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Apple Revises App Store Guidelines, Loosening Some In-App Payment Rules

September 14 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Apple Inc on Friday published a revision of some of its App Store review guidelines, loosening some restrictions on streaming game services, online classes and when developers must use its in-app purchase system, which charges a 30% commission.

The company made the changes after criticism from developers over its App Store practices and afte...

Microsoft Says Small Xbox S Game Console On The Way

September 15 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it will launch a small Xbox S game console priced at $299 in November.

The US technology firm posted a video and fired off a tweet about the Xbox S after word leaked that the hardware is coming as part of a new-generation console line-up expected late this year. "Let's make it official," the Xbox team said in a post at its Twitter account.

Xbox Series S. Next-gen pe...

SCB, BKash & Valyou Launch Bangladesh’s First Blockchain Remittance Service

September 13 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Standard Chartered Bank, in partnership with bKash of Bangladesh and Valyou of Malaysia, today announced the launch of the first blockchain-based cross-bo...

How Key Bangladeshi Industries Are Adapting To The Digital Transformation

September 12 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Bangladesh has seen the good and bad of this pandemic, where the 'good' only implied the rise of opportunities for tech-based businesses. Organiza...

Apple To Delay Privacy Change Threatening Facebook, Mobile Ad Market

September 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Apple Inc said on Thursday that it will delay until early next year changes to its privacy policy that could reduce ad sales by Facebook Inc and other companies targeting users on iPhones and iPads.

The delay could benefit Facebook, which last week said the changes to the iOS 14 operating system would render one of its mobile advertising tools  "so ineffective on iOS 14 that it may not make sense to offer it."  A...

Bangladesh Seeking Swiss Investment In ICT: Foreign Minister To Swiss Ambassador

September 01 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Bangladesh has sought more Swiss investments in the country's hi-tech parks, taking advantage of various incentive packages that the country offers,...

Fitbit Unveils Stress-Tracking Smartwatch

August 27 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Fitbit Inc on Tuesday unveiled a fitness tracker and two smartwatches, including one that purports to help monitor users' stress levels, as the company's pending sale to Alphabet Inc's Google remains mired in antitrust reviews globally.

The Fitbit Sense, priced at $329, replaces the Ionic as the 13-year-old company's most expensive smartwatch, excluding...

Microsoft Says Apple's Move Against 'Fortnite' Creator Would Hurt Its Games

August 25 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft Corp on Sunday said in a court filing that Apple Inc's threat to cut off the creator of "Fortnite" from Apple's developer tools would hurt Microsoft's gaming business, as well as other game developers.

The filing came in a dispute between Apple and Ep...

Classic BlackBerry Mobile Phone Keyboard To Live On

August 23 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The BlackBerry keyboard dethroned by touchscreens will live on in a new 5G smartphone planned for release next year, according to a deal announced on Tuesday.

Texas-based OnwardMobility will work with a Foxconn Technology Gr...