The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it is now investigating apps that aggressively promote in-app purchases to children.
Several months after the ACCC announced its investigation into freemium apps, the European Commission is launching its own inquiry.
The Force is strong with this tower-defense game, but you'll want to play it on a big screen.
Everywhere you look, games are going free-to-play, which sounds like a good thing. But sometimes the ways developers try to part you from your money are anything but fun.
ACCAN has called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate mobile games that aggressively promote in-app purchasing.
The mobile racing simulator boasts more downloads in its first week than Real Racing and Real Racing 2 combined. Also, don't expect a Real Racing 4 anytime soon; there are no plans for one.
commentary With paid apps a tough sell and mobile advertising a slog, app makers are getting craftier at finding ways to to get paid.
CNET takes an unusual trip to EA in Los Angeles and gets some hands-on time with Real Racing 3, which launches for free on February 28 for iOS and Android users.
Mysterious startup Nextbit is finally out with a cloud service that "breaks down the barriers between devices." The initial deployment, however, will be limited to smartphones running on an altered version of Android called CyanogenMod.
Uber's fledgling service in China will face tough competition from taxi-hailing company Kuaidi, which already boasts more than 150 million riders in 350 cities.