Windows Store cleanup underway

If you’re using Windows 8.x, you’re familiar with the Windows Store, because it’s the main source for Windows 8 applications. Unfortunately the store hasn’t been at all well curated, and it’s filled with scammy and misleading apps.

After a series of complaints, Microsoft is finally doing something about it. At least 1500 scammy apps have been removed from the store. Apps must now (and retroactively) comply with more strict rules on app naming and icon use.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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