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ComiXology removes in-app purchases for iOS app after Amazon purchase

The digital comic book retailer ComiXology has been a massively profitable addition to the iOS landscape, but after a number of run-ins with Apple on content, the company is changing things up. On Saturday, April 26, ComiXology quietly announced some major changes to its iOS and Android apps....

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Emulsio does an excellent job of stabilizing your iOS videos

Emulsio (free, but more about that later) takes a shaky video and really smooths it out. Shoot a video of up to 15 minutes in length with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and load it into Emulsio. The app fixes horizontal or vertical movement, and even removes some shots that are just too shaky for...

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You won't want to walk away from Any Landing

The saying goes: "Any landing you walk away from is a good one," and that mindset is the backbone of Any Landing, a new action game from Strange Flavour. Your only goals are to get as far as possible without crashing your plane, and when you do eventually fall out of the sky, to crash as gently as...

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This is how in-app purchases should be handled

Ever since the ability to include in-app purchases was added to the App Store, the idea has divided gamers. On one side you have customers who prefer the traditional manner of purchasing a game -- pay upfront, and you have access to whatever the game has to offer -- while others see no problem in...

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I'd probably really enjoy this game if I could get past the ads

My intention was for what I'm writing right now to be a review of the new iOS game Small Fry. It's a game about a cute little fish that you have to navigate through the sea and air and it initially caught my eye because I have a serious addiction to Fish Out Of Water. But instead of writing about...

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Your child make an in-app purchase by mistake? Apple will refund your money: News from Jan. 15, 2014

The biggest news of the day was Apple's agreement with the FTC regarding the in-app purchases that children made without their parents' permission. Apple will return at least $32.5 million to those who had their children rack up huge iTunes bills inadvertently. This includes full restitution for...

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Breaking: Apple agrees to FTC consent decree on in-app purchases (Updated)

Re/code reported earlier this morning that Apple has signed a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This agreement is intended to resolve complaints that the company didn't go far enough in preventing kids from making in-app purchases without understanding that there was real...

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Usain Bolt added as playable character in Temple Run 2

The Temple Run series of games are some of the most popular casual games on the App Store, and while the simplicity of the titles can't be overstated -- running forward is really your main goal -- they offered developer Imangi Studios a chance to have some fun with one of the fastest humans around....

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Apple posts 'Learn more about in-app purchases' in iTunes

Apple has been steadily beefing up its in-app purchasing policy to prevent children and adults from inadvertently buying items from within an app. As spotted by App Advice, Apple recently added a new disclaimer about in-app purchases to its App Store on the iPad. The new "Learn More About...

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Kids' iPad magazine Timbuktu rethinks in-app purchasing model

Timbuktu is an iPad magazine meant for children, and as our friends over at TechCrunch have noted, its developers recently rethought how it implements in-app purchases. The previous incarnation of Timbuktu (and most famously, Smurf Village, among others), made in-app purchases too tempting and...

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Daily Update for April 12, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Gameloft tries to make good with Dungeon Hunter 4

Gameloft is one of the most interesting companies on Apple's App Store. The company, run out of Paris, France, has earned a reputation for itself by essentially cloning popular console titles. When the App Store first began, huge console titles like Halo, Call of Duty, and Diablo didn't have...

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UK cop turns in his son after Apple refuses to refund App Store spending spree

UK father and police officer Doug Crossan took an extreme measure when he discovered his 13-year-old-son had racked up £3,700 (USD$5600) via in-app purchases on the iOS App Store. After Apple refused to rescind the charges, Crossan decided his next best move was to report his son to the...

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Study: Higher resolution smartphone screens mean more in-app purchases

The results of the study discussed in this post seem obvious when you think about it, but at least there's some empirical data to back it the findings. A study conducted by Pocket Gems suggests that people whose smartphones (including iPhones) have high-resolution screens are more likely to buy...

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Daily Update for March 21, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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