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Office Store app developers can now charge subscriptions


Microsoft is adding subscription pricing for apps in its Office Store, besides opening eight new store fronts. Developers will be allowed to charge a monthly recurring fee for their applications which they can promote and distribute globally or within the 31 individual selectable markets where the Office Store is available. The ...

Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip a ‘marketing gimmick’, Qualcomm exec says


Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s is more a marketing stunt than a technical enhancement and though it will not deliver any immediate benefits to smartphone users, there are other reasons to move to 64-bit, a Qualcomm executive said on Tuesday. “I know there’s a lot of noise because ...

Thumbs up to Apple’s fingerprint sign-on


APPLE has been copping some heavy flak over the Touch ID fingerprint scanner built into the home button on its new and very expensive iPhone 5s. Instead of typing in a passcode to unlock the phone, a user need only give the button a quick dab with a thumb or finger. ...