By Sandhya D’Mello
Most of us are addicted to WhatsApp (WA) and love the access it provides in real-time, what more can one ask for. Almost 1.5 billion people use this app and the numbers will only swell in future. No matter, how popular it is with people, for me, it’s a boon as well as a hindrance. Here’s why.
Continue reading It is my WhatsApp, not your hotline!
By Disha Dadlani
Guys, it’s time to dissolve the group. I’m exiting and so can you. Bye bye,” my dad posted, rather explained recently to the members of a WhatsApp group before leaving it. I laughed at his choice of words and turned to find my mum — who was also part of this group — typing: “I don’t see any sense in leaving the group and I find that rude. But since we all are, I’ll be rude and exit too.”
Continue reading Meet my WhatsApp alter-ego. Hope you like it
By Anu Cinubal
What if there was no Google Maps? What could have we done without this?
Continue reading Navigating sans Google Maps? Good luck with that
By Purva Grover
You may blame life’s stress for the voices in your head. You may brush them off as figments of your imagination. It’s natural to do so. It’s unwelcoming, the other voice, especially if it’s that of the other woman and you are a wife, flaunting the sash of ‘Happily Married’.
Continue reading The voice of the other woman
By Alvin R. Cabral
To paraphrase a quote I heard from a gentleman whom I overheard during an event this week: “Before, smart-phone makers were saying it was all about size, features and security. Now, they’re telling us that it’s all about the number of cameras.”
And, to quote yours truly: “Nuts.”
When dual-lens camera systems on smartphones entered the market, it was, to a certain extent, hailed or ripped: one faction said it’s innovation; the other side said what’s it for, an extra hit on your pocket? Continue reading At present, we are Back to the Future
By Kelly Clarke
I reached my limit last week when that spinning circle icon popped up on my phone screen. You know the one. It appears in the top left-hand corner, frustratingly reminding you that your network activity is useless, stubborn and refusing to play ball.
Continue reading Dubai’s smart, but I like human interactions too
By Anita Iyer
All good things come to an end, they say. And we’re sad to see Swedes give up the official @Sweden handle on Twitter.
‘Curators of Sweden’, a project that started in December 2011 as an experiment which allowed a Swede to tweet for a week, came to an end on September 30.
Continue reading What if you were in charge of tweets for @OfficiallyDubai?