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First Impressions: Lenovo Vibe S1 – Gorgeous Vibes

Lenovo might have been making waves in the Indian market (courtesy to the immensely successful K3 Note and the A7000) but a lot of its success has been down to the fact that its devices offered very decent specs and good build quality at relatively affordable prices. Which is a bit of a pity because while it is known more for substance rather than style, Lenovo does have a designer side to it – one which surfaced in the very differently designed Vibe X2 and the Vibe Z2 Pro in 2014.And well, it has come to the fore again in its latest device, the Vibe S1. The contrast which this device offers in comparison with its immediate predecessor, the 5000 mAh battery toting Vibe P1, is akin to that between Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. For while, the Vibe P1 was positioned as a ‘power player’ and was unabashedly large and a bit on the heavier side, the S1 is very very svelte indeed.In fact, we would go so far as to say that the phone is one of the most good-looking we have seen for a while, acr…

Alleged Zuk Z2 Renders Point at a Rotating Camera Unit and 2.5D Glass on Either Sides

Lenovo has invoked our interest after it announced the Zuk Z1 earlier this year. The ZUK branding is part of Lenovo’s plan to take on the likes of Xiaomi and concentrate only on the online mode of marketing. The Zuk Z1 further drew our attention as it was one of the few devices which were being offered loaded with Cyanogen OS out of the box. Now fast forward to today, Zuk Z2 renders have surfaced and they indeed look promising.The leaked renders don’t try to conceal anything and show off the phone in its fullest glory, the first thing that caught our attention is the swiveling camera setup. Now this isn’t something we would term innovative, in fact Nokia N90 had a similar camera unit almost a decade ago, but still interesting. Unlike the vertically swiveling camera unit on the Oppo N1, the one on the Zuk Z2 will rotate horizontally.Apart from the camera unit, the phone comes clad in a metal finish, 2.5D glass at both the sides and it is expected to draw its power from the Snapdragon 8…

Google and China: 5 Reasons Why it’s Tough to Bring Back the Play Store

China has always been a mysterious market of sorts. The way in which the Chinese tech market works is very difficult to predict. Just three years back, Apple was a laggard in the Chinese smartphone market and Samsung was at the top. Look how the positions have flipped now. Just two years back or so, Xiaomi was also the rage in China and its growth is now starting to cool down with Huawei stealing the spotlight.Following up to the recent Alphabet formation and appointment of Sundar Pichai as Google’s CEO, The Informationreported that Google was planning to launch operations again in China. For those uninitiated Google started stopping services in China in a sequential manner since 2010.The main reason why Google stopped operating in China since 2010 was because of censorship issues. Google is now willing to censor content to be able to successfully operate in China. It’s also reported that Google plans to make a come back through its Play Store and then bring other services gradually.I…

[ Mega Thread] Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2015 Discount For Bloggers

Black Friday is usually my favorite time for shopping, because it offers deals that are one time, and hard to resist. Last year, I purchased Genesis Pro theme, Hostgator 3 year hosting package, Few plugins, and other stuff, and saved over $1000 with special discounted price on Black Friday.As a blogger, this is the best time to shop for anything online, and usually discounted prices are live 2-3 days before Black Friday and over on the same day, or few of them continue till Cyber Monday.This year (2015), Black Friday discount is falling on Friday, November 27th, 2015, and this is the mega thread of all the current and existing offer. I’m not going in depth about any of the product, and will list all useful blogging, WordPress, SEO products discount offer and deals on this Black Friday.Note: Be Sure to Bookmark and keep checking this page after every 2 hours to see updated discounted products.Black Friday 2015 Deals & Discounts:This list is not in any order, and I will put on the s…