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Office for iPhone is a belated, ambivalent move, analysts say

Microsoft's release of an Office suite for the iPhone is too little, too late and yet another timid move aimed at protecting Windows 8 sales at the expense of customer demand for a product like this one for iPads, according to analysts.

Office Mobile for iPhone: What's really at stake for Microsoft and Apple?

Putting a cut-down version of Microsoft Office onto the iPhone won't change the world. But if more data passes back and forth between formerly incompatible platforms, what's not to love?

US prosecutors propose kill switch to prevent smartphone theft

U.S. prosecutors are proposing that smartphone makers offer a "kill switch" in all new phones produced by the start of next year as part of an initiative to cut down on theft, which sometimes turns violent.

on techhive.com

It’s polite to point: The coming of ubiquitous gesture control

PointGrab believes their purely software-based approach to gesture control may be the key to bringing this new take on UI to the masses.

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Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.

on pcworld.com

Siri in iOS 7

Siri in iOS 7: Apple still playing catch up with Google, but moving aggressively

Apple made a variety of announcements regarding Siri during the WWDC 2013 keynote. Lex Friedman says that in some ways, the Siri updates still appear to lag behind Google Now. But just as importantly, Apple's looking to hit Google where it hurts: in the search activity.

Bing-powered Siri joins Microsoft's anti-Google allies

Apple joins Facebook and Yahoo on Microsoft's side of the search-engine wars, but Bing's role as a backstop might still work to its disadvantage.

The Macalope Weekly: Incomplete data

What to do when you don't have all the data? Well, not what these people do.

Report: NSA Prism program spied on Americans' emails, searches

The National Security Agency's Prism program tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring our search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats, The Guardian alleges.

The Macalope Weekly: Escalation strategies

How do you keep turning the crazy up?