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Skype pulled from Chinese app stores

Apple has removed Skype from the App Store in China, reported the New York Times[1]. It said China’s Ministry of Public Security informed the company that a number of VoIP apps do not comply with local laws. “Therefore these apps have been removed from the App Store in China,” said Apple.

News of Skype’s disappearance comes after WhatsApp stopped working in China[2] earlier this year.

The Chinese government has disrupted voice and video calling in the past.

Microsoft said the Skype app has been temporarily removed from the App Store and it is working on getting it reinstated.

Now read: Skype desktop app gets a big overhaul[3]

References

  1. ^ New York Times (www.nytimes.com)
  2. ^ WhatsApp stopped working in China (mybroadband.co.za)
  3. ^ Skype desktop app gets a big overhaul (mybroadband.co.za)

Firefox vs Chrome

Laptop Mag has run tests[1] on Google Chrome and Firefox to see which browser is faster. The publication found that Firefox Quantum delivered on the “spirit of Mozilla’s promises”, with modest speed increases and noticeable memory savings when multiple tabs were open. Firefox beat Chrome when it came to WebXPRT 2015 and JetStream 1.1 tests, while Chrome won in an Octane 2.0 benchmark.

Chrome was also found to use marginally less memory than Firefox.

It stated that whether users chose the latest version of Firefox or Chrome, they would get a fast and capable browser.

Now read: The most popular programming languages in the world[2]

References

  1. ^ run tests (www.laptopmag.com)
  2. ^ The most popular programming languages in the world (mybroadband.co.za)

Firefox vs Chrome

Laptop Mag has run tests[1] on Google Chrome and Firefox to see which browser is faster. The publication found that Firefox Quantum delivered on the “spirit of Mozilla’s promises”, with modest speed increases and noticeable memory savings when multiple tabs were open. Firefox beat Chrome when it came to WebXPRT 2015 and JetStream 1.1 tests, while Chrome won in an Octane 2.0 benchmark.

Chrome was also found to use marginally less memory than Firefox.

It stated that whether users chose the latest version of Firefox or Chrome, they would get a fast and capable browser.

Now read: The most popular programming languages in the world[2]

References

  1. ^ run tests (www.laptopmag.com)
  2. ^ The most popular programming languages in the world (mybroadband.co.za)