Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free

mobileWhen you’re mobile, you likely want robust, free software that works with a lot of apps and that can be accessed anywhere. So far, Microsoft has failed to embrace those concepts — but it’s working to change that.

The software giant on Thursday unveiled a handful of changes to its Office software on smartphones and tablets running Apple and Google’s operating systems, refreshing its Word, PowerPoint and Excel apps to make them friendlier for the mobile age.

The most notable change is that users of Apple’s iPhone and its iPad tablet, or of devices running Google’s Android operating system will be able to create and edit Office content for free.

Before this, getting access to those capabilities required an Office 365 subscription, which starts at $6.99 a month.  More