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06
Mar
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How to Access Microsoft Office On An Apple iPad

We recently received this email from an Infopackets reader: "Hi there Infopackets, I'm one of many iPad owners who want to use Microsoft's Office software suite on Apple's tablet device. Is there any way to get access to programs like Excel and Word ... while using an iPad? Thanks so much, John T." My response: Great question, John. For the time being it doesn't appear Microsoft has any plans to release an Office app for the Apple iPad or iPad Mini. (Source: cnet.com ) However, there are ways to access popular Office software while using Apple's slate. In fact, there are several applications ... (view more)

Fri
01
Mar
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Dell XPS 10 Easiest Tablet to Tinker With: Report

A few weeks ago I passed along an iFixit report which found that Microsoft's new Surface Pro tablet computer was harder to repair than an Apple iPad. With the Surface Pro employing a battery glued to the frame and more than seventy small screws, ... iFixit was forced to discourage readers from ever opening the device for home repairs. Now, iFixit has released a new report that ranks tablet computers based on their 'repairability.' Important factors considered in determining a repairability score include the number of screws and amount of glue used to keep a device together. Surface Pro, iPad 2-4 ... (view more)

Mon
18
Feb
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Archos Unveils Low-Cost iPad Alternatives

Do you find the Apple iPad just a little too expensive? With prices for the third-generation iPad starting around $500, there's still lots of room in the tablet market for budget-priced slate devices. Over the past year that gap has been partly ... filled with the release of Google's Nexus 7 device and Apple's own iPad Mini. But French consumer electronics company Archos believes there's still lots of room for low-cost slates. Archos Unveils "Platinum" Line of Tablet Devices That's why the company has unveiled three new devices which together comprise a new "Platinum" line of tablet ... (view more)

Fri
15
Feb
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Office iPad App Could Generate $2.5B: Analyst

An analyst believes Microsoft may be passing up $2.5 billion a year by refusing to make its Office software package available for Apple's iPad tablet computer. The Redmond, Washington-based firm is trying to use the software to make its own Surface ... tablet devices more desirable -- a strategy critics are calling short-sighted. Part of the thinking at Microsoft seems to be that keeping Office off the iPad gives many customers who like to work on their devices a reason not to buy the Apple tablet. That makes them more likely to stick with Windows laptops or to try out Microsoft's own tablet, the ... (view more)

Thu
22
Nov
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Wal-Mart, Target Black Friday Tech Deals Revealed

It's that time of year again: when millions of Americans will descend upon 'big box' stores and shopping malls to get their bargain 'fix' on Thanksgivings' so-called 'Black Friday' super-sales day. If you're looking for the latest technology ... hardware, you might want to check out Wal-Mart, where tablet PCs, flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray players, and video games are all on sale at reduced prices. Arguably, the biggest bargain involves Apple's 16GB iPad 2, which is available for $399 and comes with a $75 gift card. The iPad 2 typically retails for about $400, so you're essentially getting the gift ... (view more)

Mon
19
Nov
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Apple iPad Fan Conned Into Buying a 'MirrorPad'

A woman who thought she was buying a previously-owned iPad for just $200 ended up with nothing more than a tacky mirror. According to reports, Jalonta Freeman was approached in an Arlington, Texas, gas station by a stranger offering to sell her his ... iPad. The mysterious stranger allegedly told Freeman she could buy the tablet from him for a quarter of the iPad's retail price of $800. Freeman agreed to the deal. She immediately handed over the cash and the stranger handed her what appeared to be an iPad in its original packaging. Fake iPad Looks Real -- From a Distance Unfortunately, when ... (view more)

Thu
01
Nov
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Apple CEO: Microsoft's Surface Tablet 'Confusing'

Apple's chief executive officer has publicly criticized Microsoft's new tablet computer, the Surface. However, he admits that he has never actually used the device. Microsoft's Surface tablet launched last Friday. Priced at $399 and up, it's seen by ... many experts as a major threat to Apple's iPad, which has dominated the tablet market for several years. The Surface runs Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, a slimmed-down version of Windows 8. Versions of the Surface running fully-featured editions of Windows 8 are expected to hit the market in the coming months. Cook: Microsoft's Surface ... (view more)

Wed
17
Oct
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Microsoft Surface Pricing, Specs Finally Revealed

After months of speculation, we finally know how much Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Surface tablet will cost: $499 and up. The device goes on sale October 26, the same day Microsoft launches its new operating system (OS), Windows 8. Last week ... industry insider Sameer Singh grabbed media attention by suggesting that Microsoft's entry-level version of the Surface running a slimmed-down edition of Windows 8 known as Windows RT would retail for $399 and up. Surface's Storage, Screen Size Compares Favorably with iPad It appears Singh's prediction was somewhat close to the actual price. Microsoft ... (view more)

Wed
22
Aug
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Apple Surpasses Microsoft as Most Valuable Firm

Cupertino, California-based Apple has become the most valuable firm of all time, as measured by stock market valuation. With each of its shares hitting a price of $664.75, Apple's total market value surpassed the $619 billion record held by ... Microsoft since 1999. Apple's market value has been surging in the past year. When Steve Jobs , its popular and visionary co-founder died in October, 2011, the firm's market value was approximately $378.55. Even without Jobs at the helm, Apple's market value has increased 43 per cent since then, a period of just ten months. New iPad, iPhone Rumors Cause ... (view more)

Mon
23
Jul
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Google's Nexus 7 More Durable Than iPad: Report

A new study by third-party warranty supplier SquareTrade has shown that the Google Nexus 7 tablet is considerably more durable than Apple's iPad. The findings are based on drop tests and a water immersion experiment. SquareTrade, a leading vendor of ... after-market warranties on a wide variety of electronic gear, recently posted a video on YouTube showing Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet taking more of a beating than the market-leading iPad. iPad Suffers Broken Display in Drop Tests SquareTrade's video shows two drop tests, with both tablet devices plopped onto concrete. In the first test, both ... (view more)

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