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Business News & Financial News - The Wall Street Journal - Wsj.com. Global Grind. Apple news and rumors since 1997. News, Travel, Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, U.S. & World. OnLive brings Windows, Flash to iPad. People with iPads routinely browse the Web, watch video, play games, read books and otherwise keep themselves entertained on the go.

OnLive brings Windows, Flash to iPad

Far fewer rely on the iPad as their go-to work machine. It's not as though you can't use your iPad for work. Quickoffice Pro, Documents To Go and Apple's own Pages, Keynote and Numbers software are among the very fine Office-type productivity apps for the tablet. The true fathers of computing. Once upon a time, a "computer" was a human being, usually female, who did calculations set for her by men in suits.

The true fathers of computing

Then, in the 1940s, something happened: computers became machines based on electronics. The switch had awesome implications; in the end, it spawned a technology that became inextricably woven into the fabric of late-20th- and early 21st-century life and is now indispensable. If the billions of (mostly unseen) computers that now run our industrialised support systems were suddenly to stop working, then our societies would very rapidly grind to a halt.

Solar storm passes without incident so far. 8 March 2012Last updated at 12:55 ET Nasa image showing extreme ultraviolet wavelengths on Sun's surface A solar storm in the Earth's magnetic field has passed by the Earth with minimal effects, experts say.

Solar storm passes without incident so far

"The freight train has gone by, and is still going by, and now we're just watching for how this is all going to shake out," said Joseph Kunches, a scientist with US weather agency Noaa. The last of the charged particles from the Sun will pass Earth Friday morning. There had been fears that this "coronal mass ejection" could wreak havoc with satellites or power grids on Earth. The FT web app. The FT web app, which is optimised for use on iPad and iPhone, is available via your Safari browser at app.ft.com rather than from an app store.

The FT web app

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