Microsoft releases Onenote for iPad

December 13, 2011

Microsoft finally released Onenote for iPad, almost a year after they released Onenote for iPhone. While it seems to be pretty nice looking, the users complain about the following problems:

– Does not work without a Skydrive account;

– No inking support, neither read or write;

– No text formatting (bold, underline, etc.);

– No ability to move or resize images;

– No ability to create new sections or notebooks;

– No ability to zoom in/out;

– Links/hyperlinks don’t work;

– No file attachments.

To be fair, MobileNoter doesn’t completely cover this list either, but at least we have most of it. The latest update of MobileNoter for Android just received inking “read only” support. The ability to draw on Android phones and tablets is coming out pretty soon too. But the biggest news is a totally new release of MobileNoter for iPad coming out beginning of 2012. Some competition is good for the users.

 

 

 

 

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Microsoft money machine

December 4, 2011

Just in case you wonder where Microsoft takes all that money, here is its business split up, brought by Business Insider. These are mostly not official numbers, just analytical estimates:

Windows (desktop)

$19.0B

Office

$15.0B

The Xbox and all its related businesses

$8.3B

Windows Server

$6.0B

SQL Server database software

$3-4.0B

Online advertising on Bing (including Yahoo Search), MSN, and other properties

$2.3B

Exchange Server

Over $2.2B

SharePoint, collaboration and portals

Over $1.5B

Skype

$1.2B

Dynamics, CRM and accounting software

$1.1B

Visual Studio, software development tools

Over $1.0B

System Center, server management software

Over $1.0B