Monday, 04 March 2013
Big-spending 5-year-old —
A British five-year-old ran up $2500 in-app purchase tab with Apple, the moral being that when a child asks you for a password on your iPad, think before entering.
Parents who regularly hand their iDevices over to their children, take note: you can still be burned by kids making in-app purchases.
The BBC published a story on Friday highlighting a five-year-old's impressive feat
in running up a £1,700 iTunes bill (about NZ$3115) after his father entered a passcode to allow him to download a "free" game from the App Store. The details of the situation reveal a series of unfortunate events that led to the truly epic tab ... though Apple has since refunded the money.
[I hope they deleted all the updates and in-game purchases, then, seems only fair!]
How to lock your iPhone remotely — Losing your iPhone can be a traumatic experience
Here’s how to lock iPhone
using Find My iPhone. It may be called Find My iPhone, but it also works for finding your iPad, Macs or iPod touch.
5 features iOS should steal from Android —
This is by Jacquie Cheng on Ar Technica: "No one wants iOS to become Android or vice versa. This is about recognizing how to improve iOS with features that would be useful to people depending on their smartphones for more than the occasional text or phone call. We recognise that Apple tries to keep an eye towards elegant implementation, too. So which features are we talking about? Glad you asked
Tapestry lets you create tappable stories —
Tapestry describes itself as "a portable collection of beautifully designed, short, tappable stories." It's an online service
from Betaworks that lets you create short stories for others to read on their iPhone or iPad. Unlike a traditional ebook, the Tapestry stories are meant to be read in one direction. You tap to go forward and you can't go back.