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Motorola's push mail patent ruled partly invalid in Germany

The Motorola message synchronization patent had been forcing Apple to switch off iOS push email services in Germany for more than a year.

Apple, Samsung spar over money, as iCourt resumes

An eight-member jury will determine how much Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five patents in 13 phones.

Apple's Siri chief moves to Samsung to build connected device platform

The engineer who oversaw development of Apple's Siri technology is now at Samsung building an online service for linking together the "Internet of things."

Bonded workers caught in Apple's supply chain

businessweek.com

Despite Apple's best efforts, migrant workers in Asia are being taken advantage of when applying to work at factories contracted by the Cupertino company. Read Bloomberg Businessweek's expose.

The Week in iOS Apps: A new look for some old friends

This week's roundup of apps brings plenty of old favorites, renovated with new looks and new features to ensure your iOS device stays central to your life.

Apple Stores may soon repair more iPhone parts

9to5mac.com

Apple's been replacing broken iPhone displays in store, but a report suggests that it may soon expand that program to include other smaller repairs, such as broken cameras and Home buttons.

Apple China iPhone 5S

iPhone 5s props up Apple's market share in China, but Samsung still leads

With the arrival of the iPhone 5s, Apple regained its spot among the top five smartphone makers in China during the third quarter.

Apple-backed plant in Arizona to produce sapphire

An Apple facility planned for Mesa, Arizona will be operated by GT Advanced Technologies and produce sapphire for use in Apple products.

Apple in China: By the numbers

China has become an increasingly important market for Apple. But while the company has done a better job of breaking into the country, how Apple is perceived still poses challenges.

Touch ID takes hardware security to new levels - Here's how, why, and what it means!

imore.com

iMore took an in-depth look at Touch ID and its security system alongside repair company mendmyi. A fascinating piece on how Touch ID keeps your fingerprints secure.

The Week in iOS Apps: Image is everything

This week's roundup of iOS apps features plenty of new ways to make your iPhone images, moving or still, way cooler than they already are. Read on.

FAA

FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

on techhive.com

Small percentage of iPhone 5s units have battery problems

nytimes.com

It's not all roses for the new iPhone 5s: Apple said on Wednesday that some of its newest smartphones have a "manufacturing issue" that could lead to reduced battery life or longer charge times. The company will replace the phones of affected users.