It’s always tempting to hit that connect button at Cafes offering Free WiFi. However such connections could put your data at risk especially while doing online banking.
To keep your internet traffic secured, Google appears to be taking a step forward with a Google VPN of its own. Someone has done a little tinkering with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop on a Nexus 6, and has found a new “Google Connectivity Services” on it.
At the moment, it doesn’t appear to work but it looks like this would run a VPN service (presumably free of charge) via Google each time you’re connected to an open WiFi connection. As it is still early, we are not sure if this will be final but the presence of such service does come as a surprise. Without an official announcement, this is still a work in progress and Google might just scrap it quietly later. If it does happen, it would certainly give users a greater peace of mind while utilising Free WiFi hotspots. Another question mark is whether this would be exclusive to Nexus devices and if they would extend it to all Android devices running on the latest Lollipop version.
Micromax is India’s answer to Xiaomi, offering affordable products for the masses. Just like its Chinese counterpart, they have just announced not one but two Smart TVs that would compete with the likes of the Mi TV2. Both models pushes Ultra HD resolution of 4K (2160p) with the smaller 42″ LED TV priced at Rs. 39,990 (about RM2,353), while the bigger 49″ version is going for Rs. 49,990 (about RM2,942). As comparison, Xiaomi’s Mi TV2 is priced at 3,999 CNY, which is RM2,373 at today’s rates and it comes inclusive with a soundbar and sub-woofer.
Both Micromax TVs run on Android but the smaller 42″ TV runs on an older Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while its bigger model gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Google Play Store is included, so you can install any apps including games. Speaking of games, the wireless remote control also doubles up as a game controller as it has a built-in gravity sensor.