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Microsoft Store opens to third-party storefronts
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Store opens to third-party storefronts

The newly-redesigned app store will launch alongside Windows 11 on 5 October
29 Sep 2021
New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem
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business communications

New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem

The tech giant said that it wants its “family of apps to be the best place for businesses, especially SMBs"
17 Sep 2021
Google Calendar now gives greater insight into your workday
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business apps

Google Calendar now gives greater insight into your workday

End users should see the Time Insights update as early as September 16
1 Sep 2021
11 best job boards for tech
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Careers & training

11 best job boards for tech

The best places to apply for tech jobs online, and the tips you need to do so successfully
13 Aug 2021
Xero unveils new app store for small businesses
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business apps

Xero unveils new app store for small businesses

The Xero App Store aims to make it easier for its customers to find, trial and buy software
4 Aug 2021
Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax
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Google Android

Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax

UK legal firm has branded the ‘app tax’ imposed on consumers as 'unlawful'
29 Jul 2021
What is m-commerce?
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Mobile

What is m-commerce?

Why it’s vital for all companies to have mobile-responsive websites
14 Jul 2021
WhatsApp hit with EU complaint over controversial privacy update
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privacy

WhatsApp hit with EU complaint over controversial privacy update

The BEUC has accused the Facebook-owned messaging platform of breaching 'multiple' EU consumer rights with its "vague" policy prompt
12 Jul 2021
Wise debuts on London Stock Exchange with ‘largest ever tech listing’
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Business operations

Wise debuts on London Stock Exchange with ‘largest ever tech listing’

The fintech's market capitalisation has grown to £8.75 billion
8 Jul 2021
What is application software?
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Business operations

What is application software?

We look at the characteristics that define applications, from stand-alone software to full-blown suites
2 Jul 2021
Tech Nation: UK needs more fintech poster-children
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Business strategy

Tech Nation: UK needs more fintech poster-children

Comments follow Wise’s decision to list on the London Stock Exchange without raising any funds
17 Jun 2021
Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer 11 in 2022
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Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer 11 in 2022

The iconic web browser will be absorbed into the Chromium-powered Edge from next June
20 May 2021
Apple faces UK class-action over "excessive" App Store charges
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Policy & legislation

Apple faces UK class-action over "excessive" App Store charges

The claim alleges that Apple deliberately shuts out competitors by forcing customers to use its own payment processing system
11 May 2021
NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport
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privacy

NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport

Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the plans ahead of the UK’s re-entry into international tourism
28 Apr 2021
Zoom launches $100 million fund for app developers
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Zoom launches $100 million fund for app developers

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan hints that the fund was inspired by his own experience launching the video conferencing platform
20 Apr 2021
Choosing a collaboration platform
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Choosing a collaboration platform

Eight questions every IT leader should ask
1 Apr 2021
Nine best productivity apps to optimize your workflow
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Nine best productivity apps to optimize your workflow

Kick your work into overdrive with our nine best productivity apps
31 Mar 2021
Uber to offer electric vehicles to London customers
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Technology

Uber to offer electric vehicles to London customers

The ride-sharing platform won't charge customers extra for using Uber Green, but journeys need to start in 'Zone 1'
29 Mar 2021
Arizona legislators vote against exclusive app store payment systems
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business apps

Arizona legislators vote against exclusive app store payment systems

HB2005 would stop Apple from forcing its payment system on developers and users
4 Mar 2021
WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app
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video conferencing

WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app

Users will be able to answer or make calls directly from their computers, without having to reach for their phones
4 Mar 2021
Xero to acquire Planday for £159 million
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Xero to acquire Planday for £159 million

The acquisition is Xero's largest purchase yet
4 Mar 2021
WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash
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privacy

WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash

The news of the update resulted in millions of new downloads for rival services Telegram and Signal
19 Feb 2021
Apple's block on activity tracking to arrive 'early spring'
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privacy

Apple's block on activity tracking to arrive 'early spring'

Both Facebook and Google have warned the move would result in lost revenues
28 Jan 2021
Apple iOS 14.3 launch brings privacy labels for all apps
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privacy

Apple iOS 14.3 launch brings privacy labels for all apps

App Store now requires developers to disclose how user data is managed
15 Dec 2020