Cloud Storage

Microsoft promises a month’s free Xbox LIVE for Cloud Saved Games downtime

Microsoft promises a month’s free Xbox LIVE for Cloud Saved Games downtime

Microsoft has promised one-month of free Xbox LIVE Gold service to any gamers affected by the Cloud Saved Games system going offline, having finally fixed the issues that caused the unexpected downtime. The free service extension, which will be applied automatically to eligible gamers' accounts according to Microsoft's Major Nelson, will be tagged onto the end of current subscriptions.

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Dropbox buys cloud gallery sync service Snapjoy

Dropbox buys cloud gallery sync service Snapjoy

Online storage company Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, a photo sharing and organizing tool, in a deal which will see the streamlined image aggregation system better woven into the cloud. Snapjoy pulls in photos from digital cameras, archives on your PC or Mac, smartphones and tablets, filtering apps like Instagram and Camera+, and social networks, with easy public and private sharing options.

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SkyDrive for Xbox 360 lands today plus 40+ apps before Spring 2013

SkyDrive for Xbox 360 lands today plus 40+ apps before Spring 2013

SkyDrive arrives on Xbox 360 today, Microsoft has confirmed, focusing on multimedia sharing as the company teases a gush of more than forty new apps for the console in 2013. While it's possible to browse all the files in your SkyDrive storage on the console, the default view is "Photos and Videos" which automatically pulls in photos taken on your Windows Phone for easier review.

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Xperia extends its partnership with Box into 2013

Xperia extends its partnership with Box into 2013

Sony Ericsson has announced that the partnership between Xperia and Box has been extended for another year, lasting until the end of 2013. This comes after 2011's year-end announcement of the initial partnership, which lasted one year and was scheduled to end of the 31st of this month. Now Xperia owners who sign up for Box by the end of next year will get 50GB of free lifetime storage space.

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YouSendIt provides Windows Phone 8 app exclusively on Nokia devices

YouSendIt provides Windows Phone 8 app exclusively on Nokia devices

YouSendIt, a cloud-based collaboration platform, has announced the launch of its Windows Phone 8 app, which is presently available exclusively on Nokia's Lumia 820 and 920 handsets. With the YouSendIt app, Nokia users can perform a variety of cloud collaboration actions from their phone. As a bonus, the app supports NFC, allowing users to share files with a quick gadget-tap.

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Microsoft SkyDrive usage doubled in 6 months, new features incoming

Microsoft SkyDrive usage doubled in 6 months, new features incoming

Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service is picking up a lot of speed, and it's becoming one the company's more popular products. Microsoft has announced that SkyDrive usage has doubled in the last six months, meaning that the storage needed to store users' files doubled in just six months. To celebrate, Microsoft released updates to the Windows Phone 8 and Android SkyDrive apps, as well as added some new features across all platforms.

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