Microsoft has opened up a flagship HoloLens store for developers in New York. The store will allow developers to try out its untethered holographic computer, HoloLens, and start building HoloLens programs. Developers will have to request an appointment if they are interested in visiting the store.
Developers can also sign up for the HoloLens Development Edition, which is expected to ship early next year.
Google starts indexing HTTPS pages by default
Google wants to promote HTTPS everywhere, and so it has announced it will be indexing HTTPS pages by default. According to the company, this should help improve the security of the Web, and ensure users aren’t browsing through an insecure connection and making them susceptible to hack attacks.
The company will index HTTPS URLs if:
• “It doesn’t contain insecure dependencies.
• It isn’t blocked from crawling by robots.txt.
• It doesn’t redirect users to or through an insecure HTTP page.
• It doesn’t have a rel=”canonical” link to the HTTP page.
• It doesn’t contain a noindex robots meta tag.
• It doesn’t have on-host outlinks to HTTP URLs.
• The sitemaps lists the HTTPS URL, or doesn’t list the HTTP version of the URL.
• The server has a valid TLS certificate.”
Microsoft announces Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview
Microsoft has announced another Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview. Build 10586.36 addresses feedback from the previous release and from customers using brand new Windows 10 phones.
Going forward, the company will no longer publish blog posts to reveal new update for Windows Insiders. Instead, it will publish news through the Insider Hub and Twitter.
More information is available here.
Apple reshuffles COO, executives
Yesterday, Apple announced that Jeff Williams, previously vice president of operations, will take over as COO of the company. The company also shuffled the rest of the executive team: Johny Srouji will become senior vice president of hardware technologies, and Phil Schiller will lead the App Store and all developer-related functions.
According to Forbes, despite the growth in app downloads, Apple is being criticized by developers for letting the platform “atrophy in some areas, like support.” It also said that apps are having trouble making money from users, and that Apple shares fell about 1% after the announcement.