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Parents' Fight With Apple Over 'Bait Apps' Moves Forward

3 years agoTechnology : Bits

Is Apple doing enough to protect parents' wallets from their own children? That seems to be the debate that has been brewing in a year-old lawsuit related to iPhone apps and the purchasing mechanisms inside them. After parents type in their password to the App Store, children have a window to keep buying stuff.
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Six Year Old Spends $149.99 On Android In-App Purchase

Technology : The Next Web Blog (4 years ago)

Smartphone marketplaces have been around for a good few years now, so you would expect stories of young children racking up huge amounts of app purchases on their parents’ smartphones would be a thing of the past. Traditionally, App... Read Post

iPhone In-App Purchases Already Leading To The Dreaded Two Words: Bait And Switch

Technology : TechCrunch (6 years ago)

Since it launched a year ago, Apple's App Store has had a series of successes (50,000 apps, a billion downloads, transforming the market), but also some failures. While plenty of people talk about the abundance of junk apps in the s... Read Post

iWonder Surf Lets Parents Lock Down Kids' iPhones

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (6 years ago)

Wait, kids have iPhones? A new application in the iPhone App Store brings parental control mechanisms to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. Like other types of "net nanny" software, the iWonder application lets parents filter web site t... Read Post

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