After a rash of highly publicised instances of children running up astronomical iTunes bills, the UK Office of Fair Trading has decided to look into the practice of in-app purchases.
The social network plans to launch Twitter Music, its standalone music discovery service app, to coincide with kick-off of the Coachella music festival this weekend.
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In what appears to be a bid to finally address some of the complaints about its disordered online marketplace, Google has pushed almost 60,000 ‘low-quality’ apps out of the Google Play store.
Writing on the company’s official blog, Yusuf Mehdi, a VP of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, described the deal as “mutually beneficial and strategically aligned for both parties.”
Facebook Home won't be available to download from the Google Play store until 12 April, but if you're eager to try the social network-themed launcher sooner than that, you may be in luck.
The player will act as a hub allowing users to access online 4K content, presumably through Sony’s forthcoming paid 4K distribution service.
The archive, which is set to kick off tomorrow, will include tweets, Facebook status updates and an estimated one billion webpages spread out across 4.8 million websites.
Samsung Electronics has forecast a 53 per cent jump in profits for the first quarter of 2013 from the same time last year, continuing its upward trend.
Less than two years after launching BBM Music, the company formerly known as RIM has announced that the streaming service is set to be cancelled later this year.
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Despite recently dropping in the mobile browser rankings, Apple’s Safari jumped by six per cent last month, retaining its number one position by a wide margin.
With much of Intel’s business in jeopardy thanks to a floundering PC market, the chip giant is expected to expand its foundry services to compensate.
After some users noticed links to iTunes Preview pages were being buried in Google’s search results, the search giant has blamed the issue on technical problems.
The second edition of the Asus-produced tablet is expected to replace the original model’s Tegra 3 processor with a Snapdragon chip.
We recap the top news and analysis on ITProPortal today, also with a close look at whether Apple must invent a new product category in order to maintain its market position.
A New York judge has ruled against a startup testing the limits of copyright law in the burgeoning, controversial digital re-selling market.
Google has announced that Alma Whitten, the first person to serve as privacy director for the company, is stepping down.
As the digital currency's value reaches new heights in the midst of what appears to be a crumbling financial system, many are wondering whether the future of the global economy lives online.
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Despite the operating system’s miniscule global market share, Windows Phone handsets managed to beat iPhone sales in seven markets during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to IDC.
Some US government agencies will not be allowed to buy IT equipment without the approval of federal law enforcement officials who have examined any risks associated with Chinese tech.
Jessops stores are set to re-open in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, High Wycombe and St Balbans, and the chain's online retail business will be relaunched.
The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4 cable was cut near the coastal city of Alexandria, slowing down Internet speeds in Egypt and parts of the Middle East and Asia.
In order for Apple to stay ahead of the pack and/or win back any ground, it will have to begin showing - not just telling - the world why its offerings are better.