Apple Debuts New Parental Controls on App Purchases for Kids

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During the Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 Apple announced that it will be rolling out several new features for iOS 8. Remember all those parents that sued Apple for the money their kids racked up buying apps or playing games – they’re going to fix that. Earlier this year, Apple refunded more than $32 billion to people whose children accidentally spent money while playing an app

The new feature will allow families to share iTunes purchases and make it easier to regulate what and how much they are purchasing. Family Share, which will be available when iOS 8 launches later this year, it will allow up to six people to share iTunes purchases. This includes music, movies and apps. All users can also access each other’s calendars, reminder and photos.

During the WWDC 2014 Conference, Apple also unveiled a new fitness app – Health. This app will be able to pull data from other third-party apps, such as Nike, to keep track of all of your health-related information in one app.

Other notable updates include updates to group messaging. No longer will you have to deal with getting notifications hours later from a group text you no longer have interest in. Users will have the option to opt out of notifications and rename group threads.

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