Google and Apple Imposed to Change Their Refund Policies for the South Korean Users

The Fair Trade Commission functioning in South Korea has imposed application stores over the country to eliminate all their non-refundable policies. The Commission hopes that its moves will have influence in other countries as well.

The FTC (abbreviation for Fair Trade Commission) in South Korea has imposed to both Apple and Google to exclude all the clauses referring to the non-refunding terms applies in their Google Playa and Apple Applications Stores. The Commission considers the clauses as being unfair towards the clients.

After this action of the Korean FTC, all Android type applications have canceled their clauses referring to the non-refundable aspect of their products. As a consequence the sellers have to put up new refund policies for their customers. Thus, the applications that automatically took money from the users after the expiring date of the free trial will not be allowed to called “free trails” anymore.

They will now be referred to as paid applications which can be used for free for a short period of time. When this period comes to an end the user has the possibility to decide if he/she wants to prologue the usage period by paying money to the producing company. The users who have managed to download applications that are faulty will have the possibility to recover their money.

The Commission specifically asked suppliers to inform customers of Applications Store about the modification of terms and about the conditions. They have to do this beforehand and thus, give the customers the chance to cancel their actions and receive some sort of refund if they are against the terms. Moreover, the in applications buying can be recovered as well.

The Korean Commission had high hopes that all these actions will definitely be an example for many other countries world-wide, which will take the decision to follow their example of fair trade.

The head of the Fair Trade Commission, Hwang Won-Chul, in Korea declared for the Korean Herald that Google decided to use this policy on the Korean territory only, while Apple is taking into consideration of applying it in all its stores, regardless the country.

The new policy created problems for the suppliers but also for the customers. Thus, if the later somehow brake the terms and conditions accompanying the applications, they will be considered guilty of the damage done. The violation has to be evident and the developer is the one who has the right to complain about the damages done.

Before this action of the FTC, the employees working for the developer were not considered responsible for the damage. With the new law they have to face the consequences of their actions whether they did the damages on purpose or just because they were negligent.

In early spring 2014, the Korean FTC applied corrective measures as such for the applications stores being part of SK Telecom, LG Uplus and KT.

HealthKit Dev Tool for US Health Specialists from Apple

Apple has in plan to offer health specialists across US its HealthKit development tools. Reuters and MacRumors claim that the HealthKit and the Health applications are studied by health specialists working for the Cleveland Clinic, Mount Sinai and Allscripts.

There have been numerous items on information on the how the HealthKit and the Health applications might team up with the so much talked about iWatch. However, Reuters points out the fact that Apple intents to make health information available for both clients and health specialists. Thus, health aspects such as pulse,, weigh and blood pressure would be accessed by the patient and the doctor treating him/her.

The report offering this new piece of information on Apple’s plans claims that the Cleveland Clinic is experimenting with HealthKit beta in order to identify solutions for the clinic usage of the kit. The HealthKit might save time and resources for many hospital and doctor’s offices. Applications such as fitness tracker or Glucometers will no longer bother doctors while trying to cure a patient.

The HealthKit and the Health App are going to be launched this year and they will be functioning on iOS8. But, the applications are available for iOS registered developers even now.

Nonetheless, medical specialists might feel a bit reluctant when it comes to using the HealthKit due to the privacy issues. But Apple is definitely determined to convince both medical specialists and ordinary customers to use these health applications.

A More Powerful Processor For iPhone 6 the 5.5 Version

As the supposed September launch of the new iPhone 6 draws nearer, there are more and more rumors spreading around. The latest one refers to the fact that the processor of the 5.5 inch version is going to be bigger than the one of the 4.7 inch model.

Timothy Arcuri an analyst working for Cowen&Co made this prediction on the basis on the Asian supply checks. AppleInsider has received a copy of the report containing this piece of information.

Arcuri was informed by his sources that the iPhone 6, the 5.5 version will have a more powerful processor than the smaller version of the iPhone 6. This is not a first time strategy for Apple. Thus, the A7 processor of the iPad Air has a power of 1.39 gigahertz while the iPad mini has a processor having just 1.29 gigahertz.

The analyst has claimed that the processor of the larger version of iPhone 6 might come in with a larger die. This hints towards a wide architectural split.

A more prominent die may imply that the 5.5 inch model is going to have extra on-die silicon. It may also imply that Apple will produce two types of chips (the much rumored A8) in various plants and using various production processes.

An older rumor claimed that Apple has the intention to split the production of the A8 between the Taiwan based TSMC and the famous South Korean company Samsung. However, other rumors have claimed that the Taiwanese company has managed to obtain the whole order.

Arcuri considers that there will be some difference between the touch modules of the two phone versions. For the time being TPK is the company producing touch modules for the iPhone. However, certain changes might occur as the company is supposed to have been selected as the producer for the nanowire parts of the iWatch.

Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Available on the Market

Starting with the 24th of July 2014, Apple fans will be able to make use of the new OS X Yosemite. Developers have had the possibility to test drive this operating system for desktops for several weeks now.

Apple declared for the Register that the 10.10 version of OS X would be available starting with the 24th of July. The OS X Yosemite Beta can be downloaded by users who enlisted for the public beta program.

It seems that the giant electronic company has made everything possible to confirm the previous rumors about Yosemite Beta being released in late July.

The operating system was announced for the first time during the Worldwide Developer Conference which was held in San Francisco in the month of June this year. Since then, the operating system has been available for the Apple developers under the form of a closed beta program.

The Yosemite is a follow-up of the OS X Mavericks. Apple claims that the new system will have better sport integration for iOS devices. Not only for them but also for later versions of Spotlight, Safari, Mail and others.