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Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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European Commission slams Apple for in-app purchase policies

Apple maintained that its parental controls 'go far beyond the features of others in the industry.'

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Amazon allowed kids to spend millions on in-app purchases, FTC says

The agency's lawsuit against Amazon mirrors its earlier action against Apple for a similar problem.

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Has Apple opened the door to Bitcoin apps?

An update to the App Store guidelines suggests cryptocurrency apps are welcome.

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Office for iPad shoots to the top of Apple's free app chart

So much for Office for iPad arriving too late.

Fake Tor app has been sitting in Apple's App Store for months, Tor Project says

Apple has not removed the fake app so far despite being notified in December, Tor developers say

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'Free' apps may be violating EU consumer protection laws

EU authorities are expressing concern about 'in-app' purchases, and whether they're truly free.

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Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from iOS App Store

The legal uncertainty around Bitcoin may be spooking Apple

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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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Straighten up: Improve your posture with LUMOback

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