Lauren Goode

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Office-for-iPad App CloudOn Adds Box, DropBox and More

CloudOn, a free application that has partnered with Microsoft to bring Office applications to the iPad, is rolling out a new version of its app that adds Box, DropBox and Adobe Reader. Users can now log in to their existing cloud-storage accounts and view and update files directly from CloudOn. The app first launched in January, and says it has seen close to a million downloads. A competing app, OnLive, also offers iPad users access to Microsoft Office, but has come under fire from Microsoft for allegedly violating licensing terms.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus