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A new malware has been discovered that specifically targets jailbroken iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets to steal Apple account credentials. The threat was discovered after it apparently caused unexplained crashes in some applications, culminating in the eventual discovery of the malware identified as "Unflod" based on the filename of the library.
Expect a slimmer iPad tablet to come soon, according to leaks published by a Dutch-language website. The information was leaked from China, and presumably from a component supplier, says The Register.
After years of delay, Microsoft finally unveiled a version of its ubiquitous Office suite for the iPad. So can we now use the iPad as our primary electronic work tool?
Redmond has finally released Microsoft Office for the iPad, nearly four years after the first-generation iPad was releaded in April 2010.
A licensing loophole can let users gain access to the full version of Office apps on iPad for free, according to a report on CNET. This means that unethical users can avoid paying the $100 annual subscription yet benefit from its full capabilities.
As reported last week, Microsoft today took the wraps off Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications for the iPad. The product family includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad, which are available as separate apps that can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may be preparing to take the wraps off the long-rumored Microsoft Office on iPad suite at a press event on March 27, according to separate reports on ZDNet and The Verge.
If you're looking to give the Parallels Access a spin, Parallels is giving away free 3-month trials of the iPad app in celebration of World Mobile Congress next week.