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Office for iPad caught in wild

Office for iPad caught in wild

Microsoft's Office Suite for iPad has apparently been revealed in the wild, with the document creation and editing software reportedly headed to Apple's App Store approvals team imminently. Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can all be opened and created in the app, according to The Daily's brief hands-on, with the interface apparently similar to that of the existing OneNote for iPad app, along with hints of Microsoft's Metro UI.

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Do we need an 8MP iPad 3?

Do we need an 8MP iPad 3?

Apple's iPad 3 hasn't been shy of headlines in recent months, but in the last few days its leaked components that have made the news: Apple A5X chipsets and an 8-megapixel camera among others. With the third-gen model expected to break cover officially in early March, there's no shortage of excitement around what, exactly, will differentiate it from predecessors and rivals. Still, take a step back, and some of the rumored specs arguably present more questions than answers, most obviously the huge improvement in photographic abilities. How will Apple convince us that an 8-megapixel camera is essential?

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Apple threatens Proview over iPad defamation

Apple threatens Proview over iPad defamation

Apple has fired back at Chinese firm Proview, threatening legal action for potentially damaging its reputation with "information contrary to the facts" about the iPad trademark in China. "It is inappropriate to release information contrary to the facts to the media, especially when such disclosures have the effect of wrongfully causing damage to Apple's reputation" the letter, provided to PC World, reads; Apple sent it to Proview after the company's founder held a press conference last week. Proview founder Yang Rongshan had claimed Apple attempted to buy the Chinese iPad trademark from a subsidiary of the company which did not have the authority to sell it, and insisted that the deal was thus invalid.

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Apple worker scrutiny sees Foxconn open doors and wallet

Apple worker scrutiny sees Foxconn open doors and wallet

Apple's supplier worker conditions are again making headlines, with a behind-the-scenes report into Foxconn along with news of a significant pay increase for employees going some way to diffuse criticisms of workforce standards. Foxconn announced this weekend that it was increasing worker salaries by up to 24-percent, pointing out that even before the raise it was still paying above Chinese minimum wage requirements. Meanwhile, ABC's Nightline was invited to tour a Foxconn facility in Shenzen, China, to get a rare chance to see the production processes behind the coveted Apple devices.

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iPad 3 Apple A5X chipset reportedly leaked

iPad 3 Apple A5X chipset reportedly leaked

The iPad 3's logic board bearing its new Apple A5X processor has leaked, if Chinese tipsters are to be believed, the latest component from the hotly-anticipated third generation tablet to break cover. Although previous speculation had centered on Apple using an A6 chip in the new iPad, the photo shared at forum WeiPhone suggests a more evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade is intended. Yesterday, another iPad 3 component leak indicated the new model would have an 8-megapixel camera and slightly different styling.

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iPad 3 leak tips sleeker edges and 8MP camera

iPad 3 leak tips sleeker edges and 8MP camera

Salt at the ready, but according to the latest rumors you're looking at the rear panel of the new third-gen iPad, complete with a larger lens for what's tipped to be an 8-megapixel iPad 3 camera. The leaked component shows less of a taper to the edges, while the sources revealing it to Taiwanese language Apple Daily also claim that it will have a significant step up in rear camera quality from the current iPad 2.

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iPad 3 Retina Display allegedly confirmed

iPad 3 Retina Display allegedly confirmed

The most persistent rumor for Apple's next-gen iPad is the use the introduction of high-resolution Retina Display similar to what's been offered on the company's latest iPhones. And today, more claims support the rumor with an close-up examination of what's allegedly the display component of an iPad 3.

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iPad 3 buyers don’t care about price

iPad 3 buyers don’t care about price

iPad owners tend to be wealthier and older than average, while half of prospective iPad 3 buyers don't care how much the third-gen tablet will cost them, according to independent research by NPD Group and SlashGear. NPD found more than 40-percent of current iPad owners had a household income of $100,000 or more, compared to 26-percent of non-iPad owners. In a survey run by SlashGear, meanwhile, half of those expressing a strong intention on buying the next-gen iPad - expected to be unveiled in early March - said they planned to do so without consideration of either price or specifications.

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Apple ARM laptop tipped by Piper Jaffray

Apple ARM laptop tipped by Piper Jaffray

This week it's been tipped by Piper Jaffray analyst Gus Richard that Apple is currently actively working on an ARM laptop. A research note from Richard spoke of the idea that because Apple is almost certainly working on a laptop which uses an internally-designed chip, Intel's stake in the company appears to be at risk. While this sort of tip would not stand up to judgement on its own, we have seen at least one previous report that says exactly the same thing, that ARM and Apple will be partnering up soon.

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Apple App Store hitting 25 billion downloads imminently

Apple App Store hitting 25 billion downloads imminently

The folks at Apple have announced the soon to be hit 25 billion downloads mark from the iTunes App Store - that is, all apps downloaded for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. These apps number in the millions, and now the downloads of these apps have nearly reached the 25th billion - that's no tiny mile mark. When the 25 billionth download is hit, the person to grab that final download is said to be eligible to win a $10,000 App Store Gift Card - you could download the whole darn place with that kind of cash!

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