Happy Tuesday, Austin tech fans. Here’s hoping your work week is off to a good start, and that your boss is not behaving too badly.
As we head off on a Tuesday, here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories making news and generating buzz around the Internet today:
Apple, Nokia call off patent battle
Apple and Nokia have have been involved in a number of patent infringement claims over the years. But now the tech giants say they settled their numerous legal disputes and signed an agreement to work together.
Nokia, once the world's No. 1 cellphone maker and now a networks provider, described the pact as "meaningful."
Maria Varsellona, Nokia's chief legal officer said the agreement "moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers."
Nokia, which owns a huge portfolio of patents, said it will receive an up-front cash payment from Apple, with additional revenues during the term of the agreement.
Tech Crunch has more on the Apple/Nokia agreement.
Microsoft updates Surface Pro tablet
Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.
The new, fifth-generation device — simply called Surface Pro — won't look or feel drastically different from its predecessor. But Microsoft is hoping its under-the-hood improvements will help it compete with newer laptop-tablet hybrids from Samsung and others. Not to mention Apple's iPad Pro.
The folks over at The Verge have a more in-depth look at the changes coming for the Surface Pro.
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