Srushti Patil

28 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Follower | @SrushtiPati2015 | Keep up with Srushti Patil on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Srushti Patil”

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Alibaba fights for smartphone users in China with $590m stake in Meizu

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has invested $590 million for a part of domestic smartphone manufacturer Meizu. The unspecified stake gives the internet giant a foothold in hardware for its smartphone operating system YunOS — best known previously as an iOS-clone — but the company faces serious …

Alibaba is making a big play in the smartphone market

Alibaba, now worth $213 billion by market value, didn't disclose how big its holding will be in a privately owned handset maker that is a distant rival to much bigger smartphonefirms like Xiaomi Inc. Based in Zhuhai, Guangdong, Meizu employs more than 1,000 people, according to its website.<p>The deal …

Xiaomi's key to smartphone success: 'Be friends with our fans'

The up-and-coming Chinese smartphone manufacturer has gone from obscurity to China's number-one vendor in just four years. Xiaomi owes a large part of that to its attitude toward customers.<p>For Xiaomi, customers aren't just nameless, faceless people. They're more like friends.<p>Four years ago, the …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends under same weight as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

The Smart Boy turns the iPhone 6 Plus into a working Game Boy

When a joke is no longer a joke<p>The Smart Boy is part of a new breed of April Fools' jokes that double as market testing. They're jokes! Unless you really like them, in which case they're marketing!<p>This particular concept art, published on accessory manufacturer Hyperkin's Facebook page on March …

OnePlus’ Oxygen OS is now available for download

OnePlus needed an extra week to deliver it, but its new Oxygen operating system is now available for download.<p>“Our goal for OxygenOS is to provide faster, more meaningful updates and a better-integrated range of services for every OnePlus user,” said OnePlus’ Carl Pei in a blog post. Pei emphasized …

Five camera tips for the HTC One M9

You're going to want to know exactly what those extra megapixels can do, aren't you?<p>HTC spent a lot of time with the previous iterations of the One lineup, touting its UltraPixel camera as superior to those in competing devices. With the M9, however, HTC has finally conceded to critics and added a …

OnePlus releases OxygenOS, its custom take on Android

After a pretty sizable delay, OnePlus has at last released OxygenOS, its in-house version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. As promised back near the start of the year, this Cyanogen replacement is all about a "back to basics" approach that keeps things stock unless the startup thinks a new feature would be …

OnePlus

OnePlus releases its own version of Android as a replacement for Cyanogen

Is this BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone, coming to AT&T?

Welcome to Venice<p>We've expected for a month or so that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone with a "dual curved display" that slides up to reveal a physical keyboard underneath. It is supposedly based on a device that was originally announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, and back …

How Didi Kuaidi Plans to Destroy Uber in China

More products, more price points, more, more, more!<p>Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s biggest rival in China, harbors no ambitions for global domination. Instead, it is singularly focused on owning the home market and leaving Uber in the dust.<p>The current company was formed after China’s two biggest taxi-hailing …

Apple Watch pre-orders will begin at 12:01 PDT on April 10

We’re now a week away from the first day of Apple Watch pre-order sales, and Apple has updated its online store to officially announce that orders will begin after <b>12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET</b> on April 10th.<p>The pre-order period will last two weeks (although stock likely won’t) while the Apple Watch will …

The next Apple TV reportedly won't have 4K video

The 4K television market is a mess, and according to a report from <i>BuzzFeed News</i>, Apple won't be helping it get any better this year. <i>BuzzFeed</i> reports that Apple won't be bringing 4K streaming to the next generation of Apple TV, which so far is par for the course; the company just hasn't said …

Apple sold 61.1 million iPhones in the first three months of 2015

iPhone sales show no signs of slowing down<p>As everyone expected, Apple has continued its run of insane iPhone sales numbers. Apple sold 61.1 million iPhones in in the quarter, bringing in $40.3 billion in revenue, making this the second biggest quarter for iPhone sales — and overall revenue — in its …

11 Things I Learned During 2 Weeks with an Apple Watch

It’s now two weeks since I took delivery of my 42mm Space Grey Apple Watch Sport and awkwardly (see point 7 below) placed it on my wrist.<p>I haven’t tried to do any kind of stress-test on the device here. There are reviews elsewhere online if you want to read about someone trying everything the Watch …

Smartwatches

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Office 2016 for Mac brings the first overhaul of Microsoft's tools on OS X in 5 years

Microsoft’s plan to broaden the appeal of its subscription-based Office 365 service took another step forward today with the official launch of Office 2016 for Mac.<p>Already available across Windows, Android and iOS devices, the introduction of a new version for OS X – the first in five years – …

Software

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …

The Computer Is The Memory

At the 2015 SNIA Industry Summit in January, Jim Handy and I gave a joint talk on the future of memory technology and how microprocessors and memory/storage are coming together to provide faster movement and processing of data and enabling amazing capabilities and services. This article includes …

The next version of USB is the key to Apple's new MacBook

Is Apple finally making a cheaper laptop?<p>Apple appears to be working towards a thinner and totally redesigned MacBook. A curiously timed report from <i>9to5Mac</i>, just as the Consumer Electronics Show opens today with lots of thin and light Windows laptops, claims Apple’s next notebook will be a 12-inch …

The iPhone is outselling Android in the US for the first time in years

As reported by TechCrunch, it underscores just how successful the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been for Apple. The Cupertino company has enjoyed record-breaking success off of the larger-screen smartphone, including the most profitable quarter of any company <i>ever</i>.<p>Apple's position at the luxury end of the …

Apple to sell bonds worth $5bn

<b>US technology giant Apple raised a better than expected $6.5bn (£4.3bn) through a corporate bond sale, as part of a plan to return cash to investors.</b><p>Monday's bond sale was Apple's third such sale in as many years and was just over half the $12bn the company raised in April 2014.<p>The California-based …

Pictures of the Week 2.12.15

The Two Best Pieces of Advice David Carr Ever Gave Me

Over the last decade David Carr poured buckets of advice on me. He counseled me through my first and second book. Helped me find a hidden path in The …

Journalism

How the Hershey's Kiss Conquered Valentine's Day

Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman<p>Lauren Fleishman