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Apple to refund millions for in-app purchases

The electronics giant reaches a settlement with the FTC, Google helps conserve data on your smartphone, and the NSA is spying using radio waves.

By Jan. 15, 2014

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Apple to refund unauthorized in-app purchases

It's welcome news for parents with app-happy kids. Apple agrees to comply with a Federal Trade Commission order requiring the tech company to issue at least $32.5 million in reimbursements for in-app purchases made by kids without parental consent.

By Jan. 15, 2014

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How to disable or limit in-app purchases in iOS

You can turn off in-app purchases entirely or put the kibosh on the 15-minute grace period by requiring a password for every purchase.

By Mar. 12, 2014

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Finding Android games sans in-app purchases

Honest Android Games curates games from the Google Play store that won't ask you to spend extra money on in-game items.

By Feb. 3, 2014

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Apple to refund at least $32.5M for kids' in-app purchases

As part of an agreement with the FTC, Apple also must change its billing practices to require consent from consumers before charging them for in-app purchases.

By Jan. 15, 2014

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AOL Reader (Web app)

The new AOL Reader has many of the same features found in other popular RSS newsreaders. It looks like one of a few good alternatives for those losing Google Reader next week.

By Jun. 24, 2013

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Google Play Store offers more control over in-game purchases

Google updates its Play Store so parents and others can require that a password be entered every time someone wants to buy virtual goods while in a mobile game or other app.

By Mar. 15, 2014

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Watchdog sets out new rules on kids and in-app purchases

Watchdogs have set out new rules for stopping in-app purchases from tricking kids into racking up huge bills.

By Sep. 26, 2013

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Facebook purchases Parse to promote mobile app development

With the buy, the social network unveils a new strategy in mobile: selling backend services to app developers.

By Apr. 25, 2013

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PayPal offers QR codes for retail-store purchases

The online payments company wants you to use its mobile payment app at any retail store, so it plans to use a generated code that is acceptable just about everywhere.

By Oct. 8, 2013