The BBC highlights an incident from the UK where Danny Kitchen, a five-year old kid spent more than $2500 (£1700) on in-app purchases in a freemium game on his iPad within a span of just fifteen minutes.
iPhone App Store
Apple has started rolling out easy-to-remember short AppStore.com URLs for iOS and Mac apps, and developers pages that make it much easier to share apps offline. Although this was noticed by most when the Star Trek app used this short URL in its Super Bowl ad, Apple notified developers about this a few days back.
Last year, Path – the social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service received a lot of negative publicity when Singapore based developer and blogger discovered that Path’s slick iPhone app uploads your entire address book to its servers.
Apple was also criticised for giving developers far too much access to address book information without requiring a user prompt.
A free MAME emulator has managed managed to sneak in the App Store in the form of a retro game called Gridlee. The game was developed in 1982 but never released, until now, thanks to the developers of the game who gave permission to use its ROM for free, non-commercial use.
While we all love our iOS devices, there’s a lot that can be improved. We recently highlighted the flawed model of how iCloud documents handles files, but there’s another area that’s been widely criticised since quite some time now and that’s searching the App Store for apps.
Apple has just announced that over 40 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since it was launched in 2008. Apple has also revealed that nearly 20 billion were downloaded in 2012 alone.
Apple’s App Store had crossed the milestone of 25 billions apps downloaded on March 5th, 2012.
If you’re shooting video on your iDevice, we know that the basic, default Camera app isn’t too bad. It does the job and you can get to it from your Lock screen so it is very convenient. There are time, however, when you want to step it up a notch and do something a little more interesting. Whether it’s just a more advanced video app, something a little retro, adding special effects, or even making your own stop-motion videos, here are some apps that can add a little flair to your videos.
Fantastical – one of the popular Calendar apps for the Mac by Flexibits has just hit the App Store.
As the holiday shopping season kicks off with the arrival of Black Friday, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to be getting those special people in your life. But where do you start?
You start with a list.