Apple Watch – The Good, The Bad and The Unknown

At a highly hyped event this week, Apple announced the Apple Watch, killing the “i” for the first time when introducing a new product category in the wearable space. No one was really surprised that Apple released a watch as rumours and speculations all over the web set a precedent for it’s imminent announcement. It was also a bit of a giveaway that many of the world’s top fashion editors and people like watch reviewer were invited to the event. After all the hype,Here we will try to look at the Good, the Bad and the Unknown regarding the Watch….


6 things to watch out for at Apple’s “Special Event”

It is that time of the year again when developers, users, and general technology enthusiasts are all excited to see what Apple is going to magically drop onto their store shelves. Apple released iPhone 5 in September 2012 along with the lightening connector and the new EarPods. Apple then released iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the September 2013 event. At WWDC 2014 Apple announced OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, that are both expected to be released at tomorrow’s event. With unending speculations, rumours and discussions about the event, what’s brewing inside Apple’s secret labs? We asked our team,…


4 ways in which iBeacons can improve public transport

Public transport has always been considered as a cornerstone of any great city. Over the decades, these systems have continuously evolved to enable better access and to provide a better user experience. Various forms of technology have enabled transport providers to enhance the experiences they provide. Bus stops, for example, have changed over the decades from being just a bench on the side of a street to bus shelters with digital clocks counting down the time to the arrival of the next bus; payments for fares have changed from using coins or notes to purchase tickets to using cards that…


Could 3D printers change the face of retail and manufacturing?

3D printing has been available since 1980’s but it took the post-PC revolution and Internet of Things to commercialise the genre and turn it from an industrial technology, to something that can be used at home. Since the launch of recent consumer 3D printers, we have seen some amazing replication of designs and items, that until now could only be visualised on computer screens. This demand has fuelled the growth of  a few companies producing consumer-grade 3D printers like ProtoMaker, MakerBot, and Cubify. While the current focus of hobbyists is primarily crafting interesting but niche items like abstract and geometric designs, the potential for 3D printing to transform the retail & manufacturing…


Wearables, connected devices and Internet of Things are the next big battleground for app developers

When we bet our whole company on a vision of a post-PC future a few years ago, the Internet was primarily something you used on your PC or laptop. The iPhone had just launched and there were a few wacky gadgets like the fridge that would let you browse the Internet. Oh, how we laughed at the crazy tech nerds who wanted to put the Internet in everything. Why on earth would I need to check the Internet using my toaster? These arguments were primarily driven by the use cases a decade ago, at which time the Internet was primarily…