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List of Gadgets purchased in 2012/13/14

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I have been on a gadget buying binge for the past few years! I have personally made huge investments to spruce up my study room – as I choose to call it – my mission control! 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

March 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

Press releases of present/past product launches

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Core breakthrough product / feature launches from the beginning of my career till date!

Flipkart Internet Private Limited, India

Flipkart Immediate payments service for instant refunds – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Flipkart-to-offer-customers-refund-within-24-hours/articleshow/48742538.cms

Flipkart Reservation service for flash sales – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/LeEco-sells-70000-Le-1S-phones-in-two-seconds-during-Flipkart-flash-sale/articleshow/50823070.cms

Flipkart Product exchange offer to provide good value for money – http://stories.flipkart.com/exchange-your-old-phone/

Flipkart/EKart – Smart pickup capability for the e/m-commerce last mile (supply chain/logistics eco-system)

Flipkart/EKart – Cash deposit machine automation for delivery hubs in the last mile (supply chain/logistics eco-system)

Capillary Technologies Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Dual screen technology for Retail Point of sale cashier systems – http://www.freshpatents.com/Naveen-Athresh-Bangalore-invdxn.php

Point of sale loyalty / coupon integration store client / clienteling system – http://capillarytech.com/products/instore-marketer/

Omni channel / social media integration for Capillary’s clients – http://capillarytech.com/products/social-connect/

iPass Inc. San Francisco

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ipass-offers-it-sponsored-global-wi-fi-access-to-resolve-rising-byod-network-costs-2012-09-18
–Enterprise connectivity (Wi-Fi) product (USA)

http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/roundup/ipass-launches-new-service-to-reduce-byod-costs-1098124
–Enterprise connectivity (Wi-Fi) product (UK)

http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3382108/firms-offered-more-control-over-byod-mobile-costs/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/19/ipass_local/

http://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/2012/09/18/308248-ipass-offers-it-sponsored-global-wi-fi-access.htm

http://www.afaqsreporter.com/static_pages/66/2383.html

IDrive Inc.

–Online media Consumer product

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/04/prweb514541.htm

–Online backup SAS 70 certification (Statement of auditing standards)

http://www.ibackup.com/online-backup-news/

–IBackup SMB / online backup consumer product

http://www.idrive.com/online-backup-news.htm

–IDrive online backup consumer product

Written by Naveen Athresh

September 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Apple Mac Store – review

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I have been playing around with the Apple Mac Store over the last weekend and found it absolutely enthralling and easy to use.

I wanted Keynote which I had been using on my MacBook White from quite a while. However, the iWork 09 website gives me the Keynote as part of the total package to buy and install or ship to.

I then tried to goto the Keynote website and it connected me to the Mac Store where I could purchase a licensed copy of Keynote for just $19.99 without Numbers and Pages (part of the bundle with iWork 09). Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

January 10, 2011 at 1:40 am

Trainings/certifications for 2010

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As I look back towards my 2010, it’s been an eventful year. The icing on the cake was the number of trainings I went to and got myself educated. I basically went back to school to learn more. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Silicon valley product group (SVPG)

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Inspired - Marty Cagan

Image courtesy: http://www.amazon.com/Inspired-Create-Products-Customers-Love/dp/0981690408/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1293701512&sr=1-1

http://www.svpg.com

http://svpg.com/inspired-how-to-create-products-customers-love/

A couple of months ago, I got this fantastic opportunity to attend this training and found it extremely value adding. My friend recommended it to me and I jumped at this chance!

I am a products person and have been in this field from the beginning of my career so this is the only language I understand. I am in a job where I have to travel occasionally and work across distributed time zones and multiple cultures/people and it is a very valuable learning experience in building products and productized service offerings for the future! Read the rest of this entry »

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December 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

Bought my Dodo iPad case from SFO

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I bought my own custom Dodo case from SFO for my iPad. This is so beautiful and I saw my colleague have a similar one so ordered one online for myself while I was at SFO.

It’s really cool and looks like a real book!

Here is the link to Dodo: http://www.dodocase.com/

Written by Naveen Athresh

December 3, 2010 at 8:23 am

MacBook Pro – review

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On my most recent trip to the USA, I bought an Apple MacBook Pro 15″ from Hillsdale, San Mateo, California!

It’s awesome!

I had recently sold my older MacBook White to my old office colleague and decided I could not live without a Mac and being an Apple fan, I immediately bought my Mac!

I got it for a great price and since the same model in India costs a lot more, did save a lot of money on this gadget! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

November 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

My iPad – first impressions!

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I got my iPad that I was lusting for since I saw Steve Jobs make his keynote in Jan this year.

1. The keyboard is awesome. For good measure and based on my experience from my iPhone, I had asked for the keyboard dock as well but it looks like I might not be using too much of it since I am typing this post off my iPad and it’s incredibly responsive.

2. The app store does not work at all. I am hoping with the International launch this issue will be resolved, even my old iPhone apps don’t get installed on this. This is a big letdown for now but since it’s gate controlled by Apple, it will have to wait for now.

3. The iPad for me right now is only a pretty web browser and an email device.

4. The iPhone 3 update brought with it the ability to cut/copy/paste so my old issues from my 2008  iPhone days with this are resolved for now.

5. File types such as zip etc. were not recognized on my iPad. PDF of course is also built-in natively into Mac OSX so it will work. It had worked even on my iPhone.

6. Enough things have been said on the iPad minimalistic design approach which is Apple philosophy as even Jack Sculley had remarked about this as one of Steve’s main strengths from the 80’s in his presentation talk at a TiE forum I attended some months back.

The iPad is a style statement – period. No questions asked.

7. I have the Wi-Fi only version since I had to look at the real value the 3G version had to offer in India. The 3G case is what I gave as my verdict but my cousin who bought this for me did not find the 3G version at the Apple store at Leawood in Kansas last week. I spoke to their store rep as well who confirmed a waiting list for the 3G version and I did not want to lose this opportunity to procure it legit without paying duty on it.

8. 3G card for the iPad is a micro card so I have to tweak the BSNL data card for 3G and there is no guarantee it will work with HSDPA connectivity. Also, the base issues of using this device in a market where it has not been officially launched yet remain such as lack of 3G, lack of the App store access which limits the usage of the device whose real power is in it’s apps aka my iPhone.

9. There is no file system here as well in virtual access terms though the iPad runs the stripped down version of the Mac OSX.

10. YouTube videos run flawlessly on my iPad.

11. Obviously no Flash after Steve Jobs made his intentions public here. This means even my wordpress photo upload did not work in addition to Flash enabled websites so I had to switch back to my desktop to upload the pics of my iPad. So, HTML5, here we come!

12. The iPhone 4.0 update should resolve many issues of the current iPad including the famous ‘multi tasking’ feature or lack of it right now on the iPad but it is a revolutionary device alright. Magical – not sure.

13. Learning for me was minimal since the user interface is a copy/paste of my iPhone of yesteryears!

14. I tried to download the famous iBooks amazon kindle killer app every which way but to no avail. Apple chopped me off saying I am in a country where I can’t download it’s apps – even the free ones. Well, this is legit for now since they also are busy tying up with publishers to make the iBooks app a real kindle killer. Let’s see. Till then, my amazon kindle is going strong and this iPad will not be my kindle replacement.

15. The color on the iPad is amazing – in Steve Jobs’ words. It uses LED-backlit with In-Plane Switching (IPS) found on LCD TV’s than on notebooks. It is also really sharp with the oleophobic coating to prevent hand grease/is fingerprint resistant and the capacitive touch screen multi touch technology making it really immersive. Yes, even this screen has the accelerometer so it switches from landscape to potrait.

Overall, I am happy! This is a very addictive device.

Written by Naveen Athresh

May 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Windows 7 Ultimate – usage review from India

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Windows 7

Image courtesy: http://blogs.ft.com/techblog/files/2009/10/windows7.jpg

It’s early days in my usage of Windows 7 Ultimate but it’s way better than anything I have seen with my last 2.5 years of Vista Ultimate usage.

Let’s come back to some basic items that I feel have improved. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

December 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm

My NLSIU classes resume for the 2009/2010 season

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I resumed attending my NLS classes last week. However, it is going to be focused solely on trying to bridge the gaps where I had not attended last season else there will be repetition. I need to take up the exams also due in February 2010 and that will bring this law school course in IPR law to a logical close and ready for application to the real world.

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November 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm