Office For iPad Reportedly Good To Go, Awaiting Launch Date

Office For iPad Reportedly Good To Go, Awaiting Launch DateBack in 2011, we caught wind of the possibility that Microsoft could be bringing their Office productivity suites onto the iPad. This is a no-brainer actually given the ubiquitous nature of the iPad, but for whatever reason, Microsoft has yet to release the app fast forward three years later.

There have been conflicting reports suggesting that Office for the iPad would only be released as a touch-friendly version for Windows was released, but then later it was suggested that the app might even see a release in the first half of 2014. Now according to a report from Reuters, it has been revealed that Office for the iPad is actually good to go, and that they’re just waiting on Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, to decide on a launch date. (more…)

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    ASUS Reportedly Drops Plans And Halts Sale Of Dual Booting Products [Rumor]

    ASUS Reportedly Drops Plans And Halts Sale Of Dual Booting Products [Rumor]Earlier this year at CES 2014, ASUS unveiled an interesting device called the ASUS Transformer Book Duet. What made it particularly interesting is that it could dual boot both Windows 8 and Android, sort of like giving users the best of both worlds.

    However a follow-up report suggested that Google was putting pressure on ASUS to kill off the product because they did not like Android having to share the same device as Windows, especially since both are competing against one another. (more…)

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    Xbox One Controllers Will Work For The PC, Drivers Incoming

    Xbox One Controllers Will Work For The PC, Drivers IncomingIf you’re a PC gamer looking for a gaming controller for the PC and you already own the Xbox One, you will have to look no further because according to Albert Penello of Microsoft in a post on NeoGAF, he reassured gamers that the Xbox One controller will work for the PC, and that rumors that you will need to buy a separate controller for the PC are “100% wrong”.

    According to Penello, Microsoft will soon be releasing drivers for the PC that will make the controller compatible with the PC, stating that this will essentially be the same deal that they had with the Xbox 360 which worked perfectly fine the PC as well. (more…)

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    Nook App For Windows Halted

    Nook App For Windows HaltedMicrosoft and Barnes & Noble have just experienced a change in the dynamics of their working relationship, right after allowing the Nook manufacturer to stop any more work on e-reading apps for Windows. This is done in favor of something which is known as the Microsoft Consumer Reader. In a regulatory filing that was published this week, Nook Media touted that they “would be permitted to discontinue distributing the Nook Windows app [and] cease efforts with respect to a Windows phone app.”

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    Windows XP Infograph Shows Why Users Should Upgrade

    Windows XP Infograph Shows Why Users Should UpgradeWindows XP is a very old operating system. In fact it even predates Windows Vista,a  bust by all accounts, meaning that there are still some users out there holding onto Windows XP as they might have chosen not to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7 for whatever reason.

    Microsoft has since announced that the final patch for the operating system would be coming soon and has since turned to different methods at attempting to getting users to upgrade to a newer platform, such as through popup notifications. Their latest attempt comes in the form of an infograph which basically highlights all the reasons why one should upgrade ASAP. (more…)

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    Microsoft Was Interested In WhatsApp Too, According To Bill Gates

    Microsoft Was Interested In WhatsApp Too, According To Bill GatesBack in February, Facebook announced that they would be acquiring WhatsApp, an instant messaging app for mobile devices. The deal was valued at $19 billion and safe to say that many were shocked by this news, along with how much Facebook was willing to pay for it.

    So far we have only heard that Facebook is the only company that might have made a bid for the company, but apparently it seems that Microsoft was close to making a deal themselves as well, thanks to a recent interview that Bill Gates did with the Rolling Stone magazine. (more…)

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