Study: Children Cost Parents $41 Million in Unauthorized App Purchases

iPad mini 2 rumored already

According to a study of British app purchasing habits, the purchases of applications and add-ons by children of smartphone and tablet owners costs parents in the country an estimated $41 million. That study, which was commissioned by Microsoft’s Windows Phone UK Team and featured by The Telegraph, comes on the heels of a British couple […]

Verizon To Close Verizon Apps In 2013


Today Verizon announced it will start to remove apps from its Verizon Apps store in January 2013 with the goal of closing the store a few months later. The Verizon Apps store is currently available on both Android and BlackBerry devices on the network. Verizon expects to close the store on March 27, 2013, three […]

Amazon Appstore to challenge Android Marketplace, will it accept gift cards?


Hey, remember when I said the Android Marketplace needs gift cards and the various Android app stores should work together on a universal acceptance format? Well, forget it. Amazon just dropped that idea in the toilet with the announcement of their own Amazon Appstore for Android, and I sincerely doubt they’ll give up their own […]

BlackBerry App World now online


Seems to be a day for app store news: The online version of BlackBerry App World is now live, allowing BlackBerry owners to surf the store from any decent web browser and email links to apps to themselves. Yes, you read that last part correctly. If you want to buy an app from the web […]

A Comparison of App Store User Terms

The hot topic of conversation lately seems to be the app stores that are popping up for mobile devices. Matthew Miller, on his Smartphones and Cell Phones blog, has a rundown of the terms and conditions at four mobile app marketplaces, which is an important factor to consider in your purchasing, though I’m sure many […]