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Microsoft and Apple fight over 30% cut, SkyDrive app at risk of being pulled

Microsoft and Apple fight over 30% cut, SkyDrive app at risk of being pulled

The future of Microsoft’s SkyDrive app for iOS looks dim all of a sudden, as the company is said to be in a fight with Apple over its 30% cut of iTunes App Store revenues. Several sources close to Microsoft have said that the two companies have entered into a dispute that's possibly unresolvable, and could result in Microsoft's SkyDrive being pulled from the iTunes App Store.

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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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SkyDrive cloud music streaming tipped incoming

SkyDrive cloud music streaming tipped incoming

Microsoft teased it was adding new functionality to SkyDrive, and it seems web-based music streaming may be the first of those enhancements, if code spotted in the site is anything to go by. References to a music player based in SkyDrive, as well as leaked player controls from an internal testing version, have been spotted by LiveSide, though there's no telling whether it will also be integrated with Xbox Music.

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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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SkyDrive app for Android Launches

SkyDrive app for Android Launches

Microsoft announced a few weeks ago that it intended to offer a new SkyDrive app for Android smartphone users. Microsoft has announced that as of yesterday the app is now available for download. The Android version of the app is similar to the apps available for Windows Phone and iOS devices according to Microsoft.

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Microsoft talks updated Skydrive.com

Microsoft talks updated Skydrive.com

Microsoft is talking about updates to SkyDrive. SkyDrive is a personal cloud file storage system that Microsoft says can scale up to 1 billion users. The website for the service has been updated with the new design suitable for desktop and tablet browsers. It features instant search, contextual toolbar, thumbnail multi-select, drag-and-drop organization, and HTML 5 sorting.

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Outlook.com: Hotmail users find themselves rebranded

Outlook.com: Hotmail users find themselves rebranded

This morning Hotmail users are finding themselves in a whole new world of email organization - so new, in fact, that their Hotmail login no longer leads them to Hotmail, it goes to Outlook.com instead. This move by Microsoft has users baffled, in some cases, and furious in others. One thing that's true amongst all of them is the fact that Hotmail is gone - and Microsoft's new Metro user interface and total re-formatting of the beloved legacy email service Hotmail is here to stay.

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