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Aditya Banerjee

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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, onedrive, Photos ... (more)

My iPhone Home Screen for 2014

2014 was the year I finally switched to an iPhone all thanks to the broken screen on my much loved Lumia 720. I got an iPhone 5s in June and my iOS app collection from my iPod Touch (2nd gen), iPad 2 & iPad mini made the switch pretty much seamless. I’m making this post inspired by a similar annual exercise by M G Siegler, and hope to study my usage over time. I do still have my Galaxy S3, but that hasn’t managed to become my primary phone in 2.5 years So, here goes my list of apps used on the iPhone (in the order featured in the screenshot): The first party Apple icons are se... (more)

My Gadgets of 2014

A laundry list of all the gadgets I used last year: iPod Touch: I’d got this 2nd gen device in early 2010, and it has been pretty much reduced to the role of a music player now. The battery does not hold up for very long, but otherwise it’s fine. It’s stuck on iOS 5, and it made for some stunning contrast when I got my iPhone later in the year. Lumia 720: This was my primary phone for nearly half of the year before I dropped it and busted the screen. It was a pleasure to use and I captured lots of photos & videos using this. I continue to recommend Windows Phones to people switc... (more)

Google Wave

Google Wave on Ulitzer Invites left: 26 8 Looks like Google sent out another bunch of invitations for Wave & since most of my friends are already on Wave, I thought why not give it away. So, in case you want one, just drop a comment (don’t forget to protect it against spamming by substituting @ with [at] & the likes) or mail with your name & email address. I’ll update the counter on top as I progress with the giveaway. I’ve used Wave to collaborate on a couple of projects in the last couple of weeks. Some features are not yet functional, but it does look pretty promising. And ... (more)

Interesting links for the week (weekly)

Namib-Naukluft Park Picture – Travel Wallpaper – National Geographic Photo of the Day When a photo looks like a painting tags: photography trees photo AppRedeem Real Rewards – iPhone Apps and iPod Apps An interesting concept that rewards you for trying out iOS apps tags: apps ipod iphone rewards Bret Victor, beast of burden Quite a website making use of a lot of modern HTML\JS functionality. Belongs to the UI designer of the original iPad. Visualization at its best with tablet friendliness thrown in for good measure. tags: design webdesign cool interactive visualization GameBoy ... (more)