Over the past few weeks,we saw some incidents of Children accidentally Spending thousands of dollars over the in app purchases of some of the freemium games over the App Store.
Apple will also be offering refunds to the victims of accidental purchases in a huge in app purchases settlement which could see over 23 million users elligible for the refunds.
It seems apple is now taking the precautionary way by displaying warnings of in app purchases for apps allowing the in app purchases.As spotted earlier by The Guardian,Apple is now putting up a Warning as “Offers in-app Purchases” for the free/paid apps which have the in app purchases option.
This is a sensible move by apple,which will allow parents to know upfront about the app providing such purchases within the apps,in order to avoid accidental purchases in the future.
After receiving many complains from the users about poor battery life apple has finally found a fix for the same with their latest update for iOS the iOS 5.0.1 which was seeded for the developer earlier today.The public release however will be made in few weeks time.
Here’s the Changelog for the iOs 5.0.1 Beta
Fixes bugs affecting battery life
Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
Contains security improvements
You will need a developer account in order to download this release.
A new report from sources familiar with Apple’s iPad line-up says Apple may release a new iPad this year but not the iPad 3. This new model will showcase a new high-res display with much greater pixel density however will not be 3rd generation; it has been called at this time the “iPad 2 Plus”.
FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger stated that based on his watch of Apple’s overseas supply chain, he can conclude that Apple could release an updated iPad 2, an “iPad 2 Plus,” this year. He was tipped that component makers have received quotes from Apple suggesting a device, however no shipment or schedule in this regard has been confirmed.
Berger mentioned that Apple’s migration could fix the iPad 2 Plus with a pixel density of 132 ppi to 250-300 ppi (ppi = pixels per square inch)(the current iPhone 4 is 336 ppi). Despite the certainty in his information, Berger cautions one from believing right off the bat that the iPad 2 Plus is a go. He himself would need to hear more information about the new hardware before “fully” believing Apple was migrating to this alternative.
Berger’s information goes contrary to recent reports about the iPad 3 releasing this year (September-October). If he is indeed correct, Apple may release an expansion to the iPad 2 with a higher-res display. Information regarding other possible features that could be placed on this “iPad 2 Plus” are unknown.
Category: Social Networking Seller: Jane Lee Available for: iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad Cost: $1.99
You might be already familiar with Colloquoy – The IRC Client for Mac OS X. It is absolutely beautiful. As a matter of fact, every application made for Mac looks beautiful. But presenting the classic IRC GUI in this manner is a challenging task.
They have now brought the beauty to the iOS devices. Boasting a lot of unique features along with the standard features, Colloquoy makes it the most powerful IRC client made for iOS devices. Unique Features:
• Support for iOS 4 multitasking with local notifications.
• Push notifications when using a compatible push bouncer.
• Convenient nickname and emoticon completion popups.
• Support for all the common IRC commands with completion.
• Organized Colloquies view that shows all your conversations and rooms at a glance.
• Highlights messages (and optionally vibrates) when your specific words or nickname is mentioned.
• Highly customizable interface and behavior settings within the Settings application.
• Built-in browser for clicked links and commands for quick Google, Wikipedia and Amazon searches.
• Visual display of user information (WHOIS) for any user.
• Full support for landscape mode in the entire application.
• Stays connected while iPhone is locked and when SMS alerts appear.
• Searchable room member list.
• Support for SASL authentication (required when connecting to Freenode over the cell network.)
• Multiple message styles to choose from.
• Fully compatible with mIRC colors and formatting.
• Large selection of graphical emoticons.
• Allows you to join multiple chat rooms across many different servers.
• Automatic identification with network services (NickServ).
• Notification of common server errors as easy to understand alerts.
• Automatically join rooms and send commands upon connect.
• Solid support for secure connections over SSL.
• Full support for room and connection text encodings.
• Open minded and Open source, like it should be. (List of features via App Store)
Priced at $1.99, it might not be appealing to all the consumers who are new to Colloquy’s Mac IRC Client, to go ahead and buy it.
Other than that, this app is the best IRC client out there.
Every other week, in the iTunes App Store, we get to see a game or two which exceed the threshold of past games in terms of gameplay and graphics. I was lucky to come across a game just like that.
You are supposed to tap on the monsters which you can only see when the comet goes through them. The comet starts to appear once you tilt the device in each level.
This is a simple concentration game with elegant graphics and a very original gameplay. With a total of 90 levels in a continuously moving, scrolling screen, the game gets tougher and tougher.
The sound track is soothing and doesn’t make you switch it off. For all you iPhone 4 owners, this game is available on Retina Display.
Priced at the usual $0.99, this game is a steal. I didn’t find a reason to give it any less marks.