Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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RE[5]: What about kids?
by Bobthearch on Tue 24th Jul 2012 00:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What about kids?"
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In "the States" you get a debit card every time you open a checking account. My bank uses Visa, but I suppose there are others that use Mastercard instead. Use the debit card just like a credit card, at any place that accepts credit cards, and the purchase is deducted right from the checking account.

I can't imagine paying cash for everything. Cash is easily lost, stolen, and destroyed. Take a vacation or make a major shopping trip to town and you'd have to have hundreds, or thousands, of dollars in cash. Who carries that much cash around nowadays?

It's especially difficult, or at least inconvenient, to even buy gas (petrol) without a Visa/Mastercard since any modern station has pay-at-the-pump. Many stations ~only~ have pay-at-the-pump, especially late at night.

Interesting to learn that other countries' banking habits and customs are so different. I've been to Australia a few times and banking seems very similar to the U.S. system, with credit/debit cards being very common.

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