Rajeev Kumar

31 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Follower | @rajeevkumar | Keep up with Rajeev Kumar 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 “Rajeev Kumar”

A tale of two tech giants

Virtually entire smartphone world has been divided between two players for the last few years. Either a person is a fanboy or the maverick who wants …

India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic | Asia

<b>Umbrale, India -</b> After days of hushed chanting that "the sky betrayed" him, Datatery Popat Ghadwaje, 42, committed suicide by ingesting insecticides at his grape orchard.<p>Crushed under a $41,000 debt and a series of bank repayment notices, Ghadwaje of Umbrale village in the western state of …

India

Change is on the way

Now the day is not too far when we have to wake up from the dream which we have been living for the last three and half years. Its the time to step …

Streaming Video Cheat Sheet: 25 Acclaimed 2014 Releases Now On Netflix

There’s a tradition in December to evaluate all that has unfolded over the past year — in film, music, politics, business, life. No matter the field of work, there’s a list eager to tell you what the “Best of the Year” was. Unfortunately, the word “best” is often thrown around haphazardly, a …

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

Now That The iPhones Are Here, What's Next For Apple?

The dazzling debut of the new iPhones last weekend, with 9 million sold, proves the Apple faithful still come out in force for pretty much anything new from Cupertino. That serves the company well when there is something new but has a downside. Consider 2012, when Apple rolled out a bevy of …

Is iOS 7 making you seasick? Here’s how to turn off the parallax effect.

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>As people upgrade their old iPhones(s aapl) to iOS 7 — or get new handsets running Apple’s latest software — some are …

Rumors of larger iPad gaining currency in Asia

The supply chain in Asia is getting increasingly chatty about a larger iPad. Is Apple getting ready to take the plunge?<p>Rumors about a larger iPad are gaining steam. The latest claim is that Taipei-based Quanta is working with Apple to develop a large iPad.<p>Quanta Computer, known primarily as a …

Asia

India's Gold Fetish Translates Into Frenzied Build-Up For Apple's Gold-Colored iPhone

Sumit Chopra, who oversees an Apple iPhone distributor in the affluent Punjab region in northern India, is a celebrity of sorts these days. He is on the speed dial of politicians, singers, movie stars and rich businessmen who are all calling him with one question: When can we lay our hands on the …

New iPad sports iPhone 5S colours in leaked snaps

The next iPad appears to have been been rifling through the iPhone 5S' wardrobe, as new snaps seem to show the upcoming tablet decked out in the same …

iPhone

Gold iPhone Sells Out, Crushing Dreams Of Apple Fans Around The World

NEW YORK -- The gold rush was on Friday morning at Apple stores in the U.S. and Europe.<p>Hungry iPhone buyers, some who had waited in line for days, attempted to get their hands on the gold-colored iPhone 5S, the latest version of Apple's flagship phone.<p>Some of Apple's most devoted fans left the …

Apple sells nine million new iPhones in three days

Apple just set a new all-time record for iPhone launch sales: it reports selling nine million total iPhone 5s and 5c units this weekend, well over the 5 million of the iPhone 5 launch last year. While the company isn't breaking down sales by individual models, it notes that the initial iPhone 5s …

Apple's A7 chip makes a run at Intel

The A7 is Apple's first "desktop" processor. Sounds like hype until you consider the potential for Apple's future.<p>Is Apple simply engaging in PR puffery when it talks about its "desktop" A7 chip? Not so fast.<p>Apple's claims for the first 64-bit "desktop class architecture" in a smartphone does sound …

Computer Hardware

iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c Already Make Up Nearly 1.5% Of Total U.S. iPhones Says Localytics, 5s Leads

Apple’s iOS 7 is really gaining steam when it comes to early adoption, with Mixpanel reporting that it has already passed iOS 6 in terms of traffic hitting its network of mobile sites and apps. Fast software adoption is impressive, but fast hardware pick-up is even more so. The iPhone 5s and 5c …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p><b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for …

FaceTime Audio Is Apple’s Biggest Little Feature Addition In iOS 7

Quietly, gradually, but clearly Apple is building platform lock-in into its iOS products, with some features that are deeper than just a rich third-party software ecosystem. FaceTime Audio is the latest of these, VoIP calling built on the back of its FaceTime video chat service, which is tightly …

Notes From The iPhone Launch: Tim Cook Erases Any Doubt It's His Apple As Record Crowds Embrace Apple's Latest

We won’t know until at least Monday whether the launch of Apple's new iPhones set a sales record, but by all accounts record crowds showed up Friday to get their hands on one. I had the chance to spend a few hours with the waiting throng at one of the company’s newest retail stores, in the Stanford …

With The iPhone 5S, Apple Reveals A Laser Focus On Revolutionizing The Most Lucrative Mobile Categories

As part of our quarterly update of major mobile industry trends, BI Intelligence took a first look at how the 5S and its new camera and fingerprint scanner might revolutionize several of the most lucrative mobile categories.<p>The iPhone 5S will be a bellwether for the mobile industry's future.<p>Here's …

iPhone

iPhone 5 Touch Screen Twice as Fast as Android Touch Screen

The iPhone's touch screen has a much faster response time than its Android and Windows counterparts, according to a new set of TouchMark benchmarks from cloud streaming company Agawi.<p>Using a 240fps high frame rate camera along with a custom-built device called a Touchscope, Agawi measured the App …

Review: 24 hours with the iPhone 5s…

I managed to pick up an iPhone 5s yesterday and have been trying out its new features and enhancements. Here’s my review of the device after using it for 24 hours…<p><b>Design:</b> As the name implies, the iPhone 5s is based directly on the design of the iPhone 5. It has the same shiny edges, metal back with …

iPhone 5s: meet the geeks and geniuses behind the new Apple devices

Apple has launched its new iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c. But who are the engineers and visionaries behind the new technology in these devices?<p>Apple is notoriously protective of its employees and the inner workings of its research and development teams are highly secretive.<p>However, examining …

iPhone

Rivals can imitate Apple's product strategy, but not gold fever

Google and Microsoft can make a phone that rivals the quality and fit and finish of an Apple product. What they can't manufacturer is long lines of people waiting to get their new iPhone or iPad.<p>Following the introduction of new iPhones, Apple trotted out its executives for interviews with USA …

Google Play

Why I'm Holding Out for a Gold iPhone

I'm all giggly and giddy because I'm so close to the moment next week when I can plunk down my dollars for an iPhone 5S in shimmering gold. I'm …

How to fold a thong: A straight man working at Victoria’s Secret

My job at Victoria’s Secret taught me a lot about how women dress, but even more about how they talk<p>"You are the first man I have ever seen working at Victoria's Secret," said a customer walking up to the cash register. I’d hear this a lot over the next year. For a while, I'd tell customers that I …

The Friday Debate: Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

<b>Brad Ward</b><p>It’s a hard choice, really. You can’t deny that the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are very nice smartphones. They both have their positives and negatives. That said, I’m going to have to choose the HTC One this time around.<p>While many may not like it, HTC really tried to do something different …

Phones