Resentment has been growing against apps that call themselves "free" but bulge with in-app purchases and related microtransactions, and today Apple altered a bit of its wording on the App Store apparently in response to that sentiment. If only it weren't so awkward. Apps and games that used to read "Free" in the button reserved for prices with paid apps now display "Get," which seems inelegant to, say, "Download" or "Install."
Looks like we've got a good handful of iPhone 6 and iOS 8 rumors cooking out there these days. No surprises to us. 'tis the season after all. As we move closer to WWDC, as we move closer to that traditional fall drop date, things start to percolate out there in the rumor mill world. So let's have a look at those and a few other tasty treats in this week's news roundup.
iOS developers have long been able to offer promotion codes, which give customers free copies of their apps — but Apple has never allowed such codes to be used for in-app purchases, at least not until this week.
Late last month, Realmac teased an update to Clear for iOS and Mac, which promised to deliver one of the most-requested features: Reminders. That update has finally arrived, complete with a bonus for owners of the former Clear+ app.
ComiXology has long been considered king of digital comics, having created the technology that powers Marvel and DC's own apps. But with Amazon now in charge, the service appears to be changing for the worse.
Why wouldn't we start in with the iPhone 6 rumors already? The year is creeping on by, getting ever closer to the next handset drop date, so let's see what's cooking in that and other stories this week. But as we look forward to the iPhone's future, we also get an inside look at the past, where it all began. Plus games and TV news and more in this week's hottest news roundup.
If you're one of the unlucky souls with kids who have made accidental in-app purchases with an iDevice recently, then Apple has some good news for you. The Cupertino company recently consented work to with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to cover in-app purchases, which means you might be able to get some of that money back if you fill out a special form.
The new Mac Pros are here! The new Mac Pros are here! That is, for those who can afford them. We sauntered over to the Apple online store and configured ourselves a top-of-the-line six-core model and watched the price soar from $3,999 to nearly $10,000 in just a few clicks. Um, who do we talk to about a raise around here...?
First announced back in early October, Infuse 2 has finally hit the App Store with a fresh new iOS 7 look and feel and a host of welcome new features including the ability to stream from other devices.