Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

Merchant Cannot Refuse Cash Payment Due to Covid-19

  • Can a merchant refuse a cash payment, citing the health situation? Internet users report such refusals.
  • This practice is illegal, says the Defender of Rights.
  • The risk of being contaminated with cash is "very low," according to the Ministry of Health.
Merchant Cannot Refuse Cash Payment Due to Covid-19

When you hand him a five-euro bill to pay for your baguette and your croissants, your baker demands that you pay for your purchases by card. Does he have the right to refuse your cash because of the Covid-19 epidemic? The question was raised on Facebook by a surfer, who told of her misadventures at certain merchants.

"Second time that a store has refused my cash settlement, including one who told us bluntly that if we were not happy, we only had to go home, when the law is very clear on this subject ", She said in the group La France anger - Map of rallies. Other netizens share similar misadventures on Twitter.

Refusing a cash payment "is not allowed", details the website. "Payment in cash is the only means of payment that the merchant is obliged to accept," said the site. In case of refusal, the merchant is liable to a fine of 150 euros.

In early April, the Defender of Rights recalled that "the refusal to accept cash is prohibited by law and therefore illegal". It highlighted the situation of vulnerable people (protected adults, elderly people or beneficiaries of social minima), who do not have a bank card to pay their expenses. "The refusal to pay cash has the effect of depriving these people of access to basic necessities," he said.

In certain situations, detailed by the Ministry of the Interior, the merchant has the right to refuse cash: if he does not have enough coins to make change, if the coin or the bill is suspected of being a false or for concerns of public order (for parking meters or shops open during night hours).

In order to limit cash handling, many sellers now offer contactless payment to their customers. The ceiling has just been raised to 50 euros.

The risk of being contaminated by Covid-19 while handling money "is very low," the health ministry said in 20 Minutes in March. The Banque de France also ruled out this possibility: "to date there is no evidence confirming the hypothesis of a transmission of viruses such as the coronavirus by banknotes". Before recalling the importance of barrier gestures, such as hand washing, essential during this period.