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Microsoft Office For iPad Is Now A Reality

Microsoft have finally shown us the much vaunted Office for iPad in their. Microsoft is using a “freemium” model for Office for iPad. The base suite, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is free. Users who don’t add an Office 365 subscription to the offering still can do some basic tasks. But to do more advanced tasks, users will need an Office 365 subscription.

Apple Confirms 128GB Retina iPad. Due Febuary 5th

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to introduce a new fourth-generation iPad model with 128GB of storage, twice the capacity of its previous high end model. The new version goes on sale Feburary 5, 2013 for $799 for Wi-Fi only and $929 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Besides the additional storage capacity, the iPad is a standard fourth-generation model. It comes equipped with a 9.7-inch “Retina” display with 2048×1536 pixel resolution. Under the hood is Apple’s A6X dual-core microprocessor, with quad-core graphics. The iPad comes with front and rear-facing cameras and a Lightning connector. Pricing & Availability The new 128GB versions of the fourth generation iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5, in black or white, for a suggested retail price of $799 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and $929 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model. All versions of the 128GB iPad will be…

Apple Ordered To Tell World “Samsung Didn’t Copy Us”

Judge first insists Samsung Galaxy not as cool as iPad, but then wants Apple to promote Galaxy on their site?? For those not familiar with the goings on, a UK judge ruled that Samsung couldn’t of copied Apple’s iPad design citing “Samsung aren’t cool”  Samsung win the case due to ” real commercial harm,” Apple are now forced to run notices in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, Guardian Mobile magazine, and T3. Source (Bloomberg)

Some Of The Best And Cheapest Samsung Galaxy s3 Tariffs Compared

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 might is probably main contender to the smartphone crowd given the dearth of Android handsets.  Granted in our experience “normal” users seem to prefer the more diminutive size of the Galaxy S2, yet there is the same old problem, what’s the best phone tariff to get with your Galaxy s3 phone.  We’ve taken a look at all the UK mobile providers and come up with a handy comparison chart so you get the best tariff out there.

Sponsored video: Samsung Galaxy S3 at the unpacking event in Earls Court, London


It’s not just all things Apple that inspires an article here at EssentialMac.  At the moment the tech community is a buzz with anticipation and excitement of the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S3.  The Galaxy s3 looks a mighty fine handset with some unique features like it knowing when you are looking at it.  Here’s a look at some of the features and a video from a huge unboxing event at Earls Court, London..

Some of the best iPad Data Plans Compared

Recently in the podcast I had a good old rant about the lack of proper information when people simply state the new iPad is a data chewer.  In the UK we won’t be getting anything like LTE (4g) internet at least until the latter end of 2013.

With that in mind we’ve gone through some of the most popular mobile providers in the uk to compare their data tarrifs to help you understand the deals out there.