Microsoft’s SkyDrive app for Apple’s iOS gets automatic photo uploads, and a new look

Microsoft’s SkyDrive app for iOS got a snazzy redesign this morning, complete with a new look that now brings the app in line with the design of iOS 7, Apple’s latest mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads. The app also got the ability to automatically upload photos from your camera roll straight to Microsoft’s storage… Read More


Microsoft to rename SkyDrive to settle trademark dispute

In a major change for one of Microsoft’s key online services, the company will rename its SkyDrive cloud storage service as a result of a trademark settlement announced this morning with British Sky Broadcasting, after losing a court case in the European Union. Microsoft isn’t commenting beyond an official announcement (below), but the change appears… Read More


Goodbye, Live Mesh: Microsoft shuts down cloud service

Another Microsoft cloud service is going down. The Redmond software-giant announced today that it will retire Windows Live Mesh on Feb. 13, 2013. Live Mesh launched in 2008 when Microsoft’s cloud strategy was still — no pun intended — up in the air. While there was at one point up to a few million people using… Read More


$100 a year for Office: Microsoft unveils subscription rates

Microsoft has been gradually releasing information regarding Windows 8, and all of the applications therein, since the start of 2012. One of the details we’ve been missing is the  pricing for Office 365, the suite that houses popular applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (among others). Today, the Redmond-based company officially unveiled the new pricing scheme for… Read More


Microsoft updates SkyDrive, set to release Android app

Microsoft this morning announced a series of updates to its SkyDrive cloud storage service — remaking to fit the style of Windows 8; upgrading the SkyDrive desktop apps for Windows and Mac; and detailing plans to release the a new official SkyDrive app for Android devices. The changes come amid rising competition in the… Read More


Amazon’s new CloudDrive app still leans heavily on web

One of the nice things about storage services Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive is the ability to upload, browse and access files stored in the cloud from the Mac OS X Finder or Windows Explorer, as if they were files on your hard drive. Attempting to keep up, Amazon today expanded the capabilities of… Read More


Google Drive takes on Microsoft SkyDrive, but at a higher price

Google Drive is alive. The long-rumored online storage service was officially announced today, following an apparent attempt at pre-emption by Microsoft earlier in the week. But in both timing and the wallet, Microsoft SkyDrive may have the advantage. Not surprisingly, Google Drive is billed as “a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep… Read More


Microsoft updates SkyDrive, trying to stand out in a cloud

Microsoft plans to roll out a series of updates to its free Windows Live SkyDrive service later today, trying to give the cloud service a stronger identity as a standalone product for storing files — not just a behind-the-scenes tool for Office Web Apps, Hotmail, Windows Phone and other Microsoft products. The company says the changes have… Read More