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The legislative arm of the European Union has set its sights on Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of not doing enough to protect and inform consumers regarding in-app purchases, particularly in "free-to-play" mobile games. Apple's recently added in-app purchase labels on iOS (left) and iTunes on Mac. The European Commission put out a press release on Friday touting that action by it and member states has led to better protection for consumers in online games. Many...
While the digital music market has been trending toward monthly subscription services for unlimited access, Amazon is now trying the same approach with its dominance in the ebook market, allowing subscribers to read as much as they want for $10 per month. With many digital titles on Amazon's Kindle platform costing $10 or less, the new Kindle Unlimited service could be a good value for those who read at least one book per month. Not all Kindle titles are available,...
Adobe on Thursday announced availability of release candidates for the upcoming Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6, with the software bringing improvements to image processing and conversion for Photoshop CC users. As previously noted by Adobe, all Camera Raw 8 updates limit new feature additions to Photoshop CC subscribers, while users running Photoshop CS6 and below are only granted access to new camera support and bug fixes. The new release candidate brings...
A report coming out of Asia on Friday claims Apple partner supplier Foxconn is prepping for mass production of a rumored 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone this month, while a larger 5.5-inch model is slated for manufacturing in mid-August. Without citing sources, Taiwan's Economic Daily News reports production of Apple's anticipated 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" will begin in the third week of July, while a rumored 5.5-inch model is to hit the assembly line in the second week of...
Following a Thursday announcement that Bill Campbell would retire as a member of Apple's board of directors, Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and "coach" to silicon valley elite. Source: InternetNews In the short feature, Campbell, 73, tells Fortune about his 17-year tenure as Apple's longest-serving board member, a feat equalled only by company cofounders Jobs and Mike...
As construction of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure. Source: Ron Cervi via Twitter Two photos posted to Twitter and Instagram by KCBS traffic reporter Ron Cervi show dramatic progress being made at Apple's Campus 2 site, which only last month began to take shape. A little over one month following Cervi's...
Apple on Thursday announced Bill Campbell, the longest-serving member of the company's board, will retire after 17 years of service, to be replaced by BlackRock cofounder Susan L. Wagner. Susan Wagner | Source: Reuters Replacing Campbell is Susan Wagner, who cofounded global investment solutions firm BlackRock in 1998 and has held various executive positions including CEO, Head of Corporate Strategy and Vice Chairman. Since 2012, she has served as the company's...
Apple on Thursday began offering customers in the U.S. and elsewhere the ability to replenish their iTunes Store credit through its Passbook digital wallet application for iPhone when visiting an Apple Store. AppleInsider offers a first look at how it works. From any location, users can launch the iTunes Store or App Store application on their iPhone, then scroll to the bottom of the main page and choose to "Redeem" a gift card. At the bottom of that page is an iTunes...
Just over a year after first enabling two-step verification for its pervasive Apple ID account system, Apple on Thursday revealed the feature's expansion to nearly 50 additional countries around the world in an updated technical support document. The rollou t marks the second such expansion for two-step verification, which first appeared last March. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain were added to the list alongside the U.S., Australia, Ireland, New...
Webmasters now have an easier, official app for tracking their website statistics on their iPhone with Google's new Analytics app, while celebrities and other public figures can more easily engage with their fanbases on Facebook thanks to the social network's new Mentions app. Google Analytics Google's new first-party app for its popular web analytics service makes it much easier for webmasters to keep tabs on their internet properties on the go. Until now, Google...
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