primary usage of the phone was also for internet access as my main voice connection was CDMA based and it was on ... (more)

Microsoft One Ups Google+ for Photos

Microsoft One Ups Google+ for Photos Just got the latest update for the OneDrive app and saw the new tags section that tries to classify photos automatically based on content. Tags range from #building to #group. It is reasonably accurate too, though I don’t take too kindly to baby photos being tagged #dog & #animal. Either ways, good to see a feature like this make it to an app rather than having a research lab project having its thunder stolen by a competitor’s published app (Hyperlapse from Instagram did pretty much this). Filed under: Technology Tagged: Google, Microsoft, onedr... (more)

links for 2009-11-20

CBC News – Montreal – Depressed woman loses benefits over Facebook photos Very interesting case. Can social networks be used to gauge the mental state of a person? (tags: facebook privacy depression healthcare socialmedia) Truthiness – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "In satire, truthiness is a 'truth' that a person claims to know intuitively "from the gut" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts." (tags: wikipedia politics truthiness culture language satire humour psychology) Seth's Blog: The amateur scientist (that's us) Rationalizing the irration... (more)

Interesting links (weekly)

Fantastic Fireballs Frozen in Mid-Air – My Modern Metropolis Have you ever seen a fireball frozen in mid-air? http://t.co/yJj69oCk tags: twitterfav Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images | Raw File | Wired.com You’ve seen their photos. Now check out this gallery of famous photographers posing with their iconic images http://t.co/Qw3CmS1r tags: twitterfav I Won a Samsung Galaxy S II – My Review | cek.log From a WP7 user’s perspective (also don’t forget that he actually developed the WP7 platform). Not flattering at all. Summary: “A typical non-geek consumer would be absol... (more)

links for 2009-11-14

Social Networking Websites Review 2009 – TopTenREVIEWS Facebook comes out on top followed by MySpace & Bebo. Orkut's at no. 6. Odd to see that Yahoo 360 is still on the list. (tags: socialnetworking web2.0 statistics review ratings) Expanding Your Professional Network – BusinessWeek (tags: networking tips socialnetworking) The worst things startups do A dozen things listed by Scoble ranging from picking the wrong technology to having priorities messed up. (tags: startup entrepreneurship business management tips) My Nightmare Interviews With Google (GOOG) 'Alyson Shontell writes ... (more)