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Many major happenings took place in the world of technology in the month of July. More and more information is being released about windows 8 and Google+ is doing everything to improve. Yahoo got a new Female CEO and much more. Lets start with Google Maps…
(1)Google Maps goes indoors in UK
So now while travelling in UK, you not only get an option to find places, but also find the inside specific places. Such as finding a washroom on a railway terminal will not be as easy as it is at our own home. This feature was available at some places in US last year, but now Google launched this feature in UK for android users. So indoor maps will appear when you zoom in a specific location of a map.
(2)iPad Mini to come out this year
The smaller version of iPad is going to come out this year according to some insider’s news. The new iPad would have screen of size 7’’-8’’. This news came into existence after Microsoft flaunted its Surface Tablet and Google announced Nexus 7 last month.
(3)The gold master: OS X Mountain Lion Released for developers
Apple released final developer version of OS X Mountain Lion called Gold Master on 10th of July, 2012 which is very similar to the final version to be released to general public to purchase.
(4) Windows 8 to be portable
At digital worldwide partner conference, Microsoft showed how a USB stick can run windows 8 on a PC having windows 7 installed. So you can carry your windows with yourself now and use it anywhere. This portable version saves your apps and settings in USB stick itself.
(5) Captions for Google+ hangouts
New App released known as Hangout Captions enables you to read real-time captions in Google+ hangouts … but actually Closed Captioning. By this app, you can either connect live text from professional transcripts to your hangout or type in text box yourself. Right now they allow only professional transcription thorough Stream Text and “Do-It-Yourself” basic transcriptions. This app is available on app’s website. It requires you to not only install the app but grant it some access to your Google+ account
(6) WikiLeaks wins battle against Visa, MasterCard
WikiLeaks won the legal battle against Visa and MasterCard in Iceland Court. The Judge ordered Visa and MasterCard to resume processing the donations made to the Controversial Site. Their payments were stopped after WikiLeaks published classified diplomatic American Cables. According to WikiLeaks “This is a significant victory against Washington’s attempt to silence Wikileaks. We will not be silenced. Economic censorship is censorship. It is wrong. When it’s done outside the rule of law it is doubly wrong.”
(7) Google vice President Marissa Mayer becomes Yahoo CEO
The employee number 20 at Google has now left the company to join Yahoo as CEO. She replaces former Yahoo head Scott Thompson, who resigned in May involving some dispute. Marissa has now joined the elite club of Female CEO’s of major American Tech Companies while include the CEOs of IBM and HP.
(8) Galaxy S III 64GB to be out in second half this year
Samsung has confirmed that the 64GB version of its Galaxy S III is under development and is expected to be available during second half of this year. Samsung Galaxy S III was unveiled on May 4, 2012 and has been a high-selling Smartphone ever since. Powered by v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), it is currently available in 16GB and 32GB versions globally.
(9) All Windows apps will be try-before-you-buy
Happens with everyone. You buy an app and then you get to know that it is pure crap disguised into a great looking app. So all the windows 8 apps will be try-it-before-you-buy-it. You will be able to try every app for 7 days before you’ll have spent some bucks of your pocket and buy it.
(10) Google Unveils broadband Internet Service
Google unveiled its Google Fiber broadband Internet Service in Kansas City, Missouri on 26th of July with a promising speed of 100 times faster than the fastest available by traditional US telecommunication companies. According to the Patrick Pichette, Google Chief Financial Officer “The internet is a huge force and yet we are at the crossroad”. They claim that the internet speeds will be around 1 Gigabyte per second.