Samsung has agreed to pay Apple $548m to finally settle a patent battle between the two firms that dates back to 2010.
At one point Samsung was facing the threat of a $2.5bn fine for alleged infringements of Apple patents relating to technologies such as tap-to-zoom and multitouch.
However, this was subsequently lowered on appeal to $930m, and was then lowered again to the current $548m.
Samsung has now said that it will pay this amount.
The Inquirer reported that, as promised, Apple has now made its Swift programming language open source, offering it as a free download for developers to access and adapt as necessary.
As well as being available on iOS and OS X, Apple is also releasing developer tools for Linux, meaning writing apps for Apple platforms will no longer require owning an Apple device.
MasterCard is offering Apple Pay users a festive treat with free travel across the Transport for London network on 30 November, and 7 and 14 December.
The credit card provider has announced that anyone touching in or out when making a journey across London will get free travel over the next three Mondays when paying with their MasterCard and Apple Pay.
Widespread reports on the web last week suggested leaks had shown that Apple is planning to launch a smaller, cheaper iPhone 7c device, akin to the iPhone 5c device that was unveiled in 2013 (pictured).
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Deric White said the decision was a victory for the common man, after the judge ruled Apple had not warned Mr White that the attempt to fix his phone would cause the data to be wiped, as reported by the Evening Standard.
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