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Topic # 227478 8-Jan-2018 21:32
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Hi, just sitting here listening to my sister moan about her phone.

 

She is playing Solitaire, but every time she starts a game a gambling thing pops up.

 

I have not witnessed this, just typing what I hear.

 

Anyone come across this, or have a fix?





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  Reply # 1932440 8-Jan-2018 21:44
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Get a different version of solitaire that doesn't get revenue from advertising..

 

 

 

Or turn off wifi/3G


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  Reply # 1932442 8-Jan-2018 21:45
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Yep that's called advertising which is in most "free" apps on mobile devices, annoying but you either pay to have ads removed via the app or put up with it.

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  Reply # 1932448 8-Jan-2018 21:59
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Install a paid version of Solitaire simple as that

 

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  Reply # 1932452 8-Jan-2018 22:06
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Thanks everyone. I'll tell her to pay up.

 

So I guess kids could install the free version and then get subjected to these sorts of ads?





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  Reply # 1932453 8-Jan-2018 22:08
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kiwifidget:

 

So I guess kids could install the free version and then get subjected to these sorts of ads?

 

 

That would depend on how responsibly managed the device is by the child's parent. 




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  Reply # 1932454 8-Jan-2018 22:09
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@gehenna , too true. :)





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  Reply # 1932456 8-Jan-2018 22:14
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Subjected to the same on tv.

 

King pay mega dollars for primetime tv showing of CandyCrush and all the little RPG games they have under wing. More recently noticing a number of play for free casino ads also (on tv)

 

They all come with that hook. Get you in. Squeeze money out via ads or upgrades.

 

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/08/20/mobile-games-rethink-ads-roadblock-or-reward.html 


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  Reply # 1932482 8-Jan-2018 23:40
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I’ve found that the Adblock+ app also does pretty well at blocking the more invasive adds on my iPhone... still get the little box at the bottom, but no add in it 👍

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kiwifidget:

 

Thanks everyone. I'll tell her to pay up.

 

So I guess kids could install the free version and then get subjected to these sorts of ads?

 

 

They arent subjected to the ads, they want the ads. Thats why they took the free app. If they dont want the ads they pay for the app. This has never changed, not unless we expect app devs to work for nothing.


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