Google Play now has a two hour app/game refund window
Sep11

Google Play now has a two hour app/game refund window

Google has taken a fairly big step in helping consumers get their money back if they get a paid app or game that they do not want. The company has revealed that there is now a two hour refund window on the Google Play Store, and while this feature has been back for some time, it is only today Google is making it widely known with an official update to its support page. Some of you who have been downloading apps on Android since the...

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Apps may not be that popular after all
Aug25

Apps may not be that popular after all

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HTC to roll out
Aug13

HTC to roll out

HTC has been in a sales rut over the last two years, and building some of the best pieces of hardware has proved to be the most temporary of remedies. The HTC One M8 may has driven profit last quarter, but the rest of the year looks bleak for the Taiwanese giant. The company could have a trick up its sleeve though in the form of some of its in-house apps and services. The company has been placing its own apps and skins on Android for...

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Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers
Jul30

Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers

Android is hardly known as the most secure of mobile platforms, no matter how much Google tries to say it is. Five million infected Android devices sort of tells us that, but just in case we needed more proof a new security flaw in the OS has been found, and this one could have some fairly wide implications. Security firm BlueBox Security has found a very big flaw in the way Android approves apps and the result is a bug that means...

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South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises
Jul08

South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises

The FTC in South Korea may have done consumers all over the world a favour as the fair trade commission in the country has implemented changes to make getting app purchase refunds easier. We have all been burned by that app that looked great but wasn't, or worse simply didn't work, while stories are numerous of unwitting parents who have let their kids use their devices and rack up thousands of dollars in accidental purchases. In...

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