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Faiz Malkani
Faiz Malkani 119 posts

Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.

OnePlus 2 Bares All in New Tear Down Gallery

Last year, the launch of the OnePlus One, dubbed 'the flagship killer', visibly shook the foundations of the mobile OEM sphere, with OnePlus delivering high-end flagships specs at a very affordable price. The initial launch phase was met with mixed feelings after a few controversial marketing tactics, but they eventually gave way to strong sales...

Sony’s My Xperia Protection Causes Devices to “Malfunction”

Smartphone theft protection and security has become a serious concern as of late, with numerous official solutions such as Google Device Manager arising in addition to third-party ones like Cerberus and Comodo. One such official solution is Sony's My Xperia app, which functions similarly to Device Manager, allowing you to locate, lock, factory reset or...

Windows 7 Installation Achieved on Asus Zenfone 2

Android as a platform has always been about its open source nature and the freedom it provides to the end user. From simple modifications like icon packs to more extreme ones like the MultiROM project, each passing day sees the community produce something new, something wonderful that further enforces the platform's openness.In what can only...

Mysterious GG1 Google Device Stops by FCC. Glass v2?

As the year progresses, we draw further away from Google's annual I/O conference, and closer to the time when the latest hardware from Mountain View is made available to the public. While I/O itself remains one of the most popular tech conferences, the hardware unveiling is a contrastively low-key post across social media, but nonetheless,...

Material and Material Dark Hit Samsung’s Theme Store

The latest version of Touchwiz, launched alongside the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, was aimed at providing a vastly improved software experience in lieu of the bad reputation its predecessors had gained. While this iteration turned out to be a vast improvement in terms of lack of bloatware, fluidity and user experience, Samsung's OEM skin...

Sprint Moves to Lift Video Streaming Limit for All-In

Yesterday, Sprint announced a new unlimited scheme that offered customers an $80 bundle, which included a $60 plan for unlimited talk, text and high speed data and a $20 payments towards towards a 24 month phone lease, However, a footnote in the plan stated that video streaming would be limited to 600Kbps for users, and this...

Sony Z4 Slips Out of Top 5 Smartphones in Japan

In a bid to streamline its flagship series which had been losing credibility over the past few years due to their 6 month release cycles, Sony announced that releases would be pushed back to the standard duration of one year instead. When Sony's 2015 flagship was unveiled as the Z4 in Japan and the Z3+...

Update: It’s Gone. Sprint’s New Unlimited Plan with Ridiculous Capped Speeds

The carrier game in the United States is perpetually rushing forward at a breakneck pace, with each of the four major carriers vying for maximum customer satisfaction and adoption rates, by means of a multitude of plans, offers and schemes. Earlier today, Sprint announced a new plan called "All-In", aimed at providing users with yet...

Sum: Simple Math Puzzles Turned Engrossingly Fun

Inspiration for casual games can be drawn from the simplest of things, from things like three-in-a-row matchmaking to falling bricks, but the complexity of the source does not a game maketh, and Sum proves just that. Based on the fundamental concept of addition, the aptly titled game promises fast-paced and thrilling gameplay for players of all...

Samsung Releases 16 New Themes on the Theme Store

The launch of the S6 and S6 Edge back in March saw the latest version of Touchwiz being released alongside the devices, with some serious effort put into it this time around, in a bid to move away from the notorious reputation Samsung's Android skin has gained over the past few years. Memory efficiency and...

Moto X for $299 with 30-day Trial For a Limited Period

The past few years have seen interesting developments in the Android OEM playing field, with Samsung and HTC's dominance giving way to allow smaller OEMs like Asus, Motorola and Xiaomi to strengthen their foothold in the market. Motorola in particular has seen an exponential rise in sales, fueled by their ability to read customer requirements and...

HTC Execs Strongly Deny Asustek Acquisition Rumors

At the end of 2014, by the time all OEMs had shown off their flagships for the year, Android's front-running manufacturer, Samsung, was looking at a dip in sales with smaller OEMs taking a turn for the better. HTC in particular had a remarkable year, breaking free of the shackles that were causing the Taiwanese OEM...