Please, Daddy, can I have a pony?

Mac Format - - WWDC 2014 -

Ap­ple has re­ceived plenty of flack over kids’ abil­i­ties to rack up enor­mous bills, es­pe­cially with the dreaded In-App Pur­chases – de­spite it al­most cer­tainly be­ing a story blown out of all pro­por­tion by the me­dia. So this clever new fea­ture, part of Fam­ily Shar­ing, which al­lows kids to ask per­mis­sion to buy some­thing on a par­ent’s card (and which pushes a re­quest to the par­ent’s own de­vice) will doubt­less be wel­comed by many (es­pe­cially those with large fam­i­lies) – re­gard­less of whether Ap­ple has im­ple­mented it de­fen­sively or be­cause it thought it was a good idea in and by it­self.

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