In-App Purchases

How to put parental controls on children's devices

DON'T know where to start when it comes to protecting your kids online? An NSPCC online safety expert explains how to go about it.<p>My eight-year-old …

News (Wales)

Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic

Apple on Thursday issued a redesign for the App Store web interface, with app searches on Safari, Chrome and other browsers now rendering a bold …

Apps

Apple and Tencent reach deal to again let WeChat app users tip each other

Last year, Apple announced a change in its policy that recategorized tips made within an app as in-app purchases, causing Tencent’s WeChat messaging …

Apps

Try before you buy: New App Store section highlights apps that offer free trials

While many iPhone apps will typically only run you a few dollars, even that may be too much to shell out for something you've never used before. …

App Store

Developers can now offer subscription add-ons in Microsoft Store apps

Developers now have the ability to offer subscription add-ons within their Windows app on the Microsoft Store.<p>Microsoft has announced that developers …

Microsoft

Tips: Parents Can Block Children From Predatory Game Downloads, App Purchases

Free mobile games might sound like good deal, since users don’t have to pay to download them. However, some apps might actually be scamming people, …

Mobile

Apple Requires Developers to Disclose Loot Box Drop Rates

Apple Requires Developers to Disclose Loot Box Drop Rates<p>/ January 2, 2018 at 9:17 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>One of the more interesting events of …

Mobile

5 Apps to Start 2018 the Right Way

Source: Pixabay<p>It's always the same old stuff for most of us: "Lose weight, be healthier, be more successful".<p>But what if you could pick resolutions …

Public Health England

15 best Android games released in 2017!

2017 was an exciting year for games. Nintendo finally hit the market in a big way. We had a score of new games from every genre. There were viral hits like Chicken Scream as well as under-the-radar gems like Mushroom 11 and others. Of course, the most popular games this year were freemium games. …

Game Development

13 New Year's Resolutions, According to Your Toddler

When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, people typically think about the behaviours and habits they want to change and adopt in the fresh …

Parenting

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 223rd edition of Android Apps Weekly. It’s also the last one of 2017! Here are the headlines:<p>Amazon may compete with Google’s YouTube. Amazon apparently called dibs on AmazonTube and OpenTube this week through trademark filings. This seems to indicate that Amazon may be looking into …

Android Apps

Google kicks off 12 Days of Play promotion on the Play Store

The extended holiday weekend is almost here and if you’re like most of us, you’ll have at least one day off work each of the next two weeks (or …

Candy Crush Saga

5 Best Android Games of the Week (December 2017 #3)

Each week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked games. You're sure to find some hidden gems in these recommendations.

Game Development

Android Games Weekly: Top 5 Weekly Android Games December #3

Welcome to Android Games Weekly. Let’s have a look at the top 5 Android games for the third week of December.<p>This week, a lot of new games are added …

Android Lollipop

One of the world's most popular mobile games is now available in the US

Even though it’s probably the biggest mobile game in the world, Arena of Valor is a name unfamiliar to many in the West. But in China, the MOBA …

Mobile

Enter to win an Amazon Fire Tablet and get a Christmas surprise from GameStash!

Want the gift of unlimited mobile gaming for your kids this holiday season? How about a brand new Fire Tablet, the most child-friendly tablet ever to …

Android News

Is this the app store revolution we have been waiting for?

Today, the entire app store market is dominated by two players: Google Play and Apple Store. In the first three months of 2017 alone, consumers worldwide spent over $15 billion in iOS and Android stores.<p>In 2018, the mobile app economy will turn 10 at a valuation of nearly $77 billion, which is said …

Bitcoin

Arena of Valor, one of the biggest mobile MOBAs in the world, is finally available in North America

You've probably played multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games on Android—there are some popular ones like Vainglory and Mobile Legends. …

Android News

Sleep Better by Runtastic with full in-app purchases FREE on iOS/Android (Reg. $2)

The popular Sleep Better with Runtastic app for iOS and Google Play is currently available with all in-app purchases for <b>free</b>. In both instances, simply download the app and apply promo code <b>SLEEP2017</b> after following these directions:<p>Open Sleep Better with Runtastic and press ‘settings’ down at the …

Gear & Gadgets

2K's NBA franchise returns with the release of 'NBA 2K18' for Android

Another year, another NBA 2K release. This time around there are a few notable changes to the mobile version of <i>NBA 2K18</i>. You can expect a couple of …

Android News

Amazon's Alexa now lets you pay for premium voice apps

Today, it's a few select games -- tomorrow, maybe Alexa's top personalities could quit their day jobs.<p>The Amazon Alexa voice assistant inside your Echo smart-home speaker, or perhaps your Android or iOS device -- it's about to become a way for app developers to actually make some cash.<p>That's …

Amazon

How to Handle iTunes Charges You Didn't Make

For years, consumers have complained about fraudulent charges through iTunes. The first signs of the fraud are an email from iTunes reporting charges …

Personal Finance

App Stores of Future Will Be Based on Blockchain, Promote Transparency

In 2017, app stores saw record revenues and downloads. Across both iOS and Android platforms, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach …

Bitcoin

'Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty' debuts on smartphones

If you're looking for a premium mobile game without in-app purchases, there's good news: <i>Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty</i> has arrived on iOS, Android and NVIDIA Shield. The 2014 console game, based on Lorne Lanning's <i>Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee</i> has been re-purposed for mobile with new controls for a small …

Gaming

Appy Christmas: Five of the best – and not just for the kids

Christmas

Video Ads Most Effective for Driving App Installs says AdColony

Video is the most effective and popular ad format for driving app installs, according to research by mobile ad platform AdColony released today. …

Advertising

Ticket to Earth, a tactical RPG, finally comes to Android

Ticket to Earth, a tactical puzzle RPG from Robot Circus has hit the Play Store today. The Aussie developers have previously released the game on Steam and iOS with great success. Now, the game comes to Android with a special sale price to celebrate its release.<p>Editor's Pick<p>When you boot up Ticket …

RPGs

Loot boxes and in-app purchases: A necessary evil or the scourge of the gaming world?

It's time we talk about micro-transactions in video games.<p>You may have read about the controversy surrounding loot boxes and micro-transactions in …

Android News

The 20 Best Mobile Games of 2017

Hello there! You’re someone looking for more than the best. You want the best of the best. The shiniest, most intriguing, fun, and downright …

Power Rangers

This Is the Surprising Amount of Money the Average Person Spends on Apps

While we’re not surprised that folks are willing to shell out a ton of moola for a brand new iPhone X, we must admit that we’re usually quite stingy when it comes to springing for expensive apps. But according to a recent report from App Annie, people are spending more money on app purchases than …