Thrive is the first financial wellness benefit in Canada. Employees start saving, many for the first time, against meaningful goals that they pick. They feel cared for and validated.”— Jordan WimmerTORONTO, ON, CANADA, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Thrive Savings announces the launch of their financial wellness benefit, Thrive Savings, on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in Canada. This innovative offering is a modern benefit for businesses to offer their employees, and recognizes a growing category of Canadian workers who live paycheck-to-paycheck and helps them to break out of this reductive cycle. “Personal money matters are a complex and emotional subject, often whispered about but never fully addressed. However, we know that 48% of Canadians live month-to-month, in a state of constant high anxiety and stress about their money,” said Jordan Wimmer, the CEO and Founder of Thrive Savings. “We’re enabling workplaces and organizations … [Read more...] about Thrive Savings launches on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in Canada
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Last Updated Feb 16, 2011 11:21 AM EST Capcom is generating nasty news because one of its games, Smurfs' Village, has children spending exorbitant amounts on in-app purchases without their parents' knowledge -- including one 8-year-old putting $1,400 worth of virtual Smurfberries (or whathaveyou) on her mom's credit card. Now Apple (APPL) has reportedly pulled Capcom aside to do something about this PR fiasco, but that's just a bunch of bullsmurf: From the lack of password requirements to make purchases to the missing parental controls, it's easy for kids to run up serious bills in the Apple App Store. It's up to Apple, not the third-party companies, to do something about it. Easy for Kids to Make App Purchases without Parental Approval The Washington Post,The in-app purchases have also catapulted children's games such as Smurfs' Village and Tap Zoo, by San Francisco-based Pocket Gems, into the ranks of the highest-grossing apps on iPods, iPhones and iPads. But the practice is … [Read more...] about The Apple App Store: Dangerous for Kids?
(MoneyWatch) Conventional wisdom holds that while Android's app store is more agile, it is far more susceptible to malware. Apple, on the other hand, screens all the apps headed for iOS, so it's relatively secure. And that general assessment might still be true, though Georgia Tech recently demonstrated that Apple's app screeners are relatively easy to fool. Indeed, researchers were able to get a particularly nasty example of malware into the store. Google Play store suffers from malware Malware threats materializing on smartphones How to avoid dangerous or malicious smartphone apps A Georgia Tech team created an app that, on first run, appears benign, but quickly reconfigures itself into malware that's capable of steaming contacts and sending emails, taking photos, sending tweets, and even redirecting Chrome to a page with additional malicious software. The app was approved and landed in the app store. Because, researchers say, the app was only tested for a few short seconds, not … [Read more...] about Researchers upload malware to Apple app store
For Apple (AAPL), it is a milestone: $10 billion in app sales in 2013, with $1 billion of that coming in December alone. While the mobile application market is red hot, that also translates to higher revenue for software developers who focus on the niche. Apple says it has paid a total of $15 billion to app developers. As Steve Ranger pointed out on ZDNet, if you go through past Apple announcements and do some simple math, it translates to $8 billion paid to developers in 2013 alone. That is a large chunk of money. But these figures have other implications. One is that, on average, Apple takes 20 percent of App Store sales. However, the official cut is 30 percent. With $8 billion going vendors, the total (not counting sales of Apple's own software) should have been $11.4 billion. So why isn't the actual total higher or Apple's take well in excess of $2 billion? The logical answer would be that vendors with the most popular software packages are getting a special rate unavailable to … [Read more...] about Apple App Store: Big pie, but not for developers
Less than three years after its launch, the Apple App Store reached its goal of 10 billion downloads this morning. To promote the milestone, Apple promised to give away a $10,000 App Store gift card to whomever buys the 10 billionth download, but the company has not revealed who that winner is. The store launched in July 2008 with just 500 apps and now touts the availability of more than 300,000 free and paid apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Growth of the store's popularity has been swift; in its first nine months, the store hit 1 billion downloads and followed that up with 5 billion downloads in June 2010. The App Store has been such a resounding success for mobile computing that Apple's competitors have been forced to launch similar ventures. Google, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Nokia, and Samsung all offer apps through their own app storefronts. But the venture has not been without controversy. Early on, Apple's app approval process often frustrated developers, who were … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads