Apple Slapped with Class Action Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases

PCWorld - Lisa Greim - 18 Apr, 2011
Funny money is no laughing matter when parents get the credit card bill. Here is the proof. A federal class-action lawsuit against Apple claims Apple is complicit in a scheme to get kids to buy level-ups and ...

Battle of the apps

Bangkok Post - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Although they have been much-hyped in tech pages around the world, mobile applications may hold the future of the gadget industry. Apps can unlock the potential of mobile technology, offering such service as games, navigation tools, organisers, ...

Will the iPad be as Unbeatable as the iPod?

PCWorld - Edward N. Albro - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
When Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPad, many observers (including me) called it a big iPod Touch. We were talking about the similarities in design and functionality. But as time has gone on, ...

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Minors' Purchase Of In-App Goods

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Who knew Fish Bucks, Pouches of Stars and Smurfberries could cause such trouble? Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit from parents alleging the company lets minors purchase virtual goods in app games without parental approval. ...

Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases

PCWorld - Jared Newman - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Apple is on the hot seat over in-app purchases made by children on iPhones and iPads. Owners claim the feature makes it too easy for unauthorized purchases. By Jared Newman, PCWorld A father of two girls in Pennsylvania is taking Apple to court for ...

iPhone app creator wraps up federal vote data

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 15, 2011‎
A Toronto developer has released "Canada Elections," an application for iPhone and iPad containing the results of every federal election since Confederation. "I've just been an election nerd all my life," Colin Biggin says. "I'm always looking up stuff ...

Apple in-app buying policy draws lawsuit

CNET (blog) - Erica Ogg - ‎Apr 15, 2011‎
Shortly after Apple introduced new parental controls for in-app purchases on iPhone or iPad games, the company is being slapped with a lawsuit that says it hasn't done enough. Earlier this week, Garen Meguerian of Pennsylvania filed a ...

Apple Sued Over In-App Purchasing

ZDNet - Thomas Claburn - ‎Apr 15, 2011‎
The lawsuit claims Apple unlawfully targeted children and induced them to purchase high-priced virtual goods from the iTunes App Store. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Apple's decision to require passwords for every in-app purchase transaction isn't ...

Apple Sued Over iPhone In-App Game Purchases

PC Magazine - Chloe Albanesius - ‎Apr 15, 2011‎
A Pennsylvania man has filed suit against Apple for what he considers to be the "unlawful exploitation" of children (and their parents' wallets) via Cupertino's in-app purchasing policies. Despite the fact that Apple now requires ...

Apple Slapped with Class-Action Suit Over iPhone In-App Game Purchases

TIME - Chris Gayomali - ‎Apr 15, 2011‎
Apple is being hit by a class-action lawsuit after ruffling the feathers of few annoyed parents in Phoenixville, Penn. The nature of the lawsuit concerns free iOS games that allow in-app purchases, which previously ...

iPhone app gets rid of chametz

Ynetnews - Lisa Goldman - ‎Apr 14, 2011‎
Well, we already knew there was an app for pretty much everything under the sun, but this one takes (nay " gets rid of) the chametz. New York-based RustyBrick, Inc. has announced the launch of No Chametz iPhone app, just in time to help Jews around the ...

Why Android, iOS App Development is No Zero Sum Game

Google Watch (blog) - 18 Apr, 2011
For those interested in Google's Android platform, you must read Fred Vogelstein's latest piece in Wired when he calls attention to a number of points. My light bulb moment in reading the article, which rehashes a lot of what has been reported by ...

Apple Sued By Parents Over In-App Purchasing

iPhone FAQ - 18 Apr, 2011
All of those smurfberry sales have led angry parents to sue Apple over its in-app purchasing policies, thanks to kids racking up credit card bills via iTunes. The problem is that minors playing free games on the iPhone or iPod touch made headlines when ...

Google App Downloads Hit 3 Billion Mark

Search Engine Journal - 18 Apr, 2011
Quarterly reports are to companies what New Year's Day is to people: a chance to make new goals, review your progress so far, and have an extra drink. Google's quarterly report for Q1 2011 was especially drink-worthy in several ways. ...

Android App Downloads pass 3 Billion

Android Community - James DeRuvo - 18 Apr, 2011
In it's first quarter 2011 earnings call, Google let it be known that over three billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market since it opened. The tally reflects a 50% increase in Android app downloads since the last quarter of 2010. ...

Apple Face Lawsuit For In-App Game Purchases

Gaming Union - 18 Apr, 2011
A man from Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against Apple for what he considers to be the "unlawful exploitation of children". The charge relates directly to the ability of minors younger than the age of 13 being able to purchase Game Currency. ...

Apple Sued for Soaking Children with Smurfberry Charges

TamsIJungle - 18 Apr, 2011
Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit (again). This time, it's the parents who have sued Apple for tricking their children (read as minors) to purchase in-app content without their knowledge or consent. Apple had released the “free but highly ...

The Free App Economy: How Sustainble is it?

The Next Web - 18 Apr, 2011
I have been using my iPhone for about a year now. Since playing around and reviewing apps are both my passion and way of making a living, I have installed and deleted hundreds of apps over this period of time. I only buy those apps that make it into ...

Apps Helping Drunk Drivers Avoid Cops

The Mark - 18 Apr, 2011
by The Mark Newsroom US Sentators argue: Friends don't let friends drink and drive, so why should an app? Apple and Google are staying silent in the face of a request to block cell phone apps that allow drunk drivers to evade checkpoints. ...

AppGyaan: Top Apps of the Week Part 1: LinkedIn and Wheres My Droid

IGYAAN - 18 Apr, 2011
LinkedIn is possibly the only social network for professionals, which has become popular all across the globe. Although the app for mobile platforms on iOS and Blackberry existed for some time the app was recently announced for the Android Platform. ...

Google Happy With iPhone Succeeding

All about the iPhone (blog) - 18 Apr, 2011
by Ankur on April 17, 2011 Google sure loves the iPhone. We know this since long. A hell lot of its services are optimized for the iOS and that sure gives a bump to the usage of these apps. Google has its own apps on the App Store and at the same time ...

Apple dealt class action lawsuit over in-app purchases, child 'exploitation'

Digitaltrends.com - Andrew Couts - 18 Apr, 2011
A father of two has sued Apple for the ease of its in-app purchases, despite the company's attempts to make doing so more difficult. A Pennsylvania father has filed a lawsuit against Apple for allowing in-app purchases in free iPhone games, ...

Viewsonic ViewPad 10s

Expert Reviews - Barry de la Rosa - 18 Apr, 2011
The ViewPad 10s is virtually identical to the Advent Vega except that it comes with a 16GB memory card rather than 4GB. The rest is the same: a 10.1in screen, a dual-core 1GHz processor and Android 2.2 (Froyo) are the highlights, and the price is ...

Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over In-App Purchases

TopNews New Zealand - Avinash Tripathi - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Apple's in-app purchasing policies have been challenged by a Pennsylvania man, Garen Meguerian, who claims that the Cupertino-based technology firm's concerned policies are supporting unauthorized purchases. Garen Meguerian, a father of two girls, ...

Android vs. iPhone: Studies disagree on which has faster Web browser

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Nathan Olivarez-Giles - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
LOS ANGELES -- Android phones vs. iPhones -- it's the smartphone equivalent of the Boston Red Sox vs. the New York Yankees. And two recent studies on which has the speedier Web browser -- two studies that ...

MINNESOTA BLOG CABIN

MinnPost.com (blog) - Missy Berggren - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Last week I presented my top app recommendation for business at Java Meet Up (612), a networking group for marketing, PR, social media and tech pros in the Twin Cities. I'll share it with you here, too, along with four other apps I've found helpful to ...

Crackle Video App In The Works

Tapscape - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Online video service Crackle offers full length TV shows and movies from Sony along with original web series and other media content. While the increasingly popular company has offered an Android app since October, there is no way to view Crackle.com ...

Square credit card readers now sold through Apple: online now, stores next week

9 to 5 Mac - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
The popular Square credit card reader system is now available for sale through the Apple online store. The card reader costs $9.95 and ships in either black or white and includes a $10 redemption code. To setup Square, just grab their free application ...

Square's mobile payment card reader now available on Apple's online store ...

tuaw.com - Michael Grothaus - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Square is one of the coolest accessories made for the iPhone. It's a hardware/app combination that, when the hardware bit is plugged into the headphone jack on the iPhone, lets the user accept ...

iPhone App Dictates Steps to Amputations and Common Surgical Procedures

The Business Insider - ‎Apr 16, 2011‎
Can you really teach yourself to do a bilateral orchiectomy by reading a book? Would watching a few YouTube videos make you confident enough to perform an appendectomy? Could an iPhone app actually help you learn the skills needed to amputate a toe? ...

 

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