iOS developers currently reaping the rewards of Apple’s iAd platform have apparently lost at least one target audience: Children. A new report claims that Apple has quietly removed iAds from all apps aimed at the little ones, citing “a lack of interest from advertisers.”
Still looking desperately for an iPad 2? Assuming you’re content with a Wi-Fi only model in a small or mid-sized capacity, you might want to saunter over to your local Toys “R” Us store, where you may finally be able to get your hands on one.
In case you didn’t know, the Children’s Book Fair is underway this week in Bologna, Italy, where iOS developer FrogDogMedia has announced it’s joining forces with Germany’s zuuka! GmbH to create “the world’s largest publisher of mobile children’s entertainment.” Take that, Disney!
As every parent knows, kids can get bored quickly -- but thankfully, the iPad makes a great companion with a wide variety of choices. Yoplait Kids has joined forces with the iStoryTime line to bring kids six new storybook options for the iPad, all absolutely free for a limited time.
We're pretty sure that your children are enjoying your iOS devices as much as you. We're also certain that your iPad is probably covered in fingerprint smudges and your iPhone is the only thing that will distract ihre kinder from wailing out of boredom in the bread aisle at the grocery store. Well, there are a ton of apps that can keep your kids busy and distracted, while also engaging their minds and teaching them a thing or two about touchscreens and navigating mobile devices. Get 'em started early with these free apps available in the Mac and iTunes App Stores.
If you happened to open up your subscription to The Daily after installing iOS 4.3 on Wednesday and got a prompt to enter your iTunes password again, you’ve stumbled across a new security measure in iOS 4.3 that Apple has put in place to help squelch accidental purchases.
If there’s one group that loves Apple’s iOS device perhaps even more than their parents, it’s toddlers. As every parent knows, keeping them occupied throughout the day can often be a challenge -- and one that the iStoryTime line of apps is ready to come to the rescue.
In what can safely be called a "cautionary tale," a young girl named Madison (currently attending second grade) racked up a gargantuan $1400 bill for her parents this week while playing Smurfs' Village - a Farmville-esque freemium online game. The item that caught her eye? Dozens of barrels of delicious, delicious smurfberries.
If you have little ones in your home that are finger happy with the keyboard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard has got your back. While it won't watch the kids while you go out for date night, you can use the built-in Parental Controls to finely tweak the Mac App Store so that the kids don't do anything fishy.
In-app purchases are a great idea, and have helped spurn a whole raft of “freemium” apps -- download the app for free, and if you like it, buy more. As it turns out, it may be the kids who are going on expensive buying sprees with their parents’ devices.