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Microsoft announces Office for iPad, plus free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android

Microsoft has announced a handful of new and updated mobile applications, including the long-awaited launch of ‘Microsoft Office for iPad’.

This comprises three separate iOS apps - Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad - now available in the Apple App Store, along with an update to the OneNote app. The basic apps are free for viewing and presenting files.

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iZettle mobile payment devices now on sale across the UK in Maplin stores

Mobile payment provider iZettle has announced that its Chip & PIN readers are now available to buy from Maplin electronics stores across the UK.

The card reader, which allows users to accept debit or credit card payments via their smartphones or tablets, is being sold for £59.99.

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Smartphones, smart watches and SMS spam: all the week's mobile industry news headlines

Podcast - 26th March 2014

Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge are reunited for their regular weekly look at the latest UK mobile industry headlines.

Today they're talking about smart watches, an Apple iPhone announcement, the new HTC One M8, the closure of Ovivo Mobile, text spam, peer-to-peer messaging, government hacking and mergers.

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New FireChat application offers peer-to-peer iPhone chat without any online connection

A new iOS app that allows instant messaging without an internet connection is rapidly moving towards the top of the ‘free app’ charts.

FireChat, developed by San Francisco-based startup Open Garden, can be used on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without WiFi or cellular connectivity.

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Mobile contactless transactions are expected to treble in the next five years

The number of contactless transactions via mobile handsets is forecast to exceed 9.9 billion globally by 2018, up from just over 3 billion this year. That’s according to a new report from Juniper Research.

Two factors are expected to boost this growth: HCE (Host Card Emulation) and an Apple iWallet

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