Archives: February 2014

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European Commission Seeking to Eliminate ‘Free’ From Apps With In-App Purchases

candy crushThe European Commission is investigating the term “free” as used for apps that contain in-app purchases. The consumer policy group representing the European Union is holding talks with Apple, Google and app makers in developing new policies that would require free apps to be completely free, with intentions of targeting terms like “Buy Now” or “Upgrade Now” from free-to-play apps.

The policy group’s Commissioner, Neven Mimica said, “Consumers and in particular children need better protection against unexpected costs from in-app purchases.” Read more

Steve Job’s Look-Alike Ashton Kutcher Now Working for Lenovo as Product Engineer

yoga-tablet-top-panel-desktop-smallAshton Kutcher is following in the footsteps of Alicia Keys formerly of Blackberry and Lady Gaga of Polaroid. He was just hired by Lenovo as a “product engineer.” Kutcher will be drawing from his experience as playing the role of Steve Jobs, but he was also studying biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa when he quit school to pursue his modeling career. Read more

Not Even Babies Are Safe From Selfie Apps

There’s yet another selfie app, but this time it’s going for the cutest subject of them all: babies. If you have them, or know where you can access one, download this selfie app, and you can help them join the self-portraiture trend.

The Baby Selfie Android app costs $0.99 for each download, and gets your child’s attention by flashing cute images and graphics – like owls, foxes, etc. Think of it like a digital peek-a-boo photobooth for the crib.

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If Disney Characters Met on Tinder’s Dating App

Now that the Olympics are over, Tinder’s probably not getting as much attention from athletes, but they are definitely getting our attention in this parody. Made by College Humor, the screen captures below allow us to imagine the possibilities: what if Disney Characters used the popular hook-up app, Tinder.

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