Interesting: On the one hand, I hear a Nickelodeon executive saying kids are hard-pressed to spend $10 in the Apple App Store, and on the other I read that Apple reached a settlement with an untold number of "parents who sued the company for making it too easy for kids to rack up charges by buying add-ons to games and other apps." That's according to the Washington Post. Parents won't be able to … [Read more...] about Apple’s settlement with parents
Robert Nay in Utah has been designing Web sites since the 3rd grade, but now he's seriously into designing cellphone apps. So seriously that a physics game called "Bubble Ball" which he designed recently moved up to the No. 1 free app in Apple's App Store, Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning reports. Apparently with some encouragement from his mom, "Nay taught himself programming after … [Read more...] about 14-year-old’s app is No. 1
The other day my 13-year-old mentioned in passing that he wished he could figure out how to jailbreak his iTouch so he could download free game apps (I got the feeling that messing around and figuring it out with friends was kind of a game itself). It made me smile, though, that this came up the very day the news broke that "jailbreaking" is ok now (see The Independent). What does "ok" mean? Well, … [Read more...] about Got a ‘jailbreaker’ wannabe at your house?