Exactly two years and a week ago we speculated whether or not Apple’s iPad will get Microsoft’s popular Office suite or no. Today, we can gleefully answer – yes.
Rupert Murdoch’s tablet-only magazine The Daily featured a glimpse of Microsoft’s Office app for iPad, still lacking some finishing touches as yet, indicating a release in the near future is imminent. Buzz is also that work on the Android app is nearing completion too and it won’t be long after the submission to the App Store that MS Office will enter the Android world. From The Daily:
The app’s user interface is similar to the current OneNote app, but it has hints of Metro, the new design language that can be seen in Windows Phone and in the as-yet-released Windows 8 desktop operating system. Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be created and edited locally and online.
When Office for iPad finally arrives, it will compete with the likes of Documents to Go, Quickoffice and Apple’s own Pages, Keynote and Numbers apps, which at $9.99 each might meet some good competition from their age-old rivals from Redmond.
Apple has announced a new feature for iOS 5 – Find My Friends which does exactly what you think it will: let you easily find friends who have opted to share their location with you. You’ll also be able to invite friends to share their location for a limited time (when they’re driving to your house, for instance, so you can give them directions), and there are naturally some parental controls too.
A question was thrown at Steve Jobs from Sweden that read:
I’ll keep it short.
I’m Jezper from Sweden, a long time Apple fan, currently about to replace the very last computer at home with a brand spanking new iMac i7. I’m also awaiting the release of the iPad. However, I have one question:
Will the wifi-only version somehow support tethering thru my iPhone?
Two devices, based on the same OS, with already built-in technology to share one data plan suggests a secondary contract could possibly be redundant.
From the look of your keynote, where the iPad sits well between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone, I was hoping the three of them could interact as seamless as possible.
All the best,
Jezper Söderlund[a famous DJ in his own right]
And, no points for guessing, Jobs’ answer to a relatively long e-mail was a very short and sweet one. “NO”.
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