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Join us for the Microsoft announcement liveblog, 10am PT/1pm ET Thursday

All the signs are pointing to an Office for iPad announcement coming tomorrow from Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella. While the software giant's product teams were long suspected of having a finished iPad version of the PC and Mac productivity suite ready to ship, the priority for Microsoft was to...

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New Samsung ad pokes fun at the iPad, the Microsoft Surface, and Amazon's Kindle

Well, Samsung is up to its old tricks again, this time taking more potshots against Apple in a new ad for its Galaxy Pro series of tablets. An equal opportunity shot taker, there are also jabs made against the Microsoft Surface and Amazon's Kindle. All in all, I have to say that it's a pretty...

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The Verge reports possible release of Microsoft Office for iPad and other news from March 17, 2014

This one might be for the rumor mill, but considering OneNote for Mac was released today, The Verge is saying that Microsoft Office for iPad might be released later this month, after members of the media received an invitation to an event on March 27 in San Francisco. It just happens to coincide...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for March 17, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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OneNote for Mac now available in the Mac App Store

Microsoft quietly released OneNote for Mac this morning in the Mac App Store. As previously announced, the longtime Office component from the Windows side (and presumptive Evernote competitor) is free for all users, regardless of the platform. OneNote for Mac requires OS 10.9. Check it out, and...

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United Airlines launching in-flight iOS movie service, and other news for March 13, 2014

United Airlines is about to launch a brand new in-flight entertainment services for iOS users. The service will let anyone with an iPhone or iPad launch the United app in-flight and get immediate access to over 150 movies and 200 TV shows. The news first appeared on PatentlyApple: Starting this...

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New Microsoft Office for Mac coming

Microsoft has confirmed that the company will release a new version of Microsoft Office for the Mac this year, according to a report published today in Macworld. A representative for Microsoft confirmed that development work for the next version of Office for Mac is ongoing. "The team is hard at...

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Forbes argues Apple needs to make bigger acquisitions, but we disagree

A recent article in Forbes tacitly argues that Apple would do well to take a page out of Facebook's playbook and start snatching up companies instead of, you know, returning money to shareholders. While Facebook recently spent $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp, Apple in stark contrast spent $14...

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Apple device sales have finally caught up with Windows

In the early days of Microsoft, Bill Gates' vision for the company was a "computer on every desk and in every home," all running Windows of course. And as John Gruber wrote in his short but astute summary of Microsoft's history, the amazing thing is that Gates actually realized this dream. By the...

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Are you an Apple tech or consultant?

Do you support others? If so, our friends over at MacTech have an event just for you. MacTech BootCamp III is the third incarnation of MacTech's successful event series, and it's specifically designed for techs and consultants that support clients, or those in their organization. MacTech events are...

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Microsoft revamps Bing for iPad

Microsoft has released a major update to its Bing for iPad app. The most noticeable thing about Bing for iPad 2.0 is a new icon and a completely revamped user interface that now matches the aesthetics of iOS 7. Outside of the purely cosmetic, Microsoft has put a lot of work into syncing and...

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Xbox One SmartGlass vs. PlayStation App: Battle of the second screens

In the past two weeks the gaming world got a jolt of life in the form of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and while the previous game console generation was all about motion controls, it's clear that the new machines will use second screen functionality and apps as major weapons of war. Both...

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Microsoft releases Xbox One SmartGlass iOS app

In preparation for the launch of its new Xbox One gaming console on Friday, November 22, Microsoft has released the Xbox One SmartGlass app for iOS. Xbox One SmartGlass is essentially a remote control for the Xbox One's dashboard, allowing users to navigate the console using the iPhone's...

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Microsoft upgrades Office Web Apps in response to free iWork suite

Perhaps to counter Apple's move to make its iWork office productivity suite free across iOS, Mac and the web, Microsoft today has announced significant updates to its Office Web Apps. The biggest feature is that users now have the ability to co-author documents across Word, Excel and PowerPoint on...

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Reality Absorption Field: Why Microsoft was no Google part two

A previous Reality Absorption Field examined three ways in which Google has taken on Apple in ways that Microsoft never could. in this week's column, we'll look at three other ways that Google has distinguished itself as a more worthy Apple rival. Design Microsoft has made a lot of progress in...

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