Unlike Apple, however, Google has been lax about enforcing the rule. Google said the policy applies to fewer than 3 percent of developers with apps in the Play Store "We only collect a service fee if the developer charges users to download their app or they sell in-app digital items, and we think that is fair," Samat said. Changes coming to the next version of Android, due out next year, will make it easier for people to use other app stores while watching out for user safety, according to Samat. "Even if a developer and Google do not agree on business terms the developer can still distribute on the Android platform," Samat said. "This is why Fortnite, for example, is available directly from Epic's store or from other app stores including Samsung's Galaxy App store." Apple and Google in August pulled video game sensation Fortnite from their mobile app shops after its maker, Epic Games, released an update that dodges revenue-sharing with the tech titans. The latest version of … [Read more...] about Google clamps down on apps dodging Play Store 30% cut
This is the darkest moment for Huawei and for Chinese national technology firms as well. Due to the restrictions imposed by the US, Huawei will no longer be able to get access to the advanced chips for smartphones, which will affect Huawei’s smartphone business greatly in the next few years. Huawei is singlehandedly standing up to the only superpower in the world. As a consumer, I will support this great company all the time by buying its smartphones, tablets, laptops, TV, you name it. Because this is the only way I can help this company. … [Read more...] about From readers: Huawei will survive and thrive
Daughter of a former air force sergeant and a primary school teacher, Singh secured all-India rank 2, for being the younger of the two perfect scorers. When asked if she expected this score, she said, “I had expected to get 700 as I was aiming to be among the top 40 (to make it to AIIMS). But 720/720 is unbelievable.” … [Read more...] about NEET 2020: Yogi Adityanath to root for top scorer Akanksha Singh’s joint first rank
By Vineeta Dwivedi It started with an annoying back pain that came on suddenly during an interesting classroom discussion. That could be dismissed as a result of bad posture during long, interminable zoom sessions. Nothing that a full hour of yoga couldn’t cure, I thought. But it didn’t go away. The next day, the pain was even worse. This was the beginning of September and our Corona nightmare. There was no fever even until Day Three and I was beginning to get suspicious that the body ache and fatigue was a sign of something more sinister. The next evening, my mother complained of fever and upon checking, it was found to be 100 degrees Fahrenheit. That was it. We rushed that evening into the walk-in emergency room at the nearest hospital, one of the biggest tertiary care hospitals in the city, which was doing a walk-in Covid test. The place looked dreadful -- a pall of disease everywhere. It took a long while to pay up the Rs 2,400 each to get the test done. We were … [Read more...] about Been to Corona hell and back!
NEW DELHI: Skoda Auto India, the Indian subsidiary of the Czech automaker announced on Wednesday that it had entered the used car market with the ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ programme.Under this programme, handpicked vehicles meticulously assessed by trained professionals, across a comprehensive set of 160 plus points of inspection and wherever necessitated restored to past glory using genuine parts and accessories will be offered to the customers.Apart from Skoda Auto India, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor India and Toyota are also operating in this domain. Skoda auto vehicles bought under the ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ programme will come with a manufacturer-backed warranty that spans over a timeframe of up to 24 months or 150,000 kilometres (whichever is earlier). The designated programme will also house automobiles that do not don the Skoda badge and can be purchased, nonetheless, with a warranty that spans over a timeframe of up to 12 months or 15,000 kilometres. … [Read more...] about Skoda Auto India enters used car market