Microsoft has improved its SkyDrive app by letting users opt to have their photos automatically backed up to Microsoft’s cloud storage. SkyDrive provides users with 7 GB of free storage just for signing up. That’s a lot of photos to save on the cloud.
Because Microsoft has implemented SkyDrive across its myriad of services (Windows, iOS, Xbox One, etc.) this new update has a leg up on its auto backup offered by competitor Dropdox. You can’t pull up your Dropbox photos on your shiny new Xbox One. Of course depending on what sort of photos you take with your iPhone, this could be a mixed blessing. It would be terrible if you were trying to pull up a cute picture of your cat to show your mom only to accidentally show her that wild night where your friends talked you into jello wrestling. Progress has its dangers.
SkyDrive’s latest update also improved integration with OneNote and Office Mobile for iOS, allowing users to edit Office documents or create plain text files directly from the app. Currently the updated features are only available on iOS devices. Sorry Android fans.
You can find the update now in the iTunes store.
Microsoft brings auto photo backup to SkyDrive for iOS originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.