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Apple, FTC settle over in-app purchases by minors

In a settlement with the FTC, Apple has agreed to make changes to its in-app purchase system as well as providing millions in refunds to customers whose children made unauthorized purchases.

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Apple announces $10 billion App Store sales in 2013, $1 billion in December alone

Citing unprecedented demand, the company announced that it has now paid more than $15B to developers.

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9 great apps for brand new iPhone owners

If the holiday season meant a new iPhone 5c or 5s for you, we can help you get started with nine terrific downloads from the App Store.

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Giving the gift of digital downloads

Whether it's a last-minute gift or something you've been planning to give for a while, online stores are a great source for digital presents during the holidays -- if you know where to look.

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Apple's holiday giveaway app now available to U.S. customers

Apple's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway app is back for 2013—and can finally bring some holiday cheer to iTunes users in America.

Toca Mini review: Kids can make cute digital people

The latest from Toca Boca lets kids create digital characters on the iPad or iPhone.

Why iOS 7's auto-updating apps aren't always great

iOS 7 can download app updates in the background without your having to lift a finger. Sometimes, however, selectivity trumps convenience.

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Straighten up: Improve your posture with LUMOback

LUMOback is the automatic nagging machine our parents always dreamed of.

Flickr adds automatic photo uploads to iOS app

Flickr has added a new auto upload feature to its iOS app, the photo service announced Wednesday.

iPhone basics: Download apps from the App Store

New iPhone owner? After you've acquainted yourself with your device's built-in apps, it's time to explore and download some third-party programs. Here's a primer on how to do so.