Microsoft launches Visual Studio Code, cross-platform code editor

At its Build 2015 developer conference, Microsoft has announced it is releasing a free cross-platform code editor that will enable many developers to write modern apps for web, cloud, and mobile.

Source: Microsoft launches Visual Studio Code, cross-platform code editor for OS X, Linux and Windows

Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps

iOS and Android developers will be able to port their apps and games directly to Windows universal apps, and Microsoft is enabling this with two new software development kits. On the Android side, Microsoft is enabling developers to use Java and C++ code on Windows 10, and for iOS developers they’ll be able to take advantage of their existing Objective C code.

Source: Huge news: Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps

Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For $2.91 Billion

Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For $2.91 Billion

TechCrunch has confirmed reports that Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility will go to Lenovo for $2.91 billion.

 

South Korea rules pre-installed phone bloatware must be deletable

South Korea rules pre-installed phone bloatware must be deletable

New guidelines will require the industry to allow smartphone users the option to delete unnecessary pre-loaded applications, to rectify unreasonable practices and reduce inconvenience.

Under the new guidelines, telcos are required to make most of their pre-installed apps deletable except for four necessary items related to Wi-Fi connectivity, near-field communication (NFC), the customer service center and the app store.

I wonder how long it will take for the rest of the world to follow suit.