Tag Archives: ‘worse

Windows 7’s Windows Media Player app is about to get worse

As Windows 7 hurtles towards its end of life date (January 14 2020), it looks like Microsoft is beginning to strip features from the ageing operating system, and it has now removed a key feature from Windows 7’s Windows Media Player. According to a support document that Microsoft quietly updated a few days ago, “you may be unable to view… Read More »

After 10 years, Android apps are still worse than their iOS counterparts

You probably have a handful (or more) of apps installed on your phone. Apps are a big part of what makes a smartphone “smart,” and whether for business or pleasure, an app store is what keeps a platform alive. Every person who ever owned a Windows phone knows the sting and that it’s true. Even the best smartphone platform will… Read More »

LeEco Chairman Says Cash Crunch ‘Far Worse Than Expected’

LeEco’s cash problems are “far worse than expected” and the funds raised in recent months are unexpectedly not enough to help the Chinese technology conglomerate ride out the crunch, its chairman, Jia Yueting, said on Wednesday. LeEco, one of China’s most ambitious companies that grew from a Netflix-like video website to a business empire spanning consumer electronics to cars… Read More »

UK factory bosses see worse economy but better sales in 2017 – EEF

British factory bosses are downbeat about the outlook for the economy after last year’s Brexit vote even though they expect their sales both at home and abroad to improve in 2017, an industry survey showed on Monday. An annual survey by manufacturing association EEF showed 47 percent of executives in the sector predicted a decline in Britain’s economic… Read More »

JD Sports to investigate ‘worse than prison’ working conditions after undercover exposé

JD Sports announced an investigation into conditions at its main warehouse after an undercover film showed workers “treated like scum” and allegedly paid less than the minimum wage. The company said it was “deeply disappointed and concerned” by footage broadcast on Channel 4 News that showed staff complaining that conditions were “worse than a prison”. On Wednesday the… Read More »