Michael KanU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers security for the IDG News Service.

Apple in talks with iPad trademark challenger to try and settle dispute

Apple and a Chinese company have started talks to try and resolve an ongoing legal dispute over the iPad trademark, according to a lawyer involved in the case.

Apple and Chinese environmental group to audit factory for pollution concerns

Apple and a Chinese environmental group plan to jointly audit one of the company's supplier factories in China. The move could lead to more open inspections of Apple's suppliers for pollution concerns.

Foxconn's overtime reduction will not affect product prices, analysts say

Low labor costs and a growing reliance on automation will ensure Apple supplier Foxconn's newly announced efforts to reduce overtime for its employees won't lead to a corresponding price increase in tech products.

Chinese leader asks Apple's Tim Cook to care for workers

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top Chinese official on Tuesday, who called on foreign companies to pay more attention to the care of their workers in the country.