Newsreel [Oct 12]: Coming soon, Microsoft Office App for Android and iOS

Microsoft Office App Coming to Android, iOS Next Year [REPORT]: Wish you could access Microsoft Office on your Android or iOS device? The wait is almost over: Microsoft is reportedly planning to release app versions of Office 2013 next year. Read more here.

Ubuntu One reaches Mac in beta, completes the cloud storage circle: For all of the many directions Ubuntu One’s cloud storage has gone, it hasn’t headed the Mac’s way. Official clients have been the province of Linux devotees (naturally, Ubuntu is recommended) and their Windows friends across the aisle. A newly available Mac beta puts all three major desktop platforms on an even keel, very literally — the OS X port is almost identical to what you’d get in Linux or Windows, including a few rough points where other interface concepts clash. Read more.

Twitter selects Bangalore-based MetricStream compliance management solution:  MetricStream today said microbogging site Twitter has selected its GRC (Governance, Risk, Compliance) platform to establish and maintain a robust financial compliance programme and internal controls environment. Read more.

A robot that can think on its wheels: Researchers are building an android that can use nearby objects to solve problems. It’s named MacGyver, after the TV character who made impromptu gadgets to escape danger. Read here.

U.S. court clears Samsung phone, hands Apple setback: A U.S. appeals court overturned a pretrial sales ban against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, dealing a setback to Apple Inc in its battle against Google Inc’s increasingly popular mobile software. Read more here.