So, after a unplanned hiatus, I’m back and the topic is good to restart again. The most anticipated devises of any year are out and it may not be massive upgrade as people might’ve thought but its still new.

So, just like last year, Apple showed off four new iPhones, Apple Watch Series 7(which got delayed), base iPad and the whole new redesigned iPad Mini. Today, I’ll only be talking about the new iPhones, so let’s do this. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are a step up from last year, Apple added ProMotion 120hz display, bigger camera lens with wider aperture and finally after 3 years decreased the notch size on all 2021 iPhones by 20% which only sounds good on paper but doesn’t give anymore screen real-estate(still no battery indicator). The iPhone 13, non-pros also got updated with bigger and better cameras including the sensor-shift stabilization from the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The whole lineup got just a little bit thicker to accommodate the cameras and bigger batteries. This solved the problems people had with iPhone 12 Mini.

Let’s talk specs, the non-pros are exactly the same except the size, same is the case with the Pros. The non-pros have a 60hz Super Retina OLED 1170 x 2532 pixels which supports Dolby Vision HDR and has a brightness of 800 nits. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max has 120hz Super Retina OLED 1170 x 2532 pixels and a 1200 nits of peak brightness. I’ll not into detailed specs too much because then this will be a thesis not an article.

Talking about the cameras, the whole lineup has now better low light performance and nifty new tricks like the Photographic Styles and Cinematic mode and Pro-Res which exclusive to Pro models. Photographic styles are not filter but it allows you to enhance your captured images by creating your own presets, which can be saved using the default Camera app. Cinematic mode is basically portrait mode for video but with some Apple-ly goodness. It can detect faces and focuses accordingly, its light years ahead of its competition, it may not be perfect but it shows the capability of tech when it is actually at that level. Pro-Res is almost Hollywood quality video but comes with a caveat, first, its not present at launch ,its a “Coming soon” feature and second, if you get the iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max with 128gb then its capped at 1080p@30fps but can record $k@30fps if you have the 256gb version or higher.

Now comparing the 13 lineup with last year, right off the bat, no it doesn’t makes sense to upgrade, the design is unchanged, you’ll not be able to tell the difference in photos in good lighting conditions. Still if you want to upgrade and you’re rocking a iPhone 12 or 12 Mini then I suggest getting the Pro models ’cause that’ll be a bigger jump. The iPhone 13 non-pros is good upgrade if you’re coming from iPhone 11 or older but I strongly believe that if you have the extra cash, then get the iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max, it will give a smoother display, extra tele-photo lens along with a LiDAR sensor and stronger stainless steel frame.

So, surviving through the tech news drought. Bloggers like me, tech publications, youtubers, basically all of the industry has nothing to talk about. But I thought, hey! it’s only two months till the 2021 iPhones come out so let’s talk about them.

These are leaks from Jon Prosser and Mark Gurman and other leaksters with good track record. Apple and Tim Cook are trying their best to stop the leaks so much so that they’re having Apple employees wear police-grade bodycams to atleast control the leaks. but let’s not get into that right now. there have been a lot of speculation about the specs of new line-up, I don’t the name ’cause Jon Prosser says its 12s but many websites still say its 13.

I have some thoughts on the naming of not just 12s/13 but also the current 12, which I’ll get to in a sec. So, leaks say its a complete overhaul of the current gen, 2021 iPhones are expected to get a smaller notch, 120hz LTPO display, Sensor-Shift Stabilization for the whole line-up, better cameras with bigger lenses and finally, this have very small chance of happening but a return of Touch-ID either under the display or in the power button.

Credit: Forbes

Now, coming back to my point of naming, I think the 2021 line-up deserves a numeric update, seeing the iPhone 12 line-up, that was a ‘s’ update, Apple just squared off the edges and added 5g. I know, they added OLED display to regular iPhone 12 and 12 mini but come on, my $185 Samsung budget phone has that. It was a just a refresh here and there as you would expect in a new phone so I think iPhone line-up should’ve been called 11s but its okay.

The design with the fat notch is still from 2017 and screen is still 60hz. 2021 line-up screams new, and Apple may go portless this year. There also have reports of Apple claiming that the 2021 Pro Max version will be the cheapest 6.7″ iPhone ever. Now, onto the caveats, high refresh rate could be exclusive to the Pro models, camera upgrades also exclusive to the Pros but the Sensor-Shift Stabilization will be available on the whole line-up. Also, after poor sales of iPhone 12 Mini, Apple killed the production of it but they’re still releasing a 2021 Mini.

iPhone 12 Mini

So, after a difficult year, Class of 2021 has graduated. Now I can’t help you pick out which school to go to but what I can do is pick out best tech so let’s get into it. Now, this guide is what you may need the most, you can always add stuff. From gaming to work, its college, you know you want to have fun.


Asus Zephyrus G14 2021

You need a computer for those assignments and to play some games in your free time. For this I chose the Asus Zephyrus G14, its a great 14″ gaming laptop which is also thin and light. Now, its not cheap but the specs, which I’ll talk about in a sec, justifies the price. It has the latest Ryzen 9 5900HS with a Nvidia RTX 3060 with 6gb of VRAM, it comes with a 1tb NVMe M.2 ssd and 16gb of memory, which is upgradable to 40gb but I think, I’ve seen the benchmarks and 16gb is enough for most triple A titles and combining the Ryzen 9 5900HS with the 3060, its a pretty suite combo.

You also get a good amount of IO, it has 3x Type-A ports(USB 3.2), 2x Type-C but its not Thunderbolt because of AMD processor, a DC charging port(it can also charge via USB C), 1x HDMI 2.0 port and lastly, a headphone jack. This model will set you back $1499(Rs.150,990) and that’s not cheap but if someone is in the market of a good gaming laptop, they know what they’re getting into. I’ll leave a link down below for everything that I’ll talk about.

Coming to the screen, the model, I’m recommending is the top spec variant so you choose between 1080p 144hz and 1440p 120hz, I suggest you go with 1080p 144hz but it comes down to personal preference. Anyway, its pantone certified, so the colors are pretty accurate. Asus G14 is the direct competitor to the Razer Blade 14, which is also a very good laptop, they both trade blows but overall I prefer the Asus, one of the reasons is that the ram is soldered to the motherboard so you can’t upgrade it and I know its personal preference but I like the design and look of the G14


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I chose the Puma Red Bull Racing backpack, I’m biased and I’m a Formula 1 fan. Its a 13cms backpack with 24l of storage inside, and I checked and yes, you can fit Asus G14 in it, in fact a bigger 15″ laptop too. It looks great and light and it fits my stuff. This backpack costs around $30

Gaming Controller

Now, you may or may not need this in your backpack going to college but if I’m buying any kind of gaming laptop, I want to fulfill its primary purpose. So for this I chose the PowerA Xbox licensed wired controller, Its a hybrid of the Xbox One and the Xbox Series controller but its a good start for casual gaming and it also costs just around $30(Rs.2,199) if you fancy spending extra then you can go with the wireless Xbox Series controller, its $59.99(Rs. 5,870) plus if you want to customize your controller then for just extra $20, you can do it on the Xbox website.


Razer DeathAdder Essential

Finally, if you’re not comfortable with the trackpad or you wanna game better then you need a mouse. For this I chose the Razer DeathAdder Essential, its a Razer product, so its very optimized for gaming with a peek DPI of 6400. It has great ergonomics and 6 custom mapped buttons. Its minimalist with a touch of that gamer feel. For just around $20(Rs. 1599), it offers some nice value.

Now, I’ll leave all the links for things that I talked about below.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2021 Puma RBR Lifestyle Backpack Galaxy Blue PowerA Xbox Gaming controller Razer DeathAdder Essential

So, EVs, The future, saving the planet and more stuff like that but as they become more and more mainstream, there are options. Tesla has four cars on sale right now and Cybertruck and Roadster is still in hype and being anticipated by people, almost every brand has an EV already on sale or will be in the near future.

Ford, after rolling out the Mustang Mach E and disappointing many Mustang fans, they made history and I mean literally. Ford’s F-150 trucks are most selling and most popular vehicle on the market in US, I saw a documentary in which they said that almost every 53 seconds, a F150 rolls out the assembly line, and that’s a pretty good number. So, now you know the importance of the vehicle in Ford’s lineup and turning that electric is a big step in electrifying the human race.

I’ll get to the practicality in a second but right off the bat, it looks fabulous. Initially, when it came out, I preferred the Cybertruck(I still do) but other than the fact that Cybertruck is made by Elon and me worshipping him, F150 really grew on me. the front lightbar, running across the whole front and same at the back. Since it’s electric, it doesn’t have an engine under the hood, so it also doesn’t need a grill. Absence of the engine made a huge space in front, hence the frunk is bigger than most cars’ boot. It has the ports you may need for your tools or devices, 2 full size wall plugs, a USB Type-C port and a USB type-A port along with a light.

Ford F-150 Lightning Frunk

Coming around the side, it’s still a five-seater with a unibody design. It retains the classic F-150 design, so nothing too crazy *coughs* Cybertruck. That’s what a F150 buyer wants and that’s why they have been buying it for so long. On the inside, It carries the conventional F150 design with some tweaks, like the new 15-inch portrait touchscreen with a physical volume dial, a digital driver’s display. The practicality is also in ample amounts, now as a person who has never seen a F150 in person ’cause its not on sale in India, so bare with me. One of the best features of the cabin is the folding armrest, the gearlever folds flat with a touch of a button and the armrest unfolds into a small table, you can use it eat in the car or put a laptop for your work and things like that. One more thing, in case of a blackout, if its charged, it can power your house up to 3 days. Because it has something called bi-directional charging, it can be charged or return it while being plugged in.

Dash layout of the F-150

That was the interior, you get futuristic interior in almost every car, so what’s the different? Well, its a pickup and it does live up to its name. The F-150 Lightning can tow 10,000 lbs. of weight behind it and can carry 4,000 lbs. on the loading bed. You may ask with this much weight, that must take toll on the range? Well, I can’t say for sure, Ford didn’t released numbers for this and it’ll hit the market next year but the computers in the vehicle monitors the weight and calculates the range based off of it. Now, this may not be relevant to a practical pickup truck but electric cars in general are fast from 0-60 and F-150 Lighting is no exception. It can go from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds, that’s faster than many muscle cars.

Now, let’s talk some numbers, the F-150 Lightning will come with 426hp, 775lb-ft and this will give 230 miles of range but the extended battery pack will give out 563hp, 775lb-ft which will give 300 miles of range. Now what’s the damages gonna be? It starts just under $40k, and this doesn’t include the $7500 federal tax credit, so sounds a pretty sweet deal to me to go electric.

Disclaimer: Now, F-150 has never been on sale in India and I don’t it will be in the near future so these are my thoughts based on the info available publicly. I don’t know pros and cons of the F-150 lineup, its a new car which is electric, looks good and practical and that’s what I saw.

So, Apple’s annual developers conference keynote just ended and it was meh… I’m not complaining, except that I am. Its just that I expected more after the mind blowing-Mission Impossible-Tim Cook jumping off the roof Spring Loaded event. Apple did announce many amazing new features though, which I’ll get into a minute. As always, Apple just announced iOS 15, iPadOS 15, WatchOS 8 and MacOS Monterey.

iOS 15

So, right off the bat, Apple started with FaceTime. It now supports Spatial Audio with machine learning cutting out any ambient noise that might interrupt you. Facetime also has SharePlay, so you can watch movies with your friends and family while still on call. Obviously, I haven’t used this feature now but as smooth as Apple is with software this could really eliminate the lag of screen share if you’re trying this on Zoom. They didn’t share us if this is screen share or FaceTime plays it at the same time on everyone’s phone with the respective app. Oh and FaceTime is now available on android, Psych! Not exactly, people with iPhone or Apple devices can share their FaceTime link with people with android to join, ngl I was hoping for iMessage for android.

Apple is really emphasizing on going fully digital, already your credit card and payment is digital but Apple along with third party brands is turning locks, car keys, hotel keys and many more on your phone. BMW and other manufacturers will ship cars with UWB from late 2021. There is also cool new animations for the whether app and more precise graphics for Apple Maps.

iPadOS 15

iPad OS got a fairly new redesign with iOS App Gallery coming to iPad. There is a whole new multitasking interface, so the you can finally take full advantage of the big screen. Also, there is a new Focus mode on iOS and iPadOS 15, its a mini DND mode for when you’re at work or home, it helps you focus on the stuff you’re doing where you’re doing. Live Text is basically does what Google Lens does, sry Apple. It takes text from photos or screenshot and help you look it up or remember it. There’s also a Quick Note so you can now make a memo, its kinda like a digital Post-It. SwiftUI is also now present on the iPad so you can build apps and post them on App Store directly from an iPad.

WatchOS 8

There’s really not much to talk about in WatchOS ’cause don’t be mad at me but as I said above the keynote was very underwhelming. They talked about health, I’m not saying that’s a bad thing but I’m 17 and I don’t want my to judge my walk, I have parents for that. Anyway, it has a cool new live wallpaper that changes as you rotate your digital crown. There’s the new Breathe app and that’s it.


As I mentioned above, There’s Spatial Audio for FaceTime but its exclusive to AirPods Max and AirPods Pro. AirPods now gets built-in AirTags and just like the AirTags, you can find your lost AirPods via Find My app with sound and proximity view. They come with a handy new feature called Conversation Boost, it helps people with mild hearing lose to hear what the other person is saying, just like the FaceTime, software analyzes the voice of a person and amplifies so that you can hear it.

MacOS Monterey

MacOS, neck and neck running on the hype train with iOS. First, hats off to Apple marketing team on coming up with this name. So, this has to be my favorite feature of the new MacOS, Universal Control. This lets user to use their iPad, Mac and MacBook to seamlessly use the cursor across the devices exactly like a dual or triple monitor setup except its wireless. You could be using your MacBook and want to bring a photo over to edit, you just swipe to the iPad drag it back to your MacBook. Shortcuts are now available on Macs.

Safari got a major redesign, you can now group your tabs with labels, like you can open emails, PDFs on the work Tab Group and photos of last road trip on family Tab Group. AirPlay is also now available, so you can use your iMac’s powerful speakers for your music playing from your iPhone.

Now, to the disappointments, 16″ MacBook Pro was rumored but we didn’t got, there have been memes instantly uploaded on the internet but WWDC is never about hardware so we can’t complain much.

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So, its that time of the year when Apple holds their World Wide Developers Conference. At WWDC, on June 7th this year, we usually see software like the new iOS, iPadOS, MacOS versions and not much hardware, except in 2019 when we saw the $50k cheese grater Mac Pro. As the Epic and Apple trial goes on, let’s do this. This is part one ’cause I’ll be doing one after WWDC. In this article, I’ll talk about what can we expect from this years’ WWDC.


As usual, we’ll get iOS, WatchOS, TVOS, MacOS, iPadOS. I’m not a leakster but I’m predicting that Apple may announce MacOS for iPad Pro M1, considering the power of the new iPad 12.9″, iPadOS is just holding it back and even if Apple doesn’t make it support MacOS, Final Cut Pro and iMovie etc. will really help proessionals.

MacBook Pro

As leaked by Jon Prosser and Mark Gurman, MacBook Pro is “confirmed” to be launched at WWDC this year.

Well, the MacBook Pro is set to launch with a M1x chip, with a 16 or 32 core graphics and 64gb of memory. That’s a big, big step up from the current 13″ MacBook Pro. Jon Prosser also leaked that the new MacBooks are coming in with colors just like the iMacs, and I’m saying MacBook ’cause he didn’t clarify whether it is the Air or the Pro, there are also rumors about the pro getting an SD card slot. As you see, it comes with a white bezel, just like the new iMac, I tweeted about it and I’m saying it again, I hate them and Apple didn’t stop there, they turned the keyboard to white too.

Mac Mini M1x

Well, Jon Prosser also leaked the new and updated M1x Mac Mini, which is actually really mini. As we can see, it has 4 type-c ports,2 of them are Thunderbolt, magnetic power cable like the iMacs, 2 type-A, 1 HDMI and ethernet. This maybe the only Apple product with so many ports. Jokes aside, when Apple announced the M1 chip and the products getting it, there was no redesign of any sort, they took the last years’ product and slapped an M1 chip to it and with the M1 chip, we saw how thin Apple made the iMacs and this is the redesign that make the already mini Mac Mini even smaller.

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So, I’m back and sorry for break but I’ve been planning some things for website and that took some time, so I couldn’t write. Anyway, I’m here and let’s do this. I don’t know about you but on my Twitter, Instagram and Google pane, it’s filled with NFTs or Non-Fungible Tokens. So let’s discuss it.

What are NFTs?

Let’s put it this way, if I give you $10 and you give me two $5 bills, the value is same, just the mode is changed but if I give you the Mona Lisa, it may be worth $1 million for you or nothing, so the $10 are fungible and the Mona Lisa is non-fungible. NFTs works the same way except they are part of the crypto world.

You must’ve heard about Bitcoin, the $56k asset which India is still struggling with. The whole NFT market is based on on Ethereum, the second most valuable cryptocurrency at $4300. You go on a marketplace and buy it just like groceries from Amazon. It’s a jpeg that is transferred to your ethereum wallet and now you own it like any physical artwork.

You might ask, why can’t I take screenshot of it and own? Well, you can and cannot, can by yes, you can take a screenshot and make it your wallpaper but cannot because the who bought has a virtual signature of the artist, like a real painting would have so even if you do that, the real deal is still with person who paid for it. The blockchain verifies everytime it is sold and bought and if you’re not on that list then its fake. It would be really hard to make a exact replica of the Mona Lisa but it still wouldn’t be close to the real one.

What can be an NFT?

Anything! Your selfie at a concert or a virtual trading card. I’ve made some NFTs and they are up for grabs, I’ll leave the link below.


Credit: The Verge

You might’ve heard this or not but the most expensive NFT ever to sell till date was sold at Christie’s auction for $69.3 million, it was made by Beeple(Stage name). If you think that’s a big number.

Many of the celebrities are also getting in on the action, like Eminem, Paris Hilton etc. while they are selling NFTs, Mark Cuban is backing the whole thing up. He’s actively promoting it, He even says that crypto and NFTs are the future.

Here are some NFT Marketplace:

And my these are my NFTs:

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So, last night Apple had their first event of 2021 online, obviously. And Apple has shown how a keynote can be turned into a full blown film, I loved the Mission Impossible style break-in and the transitions were awesome, the whole package was screaming potential of Apple.

Disclaimer:- I have some thoughts on it, some confusions and some utter hate, you’ll know why in a minute. Now, this may a little bit confusing for you or I’ll just get myself confused but bare with me, there are some serious Apple needs to figure out. So, I’ll start product-by-product. Also, spoiler alert, my favorite thing from event was the new M1 iPad Pro, my mind was so blown by that that it was chilling with Perseverance rover on Mars.

Apple also showcased the new purple iPhone 12 and 12 Mini, the new Apple TV 4K with beautiful new remote.


Just as the leaks suggested, it’s like a small coin and with this, Apple really expanded their Find My ecosystem. So, you attach this to your keys, backpacks, purse etc. and kudos to Jon Prosser on the leaks, the design is exactly the same as his leaks. So, it has a U1 chip as the iPhone 12 series and that helps in measuring exact distance from the Tag if its someplace nearby or one interesting thing is if you lost a Tag and someone with an iPhone passes by it, it’ll notify you the location.

iMac 2021

So, after the MacBooks, its time for the iMac refresh. Its a whole redesign, and wow its thin. The whole theme of the event was colors and iMacs are no exceptions, even the ad clip music was “color me”. So, its a 12.4″ 4.5k Retina display, its 11.4mm thin and as Marques pointed out, the reason they had to put headphone jack to the side because the headphone jack is about 14mm deep. It has 4 ports on the back, two if them are Thunderbolt and its powered by the M1 chip. Apple showed how M1 helped them to decrease the thickness of the whole thing. I love the whole design but I wouldn’t mind another inch of thickness and trade for the very, very ugly chin at the bottom of the display.

iPad Pro 2021

Now, the thing I am awed and confused about. The iPad Pro 2021 also gets the ultra powerful M1, so the specs, it now has moved to Mini LED Liquid Retina XDR display than a LCD panel with a peak brightness of 1600 nits, with the M1, it now has a Thunderbolt port, it now has 5G with mmWave in the US, it has upto 2TB of storage with 16GB of memory. It comes in two sizes 11″ and 12.9″. Apple also gave this a quite useful feature, Centre Stage, basically it scans your face and because of its new 122-degree FOV, it keeps you in the center of the screen even you move around and if more one person in the frame, it’ll zoom out and try to keep all of them in frame.

So, onto the confusing part, Apple last year gave the M1 MacBooks and at this point Apple is kind of contradicting themselves because at 12.9″ iPad Pro is just barely smaller than M1 MacBook Air($999) which is a $100 cheaper, sure you can get the 11″ model but that’s $799 and if you’ll be using it like a laptop, you’ll need the Magic Keyboard which is $349 and this is more expensive than MacBook Air.

At this point of time, laptops are laptops but iPads aren’t, so apps Final Cut Pro and many more are not present. FYI, the 2TB iPad Pro 12.9″ is $2,399, so need to be neck deep in the ecosystem to pay that kind money for an iPad. As much I’m blown away by the power of iPad Pro, my favorite product announced in the event, I think I personally would get the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro M1 because I think, there’s more productivity . If you wanna check out my thoughts on Apple Silicon Macs, just click here.

So, world’s most valuable car manufacturer has entered world’s most cutthroat market. Tesla, decades ahead of competition in terms of charging infrastructure, battery tech, autonomous driving and many more. Its doing awesome in China, US and Europe but what all this mean for India? Well, as mentioned above, Indian market is very competitive. Indians want value for every penny they spend and if they get better value for money in a cheaper Honda or Hyundai, the Tesla badge and the whole EV concept will just blow off from their heads.

There are still rumors and speculation on which model will thrown into the ring, the entry level, Model 3 was chosen to be imported and see how it plays out but importing cars and electronics companies avoid because the taxes could be higher the product itself. The price of Model 3 is $37,990(~Rs.2,783,964) and if that’s imported then the price can easily jack up to well over 5.5mn INR(~$75,000), so Tesla can’t survive with this, at this price, competitors like Mercedes, BMW and Audi will very easily steal the customers.

Now, I still don’t if this is true or not and also how to do it but the booking for a Tesla Model I(I for India) is open for Rs.69,999(~$955) and the car is priced at Rs.1.99mn(~$27,158) and 976km range. Tesla was making a model to sit below Model 3 and this is it, Model I will also be exported to other countries, the manufacturing plant is rumored to be built in Karnataka. Government is also helping a lot, trying to undercut the manufacturing cost from China. In an interview, Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari said,” Rather than assembling(cars) in India, they should make the entire product in the country by hiring local vendors. Then we can give higher concessions”.

Charging infrastructure is still a major problem. Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles(SMEV) welcomed the central government’s plans to install a EV charging kiosks at all 69,000 gas stations across the country. This is to speed up EV adoption in the country, we need to wait to see Tesla’s views because of its Superchargers and different charging port on the car. EV concept is fairly new to India and out of 2.4 million cars that sold in 2020, only 5000 of them were electric.

Tesla is known for its innovation like, well, pioneering in EVs other than that, recently it has been flaunting its self-driving capabilities but it hasn’t met Indian roads, let me explain it in a way people outside India understands. Your reaction time has to be faster than a Formula 1 driver, if you master Indian roads, you can fly a SpaceX rocket but seriously, Tesla’s Autopilot cannot be optimized for India, there are cows, pedestrians walking in the middle of the road, it would have a panic attack and nervous breakdown at the same time. Plus, it costs $10,000(~Rs.7mn) so most customers may stick to their driving skills.

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