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Microsoft outs a dedicated SkyDrive app for iOS and Windows Phone, gives 25GB of cloud storage away

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Microsoft outs a dedicated SkyDrive app for iOS and Windows Phone, gives 25GB of cloud storage away
Microsoft is giving iOS users the love these days - after the previously-exclusive Kinectimals and OneNote, now the free cloud storage service SkyDrive is also arriving for your iPhone or iPad.

Not only that, but the same app is also available for Windows Phone as a dedicated piece of software now with its own listing in the Marketplace. Granted, you were using it before with your WP device for storing photos or docs, but the dedicated app allows you extended functionality now. 

The features of both iOS and WP SkyDrive apps are identical - you sign in with your Windows Live/Hotmail account, and get access to 25GB of free cloud storage. 

You can view previously uploaded Office docs or PDFs within the app, and send links to any other existing file type you've stored for sharing, with an exclusive permission to edit (in the online version of Office for docs), or as read-only.

The cool thing about SkyDrive is that you can also stream your music files from it, so essentially Microsoft is giving iOS users a 25GB cloud music storage service for free as well, in addition to sharing Office docs and other file types. You can only upload photos and videos from the phones, though, the other files are for strictly for sharing and download, but SkyDrive is having new features added quite often these days.


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posted on 15 Dec 2011, 04:01 4

1. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Sorry microsoft, is this an attempt to try and make me leave Android ????

Not a chance with your crappy, restricted non customized OS. If anything all your gonna make people do is stick with an iphone. No one wants your crappy dated OS.

Ill stick with drop box, quad core HD screens and over 1gb ram devices - thanks anyway

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 04:08 4

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


So you're mad because Android isn't getting love from Microsoft? This is 25GB of FREE storage, get over yourself. And I'll take Windows Phone 7 any day over a laggy, unstable OS.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 05:12 3

7. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Bloodline, I think you're jealous that ios get's apps that android never will receive. You can cry about customization, that's fine. But the functionality of the apps are more important to me then to watch hours to my customist homescreen with the fancy widgets.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 16:19

12. Penny (Posts: 1249; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Nice app for a nice service. Thanks Microsoft.

See, now that wasn't too hard, was it bloodline?

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 04:13 3

3. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I aint even mad bro, drop box is easier, just drag and drop u mug.

As for unstable OS..... you dun goofed, show me evidence ICS is unstable? as for lag, I have 0 lag with the galaxy nexus.

as for you, mugs are gonna act like mug... dealwithit.

mug

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 04:24 3

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


...wow, you should worry less about storage and more about a grammar app.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 04:30 2

5. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


dont worry about my grammar, where is your proof ICS is unstable ?

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 04:52 2

6. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


waiting.....

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 05:38 3

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Waiting on what? So you're saying Android never force closes, never freezes, never has malware and security threats, and so on?

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 05:50 3

9. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I am asking wheres your proof, my nexus has not crashed once, also my htc disire never crashed.

I think your the type of person who see's an app crash and automatically blames android, when 9/10 its the app.

in regards to malware, ios rim and win all have the same issue.

Oh also, 4s still has battery software issues, still not fixed even after the update, also has a txt msg bug.

Windows also has a freezing txt bug.

get your facts right before you run your mouth.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 07:46 1

10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEznbKaH74

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 09:42 1

11. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


aug 2010 lol stfu.

admittedly the galaxy s wasn't great tho

and if you wanna go down that route, lets look at something recent -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V2U3Gcf4Dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoNNhbcZAxA

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 21:55

13. goos2134 (Posts: 19; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


There was an article about this a week ago about how android will always lag because of its coding no matter what kinda processor u put in it. Windows doesn't need a quad core or sextuple core processor it runs buttery smooth no matter what . android was ugly to begin with it and has gotten uglier. My phone is not a toy that need to be changed all the time cuz its ugly and u can make it prettier so u "customize it" . It does what i need it to do i don't need to pull my battery and it works. you prolly don't even own a galaxy nexus considering 17 hours ago u couldn't get one. thanks for playing.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Here-is-why-Android-is-laggy-and-why-its-going-to-remain-like-that-in-the-near-future_id24434

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 03:04

14. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


yeah cos America is the only place in the world.

dumb.

Appearance is personal preference - so your opinion is invalid. I would get bored with a windows phone, even an iphone.

Like I said my galaxy nexus doesn't lag, my gs2 never lagged. Infact my HTC desire never lagged.

Deal with it

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