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European Commission holding talks with Apple, Google over in-app purchase policy

European Commission holding talks with Apple, Google over in-app purchase policy

By 27 February 2014

The European Commission will be holding talks with Google, Apple and others in the industry on Thursday and Friday to iron out rules for in-app purchases. The talks come after reports saying children are making in-app purchases without parent's permission,... >>

Google closes Currents news reader, pushing users to Google Play Newsstand instead

Google closes Currents news reader, pushing users to Google Play Newsstand instead

By 20 February 2014

Google has officially closed its Currents news reader app for Android, available since December 2011.  Google isn't leaving news junkies out to dry however, pushing Currents users over to the newer Google Play Newsstand app.  In version 2.3 of... >>

Flock off Flappy, Apple and Google no longer interested in Flappy Bird clones

Flock off Flappy, Apple and Google no longer interested in Flappy Bird clones

By 17 February 2014

The Flappy Bird saga has almost run its course. The game was removed from app stores by its creator Dong Nguyen and although we never really found out the real reasons why - we still don't buy that it was because it was "too addictive" - even the flood... >>

Microsoft tipped to release Office for iPad in first half of 2014

Microsoft tipped to release Office for iPad in first half of 2014

By 15 February 2014

Microsoft plans to release its Office for iPad app to users in the first half of 2014, according to ZDNet. Reports have pegged the release of the Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote app towards autumn of 2014 in the past, but now according to "sources"... >>

CBeebies Playtime update brings dinosaurs to life on your smartphone or tablet

CBeebies Playtime update brings dinosaurs to life on your smartphone or tablet

By 13 February 2014

The BBC has updated the CBeebies Playtime app, giving your little ones the chance to join in with Andy's Dinosaur Adventures. With this latest update, the app will tie in to the new programming on the CBeebies channel, Andy's Dinosaur Adventures. In the... >>

Nintendo not responsible for the death of Flappy Bird

Nintendo not responsible for the death of Flappy Bird

By 11 February 2014

When Nguyen Ha Dong announced his intention to remove hit free game Flappy Bird from the iTunes and Google Play app stores, not only did it cause a fuss, it also provoked a widespread rumour that Nintendo was the real culprit behind the move. Nguyen claimed... >>

Music Inc band management game for iPhone, iPad and Android includes harsh lessons on piracy

Music Inc band management game for iPhone, iPad and Android includes harsh lessons on piracy

By 10 February 2014

Music Inc is a new free game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices that focuses on the business strategies of running a music label or band management company, helping to show the effects of piracy while offering a light and interesting casual... >>

Play to Cure: Genes in Space for Android and iOS puts cancer research in your hands

Play to Cure: Genes in Space for Android and iOS puts cancer research in your hands

By 4 February 2014

Cancer Research UK has released a free game for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices that should help research into breast cancer immeasurably. While you play Play to Cure: Genes in Space you will be carrying out vital research that would take... >>

FiftyThree CEO: Pencil coming to Europe, 2014 will be about users collaborating

FiftyThree CEO: Pencil coming to Europe, 2014 will be about users collaborating

By 3 February 2014

FiftyThree, the company behind the popular Paper drawing app on the iPad, has told Pocket-lint that it is working on bringing it's own-made stylus, called Pencil, to Europe. "The response to Pencil has been incredible," Georg Petschnigg, co-founder and... >>

FiftyThree tells Facebook ‘stop using our name’ after Paper app launch

FiftyThree tells Facebook ‘stop using our name’ after Paper app launch

By 3 February 2014

FiftyThree, the maker of Paper, the popular drawing app on the iPad, has asked Facebook to change the name of its new news aggregation app called Paper. In an open letter to the company, and reiterated in a phone interview with Pocket-lint, Georg Petschnigg,... >>