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Microsoft Office HopTo app hops onto the iPad

iPad owners tired of waiting for Microsoft to launch a version of Office for the tablet now have yet another option.<p>Released Thursday, HopTo is a free iPad app that lets you view, edit, and create Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, and view PowerPoint presentations. The ability to edit a …

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iPad mini with Retina display review: as good as the Air, just smaller

Last year Apple introduced the iPad mini, a second size option for its tablet lineup. In addition to being, well, miniature, it featured a beautiful design -- so beautiful, in fact, that the iPad Air now mimics it. More importantly, with a starting price of $329, consumers at last got an iPad at a …

Apple's Jony Ive Talks Design Innovation in Rare Video

Most Apple fans have become familiar with the company’s design chief, Jony Ive, through its promotional videos showing off the latest iPhone or iPad. …

Impressions: Our first day with the PlayStation 4 is full of surprises

From game installs to system menus, we try out what we can on Sony's new box.<p>We've had our very own PlayStation 4 here in the Ars Orbiting HQ for a …

Android 4.4 KitKat, thoroughly reviewed

Tons of user- and system-level changes make KitKat one of the biggest releases ever.<p>After three Jelly Bean releases in a row, Google has unleashed a …

iPad mini with Retina display review

<i>Every inch an iPad.</i><p>Last year, the overwhelming message of the iPad mini was simple: the iPad mini was smaller, but it was still an iPad. Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Jony Ive all reminded us over and over that Apple had to make hard choices to make the iPad mini — it had a lower-resolution screen …

PlayStation 4 review: Great gaming for 2016 and beyond - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The PlayStation 4 serves up dazzling graphics, runs on a simplified and logical interface and boasts a fantastic controller. It has the upper hand in indie games and can stream a constantly growing list of legacy titles via PlayStation Now. The PS4 makes it super-easy to capture and …

Square Cash for Android review: Sending cash made easy and free - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Square Cash</b> was designed to be usable by anyone. In fact, it's designed so you don't even need to use the app. There are no service fees to send money, unlike PayPal.<p><b>The Bad</b> Even with a recent update, there’s still a security risk for Square Cash users who don't keep secure passwords or use …

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Apple, The Hyperion Ion Cannon And Why Future iPhones Could Have A Sapphire Screen

Late last week we published a piece about why Apple would want to build a factory to manufacture sapphire crystal, and why it might want to own over $570M worth of that production up front. Today, by connecting a few more dots, we can piece together how it could overcome the pricing and production …

The Pros and Cons of Giving Away Your App For Free

<b>Freemium model for apps: Yay or Nay, and what is one key point entrepreneurs should consider when weighing their options?</b><p>Here’s what they liked about it… and what they didn’t:

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …