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Windows Marketplace to include kill switch for rogue applications

Windows Marketplace to include kill switch for rogue applications
Software approval on the world's many app stores is becoming a significant issue for developers, but Microsoft's new Windows Marketplace could involve the user in the issues before long.

Apparently, the new digital download platform for WinMo devices will include a kill switch within the applications, which will allow the Big M to remotely remove software from a user's device that it has a problem with.

Speaking at the Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 event, Windows Mobile group senior technical product manager Loke Uei Tan confirmed that should a previously approved application or game be removed from the Windows Marketplace, it'll automatically be deleted from user's devices.

What he didn't discuss is the matter of a refund for any premium software that vanishes from a Marketplace shopper's library.

Yes. Spanner's his real name. And, yes, he's heard that joke before.

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