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Dropbox releases mobile app for Windows smartphones, tablets

As part of its partnership with Microsoft, Dropbox has released an app for Windows smartphones and tablets.

News Scan: What's up with Windows Phone 8.1?; iAnywhere, anyone?; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wed, Feb. 12 including: leaks from the rumor mill on Windows Phone 8.1, the possibility of converged computing platform iAnywhere that combines PC and mobile device functionality, the different keys to success for Android and iOS-powered smartphones, how mobility is changing the workplace landscape and (thank goodness) Taco Bell's new mobile-ordering app.

Microsoft vows common apps, developer tools across all Windows platforms

Microsoft's Windows Phone Corporate Vice President Terry Myerson promised the company will introduce common applications and developer tools across its Windows Phone and Windows platforms.

IDC: Android trumps iPad as tablet market growth slows

Worldwide tablet shipment growth slowed significantly in the second quarter of 2013, with total volumes plummeting 9.7 percent quarter-over-quarter, research firm IDC reports. Vendors still shipped 45.1 million units during the period, however, increasing 59.6 percent over the same quarter in 2012.

Android thrashes Apple's iPad with 67% share of global tablet market

Worldwide tablet shipments topped 51.7 million units during the second quarter of 2013, up 43 percent from 36.1 million a year ago, research firm Strategy Analytics reports.

Acer cancels plans to offer tablet running current version of Windows RT

Acer has decided not to offer a tablet running the current version of Windows RT, Jim Wong, Acer's president, told InfoWorld in an interview on Friday.

Report: Microsoft Office for Android, iOS in limbo until fall 2014

An alleged Microsoft product roadmap obtained by ZDNet indicates the company does not plan to expand its Office productivity suite to devices running Google's Android and Apple's iOS until the fall of 2014.

Report: Samsung to halt sales of Windows RT-based tablets in Germany

Samsung is pulling the plug on its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab in Germany due to poor demand, according to a report by Engadget.

Microsoft plugs 'critical' security holes in Windows RT OS for Surface

Microsoft is plugging "critical" security holes this week in Windows RT, the operating system that runs its cheaper Surface tablets.

Information workers want Windows-based tablets, despite Surface's troubles

Information workers would prefer to have a Windows-based tablet, despite problems with Microsoft's Surface tablet.