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Apple is now labeling 'Free' apps in the App Store with a new 'Get' button

The change is likely due to issues with in-app purchases.

Apple Is Now Under Investigation By Italy Concerning IAP Practices

Apple is now being investigated by an Italian antitrust regulator concerning IAPs in iOS applications.

Apple Allowing Developers To Give Out Promo Codes For In-App Purchases

The feature is only available in the United States for now.

Apple Offers Refunds For Some Unauthorized In-App Purchases Made By Minors

The email is part of a consent decree Apple signed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission earlier this year.

In iOS 7.1, Apple Is Warning Users About Its 15-Minute IAP Window

Apple is warning users against the perils of in-app purchases in iOS 7.1.

Apple Is Rushing To 'Fix' In-App Purchases By Its March 31 Deadline

Apple is required to change in-app purchases (IAPs) by March 31, but is reportedly struggling to do so.

Freemium Games In The UK Are Set To Change Considerably On April 1

What you need to know about the new freemium app rules.

The AppAdvice Week In Review: Apple's Great Leap, The Deep Web And More

We're always reporting and offering our opinions. Here are just some of the topics that we covered during the week that was.

Apple Will Offer Full Refunds To Customers Claiming They Made Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Apple will reimburse consumers affected by confusion over in-app purchases.

Apple Instructs Users On How To Reimburse IAPs Under Class Action Settlement

Apple has begun emailing users with information about the settlement of the class action lawsuit filed against the company over in-app purchases.

Apple Updates App Store With New 'Learn More About In-App Purchases' Page

On a new page in the App Store, Apple explains in clear terms what in-app purchases are and how they work.

A New Investigation Looks Into The Use Of In-App Purchases By Children

Apple and Google are being investigated over in-app purchase systems in their respective stores as they relate to kids.

Father Reports Teenage Son For Fraud Over Massive In-App Purchases

Bad luck comes in threes. Or at least to Apple's unwitting in-app purchasers, it does.

Apple Adds Warning Label In App Store For Apps That Offer In-App Purchases

Following recent incidents involving them, freemium apps in the App Store are now labeled with a new "Offers In-App Purchases" tagline.

D'oh! You're Not Just Buying Donuts, Kid ... You're Racking Up In-App Purchases

Hey, have you heard about that boy who accumulated a ridiculous amount of in-app purchases while playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out?

The AppAdvice Week In Review: The Music Edition

A lot happened last week, with much centered on music.

Apple's In-App Purchase Settlement Nears Approval, Covers Over 23 Million Users

Apple's proposed in-app purchase settlement is nearing approval following a hearing in a federal courthouse in California.

The Parents Of A 5-Year-Old Are Off The Hook After Son Spends $2,500 In App Store

Apple has refunded unsuspecting parents $2,500 after their five-year-old son racks up iTunes in-app purchases totaling $2,500. Was this the right move on Apple's part?

Apple To Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases In Bait Apps

Apple has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed against the company over in-app purchases (IAPs).

Apple Beats Russian Hacker In iOS, But Battle Remains On OS X

Alexey Borodin has admitted that Apple has defeated him in his quest to provide everyone with free in-app purchases for iOS. Still, he remains committed to providing a similar tool in OS X.

Setting Parental Controls Much More Important In iOS 6

Parents should be aware of a new "feature" set to arrive with iOS 6.

Apple Adding Additional Security Measures To In-App Purchase Receipts

Apple looks to be moving quickly to stop the hack allowing users to gain access to free in-app purchases.

Lost And Found: Friendly Devs Fix IAP Update Errors

If a recent update wiped out your IAPs, here's how to get them back.

Apple Taking Steps To End In-App Purchase Hack, But It Remains Available For Now

Russian hacker remains defiant, as Apple tries to stop his tool that makes it easy to make in-app purchases for free.