The closed system: How Apple doesn’t want 13 year old customers

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.

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Originally posted 2012-07-26 01:54:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

An Analysis of Microsoft and Google Corporate Stategy (and a laugh!)

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

Amazing Travel Apps of 2013

With new apps entering the market on a daily basis, struggling to compete with a few thousands other apps for your attention, certain apps can be referred to as essentials for any one that intends to travel, especially when the destination is a foreign country. Some of the best travel apps in 2013 will include the following: Continue reading

Originally posted 2013-10-29 12:24:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Why Brits Love Emojis!

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.

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Originally posted 2015-05-21 05:42:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Google vs Apple – Round two goes to Google!

“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.

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Originally posted 2012-10-14 01:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter