So in 2016, WhatsApp and Open Whisper Systems announced that WhatsApp would be using the Signal protocol to protect all chats, group chats, attachments, and so on and so forth. While there were some initial concerns about the implementation, I think it was largely welcomed as a positive move, improving the security and privacy of over a billion active users.
The fight for net neutrality in India has started again. After Facebook renamed internet.org to Free Basics and started asking users to sign a petition to "save Free Basics in India", a lot of back and forth has taken place, which culminated in Mark Zuckerberg himself coming out of paternity leave to write an editorial in The Times of India.
I've written before about the Free Software Movement of Karnataka (FSMK), specifically about their efforts to preserve Net Neutrality in India. FSMK conducts an annual camp to introduce newcomers to the world of FOSS and to teach the not-so-newcomers more.
Pilot. The first episode. A lot hinges on it. If it doesn't grab hold of the viewer and keep them watching, the entire series may be doomed. So, is the Mr. Robot pilot episode gripping? Has it compelled me to watch every week? In a word, yes.
The third instalment of Biased is here, this time taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. We have Dan Kinem providing the positively biased article and once again, we have Jazli Aziz providing the negatively biased article!
Many complained that this year's developer conferences, WWDC and I/O, weren't as big of a deal as the previous years. However, this year was all about refinements and catching up.
In my initial post on Apple's new MacBook, I had a few bones to pick with it. However, I thought over some of the points I made and I realised that some of them have slowly become invalid in the last couple of years.
Biased is back, this time taking a look at the HTC One M9. We have Jazli Aziz providing the positively biased article and Brandon Spruill of GadgtSpot providing the negatively biased article.
I posted a while ago about why net neutrality is important, especially in a country like India.
Biased is an idea I conceptualised where instead of having one author trying to be neutral while writing an article on a polarising topic (like mobile tech), we have two authors writing clearly biased articles instead. This first piece is on the Apple Watch. Vedant Mathur will be providing the positively biased article and Jazli Aziz will be providing the negatively biased article.
Yesterday, Apple announced a brand new MacBook. This is not a new MacBook Pro or Air, but a brand new series in the MacBook lineup.
Much has been said and written about the upcoming Apple Watch by people far greater and established in the world of technology. But as the date of its launch nears, I thought I'd put my two cents out there.
I watched the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked livestream too and I think that after a long time, Samsung is back on the right track. I haven't really liked what Samsung has done after the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S5 especially was just lousy. Samsung didn't have a very good year financially in 2014.
So, I just watched the livestream of HTC Utopia in progress. First up, whatever else Apple may do wrong, their presentations are easily the best out there. The pauses were just awkward and the emotions associated with the words of the script just didn't carry over to the voice.
The year is 2013. Canonical, the creator of Ubuntu, has taken us all by storm by announcing their plans of crowdfunding their next phone, called the Edge. All of us drooled over it and we all rued the day Canonical announced that they'd not met their goal, thus scrapping the project.