Everyday news breaks left right and center in the world of technology. It is pretty much impossible to capture all these stories and bring a detailed report. And not bring this news to our readers feels unfair.
Just as a disclaimer, we would not be divulging into details of the story and just give a brief outline of what the story was all about. So without any further adieu lets begin on what caught our attention on what has been a boring, typical Wednesday no action day on March 5, 2014.
Google Indoor Maps arrive for India
India has embraced the mall culture in the recent years with lot of glee. Every weekend you and I cannot help but find ourselves at a mall or the other for some reason or the other. It is easy to get lost in a mall if you are there for the first time. To fight this, Google has a pretty cool service called the Indoor Google Maps. This service, after being popular in the likes of US, has finally made way to India. Google indoor maps currently work with 75 indoor venues across 22 cities of India. More are slated to be added later in the year. Some of the most popular venues currently are Ambiance Mall or Select City Walk in Gurgaon. To access the indoor maps, all you have to do is to zoom into the location that supports it and zoom out to quit.
Popular Windows 8 Twitter Client MetroTwit shuts down
It is a rather sad day if you are a Twitter enthusiast and use standalone apps to access it on Windows 8. MetroTwit was perhaps the best application among several mediocre options. However, thanks to API restrictions of Twitter on third party apps, the devs have pulled the app from Windows store. The app is no longer available for download but the users who have already installed it can use it without any issue, though, obviously there would be no more support or updates. (Image: TNW)
Sony Announces the Xperia E1 in India and promises the best music experience on a smartphone with it
Sony certainly is upping it’s game in 2014. Just days after announcing the Xperia Z1 Compact in India, the company as announced another device in the form of Xperia E1. The company certainly is looking across the price slabs in 2014 instead of just focusing on select categories and the E1 is aimed at budget conscious customers. The device with 4 inch WVGA screen, a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm SoC and 3 MP Camera has modest specs, but the catch is the device is aimed to strike the musical chords of your heart. The phone comes with a 100 dB speaker, a dedicated walkman key and shake to shuffle songs feature. The only sad part is that the device has only 4 GB internal memory so you must invest in a memory card to bring your music library over.
Android Developer Data hints that more than 62% Android phones now run JellyBean
Since time immemorial, it has been a long standing debate, which version of Android does your device run? As of March, the numbers make JellyBean as the most popular Android version as it is now on more than 62% of the devices. Breaking this down further, more than 35% of devices are on Android 4.1 JellyBean while 17% are rocking Android 4.2. The newly released Android KitKat is on a miserly 2.5% of devices.
Your Jet Airways Tickets will automatically be integrated with Google Now
In another step to come on par with the big global airlines of the world, Jet Airways has become the first Indian airlines to integrate their tickets with Google Now. So, if you are traveling on a Jet flight and have had your tickets booked via the Jet Airways website or mobile application and given your Gmail ID, you would receive contextual information right in Google Now regarding your flight. This information includes flight information in case of delays as well as important information like the Terminal Gate number etc. (Image: Trak.in)