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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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New Microsoft Office 365 announced with a bang

New Microsoft Office 365 announced with a bang

This week Microsoft has unleashed what was expected to be Office 15 in a while new set of functionality and applicability to different work environments: Office 365. This software is set to be released in four editions, that being Office 365 Home Premium, Small Business Premium, ProPlus, and Enterprise. No pricing and final release dates have been dropped just yet, but a preview downloads have been made available immediately.

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Microsoft intros SkyDrive app for Windows and Mac OS X

Microsoft intros SkyDrive app for Windows and Mac OS X

The news coming out of Microsoft isn’t quite done for today. The company has announced that they’re expanding SkyDrive features, most notably where you’re able to access your files from. SkyDrive will now be available as a standalone application for Windows, much in the same way as Dropbox, allowing you to access your files stored in the cloud right from the desktop.

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