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iOS in-app purchase settlement tuned up: credits and full refunds in order

iOS in-app purchase settlement tuned up: credits and full refunds in order

When you've got a child that knows how to use a touchscreen and a mess of web-connected machines around the house, it's only a matter of time before you have a massive bill for in-app purchases from all angles. At least that's what the reality of the situation was before a few well-placed fixes were put in place back a couple of years ago when Apple had a class action law suit on its hands - one that's just now being delivered on in the form of a home page for those affected.

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Apple ebook trial set to begin Monday

Apple ebook trial set to begin Monday

Starting tomorrow, Apple will be part of a trial in which federal and state authorities have suggested the latter company was part of ebook price-fixing. This trial will work with allegations that Apple has conspired with publishers to artificially raise the price of ebooks for sale in the iTunes Store for devices like the iPad and the iPhone. This trial was originally set to include five of the six largest book publishers in the US and was originally filed in April of 2012.

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Windows 8 iTunes app not coming “any time soon”

Windows 8 iTunes app not coming “any time soon”

While iTunes is available for Windows 8, it only works in desktop mode, meaning that there's no "metro" style app for Apple's popular music player and media store. Of course, Microsoft really wants Apple to create said app, but according to Windows CFO Tami Reller, that's not going to happen "any time soon."

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Boingo iOS app updates with iTunes subscription billing

Boingo iOS app updates with iTunes subscription billing

Boingo, the WiFi hotspot service, has updated its iOS app with the ability to pay for Boingo's monthly subscription using your iTunes account. This means that Boingo users don't need to enter in their credit card information in the app, but instead just link it with their iTunes accounts, where users will be billed monthly using the payment method they have on file with iTunes.

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Apple counts down to 50 billion downloads in iTunes App Store

Apple counts down to 50 billion downloads in iTunes App Store

Apple has begun counting down (counting up, rather?) to 50 billion downloads in the iTunes App Store, and they're celebrating the milestone by giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the lucky person who downloads the 50 billionth app. The company will also be handing out $500 iTunes gift cards to 50 people that download the next 50 apps.

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Apple educates users on in-app purchases with new user guide

Apple educates users on in-app purchases with new user guide

Along with its refresh of the Featured section in the iTunes App Store, Apple has added a section dedicated to educating people about in-app purchases and what they are exactly. This was most likely added to address the recent fiascos with users accidentally purchasing in-app content on their iOS device.

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Apple celebrates “A Decade of iTunes” with interactive timeline

Apple celebrates “A Decade of iTunes” with interactive timeline

Apple has launched a special tribute to its iTunes Store today, with a ten-year-long interactive timeline called "A Decade of iTunes." Users can flip through each year since 2003 to see what were some of the popular songs back then, as well as look over some of the milestones that Apple and iTunes have passed along the way.

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iCloud and iTunes hit by another outage

iCloud and iTunes hit by another outage

It seems that Apple's iCloud service and the iTunes Store are experiencing yet another outage. Apple's system status webpage confirms that some users may experience issues with account & sign in for iCloud as well as purchases for iTunes. Other users are also reporting problems with Game Center and Apple ID.

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iTunes Store adds option to postpone downloads

iTunes Store adds option to postpone downloads

Apple has just added a new download option to the iTunes Store that will allow users to buy content and download the content later. The option is available for users who have iTunes 11 installed on their computers, or users who are running iOS 6 on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod devices. The option is only available when you purchase TV episodes, movies, TV seasons, season passes, movie bundles, or music box sets.

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Grand Theft Auto soundtracks now available on iTunes and Spotify

Grand Theft Auto soundtracks now available on iTunes and Spotify

We're not sure if this could have come soon enough, but it's here, at last. Rockstar Games announced today that the radio playlist soundtracks from all of the Grand Theft Auto titles, starting with the classic Grand Theft Auto III, are now available either for purchase on iTunes or for streaming on Spotify.

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Fruit Ninja is Apple’s App of the Week, free for a limited time

Fruit Ninja is Apple’s App of the Week, free for a limited time

Apple only recently began promoting certain apps and games in the iTunes App Store, by delivering an "App of the Week" and chopping off the price tag. However, they don't often highlight popular apps or games all that much, but this week, they're highlighting Fruit Ninja, a classic mobile game of fruit-chopping proportions.

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AppGratis CEO: Apple is destroying value within its ecosystem

AppGratis CEO: Apple is destroying value within its ecosystem

By now you may have heard that Apple removed the popular app discovery deal app AppGratis from the iTunes App Store after the Cupertino-based company cited that the app went against the guidelines for iOS apps -- namely push notifications that featured "advertising, promotions, or direct marketing." AppGratis CEO, however, has spoken out about the issue.

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