Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In-App Purchases: Do not Let Your Children Make Apple Rich

Apple's agreement to pay class-action lawsuit about in-app purchases and patronage by children parents.As brought sighs of relief to many parents of two children (one is six and is fully digital capable of wreaking havoc, two years is still relatively harmless), I can sympathize with the complaints: their arguments Several kid-friendly apps have in-app purchases available for parents do not know about. Do not think twice about letting little Timmy or maybe Funwords Trisha play Deluxe (an app I just made up, but you know what I mean). Little did they know that once they download for $ 1.99 and children are left alone here, this game offers the option to open up a new level for 99 ¢ a pop. Just click here and payments are automatically sent to the credit card on file with iTunes. So easy! Apple (AAPL) will return the money to the family finances eroded by excessive in-app purchase. Kind of reminds me of when the kids call the 1-900 number and rack up exorbitant charges on your phone bill for all the family "entertainment services" they do more told.All calling.So Parents can take steps to avoid such a fate : If you have an iPhone or iPad, go to Settings, then General, restrictions. Turn restrictions (you need to create a PIN for Timmy can not undo your work) and then turn off In-App Purchases under the heading of Content is permitted. You can also adjust the parameters, such as whether your child may have access to iTunes, camera, or Safari Web browser.Then can let Timmy or press Trisha go 'to their hearts content while you can relax in the knowledge that your wallet is not dependent of one extent that they can be opened.

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