“Apple this week was granted three new patents from the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for its sub-desktop Mac mini computer, fluid cooling, and improved image compression techniques. The patent for the Mac mini could pave the way for future (and rumored) media player/hub designs for Apple and provide Apple with an advantage in diminutive desktop computing market,” MacNN reports.
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