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Update fixes Office for iPad’s most critical shortcoming

Office for iPad's number one feature request is here.

Office for iPad’s number one feature request is here.

Today Microsoft released an update to its Office for iPad suite that brings the ability to print from within Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The apps use Apple’s AirPrint to automatically find a nearby printer on the same network.

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Apple Leading By Example In Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Campaign

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Apple is one of several tech giants to enter a voluntary agreement to add a global anti-theft “kill-switch” to their handsets from July 2015.

Other companies on board include  Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, and Samsung — while carriers have reportedly agreed to help “facilitate these measures.”

Apple’s support of the need for a kill-switch doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The company added an Activation Lock with iOS 7, designed to make it tougher for thieves to use stolen iOS devices. The feature allows users to remotely locate, lock and wipe their iPhones if they are stolen.

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Microsoft Office 365 Personal — Office For $7 Per Month

Microsoft Office 365 Personal — Office For $7 Per Month

Ever since Office for iPad launched a few weeks ago, folks have been claiming that it costs $100 just to use it. This isn’t true at all. And as of now, with Microsoft’s new Office 365 Personal plan for $7 per month (or $70 per year), it’s even less true.

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5 Things To Know About The Making And Future Of Office For iPad

All of the iPads Microsoft uses to test Office.

All of the iPads Microsoft uses to test Office.

Office for iPad hasn’t been in the App Store for very long, and it has already done surprisingly well. Microsoft recently bragged that Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote have been downloaded 12 million times combined in a week.

Microsoft won’t say how many Office 365 subscriptions have been bought through its new apps. Anyone can download them for free to view documents, but the editing features have to be unlocked with an in-app purchase.

The team behind Office for iPad took to Reddit today to answer questions about how the suite of apps was made, what took so long, and what’s planned for the future. Here are the five most interesting revelations:

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Download Gold: Office for iPad Strikes it Rich

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For those who thought Office for iPad was too late to the party, the numbers tell a different story. Today Microsoft announced that Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote combined have been downloaded a staggering 12 million times in one week.

If you doubt that number, then just take a look at the App Store charts.

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Apple Teams With Old Enemies to Fight Patent Trolls

Among tech companies, Apple has the smallest presence in Congress

Apple’s thermonuclear war on Android has thrown the company into the courtroom more times in the last five years than ever before, so in an effort to make U.S. patent laws bend to its will, Apple has joined forces with some some of its old enemies, IBM and Microsoft to form a U.S. lobbying supergroup to fight patent trolls and push new legislation through congress. 

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Microsoft Updates OneNote To Match iOS7-Friendly Office Suite

Microsoft Updates OneNote To Match iOS7-Friendly Office Suite

Along with the new Office Suite that launched on the iPad yesterday, Microsoft has updated its OneNote app to look like a proper iOS 7 app. OneNote is Microsoft’s Evernote competitor, and now it looks better than ever,

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Microsoft Brings Word, PowerPoint And Excel To iPad

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The day has finally come. During a keynote today in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled the Office suite for iPad. Rumors have said that Word would be unveiled for Apple’s tablet this month, but that’s not all; Microsoft has also released versions of PowerPoint and Excel.

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Just Like Microsoft, Apple Reserves The Right To Read Your iCloud Email Anytime

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Last week, Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee living in Lebanon, was arrested on charges that he had sold the Windows 8 source code in retaliation for a bad performance review. What was most shocking about the arrest was the means by which Microsoft gathered evidence pinning the crime on Kibkalo: they went into his personal Hotmail account and read his email to figure out it was him, without a court order to do so.

Apple would never do something like that by reading iCloud email without a court order, right? It’s not that simple, actually. Like Hotmail, Yahoo, and other webmail providers, iCloud’s terms of service specify that Apple reserves the right to read your email at any time.

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Take Your Skills To The Next Level With The Microsoft Office 2011 Course Bundle [Deals]

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There’s a lot to Microsoft Office, and many of us are expected to dive right in and be competent with the software suite with little to no training. That’s where this Cult of Mac Deals promotion can help.

With this actionable course, you’ll learn be able to mater MS Office and take your skills to the next level (while impressing your co-workers and superiors in the process) with The Microsoft Office 2011 Course Bundle. And Cult of Mac Deals has this package available for only $39 for a limited time.

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