Apple's patent battle against Samsung probably hasn't gone as well as the company had hoped. Sure, Apple won big last summer when a jury awarded it a $1 billion patent verdict against its rival, but things have been going downhill ever since. Among other things, Apple has seen its patent verdict cut nearly in half, it has failed to get import bans on key Samsung products and it even faces an import ban of its own on older iPhone and iPad models.
Have you heard? Google's Motorola division has a new phone called the Moto X. The widely rumored device got an official unveiling and it's as cool-looking and full-featured as any flagship model in the industry. In an effort ot go after mainstream sales, the phone will be available on the five major U.S. carriers in a few weeks for $199.
Those of you who rent or drive different cars might appreciate a new patent filing from the folks at Apple. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application called "Automatic configuration of self-configurable environments" describes a way to adjust key controls in different cars via your iPhone.