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Future Apple iPhones, iPads may have internal fans

It was revealed in a patent filing on Thursday that Apple is exploring the use of mechanical fans in portable devices, like the iPhone and iPad, to dissipate the heat made by increasingly powerful CPUs.

The invention discovered by AppleInsider is called “Cooling system for mobile electronic devices,” and basically outlines a platform that uses a motor to drive two parts, a fan and an alert device.

 

It is unclear if Apple plans to use the invention in an upcoming iDevice, but it seems doubtful that such additional components can reasonably fit within the iPhone, which becomes increasingly thin with each design evolution.

The iPad would be better suited for such a system, as consumers have complained of high temperatures generated when operating the device for extended periods of time, or running CPU-intensive apps. With the new fourth-generation iPad’s switch to the Lightning connector, there is extra space within the aluminum chassis for the platform, however Apple has previously boasted that the tablet’s design does not need noisy cooling fans.

Source : Apple Insider

Microsoft Office for iPad and Android coming early next year

A new report claims Microsoft has decided to release a app version of Office for iPad early next year.

Microsoft plans to release Office Mobile in the form of free apps that will allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the on their respective mobile devices.

Similar to the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will also require a Microsoft account authetication.
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, but for edit functionality for editing all these documents users will have to purchase an Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft will allow iOS users to purchase an Office 365 subscription from within the app, or let organizations distribute codes to enable Office Mobile editing for users. The apps will just allow basic editing of these documents.

According to the rumors, Office Mobile apps for Android and iOS would be made available from March 2013. Office Mobile for iOS will arrive first in late February or early March, with an Android version due in May.

Source : The Verge