Google started sent out an email to Google Play customers on Tuesday informing them that they could be eligible for refunds under a recent agreement with the FCC.
Amazon is digging in versus the federal government in a lawsuit over apps — the case is interesting because Amazon picked a fight with a powerful agency even after two of its rivals chose to settle.
Google will join Apple in compensating parents whose kids ran up purchases in apps without their permission.
Google has made concrete moves to protect consumers — particularly the parents of Android-toting kids — from accidentally racking up huge in-app purchase bills. Apple and iOS, not so much.
EA is giving away promo codes that unlock $2 in virtual currency in the game “Real Racing 3” for iOS. Previously, Apple promo codes were only used for paid app giveaways.
Freemium mobile software with in-app purchases might be racking up money for developers but not everyone is happy. Several EU member countries feel the approach is misleading, causing the European Commission to call a meeting of the minds.
Did your kids rack up a bunch of app purchases on Apple devices without your knowledge? You may be eligible for a refund as a result of a new FTC settlement.
The federal government outlined a revised punishment for Apple in the ebook pricing case Friday. It argued that Apple changed its in-app purchase rules to retaliate against Amazon. And it wants to make big changes in the way Apple does business in the iTunes Store.
Here are some simple steps that will reduce your chances of getting sticker shock from your iTunes bill.
Did you know that you can lose points, virtual weapons, virtual currencies and other items you’ve bought in an app or game if you buy a new iPhone or even back up and restore your device?