Google Play developer policy updated to fight spam

(Credit: Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET) Google today issued a wide-ranging update to its Developer Program Policy, with the aim of making “Google Play a great community for developers and consumers.” The search giant zeroed in on two issues it’s seeing across the Google Play landscape: “deceptive app names and spammy notifications.” From now on, developers will not be allowed to...

giveaway / August 2, 2012 / Software / 42 Comments

The Net must fight back to regain our trust

Trust is tremendously valuable, but unfortunately supplies are running a bit short on the Internet right now. We’ve all heard about Trojan horse malware that poses as software you might want to run, phishing scams that send fake e-mail purporting to be from your bank, and identity thieves who can siphon away your money. But an unpleasant new variety of...

giveaway / September 6, 2011 / Software / 42 Comments

In browser fight, Microsoft’s silver lining gets bigger

Microsoft's IE continues to lose share of the browser market to Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari, but the losses come from older versions of IE. (Credit: Data from Net Applications; chart by Stephen Shankland/CNET) When Microsoft starts pointing to statistics that don’t make it look so great, you can expect the company has a strong turnaround plan in place. Today’s...

giveaway / February 1, 2011 / Software / 48 Comments