26 Feb '12, 9am

Apple forced to halt push email services in Germany after Motorola injunction

NEW YORK - Apple Inc has been forced to de-activate "push" notification features for mobile users of its iCloud and MobileMe services in Germany, after an injunction was issued in favor of rival Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. Customers using push services - which automatically inform users about new messages on iPhones, iPods or iPads - will now not be able to use them within the borders of Germany, Apple said on its German support website. However, users can get around that suspension of push services by adjusting their settings so that devices download new email at regular intervals, it added. Apple said its push email service on Mac desktops, laptops and the Internet is not affected. Apple and Motorola - which Google Inc is in the process of acquiring - are engaged in global patent litigation, part of a broader legal fight over the smartphone market, with billions of d...

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