The folks in Redmond updated Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for iPad and iPhone to allow storing, opening, and editing files straight from iCloud. The updates bring Office capabilities that rival those of Windows to iOS. This makes both devices, iPads in particular, even better to take to work.
The apps also received minor improvements in the updates.
The app that allows using iOS devices to be used as second monitors over a wired connection received Windows support this week. Previously Duet Display would only support using an iPad or iPhone as an external monitor for a Mac system.
Now you can use such a setup with Windows 7 and 8 computers.
According to comScore, Apple's phone increased its lead in market share over Samsung by 1 percent, making it the most popular phone in the US. This share was categorized by vendor, so Apple's share with just the iPhones is significant since most competitors make lots of different phones.
Apple's standing was aided by Samsung's share dropping almost 1.5 percent.