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OneDrive gets photo editing features on the Web and Android

OneDrive gets photo editing features on the Web and Android

With Google's unpopular changes to its Photos storage policies, some people have been in search of a new home for their photos in the cloud. Although probably not a household name among regular consumers, Microsoft's OneDrive has long offered such an option. Like many cloud storage services that saw a golden opportunity in Google's change of direction, Microsoft is now shining the spotlight on OneDrive's new photo handling capabilities, especially on Android.

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OneDrive 64-bit for Windows is finally available but still in preview

OneDrive 64-bit for Windows is finally available but still in preview

The computing world has mostly moved over to 64-bit systems even though there are still plenty of 32-bit devices around. Apple has already enforced the software upgrade to 64-bit on both macOS and iOS but, due to the legacy baggage it has to support, Microsoft has been slower to cut ties with 32-bit software. Case in point is its own OneDrive sync for Windows which only gets a 64-bit version, albeit one still in preview.

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OneDrive for Android adds Samsung 8K videos playback support

OneDrive for Android adds Samsung 8K videos playback support

Microsoft has announced an updated OneDrive for Android home screen experience and improved support for other photo and video formats. Newly supported photo and video features include Samsung Motion Photos and 8K resolution video playback. One of the biggest new features is the ability to pick up where you left off on recent and off-line files from Android smartphones.

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OneDrive on Android gets a dark mode and On This Day memories feature

OneDrive on Android gets a dark mode and On This Day memories feature

Microsoft has recently been pushing forward its Fluent Design aesthetic to more places where it has a presence. It isn't only on PCs or even the Web as the recent all-in-one Microsoft Office app proved. While that new Android app does let you access some of your files stored on OneDrive, you might eventually want to have access to the whole shebang. Fortunately, Microsoft is now giving its OneDrive Android app a Fluent makeover while also adding a few new features while they're at it.

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OneDrive Personal Vault is now available for all with some caveats

OneDrive Personal Vault is now available for all with some caveats

Cloud file storage is often presented as a collaborative tool but it can also be used for keeping personal backups of files you want to access any time, anywhere, and on any device. Sometimes, however, those files may require the utmost secrecy and security, perhaps far more than the usual security measures these cloud services implement. That's where Microsoft's OneDrive Personal Vault comes in, which was launched in June with limited scope. Now the company is making it available for all though you might have to take note of some limitations before investing in it.

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OneDrive Personal Vault adds secure folder as Microsoft boosts storage

OneDrive Personal Vault adds secure folder as Microsoft boosts storage

OneDrive is making some big changes today, doubling the storage in its standalone plan, while adding a new OneDrive Personal Vault for maximizing security around the most important files. The new Personal Vault features is an extra-protected subset of data, which can be only be accessed with secondary authentication.

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How to activate G Suite Migrate beta for data transfer

How to activate G Suite Migrate beta for data transfer

G Suite users were told today that "G Suite Migrate" would launch in beta mode starting this week. This system was put in place in G-Suite for first-party data transfer. This means admins will be able to send massive amounts of data to G-Suite with relative ease. This system also assists admins in assessing and planning migration projects.

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Windows 10 Storage Sense will upload rarely used files to OneDrive

Windows 10 Storage Sense will upload rarely used files to OneDrive

Data storage on most PCs is cheap. Or t least cheaper than, say RAM. Adding more is almost never a problem, unless you’re talking about devices with more or less fixed storage capacities and little or no expansion capabilities. Like laptops or tablets. Since Windows 10 has to cater to them all, Microsoft is making it smarter about the way it handles data storage. In the upcoming Windows 10 update, it will make its Storage Sense feature free up even more space by offloading old files to everyone’s favorite dumping ground: the cloud.

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OneDrive will soon offer automatic video and audio transcription

OneDrive will soon offer automatic video and audio transcription

Microsoft 365 customers will soon have access to automatic video and audio transcription in OneDrive, enabling them to rapidly read the text, search through it for specific content, and isolate snippets. The feature is powered by the same artificial intelligence technology behind Microsoft Stream, making it available to a greater number of users. Several other upcoming features have also been detailed.

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Microsoft OneDrive adds automatic folder backup for desktop and more

Microsoft OneDrive adds automatic folder backup for desktop and more

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive cloud storage service with new auto-backup options, making it easier for users to make sure all of their content is safety stored with as little effort as possible. Microsoft calls the feature Folder Protection, offering a Windows 10 prompt that instructs users on how to setup that automatic backups. Desktop, Documents, and Pictures are all options.

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Microsoft OneDrive on Android adds fingerprint locking support

Microsoft OneDrive on Android adds fingerprint locking support

Microsoft OneDrive, the company's cloud storage alternative to Dropbox and Google Drive, just got a big security update for Android users. After updating the Android mobile app, OneDrive allows the user to secure their content behind a fingerprint lock. The extra layer of security ensures only someone with the right fingerprint can unlock the account.

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OneDrive gets Files Restore rollback, Office 365 malware protection

OneDrive gets Files Restore rollback, Office 365 malware protection

Once upon a time, viruses were the bane of the computing industry. They haven’t totally disappeared, they just evolved and took on different forms. Malware is now even spread through malicious links and some can even hold your files for ransom. Microsoft’s software and services still have the notoriety of being the target of such attempts and Redmond is taking a few steps to ensure the safety of its OneDrive and Office 365 users.

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