March has finally arrived, and with it comes the long-awaited Readability app for iOS, the newest kid on the “read later” block which has been in App Store limbo since last November. And that’s not all: Flipboard also pushed out a new update that finally brings Cover Stories to the iPad.
The legal maneuverings between Apple and Lodsys are heating up. After Cupertino came to the defense of its developers in a patent threat from Lodsys regarding in-app purchases, Lodsys turned around and filed suit against seven iOS developers -- and now Apple is striking back.
The relationship between Apple and its iOS developers may be contentious at times, but never let it be said that Cupertino doesn’t know which side its bread is buttered on. On Monday, the iPhone maker came forward to defend its developers against a brewing patent battle with Lodsys over in-app purchases.
We've covered Capcom's dealings in the free-to-play social game arena pretty closely over the past few months. The respected gaming company has come under a lot of scruntiny in the press over their policy on digital purchases. Most notably were the $100 "smurfberries" in their popular social game Smurf's Village. Advocacy groups targeted Smurf's Village after a story came out about a child inadvertently spending thousands of dollars on virtual goods.
If you weren’t rocking a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis in the early '90s, chances are you got your game on with a TurboGrafx-16. Or maybe you didn’t -- the console never matched the popularity of rival systems, but offered plenty of nifty original titles and sturdy translations of lesser-known arcade games. Those days are here again with the TurboGrafx-16 GameBox, a free app that lets you browse, buy, and play these grunge-era favorites emulated on your iPhone or iPod touch.
Adobe is stepping up its game with the iOS version of Photoshop Express, this week releasing a 2.0 update for the free app which adds a Camera Pack as an in-app purchase option to make your digital photography even better.
In the wake of hefty bills for all things Smurf, the FTC has taken it upon itself to review the practice of "in-app purchases" for various apps on iPhones, iPads and iPods. The concern is that customers do not fully comprehend the fact that they're actually charging their bank account.
As with many of Apple’s App Store changes, controversy has erupted in the wake of the company’s new in-app subscription billing, which has claimed another high-profile developer who has penned an open letter to Cupertino over their rejection.