Microsoft has announced plans to build a touch-optimized native version of its signature Office productivity suite integrating support for Apple's iPad tablet, but Redmond may have waited too long to capitalize on the iPad opportunity.
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Mobile device management is hard stuff, according a report on Ars Technica about how restrictions loaded into a school-provided iPad are easily removed. In the wake of students allegedly "hacking" the tablets to remove app and browser restrictions, at least one high school--Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles--has decided to suspend a school-wide rollout of iPad tablets.
With Apple poised to release its overhauled iOS 7 mobile operating system to consumers on Sept. 18, company staffers are already testing iterative platform updates, 9to5Mac reports.
Having failed to excite buyers with its Surface tablets, Microsoft has stumbled on a new strategy: buy up iPad 2s, 3s, and 4s from owners and give them a minimum $200 gift certificate for Microsoft products.
Opera earlier this week released Coast, a new web browser designed from the ground-up for the iPad tablet.
Opera Software introduced Coast, a Web-browsing application optimized for Apple's bestselling iPad tablet.
Microsoft's update of OneNote for iOS enables iPad users to create SkyDrive notebooks as well as create, delete and rename sections, explained Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.
Looking to add the most compelling and innovative iOS applications to your Android-powered tablet? You may be out of luck, according to research firm Canalys' latest App Interrogator research report.
Android tablet users are being short changed when it comes to tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play store, according to research by Canalys.