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Apple forced to change iOS in-app purchases due to FTC settlement

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Apple forced to change iOS in-app purchases due to FTC settlement

Free-to-play games are rarely free. They usually include microtransactions and in-app purchases that can sneakily add up over time. The Federal Trade Commission has settled with Apple, concluding that the company violated the FTC Act with how it enabled much-too-easy access to microtransactions within iOS.

Specifically, the complaint points out the ability to make an unlimited number of transactions in a 15 minute window after entering an Apple ID password. The company currently does not prompt users of this time period when making an initial purchase.

Read more: $32.5 million payout »

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Ridiculous Fishing and Badlands are official iOS 'Games of the Year'

Ridiculous Fishing and Badlands are official iOS 'Games of the Year'

It's the time of year for Game of the Year discussions, and Apple has once again crowned its official winners on its own iOS platforms. An update to the App Store lists Vlambeer's Ridiculous Fishing as the top iPhone game, and Frogmind's platformer Badland as the top iPad game.

Read more: Runners-up include Device 6, XCOM »

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