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smurfs' village


ACCC investigates 'freemium' apps aimed at kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it is now investigating apps that aggressively promote in-app purchases to children.

By September 9, 2013


Apple refunds 8-year-old's £4,000 bill for in-app purchases

Apple has agreed to refund one father from Somerset, after his daughter racked up a huge bill through in-app purchases.

By July 21, 2013


Consumer Affairs inquiry: name and shame dodgy apps

The Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) has opened an inquiry into mobile apps and commerce.

By November 4, 2012


Controversy as Smurfs beats Angry Birds as highest grossing iPhone game

Smurfs' Village has made a lot of money in the Apple App store, but concerns have arisen over how you can buy Smurfberries in-game for real cash, spending as much as £35 in one go. Yes, Smurfberries!

By November 17, 2010


Female Google execs on how to attract more women to the biz

Five prominent women leaders gathered Tuesday at Google's San Francisco offices to talk about leadership, innovation, and gender bias.

By June 27, 2012


Should Apple countersue parents for neglecting their kids?

A judge has decided that a case in which parents accuse Apple of making it too easy for kids to make in-app purchases can go forward. But is legal action the right approach?

By April 19, 2012


How to use iOS parental controls

From explicit music to accidental in-app purchases, there's plenty to worry about when your kid takes control of the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Keep your children and your pocketbook safer with these simple instructions.

By March 24, 2011


CNET UK Podcast 223: Nokia has a little rethink

This week, Nokia changes its mind, plus we talk about Twitter being sold and a girl spending $1,400 on Smurfberries. There's the usual news and Crave discussion too.

By February 11, 2011


Android to enable in-app payments before April

Android developer boss Eric Chu has told a conference that Google is working on bringing in-app payments to its smart-phone OS, in a bid to catch up with the iPhone.

By January 26, 2011