Using the touchscreens, children find it easy to open game apps and control them using swiping and prodding controls. But some titles, though free to download, often ask for additional payments to buy added features within the games, often at the touch of a button.
The Californian company has come under fire after many customers complained they had received bills for hundreds or even thousands of pounds because of their children inadvertently making purchases.
Originally posted 2012-07-26 01:54:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Good, eh? Mr Ballmer, the man who took over from Bill Gates at the helm of the least fashionable technology company in the world, ever, announced his departure from Microsoft at the weekend. Almost immediately the share price soared and with tech nous like that, well, you can sort of see why. Continue reading
Originally posted 2013-01-22 03:23:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
For many people, personal and corporate data is vital. At home, you’d feel devastated if you lost your cherished family photos and prized music collection. At work, critical data loss can often prove to be catastrophic for companies. Continue reading
Originally posted 2015-01-12 06:59:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Some believe, however, that it may be too late to make that transition. According to Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist: “Microsoft missed the boat, big time, on major shifts in the technological landscape. And now the very network externalities that solidified its former dominance probably stand in the way of any attempt to return to past glories.” Continue reading
Originally posted 2013-08-31 18:33:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
It was revealed this week that Britain has a new fastest-growing language being used by increasing numbers of people – emoji. It’s not a language as such, but just about every message that gets sent by mobile phone, email or social media includes some kind of smiley face, symbol or other animation which has its own meaning.
Originally posted 2015-05-21 05:42:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
“The price that most developers will pick is free,” said Steve Jobs, late co-founder of Apple, when he launched a store for iPhone applications in 2008. Apple and software developers had “exactly the same interest, which is to get as many apps out in front of as many iPhone users as possible,” he said.
Five years later, the gadget goliath has proved there is money to be made in shunting out goods for nothing. Since its inception, more than 50bn apps have been downloaded by iPhone and iPad owners, generating $9bn (£5.8bn) for software engineers. Apple, which takes a 30% cut of all paid-for applications, has pocketed $3.9bn.
Originally posted 2012-10-14 01:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter