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The electronics giant reaches a settlement with the FTC, Google helps conserve data on your smartphone, and the NSA is spying using radio waves.
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.
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.
Honest Android Games curates games from the Google Play store that won't ask you to spend extra money on in-game items.
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.
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.
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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.
Watchdogs have set out new rules for stopping in-app purchases from tricking kids into racking up huge bills.
With the buy, the social network unveils a new strategy in mobile: selling backend services to app developers.
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.