Microsoft demands your mobile number when setting up Windows 10 Build 17063


Windows 10 Build 17063 asks, nay, demands that you give your mobile phone number to Microsoft during the set up process. If you refuse to give the number to the gang in Redmond, you will not be allowed to finish installing the new build on your PC. The screen that demands your number says “Link your Phone and PC. Windows loves all your devices-get essential apps that help you work better across your devices.”

There is no “Skip” button, and when you enter your mobile number an SMS message is sent to your smartphone that links the two devices. This allows you to use features like “Continue …


More lawsuits against Apple over iPhone slowdowns, one demands $1 trillion

Over the past month, thousands of iPhone users worldwide finally got a confirmation that they are, in fact, not insane — older iPhones do get slower with time and no, it’s not just because new iOS versions are more demanding. The issue was found to be the degrading batteries and how Apple chose to handle them. Since Li-Ion cells have a limited lifetime and their capability to hold a full charge diminishes over a couple of years, Apple has set a safety mechanism in place — if a battery degrades below 80% of its capacity, the iPhone’s hardware will get permanently throttled. That way, you get worse …

Oracle won't let go, still demands its $9.3 billion from Google

It’s been seven years already. Oracle is suing Google for unfair use of Java in the Android OS. The case has visited many different courtrooms, including the Supreme Court, and Oracle is getting shut down left, right and center, but it won’t give up.

Last year, a federal jury ruled in Google’s favor, stating that the use of Java in Android is, in fact, covered by the fair use doctrine. Then Oracle promised to appeal, and on Friday it did just that. The appeal consists 155 pages, and it claims that the use of its software by Google is “classic unfair use”, while also saying that “Google reaped …

Choosing a Mobile Application Developer that Suit Your Demands

Mobile applications are becoming increasingly popular with the current generation who likes to have everything within the reach of their hands. A vast number of people who are unfamiliar with the latest gadgets also resort to the use of smartphone application for a variety of need. Ranging from services like food delivery to all kinds of good on the e-commerce platform, apps are developing in almost all fields of commerce.

You may have a number of reasons to design a mobile app – advertising, making the products or services you offer easily accessible and so on. Read on, to ensure that you make a learned decision when it comes to hiring a mobile app developer. With the rapid growth of smart phone users, mobile application development has turned into a thriving industry. There are numerous companies that offer these services as it requires a certain amount of technical skills and expertise. USA is flooded with numerous app development companies for the various platforms some of them being Small Planet Digital, AppInventiv, Blue label Labs, Tendigi, Fueled, Mojotech, Two Tosters and so on. Before you jump into a decision take a look, at some of the necessary factors required in app development.

Firstly you need to decide upon the type of application you require – native, hybrid or web. The native type of web application is made specifically for a single platform, be it android, iOS, Blackberry or Windows phone. These are personalized for a specific platform therefore will ensure increased performance and ease of use. The hybrid variety of apps can be used on the mobile as well as on the web browser in the html format. These kinds of apps are not as fast when compared to native apps. The web applications can be opened on mobile phones and may take up a d design on the browser and a different one on the mobile phone. These cannot use the mobile hardware nor are they found on app stores.

After you have figured put the type of application that you wish to develop, you need to establish a clear mode of communication with your app developer. There has to be an open understanding of the vision you have in mind, the time required and the pricing. Make sure that you do not go by an economical pricing alone. A company that has a past history of successful pursuits should be considered and the achievements and previous works must be considered before hiring them. There are many companies that are willing to engage in one to one conversations throughout the process thus ensuring customer satisfaction. You can also choose from fully fledged companies and a bunch of freelancers who work together depending on your needs and requirements. If you need the company to handle deployment at the app stores as well as to work on maintenance, it has to be informed and their policies on deployment need to be studied.

So, before you commit yourself, hold a personal meeting with the possible developer communicates you demands and choose well.