Author Archives: Bharat Bhushan

Bharat is an associate writer responsible for weekend columns on SlashGear. Previously he writes for Bennett Coleman and Co (Times Group) publications. He earns a master of economics from the University of Delhi. Email

Things that’ll make iPhone 13 upgrade worthy

Things that’ll make iPhone 13 upgrade worthy

September is fast approaching and so are the possibilities and rumors surrounding the forthcoming iPhones. We are again looking at the probability of four new models – similar to last year’s iPhone 12 lineup – in the iPhone series for 2021. Reportedly, the iPhone in 2021 will be called iPhone 13 (with its Mini, Pro and Pro Max variants) and will hit the scene with improved cameras, a smaller notch, smother display, even faster processer, and whether you like it or not, in four sizes, like the ones launched last year.

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: Everything we know so far

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: Everything we know so far

Google Pixel 6 is hot in the rumor mill with multiple leaks presenting a deeper peek into the upcoming Google smartphone. It is also speculated that the Pixel 6 will be accompanied by the bigger Pixel 6 Pro phone. It is highly likely, the Pixel Fold and even an XL model may debut alongside the Pixel 6 series smartphones. The last year’s legitimate leak suggested three code-named devices – Passport, Raven and Oriole – now believed to be the trio of these Pixel phones, set to release this year.

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How likable will the Facebook smartwatch experience be?

How likable will the Facebook smartwatch experience be?

Facebook is reportedly working on a smartwatch of its own, which is slated to debut in the summer of next year. The wearable is expected to arrive with dual cameras onboard – almost a first for a wrist-wearable – feature health and messaging functions, and also act as a controller for the unannounced augmented reality device from the social media giant.

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Windows 11 is the next big OS – What you should know

Windows 11 is the next big OS – What you should know

If you are from the camp who thinks Windows 10's next version is long due, there is an exciting development in the Microsoft quarters. The Silicon Valley giant is working on the next major update after Windows 10 which debuted way back in 2015.

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Huawei Watch 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: The better option

Huawei Watch 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: The better option

The smartwatch industry is gaining pace with more OEMs joining the party. After Samsung, which has been a fiercer competitor for the Apple Watch, the likes of OnePlus and now Huawei is trying to make inroads. To present a viable option, Chinese tech giant Huawei has announced its first smartwatch running the in-house HarmonyOS. Dubbed Huawei Watch 3, it has launched alongside a Pro variant.

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Everything we know about the Pixel Fold so far

Everything we know about the Pixel Fold so far

The foldable phone market is a lucrative one as evidenced by developments in the last year or so. Samsung, Huawei and Motorola have already shown the design capabilities and functionality of foldable phones. Now Google seems to be on the verge of joining the party with its own version of a foldable device, at least the rumors suggest.

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Nintendo Switch Pro: Upcoming handheld gaming console explained

Nintendo Switch Pro: Upcoming handheld gaming console explained

The Nintendo Switch released in March 2017 and the follow-up Switch Lite came in September 2019 – both the handheld consoles brought a fair amount of success to the Nintendo camp. Now the next-gen video game console is agonizingly close to release. There is substantial evidence of the existence of the long rumored Switch Pro (or maybe it will be called Switch 2) – and it’s coming sooner than expected.

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Surface Laptop 4 vs MacBook Pro M1: A close contrast

Surface Laptop 4 vs MacBook Pro M1: A close contrast

There are many versatile Windows laptops that boast great performance, extreme power and decent battery backup. Joining the ranks is the new Surface Laptop 4, the latest entrant from the house of Microsoft that touts a massive upgrade in battery and performance from its predecessors. This Surface rendition is very nicely priced and is billed as a competitor to the M1 chip-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Spotify vs. Apple Music: Streaming service giants face-off

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Streaming service giants face-off

Spotify paved the way for this form of consuming music that lets one stream over the internet and enjoy based on mood, genre, and personal traits across various platforms. It is one of the fastest growing music streaming services - with no intention of slowing down - but not the only one. There are a handful of options, of which Apple Music is the most potent competitor. Both giants have a few things in common, from a monthly subscription to smart speaker support, but there are certain differences that make Spotify and Apple Music unique and valuable for certain types of audiophiles.

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Android 12 reveals the most significant changes for the OS in years: Beta 1 in-depth overview

Android 12 reveals the most significant changes for the OS in years: Beta 1 in-depth overview

At I/O 2021 Google released the Android 12 Beta 1, which is a raw version of what the final OS will look like. The stable public build is set to arrive by the end of summer, and all the upcoming beta versions for advanced users and developers give a fairly good idea of what to expect. It is clear, Android 12 is a major overhaul to the UI when it comes to visual aesthetics and the overall user experience.

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Google Photos to end free unlimited uploads: What it means to you

Google Photos to end free unlimited uploads: What it means to you

Google Photos has brought a whole new dimension to treasuring cherished memories ever since it first burst into the scene in 2015. Right from that time, the photo sharing and cloud storage service has been popular for its free unlimited storage. Users have enjoyed this feature all these years, saving the most important moments with utter piece of mind - not having to worry about storage space running out on their device.

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Year of foldable phones: Best ones to show up in 2021

Year of foldable phones: Best ones to show up in 2021

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say, foldable phones have come of age in 2021. After the initial quirks, the industry has steadied itself to present a viable option for consumers wanting bigger screen real estate from their handhelds. Foldable phones are still an exclusive device and pretty expensive in comparison to the flagship smartphones, but considering their advantages, the phones like Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Motorola Razr 2020 have carved a niche for themselves.

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