TecQ: Moto G5 Plus, TRAI, Fast-Speed, Unlimited Internet & More

TecQ is our weekly round-up of stories from the world of technology.

1. Moto G5 Plus First Impressions: Moto G Now Goes Metal on a Budget

Moto G5 Plus gets a 12-megapixel camera. (Photo: The Quint)

Now that MWC 2017 is over, Lenovo has taken no time to launch its Moto G5 Plus in the Indian market. With the price starting from Rs 14,999, the Moto G5 Plus is available in 3/4GB RAM variants, both offering 32 GB of expandable storage.

This is the first Moto G phone to move away from being a safe bet in terms of design, and borrowing its elements from the recently launched Moto Z and Moto Z Play. Check out the first take here from The Quint on the latest Moto G phone.

2. High-Speed, Affordable Internet: Broadband Users Spoilt For Choice

In 2017, these brands are vying for your attention. (Photo: Altered by The Quint)

There’s never been a better time to get a home broadband connection in India. The Netflix and Hotstar-esque video-streaming platforms will be pleased. With speeds ranging up to 100 Mbps and no data usage limit, the new high-speed internet also comes in an affordable package.

With prices starting from Rs 999, 100GB data limits and speeds up to 40Mbps, these are exciting days for anyone who can’t survive without the internet. All thanks to internet brands like Spectranet, ACT Fibernet and a few others.

Airtel and BSNL have shortchanged internet users in India with their mediocre speeds, and fair usage policy (FUP) that only offers limited data usage. But all that is now passé.

Read the story here.

3. Don’t Download Images on WhatsApp, Hackers Could Steal Your Data

WhatsApp and Telegram web version compromised.  

WhatsApp and Telegram’s end-to-end encryption is too safe for its own liking. This week, a security software company has reported that a malware vulnerability, on both the messaging platforms, has raised serious data security concern.

If the knowledge falls into the wrong hands, it could compromise data of millions of WhatsApp and Telegram users. As scary as this might sound, the threat has been notified to WhatsApp and Telegram, and has been fixed at the time of publishing this piece.

The report has been shared by Check Point Software Technologies, who have clearly indicated that downloading images and videos on your phone from these platforms could be riskier than they could imagine.

Read the story here.

4. Tekfusion Twinwoofers M 2.0 Review: It’s Sturdy With Quality Sound

Does the version 2.0 of Twinwoofers impress us? (Photo Courtesy: Tekfusion)

When I got my hands on the first Tekfusion earphones last year, I didn’t have much hopes, but for a brand that’s not counted among the elite, it’s not too bad.

Now in 2017, this brand is back with the Tekfusion Twinwoofers M 2.0. Tekfusion claims this one offers better audio quality, can withstand rough-and-tough usage, and still come at an affordable price tag. For Rs 1,999 we read here to know if this relatively new brand has enough in it to be a worthy buy?

5. TRAI Aims for Public Wi-Fi at Rs 20/GB, but Will It Happen Soon?

Delhi could become a WiFi friendly city by end of this year. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Happy days for internet users on the go may be around the corner, with the government gearing up to offer public Wi-Fi at knock-down prices.

However, there’s no mention of the speeds that may be offered, according to a report in The Times of India. But telecom experts reckon the project may give you 2Mbps, which is way below global standards.

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