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Wednesday 15 January 2014
Apple is to refund at least $32.5m (£20m) to customers whose children made in-app purchases without their permission, using the parents' iPhones or iPads. The technology firm reached a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following an FTC complaint that found many of Apple's child-friendly apps offered virtual goods and other chargeable items within the apps, costing anything from 99c to $99.99.
Monday 23 December 2013
What better way to stick two fingers up at those who have snubbed you than with a cosy shopping session with their nearest competitor?
Political Takeout Podcast: Tory modernisation, the Guardian versus the NSA, and Ed Miliband's pub problem
Wednesday 27 November 2013
This week we discussed Tory modernisation, asked if the Guardian should face prosecution over the Snowden leaks, and wondered whether it matters if Ed Miliband doesn’t go to the pub. We were joined in the studio by broadcaster Sam Delaney, Ruth Porter of the IEA, and down the line by former MP Louise Mensch, Index on Censorship’s Michael Harris, and Bloomberg’s Rob Hutton.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Political Takeout is a funny but informed review of the week’s news and politics
Friday 15 November 2013
The spectacular show promises visitors "pure joyous fun"
Saturday 09 November 2013
BBC reveals new digital music service Playlister aligned with YouTube, Deezer and Spotify - but service is not competitor to Apple’s iTunes
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Service allows listeners to tag tracks played by BBC radio presenters and songs performed on BBC television shows and then export them from their personal playlist to a chosen music streaming service
Friday 27 September 2013
Reader Simon Moore gets in touch following a piece I wrote this week about computer games manufacturers "exploiting children" through so-called "freemium" games.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Latest version of the football video game franchise is free to download, though in-app purchases can buy you new players and game modes
Tuesday 24 September 2013
This Friday, EA Sports will release their flagship title FIFA 14, ending months of anticipation and excitement amongst a sizeable proportion of the gaming community. Today however, fans have been given the chance to end the wait for a new FIFA a little prematurely – not due to an early release of the console version, but by being able to download a FIFA 14 app for iOS and Android for free.
Monday 23 September 2013
Recently I became so sick of seeing LA rock sisters Haim on every website, magazine and spare bit of wall, that I proposed a drinking game: a shot for every glimpse of their faces. I soon realised no one needs to be that drunk.
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Arctic Monkeys and Plan B both turned on their fans. Bad move, says Elisa Bray
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Apple has described the new iPhone 5S as the “most forward-thinking smartphone in the world”.
Monday 02 September 2013
But with only 16GB of onboard storage, you won't be able to keep more than a couple minutes of footage.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
The track's rush release doesn't seem to have damaged sales
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow