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Late News: Apple iTV, Siri Rival Cluzee, PlayBook Rooted, Microsoft Office Coming to iPad

"I finally cracked it!" the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs exclaimed with great satisfaction to his biographer Walter Isaacson on the topic of Apple television. Since then analysts have been speculating about how Apple is planning to get into our living rooms to change television, as it did with so many other aspects of our lives, introducing revolutionary simple and elegant devices.

If Apple is flaunting its latest Siri technology, Android smartphones are not behind as Cluzee may prove to be a worthy opponent. Besides offering the basic voice function that Siri offers, there are some features that are present in Cluzee but not in Siri.

BlackBerry PlayBook has been finally rooted. Yes, you read it right. A small team of developers have come up with a hack that successfully roots the PlayBook. The exploit, through which the rooting is possible, has been discovered by hacker ‘xpvqs', Chris Wade and 'neuralic'.

Software giant Microsoft is planning to bring its immensely popular Office productivity software suite to Apple's iPad tablet device. According to a report on iPad only newspaper The Daily, Microsoft is ‘actively working' to bring the software to the iPad.

A group of hackers called TeaMp0isoN has posted more than 100 email addresses and passwords of United Nations employees. The data dump, which contains user names and passwords, belonged to the members of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The compromised data was posted on Pastebin.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.