Apple recently acquired Silicon Valley-based wireless chip developer Passif Semiconductor for an undisclosed sum. Apple spokeswoman Amy Besette confirmed the deal.
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.
Activist investor Carl Icahn filed a lawsuit to try to block Dell Inc from setting a new record date ahead of a crucial shareholders' vote, raising the stakes in a battle to derail a $24.4 billion buyout of the world's No. 3 PC maker.