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BlackBerry To Kill Paid Apps From Its App Store

BlackBerry Limited manages BlackBerry brand licensing and software

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BlackBerry. IANS
  • Blackberry will remove paid apps from its app stores
  • The change will begin from April 1 od this year
  • Blackberry will remove all the paid content

BlackBerry Limited has informed a few app developers that it will forcibly remove paid software from the “BlackBerry World” app store from April 1.

“BlackBerry has started alerting developers with paid apps in the ‘BlackBerry World’ store through email. According to the message, BB10 users won’t be able to purchase anything from the store starting on April 1 when the paid content will be removed,” SlashGear reported late on Tuesday.

Blackberry removes all paid apps from its app stores. Wikimedia Commons
Blackberry removes all paid apps from its app stores. Wikimedia Commons

The company reportedly said the marketplace will become a “free-only storefront” and that “all purchasing mechanisms will be disabled”.

“That switch from paid to free must happen by March 31. Any paid content that hasn’t been converted will simply be removed altogether on the next day. Developers who only have free content on ‘BlackBerry World’ don’t need to take any action,” the report added.

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In December 2017, BlackBerry had promised to support BB10 for at least two more years with “BlackBerry World” slated to close down officially on December 31, 2019.

The developers are being informed of this development. Wikimedia Commons
The developers are being informed of this development. Wikimedia Commons

BlackBerry 10 or BB10 is a proprietary mobile operating system for the BlackBerry line of smartphones, both developed by BlackBerry Limited.

BlackBerry Limited manages BlackBerry brand licensing and software. IANS

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Microsoft Mobile Apps to Take Mobile Productivity on Next Level

Productivity features like Play My Emails will let users listen to their inbox as if it were a podcast, and "Read Aloud" will serve a similar function in Word and Office apps

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According to the company Microsoft, its Apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive will now all share common design elements and look far more similar. Pixabay

Microsoft has given a facelift to its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps.

Designed with Microsoft’s Fluent Design system, the changes are meant to “take mobile productivity to the next level,” according to the tech giant.

The apps now have a more consistent visual design, which includes new app icons, splash screens, cards, typography and more.

Productivity features like Play My Emails will let users listen to their inbox as if it were a podcast, and “Read Aloud” will serve a similar function in Word and Office apps, Engadget has recently reported.

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Microsoft has given a facelift to its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps. Pixabay

According to the company, its apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive will now all share common design elements and look far more similar.

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Even Yammer, Teams, and Planner are getting new versions as well. (IANS)