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Poor Microsoft. After Apple jumpstarted the PDA craze with the Newton, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile became one of the most used mobile operating systems on PDAs and then smartphones for the first part of the 21st century. Fast forward to 2007, though, and Apple once again got the upper hand with iPhone. Today, iOS is much more popular than Windows Mobile, and even the new Windows Phone 7 has struggled to gain marketshare.

Since Microsoft is primarily a software company (they even makes software for Mac OS X), it’s almost surprising that they’ve never made a mobile version of their popular Microsoft Office suite for competing mobile operating systems. That has now changed, as Microsoft has finally brought OneNote to the iPhone. OneNote is Microsoft’s often-overlooked notetaking app that’s included with Office 2010 for Windows, and now with OneNote for iPhone you can take your notes on the go just like you could with a Windows Phone 7 device. We’re going to take a tour of OneNote’s features and see if it’s time to switch notetaking apps.

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A few weeks ago, we took a look at the Tapbots family – highlighting the simplicity and design of their applications. Well, the folks at TapBots have been hard at work and recently released the newest member of their family.

Introducing Calcbot, a brilliantly simple and fun calculator “robot” that takes the mindless task of calculation and makes it fun and even easier to do. Let’s take a look at how Calcbot works after the break.

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One of the flagship features of smartphones in general is the ability to read, create and edit documents from your mobile while on the go. After all, they are supposed to be mobile computers and we have come to expect a lot from them in recent years.

With a powerful device like the iPhone, it is finally possible to handle documents in multiple formats with gusto. There are quite a few mobile office apps in the App Store, but today we’re going to be taking a look at Documents To Go Premium. Join us after the jump for our full review!

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Ever wished there was a quick and easy way to craft a sharp-looking presentation on-the-go? Well Keypoint might have the answer. This newly updated app from Bert Timmermans is a fast way to create PowerPoint style presentations, right within your iPhone.

It allows you to create, publish and share presentations on the move while keeping everything simple and avoiding clumsiness. If you need to add punch to proposals or make a short presentation clearer and more memorable then Keypoint may be the app for you!

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