Live: Google unveils Photos service at I/O
Google will kick off its I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Thursday, shedding light on the latest advances in its Android operating system. The two-day conference starts with a keynote at 12:30 p.m
This Single Text Message Can Crash Your iPhone
A single line of text, sent via text message, has the power to crash an iPhone.
The bug, which popped up on Reddit Tuesday afternoon, can force a recipient's phone to crash and reboot, or lock user
Rare images of 2 volcanic islands being created
The birth of a volcanic island is a potent and beautiful reminder of our dynamic planet’s ability to make new land.
Google, GoPro team up on Jump 360-degree camera array for our VR future
Complementing Google's Cardboard VR headset and YouTube's support for 360-degree VR video, filmmakers will have a camera-array rig for virtual-reality video creation.
I'm a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing
5 things I wish people understood about bias in American police departments.
Tom Hardy shut down a sexist question about 'Mad Max'
Tom Hardy shut down a sexist question about 'Mad Max' at a Cannes Film Festival Panel.
Here’s Vietnam’s first homegrown smartphone
It’s an ambitious first phone. The event this afternoon mirrored this ambition, with top leadership at Bkav stepping on stage like at a launch event by Apple.
How to win the talent war without outspending your competition
Attacking this concern directly is how Administrate , a very small company with fewer than 25 employees has been able to compete in the white-hot market of Edinburgh, Scotland. “One benefit we just started which has proved to be a game changer is we went to a 4-day, 32-hour workweek,” says CEO, John Peebles, “But we still pay everyone a 5-day wage.” This might seem drastic — even expensive both in terms of productivity and pay — but Peebles says the opposite is true. “This has been a big differentiator, doesn’t cost the company anything, improves overall productivity and focus, and helps develop a better quality of life overall for our team.”
Microsoft's new Windows Store policy will combat junk apps
It's no secret that Windows Store has serious issues not just with scammy apps, but also with spammy ones. Now, Microsoft is finally addressing that problem by introducing a stricter certification policy for new and existing apps that could clean its catalog enough to make browsing the store less painful. The new policy has four main points starting with eliminating apps with almost identical names and icons, those whose titles don't match up with their content, and those that aren't very useful or unique. Microsoft will also prune away applications considerably more expensive than similar ones in its category.
The company now requires informational apps to be clearly labeled as a "guide" or as a "tutorial," as well, else they risk being purged. Finally, an app's title, description, tags and keywords should all be relevant to what it does, otherwise Microsoft might delete it. These rules sound like they could demolish most clone and junk apps from Windows Store if properly enforced -- let's hope Microsoft makes sure that they do.
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