In theory, competition between industry rivals can end up getting you the best smartphone for your pocket and the greatest notebook for your laps. And when industry behemoths settle in for a fight, chances are that consumers will profit. Microsoft finds itself in unfamiliar territory with a new iPhone app (Office Mobile for 365 subscribers) designed to let Apple junkies access a limited version of Microsoft Office. Apple's MacBook Air, already a dominant force in the ultraportable market and responsible for a legion of lightweight notebook imitators, is now beginning to win over once-reticent reviewers who scoffed at the first generation's limited functionality and high price. The new version is sporting a bit more under the hood than its predecessor.
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