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Google changes course, proposes proprietary in-app purchase API as web standard

Developers rejoice, there may be (eventually) a store-agnostic way to sell in-application items Google has decided to try to openly standardize one of its own APIs for handling in-app purchases in web apps rather than pursuing a previously proposed proprietary plan.…
Tags: Google, Software

Tech tracker Tile testifies in Congress: Apple's geolocation nagging is so not fair

Alleges anticompetitive behaviour in the walled garden. There's no party like a third party, eh? Channeling their inner Kevin Patterson, Tile this week bemoaned Apple's unfairness to a US congressional panel in Colorado investigating the iPhone maker's stewardship of its app ecosystem.…
Tags: Apple, Congress, Colorado, US, Software, Kevin Patterson

Fitbit unfurls last new wearable before it's gobbled by Google, right on time for global pandemic lockdown

Track your jogs around the block – while those are still allowed The gyms are shut. The government wants you to stay indoors. You can only leave your home once per day. And nobody, it seems, told Fitbit, which this week announced its latest calorie-counting, timber-trimming wearable – the Fitbit Charge 4.…
Tags: Google, Software

Google Cloud Engine outage caused by 'large backlog of queued mutations'

Ad giant added memory to servers, restarted, watched things get worse ... is on top of things again now A 14-hour Google cloud platform outage that we missed in the shadow of last week's G Suite outage was caused by a failure to scale, an internal investigation has shown.…
Tags: Google, Software

Who you gonna call? Google Cloud Platform's beta Service Directory is like a phone book for microservice discovery

Playing catch-up with AWS and not that smart, but some advantages over DNS Google Cloud Platform's Service Directory, which aims to enhance microservice discovery, has hit beta.…
Tags: Google, Software

#579 Becoming a Small Business Owner by Accident

Listen to “#579 Becoming a Small Business Owner by Accident” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: Many of us become a small business owner by accident. We never set out to be a small business owner, but along the way things happen that lead us down that path – we’re frustrated with our bosses, we get laid off, we want more control over our time, and so on. Accidental entrepreneur Marcus Babcock is here to share what he’s learned ab...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Small Business, Colorado, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneur, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Software, Chris Rodgers, Digital Marketing, Marcus, Google Data Studio, Small Business Radio Show, Nextiva LinkedIn

Apple's latest macOS Catalina update mysteriously borks SSH for some unlucky fans. What could be the cause?

Connecting to a port greater than 8192 using a hostname now stalls, possibly Apple's latest update to macOS Catalina appears to have broken SSH for some users.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Catalina

Xiaomi, phone home: Chinese everything shop currently making most sales on smartphones

For now. (Having mattresses and smartbogs to fall back on doesn't sound so nuts anymore) Over half of Chinese electronics, scooters and underwear corp Xiaomi's revenue came from smartphone sales, according to audited figures published today [PDF].…
Tags: Software, Xiaomi

Security lapse exposed Republican voter firm’s internal app code

A voter contact and canvassing company, used exclusively by Republican political campaigns, mistakenly left an unprotected copy of its app’s code on its website for anyone to find. The company, Campaign Sidekick, helps Republican campaigns canvass their districts using its iOS and Android apps, which pull in names and addresses from voter registration rolls. Campaign Sidekick says it has helped campaigns in Arizona, Montana, and Ohio — and contributed to the Brian Kemp campaign, which saw him na...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Texas, Montana, Social Media, Tech, Georgia, Software, Arizona, Computing, Ohio, Republican, Operating Systems, Founder, Democratic, Brian Kemp

Outage hits some Google Cloud services, error rate curve flattens and they're coming back

Good luck if you're a user of Cloud SQL, Cloud Data Fusion, or Cloud Composer Google’s cloud is experiencing trouble.…
Tags: Google, Software

Microsoft Teams is coming to consumers — but Skype is here to stay

Microsoft today announced that later this year, it will launch what is essentially a consumer version of Teams, its Slack-like text, audio and video chat application. Teams for your personal life, as Microsoft likes to call it, will feature a number of tools that will make it easier for families and small groups to organize events, share information and get on video calls, too. As Google has long demonstrated, there can never be enough messaging applications, but it’s interesting to see Mi...
Tags: Google, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Software, Teams, Skype, Operating Systems, Slack, Messaging Apps, Yusuf Mehdi, Skype Skype, Teleconferencing, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft Edge is getting smart copy and paste, a password monitor and vertical tabs

Microsoft today announced a ton of new features for its productivity apps, but it also used today’s release to highlight a few new features that are coming to its Chromium-based Edge browser in the near future. Most of these are pretty straightforward and expected, like its Collections bookmarking feature coming to mobile later this year, but some are quite a surprise. Edge is getting vertical tabs, for example. A lot of browsers have experimented with this in the past but it has often bee...
Tags: Google, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Web Browsers, Software, Password, Computing, Freeware, Skype, Edge, Vivaldi, World Wide Web, Google-chrome, Chromium, Microsoft Edge

Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans

Microsoft today announced a slew of new products, but at the core of the release is a major change to how the company is marketing its tools and services to consumers. Office 365, which has long been the brand for the company’s subscription service for its productivity tools like Word, Excel and Outlook, is going away. On April 21, it’ll be replaced by new Microsoft 365 plans, including new personal and family plans (for up to six people) at $6.99 and $9.99 respectively. That’s the same price...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Adobe, Microsoft, Office, Office 365, Tech, Designer, Getty-Images, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Editor, Windows 10, Bank

Adobe PhoneGap falls between the cracks thanks to new Apple requirements, developers fume

Still using PhoneGap? Don't Developers using Adobe's PhoneGap framework for building mobile apps for iOS and Android may soon be unable to submit to Apple's App Store, thanks to Adobe's use of an old iOS SDK.…
Tags: Apple, Adobe, Software

You know all those stories of leaky cloud buckets taken offline? Well, some may still be there, just badly hidden

Plus, Google warns of fake journo phishing attacks Roundup It's once again time for the El Reg security roundup.…
Tags: Google, Software

Delivery drones: where are they when we really need them?

Amazon promised. Google trialed. UPS got itself a licence. But only one percent of retailers are interested because they're still mostly rubbish More than one billion people are in Coronavirus-inspired lockdown and even going out to shop for essentials increases the risk of the virus spreading.…
Tags: Google, Amazon, Software

Google warns against disabling websites during Coronavirus pandemic

Your search ranking will suffer less if you just make it a bit rubbish instead As companies shut their doors against the coronavirus outbreak, Google has released a set of guidelines to website owners on how to minimise the long-terms effects on their business's search ranking.…
Tags: Google, Software

Google polishes platinum Cloud Foundry membership badge as foundation takes KubeCF under its wing

We talk to CF's CTO as missing piece added to open-source application platform Cloud Foundry, an open-source foundation dedicated to a cloud-oriented application platform, is now incubating the KubeCF project, and has also welcomed Google upgrading its membership to platinum – the highest level.…
Tags: Google, Software, Cto

What's a Google Play? Huawei talks up fledgling AppGallery store, shows off another voice assistant with a female name

Oh Ce-Celia, I'm down on my knees, I'm begging you please to phone home For much of its life, Huawei didn't have to think too much about its software ecosystem, at least with regard to its once-growing Western market. But then Donald Trump pulled the rug out from underneath the Middle Kingdom mobe maker with a Google embargo.…
Tags: Google, Software, Donald Trump, Huawei, Middle Kingdom, Celia

From Gmail to Gfail: Google's G-Suite topples over for unlucky netizens, rights itself

East Coast looks to be hardest hit. C'mon, Chocolate Factory, we're relying on you to pull us through A bunch of Google services, from Gmail and Google Drive to Hangouts and Classroom, fell offline for unlucky netizens in North America today.…
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Software, North America, East Coast

Things that make you go zoom: Huawei rolls out pictastic P40 phones, no Google Play Store in sight

Chocolate Factory's software souk still Trumped, so you'll have to make do with AppGallery Undeterred by US boycotts, Huawei has pushed out a new range of Android smartphones without the Google software that usually comes with them.…
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, US, Software, Huawei

After a brief pause, Google restarts Chrome and Chrome OS releases

It was only a week ago that Google said it would hit pause on Chrome and Chrome OS releases “due to adjusted work schedules” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, however, the company announced that it would resume releases — but with an adjusted schedule. In the age of rapid-release schedules for browsers, the exact details of the new release schedules won’t actually matter all that much in practice. I’m sure most Chrome users have no idea which version they are actually using. In case y...
Tags: Chrome, Google, TC, Tech, Web Browsers, Software, Chrome Os, Freeware, Operating Systems, Google-chrome

Apple: Relax, we're not totally screwing web apps. But yes, third-party cookies are toast

Sure, we'll delete local data after seven days but there's a way to avoid that After three years of escalating restrictions on third-party cookies to protect user privacy, Apple on Tuesday went all-in with full third-party cookie blocking.…
Tags: Apple, Software

Twitter pulls The Federalist’s dangerous ‘pox’ coronavirus tweet

A tweet by conservative online magazine The Federalist, which suggested people should deliberately infect themselves with the coronavirus strain COVID-19, has been pulled after it “violated” Twitter’s rules. The infringing tweet, posted on Wednesday morning, said: “It is time to think outside the bod and seriously consider a somewhat unconventional approach to COVID-19: controlled voluntary infection.” A spokesperson for Twitter confirmed the tweet violated its rules, but did not say why. The...
Tags: Health, Security, Twitter, Tweet, Tech, Spokesperson, Software, Operating Systems, Gu, Eugene Gu, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cool Quit

Stocks blast higher on expectation of sweeping federal action

There are no free market fanatics on corporate boards the moment the economy wobbles. Today makes the point, with stocks shooting higher on the back of news that a sweeping federal package of aid and stimulus should soon pass Congress. The goal of the financial package is to blunt the impact of COVID-19-related market disruptions that have led to mass layoffs, and an economy expected to slip into recession. Today in regular hours the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) led American indices by cl...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Congress, White House, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Software, Stock Market, Nasdaq, Newton, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Dow-Jones

Where's our software, Langowski? Windows Insider Program gets new leader

Also: Edge hits the pause button and F# 5 Preview 1 is here Roundup In a week that saw ups and downs for collaboration platform Teams, Windows 10 cross the magic billion mark and Apple admit that maybe Microsoft was right about the whole Surface thing, the Redmond gang continues its remote toiling.…
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Software, Langowski

Google Drive 3.49.9760.2421

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs.
Tags: Google, Software

Freed from the office, home workers roam sunlit uplands of IPv6... 2 metres apart

Clouds, silver linings etc. The long-awaited IPv6 train may finally be pulling into the station as Google reported a spike in usage.…
Tags: Google, Software

Stocks broadly fall as Nasdaq dips modestly, SaaS gains on the day

The stock market’s movements in recent weeks have often felt like unified action. When one American index fell, the others were generally right there with it, rising and falling in concert. Today wasn’t like that. Indeed, in regular trading today the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down sharply. The S&P 500 dipped a little less, but was mostly in line. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, however, was not. And perhaps even more surprising, a key subset of the technology world wasn’t down at all — i...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Tesla, Companies, Software, Ford, Nasdaq, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Fitch Ratings, COVID, BBB GM

With its stores outside China shuttered, Apple ditches two-mobes-per-customer limit for online shoppers

Who wants 999 iPhones? As Apple stores outside of Mainland China remain stubbornly closed, the firm has dropped the two-iPhone limit on its website, allowing customers to (theoretically) spend millions on shiny new mobes.…
Tags: Apple, China, Software, Mainland China

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