December 28th, 2010
There’s something sneaky being built into many iPhone and iPad apps. It’s called “micro-transactions”. Some parents have discovered micro-transactions the hard way. Their child was playing with a free app and suddenly they’re charged $60 dollars for a bucket of “Smurfberries”. Yeah, not cool.
There’s a game Em likes to play featuring a talking cat named Tom who repeats everything Em says. He doesn’t play it all that often because it’s annoying as hell for mom and dad, but when he does, we have to keep a very watchful eye on him due to those pesky micro-transactions.
Now, before all you kidless, fur-parents get all high and mighty, micro-transactions are being built into games made for cats, too.
I know, right? Murray almost done broke the bank!
Beware, fur-parents and human-parents alike! Those sneaky iPad/iPhone developers are out to get us!Tags: murray