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Microsoft launches $70/year Office 365 Personal for Mac, iPad

04/15/2014, 01:04 pm

Pricing on Microsoft's Office 365 service became a little more affordable for individual users on Tuesday, as the company launched a new "Personal" subscription plan priced at $69.99 per year.

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Apple opts out of latest patent acquisition fund from Intellectual Ventures

04/11/2014, 08:04 am

Prominent patent buyer Intellectual Ventures won't be able to count Apple among the participants in its latest IP purchase, as the iPhone maker has apparently opted out of its latest investment.

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Microsoft hopes to counter Apple with AI-driven 'invisible user interfaces' on future devices

04/08/2014, 09:04 am

Just days after officially announcing Cortana, a Siri-like personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed a substantial and wide-ranging artificial intelligence program it hopes will leapfrog similar offerings from Apple and Google.

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Microsoft shows off new 'Windows in the car' concept to take on Apple's CarPlay

04/07/2014, 09:04 am

Software giant Microsoft is planning to revamp its in-car offerings after suffering setbacks with the existing Sync platform, unveiling a new "Windows in the car" initiative at the company's annual Build conference in San Francisco.

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Microsoft Office for iPad hits 12M downloads one week after debut

04/03/2014, 05:04 pm

Microsoft on Thursday announced Office for iPad downloads hit the 12 million mark after just one week of availability, illustrating pent-up demand for an iPad port of the software giant's productivity suite.

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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1 with Siri-like 'Cortana' personal assistant

04/02/2014, 01:04 pm

Software behemoth Microsoft on Wednesday showed off the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, refining several areas and officially unveiling Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri.

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Why did Microsoft port Office to Apple's iOS iPad before Android?

03/29/2014, 07:03 am

Earlier this month, Gartner reported worldwide tablet sales for 2013 that depicted Apple's iPad as slipping into obscurity with just 36 percent market share left. Why would Microsoft target Apple's minority tablet platform with its new mobile Office apps over Google's Android, which supposedly owns a 61.9 percent marketshare?

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Microsoft's Office for iPad suite dominates App Store charts after one day of availability

03/28/2014, 06:03 pm

About 24 hours after debuting on the iOS App Store, Microsoft's Office for iPad productivity suite has taken over the first three Top Free Apps seats, with the fourth going to the redesigned OneNote.

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Microsoft takes Office Mobile for iPhone free on launch of Office for iPad

03/27/2014, 07:03 pm

On the heels of Office for iPad's introduction, Microsoft on Thursday dropped subscription requirements for the iPhone version of its productivity suite.

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Apple confirmed to take 30% cut of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased in Office for iPad apps

03/27/2014, 06:03 pm

It was confirmed on Thursday that Apple will garner its stipulated 30 percent share of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the new Office for iPad app, which launched at a special event earlier today.

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First look: Hands on with Office for iPad from Microsoft's event in San Francisco

03/27/2014, 03:03 pm

The long-awaited debut of Microsoft Office for iPad finally took place on Thursday with an event in San Francisco featuring the company's new chief executive Satya Nadella. AppleInsider was there live to test out Office on the iPad, and also see Microsoft's new leader in action.

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Microsoft Office for iPad arrives: Word, Excel & PowerPoint now available to download

03/27/2014, 02:03 pm

Just moments after Microsoft Office for iPad was announced, the trio of applications that make up the industry leading productivity suite hit the App Store and can now be downloaded.

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Microsoft Office for iPad launches today, requires Office 365 subscription for editing

03/27/2014, 01:03 pm

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited version of its Office suite for iPad, bringing productivity applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Apple's tablet lineup, requiring users to subscribe to its Office 365 service for editing documents.

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Live coverage from Microsoft's Office for iPad and Cloud event in San Francisco

03/27/2014, 01:03 pm

Thursday marks the first major event hosted by new Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, where the company is also expected to unveil a long awaited version of its Office productivity suite for Apple's iPad. AppleInsider is there live with up-to-the-second coverage.

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Microsoft rumored to debut Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office for iPad on Thursday

03/26/2014, 08:03 pm

Many expect Microsoft to launch Office for iPad on Thursday, but fresh rumors say the company may also make a play for mass device management with a cross-platform Enterprise Mobility Suite, a competitor to Apple's recently released Deployment Programs initiative.

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Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:03 am

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.

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Microsoft releases free OneNote information organizer on Apple's Mac App Store

03/17/2014, 11:03 am

Microsoft on Monday released an all-new Mac OS X edition of its popular OneNote application for free on the Mac App Store, taking the venerable digital notebook cross-platform amid stiff competition from Silicon Valley startup Evernote.

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Microsoft to release free version of OneNote for Mac later this month - report

03/12/2014, 11:03 am

In an effort to directly take on popular cross-platform note taking application Evernote, Microsoft will finally be bringing its OneNote service to the Mac later this month in the form of a free app, according to a new report.

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Microsoft working to bring Xbox Live service to iOS, taking on Apple's Game Center

03/03/2014, 05:03 pm

Microsoft's Xbox Live social gaming service is set to go cross-platform, reaching beyond the Xbox consoles and Windows devices to Apple's iOS, and also Google's Android.

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Apple, Inc. sold more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows PC partners in December quarter

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Seven years after entering the mobile computing market with iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has now reached a peak of building and selling more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows licensees put together.

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