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TecQ: Reliance JioPhone, Mi Max 2, mAadhaar, Sony And More

Top tech stories from this week. 

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

1. Reliance JioPhone With 4G VoLTE Announced: Key Things to Know

Top tech stories from this week. 
JioPhone is a 4G-enabled feature phone. 
(Photo: The Quint)

As expected, the 4G VoLTE feature phone from Reliance Jio was finally announced at the Reliance AGM in Mumbai on Friday. Much to everyone’s surprise, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries confirmed that buying this phone will effectively be free of cost.

The phone will be available for pre-booking from 24 August, bundled with a slew of data plans. Read here to know everything about JioPhone.

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2. Fighting Cybercrime: How Blockchain Can Make Banking More Secure

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Bitcoin symbol.
(Design: The Quint)

In May 2017, a cryptoworm called WannaCry held about 2,00,000 computer systems in 104 countries to ransom. This was followed by another attack in June by NotPetya.

These are the latest in a string of deadly cybercrimes in the past few years, coming on top of the 2013 Yahoo account hacking, the 2014 cyber-attack on 47,000 Sony employees, and the theft of several thousand Tesco Bank accounts last year. Safe to say these are not the last ones.

Read the story here.

3. Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Review: The Supersized Device Gets Premium Touches

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The 5.5-inch OnePlus 5 (left) and the Mi Max 2 (right) size comparison
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2016’s Mi Max was a bit of a leap of faith for Xiaomi, a fledgling attempt at a large-screen-phone-for-a-budget in a segment that had few proof points. Three million Mi Max units later, the folks at Xiaomi are back with the successor, the Mi Max 2.

Questionably portable smartphone or petite tablet? We’re still grappling with that one, but the Max 2 is, without a doubt, one helluva refined phablet.

Read the review here to know the answer.

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4. What’s mAadhaar for Android, and How Does It Work?

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What does mAadhaar app for Android offer? 
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Aadhaar is slowly becoming a vital part of our lives. You’re expected to link Aadhaar with your mobile number, and by the end of 2017, you must link it with bank account as well.

To make things easier for you, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the team behind Aadhaar, has designed an app – mAadhaar – that ensures you don’t have to carry the hardbound Aadhaar card everywhere you go.

The app is available on Google Play Store (supports Android 4.4 KitKat or more), and make sure you download the app which is made by UIDAI, as there are multiple fake apps strolling around there.

Read the story here to know more.

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5. Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review: This Smartphone Has a Bit ‘X-Tra’

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