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Microsoft Preparing iOS Office Apps for 2013 – iPA B

Making its way from its native home of Windows, Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek has informed IHNED that the Office application collection will one day call iOS devices home. However, the productivity fun does not end on Apple's platform as Office will find homeland across the vast majority of active operating systems: Windows Phone, Windows RT, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Symbian.

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Surface’s (Anti-)Purchasing Cycle: Why Surface Can’t Compete with the iPad

There is a reason that seems unbeknownst to every other tablet manufacturer as to why iPad is king of the industry, with no foreseeable future of the device having to hand over its crown (or rather, swipe over - or Bump if the nonexistent reigning device is trendy). Microsoft wants to challenge the iPad head-on, previously with tablet-optimized versions of Windows designed for other manufacturers to design hardware around, though that entire Windows tablet landscape changed last week as the company announced that it will embark on the release of its own line of "Surface" tablets. Even with some features and options Apple should take note of (although nothing earth-shattering that the company will have to scramble to surpass), Surface tablets are destined to be another failed high-profile attempt to take the tablet market by storm, putting customers off through a process I'd like to call the "Surface (Anti-)Purchasing Cycle."

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What Apple Can Learn from Microsoft’s Windows 8 Surface Tablets

As Microsoft makes its foray into the tablet market with its own line of self-branded tablets aptly titled Surface, the company's much-needed innovations make for evolutionary steps that Apple should be taking note of for future iPad designs. Microsoft makes splashes in not only a new realm of hardware-central functionality, but also with creative, meticulously-designed accessories that can transform Surface into something that remains new whilst retaining a sense of familiarity.

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Microsoft Confident in Windows Phone, Holds Promotion

The Windows phone has been on the market for some time now, but it has failed to really take off. Though the OS itself isn't lacking, people have not yet seen the light in Microsoft's branding for the phone. Microsoft are placing sheer confidence in the speed of the platform by offering a limited time promotion that can arguably be considered a win-win situation...if you want to give up your iPhone that is.

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Alleyside Daily #1: Kinectimals & OnLive on iOS, Smartphone Marketshare, New Beginnings

iPhone Alley introduces a brand new way to stay up-to-date on all things happening in the world of iOS. Alleyside Daily is a roundup of news headlines, applications, and products delivered in a unique IM-style, opinionated format. The goal is for one article to provide everything you need to know

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Microsoft Wants a Share of iOS Gaming, Releases Kinectimals

Microsoft are indirectly declaring that they wanted a share of the name that iOS gaming has built up for itself through the past few years; today they released their game Kinectimals which, evident by the name, was originally sold for Kinect. As you’re posed with taking care of virtual animals

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Experience the Windows Phone 7 from Your iPhone

Even though I don’t recommend purchasing the Windows Phone 7, because the iPhone is naturally our fancy, it’s still cool to try our the OS running on the aforementioned device in comparison to iOS. Microsoft have made that possible, and it’s quite fascinating in fact!

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GameStop to Bring Console Games to Phones and Tablets Through Its Cloud Service

In a gaming scene becoming increasingly dominated by downloads, rentals, and taking small but steady steps to the cloud, GameStop is developing a service that will keep the gaming retailer giant relevant. Customers will soon have the option to purchase cloud access to a select library of games. When purchasing

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Fun Fact: Apple Has a Bigger Budget Than the U.S. Government

We all know that Apple is a monumental company, but if there is one figure that puts that fact into perspective it is when we compare it to our own government in the United States. Following Apple’s previous earnings report, the company has a total of $76.2 billion in the

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Microsoft Brings Xbox Live to Windows Phone, Still Missing Games

One of Microsoft’s most powerful brands recognizable by every teenager and old hipster in the U.S. is being given a much more prominent presence in Windows Phone than ever before that could invigorate the OS’s gaming scene. Of course, that brand is Xbox Live, the social interactive “hub” for gamers

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