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iPhone and iPad prices go up in Germany due to country's private copying fees

Apple has raised the prices slightly in Germany for its iPhone and iPad devices. The increase is due to a private copying fee that was put in place on all recordable media devices sold in that country so that music artists and others can gain royalties for privately stored music.

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Apple makes iTunes in the Cloud TV shows and movies available in Germany

Apple has made TV shows and movies available through iTunes in the Cloud in Germany through the Apple TV. Previously, users would need to download their movies and TV episodes in order to watch them.

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WhatsApp pairs with German carrier e-Plus to launch new SIM deal

The now Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp has unveiled a new SIM deal in Germany. This prepaid SIM provides consumers with unlimited access to WhatsApp on top of agreed data limits. It's a milestone since this is the first time the popular service has partnered with carriers to sell a SIM package. If you're a massive fan of WhatsApp and use it on a daily basis, you may wish to read on and keep your eyes open for a similar deal in your region, should one be made available.

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Google Play Music All Access now available in Germany

Good news for Google using folks and music fans in Germany, Mountain View has finally made Google Play Music All Access available there. While the iPhone version may have only just joined us, Germany has been waiting about four months since the service first landed on European shores.

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Push returns to iCloud email in Germany as Apple continues to battle Motorola in court

A couple of years ago, as a result of a patent suit in German court, Apple was forced to turn off push for iCloud email users in Germany. Today, it's turning push back on. David Meyer of GigaOm:

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German Apple TV users get Vevo and NHL

Apple TV users in Germany have some new options for entertaining themselves. Apple's enabled Apple TV boxes in Germany to use Vevo and NHL channels, according to Macerkopf.

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iPhone 5 European pricing revealed, 16GB model suffers price increase

Apple has now revealed the pricing for an off contract SIM free iPhone 5 in various European countries and if you thought last year’s prices were expensive this year will see those costs go up again. Last year Apple sold the iPhone 4S 16GB version in the UK for £499.00, this year the iPhone 5 16GB model will be sold for £529.00; that’s an increase of around 6%.

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Apple to pay Motorola for push e-mail patents relating to iCloud

Apple is going to owe Motorola damages for infringing on push e-mail patents currently being used by iCloud and Mobile, so sayeth the Mannheim, Germany regional court.

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Motorola lawsuit forces Apple to disable iCloud and MobileMe push email in Germany

Unfortunate and possibly infuriating news for German iCloud and MobileMe users today, as Apple has apparently been forced to turn off push email as a result of a lawsuit by Motorola Mobility.

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Apple strikes second win against Samsung 3G lawsuit

Apple has successfully defended the second UMTS (3G) lawsuits from Samsung in Germany today, though the battle's far from over.

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