Sam Francisco, among other places, is home to a new billboard from Microsoft, advertising, of all things, Excel. Actually, they are advertising the Surface and Surface 2. The selling point is that these devices come with Office, which comes with Excel. Trust me; it gets better.
Several days ago, I wrote a scathing piece on the new, iWork update that nuked a perfectly good productivity suite, and replaced it with a steaming pile of disappointment. I wasn't alone in voicing my disgust over the situation. What Apple did was wrong and inexcusable. They have come as close as they get to an apology, and have promised the return of missing features.
If you just bought a new iPad Air, you don't have to sit around wondering what to do with it. Apple has made its entire library of iLife and iWork apps free for you to download. Whether you are in a creative, or productive mood, there is a best-in-class, freshly updated app just waiting to find a home on your new device.