Moto G6 review: Value-for-money smartphone with premium design, features

Motorola, a Lenovo-owned smartphone manufacturer, recently refreshed its affordable Moto G-series with the launch of the Moto G6 in India. The smartphone is the first Moto device to sport a tall screen, which has become a common feature in smartphones launched in 2018.

Interestingly, it is not just a new aspect ratio screen, the phone also gets dual rear cameras, premium glass built, front-mounted fingerprint sensor and a face unlock mechanism that makes it a feature rich proposition in the midrange segment.

The Moto G6 seems to be a value for money proposition, at least on paper. However, does it tick all the right boxes when it comes to real life scenarios? Let’s find out:

Moto G6 design The Moto G6 features a classic Motorola design with metal chassis sandwiched in between the front and back glasses. The glass design looks premium and the phone feels solid in hand. However, just like any other glass-based smartphone, the phone’s back is a fingerprint magnet that dulls its sheen and makes it look greasy. The dual camera set-up and LED flash on the back is placed inside a circular module that bulges out, making the phone uneven on flat surfaces and attracts scratches on the rim. On the front, the modern 5.7-inch 18:9 aspect ratio screen stretches from edge-to-edge, but leaves noticeable bezels on the top and bottom. Thankfully, the bottom bezel features fingerprint sensor that improves the READ MORE


As Facebook turns 14, Zuckerberg reveals dark truths about social network

Mark Zuckerberg has offered fresh self-criticism, acknowledging making numerous mistakes in building the world’s biggest social network as Facebook marked its 14th birthday.
“Over the years, I’ve made almost every mistake you can imagine,” the Facebook co-founder said on his personal page.
“I’ve made dozens of technical errors and bad deals. I’ve trusted the wrong people and I’ve put talented people in the wrong roles.

I’ve missed important trends and I’ve been slow to others. I’ve launched product after product that failed.”
The post, a reflection of the 14 years since Zuckerberg launched Facebook as a Harvard student, was the latest to acknowledge problems in the social network that has grown to some two billion users but has also been criticized for enabling misinformation and manipulation.
In recent weeks, Facebook has unveiled steps to refocus on family and friends, even if that means people spend less time on the network.
Yesterday’s post suggested a continual re-evaluation of how Facebook works.
“The reason our community exists today is not because we avoided mistakes,” Zuckerberg wrote.

Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from ‘Spectre’ chip flaw

Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

On Wednesday, Alphabet Inc’s Google and other security researchers disclosed two major chip flaws, one called Meltdown affecting only Intel Corp chips and one called Spectre affecting nearly all computer chips made in the last decade. The news sparked a sell-off in Intel’s stock as investors tried to gauge the costs to the chipmaker.

In a statement on its website, Apple said all Mac and iOS devices are affected by both Meltdown and Spectre. But the most recent operating system updates for Mac computers, Apple TVs, iPhones and iPadsprotect users against the Meltdown attack and do not slow down the devices, it added, and Meltdown does not affect the Apple Watch.Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to read more

Electric cars may soon sport green number plates

Indian roads may see a new colour on the number plates of cars — a green one, with the NITI Aayog planning such a move for electric vehicles. At present, the country has four kinds of number plates: White (with black numbers) for personal vehicles, yellow for commercial vehicles, black (with yellow numbers) for self-drive rental vehicles, and blue for embassy vehicles.

A draft policy on e-vehicles, being prepared by the government think tank, has also suggested three-year free parking and toll waivers. According to a person familiar with the suggestions …


Facebook faces flak for removing birth photographer Moutrie’s video

Facebook is facing criticism from fans of birth photographer Monet Nicole Moutrie after her ‘Birth Becomes Her’ video that amassed over 100 million views over a period of seven months was removed from the social media platform.

With no notice, Facebook has removed the video, Cosmopolitan reported on Monday.Reacting to the Facebook response, many users are sharing the video again.

“Monet Nicole Moutrie was banned from Facebook again, this time for this video. Share far and wide!”, wrote one user.

Making her dissatisfaction public, Moutrie said in blog post that the video was removed for violating community standards.

“And I was effectively banned from Facebook because of it,” she said.

As per its community standards, Facebook removes “photographs of people displaying genitals or read more

After food orders, Zomato waives fees from restaurants for reservations too

Online restaurant guide and food ordering firm Zomato on Tuesday said the company has decided to waive fees from the restaurants accepting table reservations through it.

The company had last month decided to forgo commissions charged from around 70 per cent of restaurants on food orders placed through Zomato.
“Retrospectively from June 1, 2017 onward, our restaurant partners will not need to pay a ‘per cover’ fee or even a platform fee to accept seamless digital table reservations from Zomato. Yes, the service will be completely free,” Zomato Founder and read more

Cashback, buyback, more: Know Reliance Jio offers on Apple iPhone 8 series

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first Apple products to be launched in India with an introductory offer from most e-commerce portals.
The two smartphones are also the first Apple devices that can be availed of on a 12-month contract from Reliance Jio.
In India, the iPhone 8 base model with 64 GB storage is priced at Rs 64,000 and the higher storage model with 256 GB internal storage is priced at Rs 77,000.
On the other hand, the iPhone 8 Plus base model with 64 GB and 256 storage are priced at Rs 73,000 and read more