Microsoft upgrades OneNote to support Apple's iPad

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) continues to optimize its services and applications for rival mobile operating systems, adding support for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad tablet with the latest release of its OneNote productivity app for iOS.

OneNote essentially acts as a digital day planner, enabling users to track and share daily itineraries, shopping lists, travel reservations and related information. Version 1.3 of OneNote for iOS brings support for the iPad and iPad 2 as well as a new tabbed user interface, localization in several new languages and markets, note creation tools and table rendering. Users can also store their OneNote notebooks to the Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage solution for access via any connected device.

OneNote 1.3 is free to download and use for up to 500 notes. When users reach their note limit, they can upgrade to the premium edition--Microsoft charges $4.99 for unlimited use on the iPhone and $14.99 for unlimited use on the iPad.

Last week, Microsoft launched the My Xbox Live application via Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store, for the first time extending features of its gaming network to iOS. While the free My Xbox Live does not offer actual gaming experiences, the app enables iPhone and iPad users to track and compare Xbox achievements, connect with Xbox Live friends and rivals, and revamp their 3D Avatars. Gamers may also review Xbox titles, discover new games and apps, access tips and tricks and read Xbox news updates.

For more:
- read this OneNote Blog entry

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