IOS users can now upgrade their system software to all new controversial yet game-changing IOS 14.5. Some outline changes done by Apple — Siri has new, more realistic voices. If you’re configuring a new device, the virtual assistant no longer uses a female voice by default. Apple now also provides you with a much-needed mask-on phone unlocking operation, you can confirm your identity through Apple Watch and you are passcode free! (Phew, Save your sanitizer!) You can head over to this excellent video demonstration of these features by 9to5Mac.

But wait, there is something more! Apple has also released a…


src- We’ll All Be Social Media Sellouts Soon | The Walrus

You should definitely consider switching to iOS ecosystem (if you can) if clicking photos and making videos through Instagram or Snapchat is your daily hustle.

So it has been ~8 months since I have shifted from Android to iOS, and I each day, I am finding something which makes me regret my decision to switch too late. Though this opinion is very subjective, and from what I believe my needs are, iOS suits me better. I am not a heavy social media user; I generally install Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, use them periodically (more like in 3C2 combination), and keep installing…


It’s time to dive into the world of psychology, branding and tech efficiency. According to Scott Galloway, Apple isn’t so much a tech brand as it is a luxury brand. According to the NYU prof, Apple successfully positions itself as a brand of wealthy people, a brand owned by a branded personality. This brand symbolizes wealth and prosperity, which creates an excellent mating signal in our human community. On a more fundamental Freudian level, iPhones are useful for luring the opposite sex, just like Porsches and Prada shoes. Apple is selling Sex. This can be one of many explanations about…


In my previous article, I talked about how “Collective Belief” shapes (or distorts) our future. In this article, I will try to touch down one of the most disastrous situations associated with collective belief, a situation when the collective belief of people is fueled by misleads and lies, a situation where it’s impossible to resist the irrational, falsely produced, oversimplified or overcomplicated piece of theory, which is far from the truth. Why lies travel faster than truth? Let’s find out :)

Before we start, we need to know about our “Thinking brain” and “Surviving brain”. Taken from this amazing article…


“Collective belief” — an exciting topic indeed, in fact one the most important case for us today. You may question my belief in believing this since there are many words like — “pandemic” “world economy” that can easily be ranked as the most important topics right now. In my quest to change your opinion, I write this article to challenge your belief, if not transforming it completely.

source- https://popularresistance.org/the-venezuelan-people-are-whoever-agrees-with-donald-trump/

“Pandemic,” A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν, pan, “all” and δῆμος, demos, “local people” the ‘crowd’) is an epidemic of an infectious disease that has spread across a large region, for instance, multiple continents…


Knowledge

Books have become more important than ever. Post COVID-19 there was hardly any social interaction among college-peer groups and one thing that takes real a hit in absence of “Bakar with friends ” (chit-chat with friends) is that you fail to develop different perspective around simple things. If you belong to some engineering college in India, you can easily find a group of tech-nerds at chai & samosa corner quarrelling over some Apple v/s Android feature fight. You will notice less tech savvy member of the group bringing in simple but logical points to the discussion and a tech-savvy member…


In a world where web development is assisted by no code, writing articles by Grammarly and similar tools, food preparation through a blend of customized ‘gravy maker; it’s pretty easy to acquire any skill these days. If you go on the streets of IITs or any college for that matter, you will be astonished by the sheer variety of skills and talent possessed by students. Students have multiple sets of skills, and that too acquired in no time. Learning new skills takes time, but learning only a part of that skill can be done a bit quicker. In today’s dynamic…


One of the most commonly asked question type in product management interviews- “Find Root Cause.” Root causes test you around fundamental problem solving, structuring, and narrowing skills. Someone hearing this question for the first time won’t even recognize an RCA as a challenge itself. These are just one-liner questions that would create a false impression of it being easy, doable, easily crackable, but Devil lies in the detail. I have personally found these questions to be one of the most complex problems in a product interview.

You have to maintain a delicate balance between asking questions and inferring things from…


The rise and fall and rise and ___ of Iceland

Classical economist believed that there should be no/minimum government intervention in the economy of a country. According to them, free market forces are enough for the economy to maintain an equilibrium which in one way or other means that there should be no economic recession in this type of self-sustaining economy. The world believed this idea of the “no recession” until there was a “recession”.

Classical economist had a rigid theory which took situations and assumptions which were valid in the long run, but then came a man who contradicted…

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