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Lilbits (8-29-2013): New devices copy the Chromecast, iPad mini, HTC One

Its the not-quite-a-clone edition of Lilbits. Ramos introduced two new tablets this week that have the look of HTC One smartphones, but the screen size of an iPad mini. And chip-maker Rockchip is pushing a new class of device that’s sort of like a Chromecast… except different. In non-clone news, Qualcomm is taking aim at […]

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Lilbits (7-31-2013): Sluggish Surface sales, renaming SkyDrive

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently admitted that the company may have made too many Surface RT tablets, and the software maker also took a $900 write-down this month when it dropped the selling price of the tablet from $499 to $349. Now an SEC filing shows that the $900 million figure is actually more than […]

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Microsoft SkyDrive photo and video files now available for XBox 360

Microsoft’s SkyDrive is about to get a whole lot more useful. This cloud storage system allows you to upload and access files from mobile devices such as computers and smartphones seamlessly. A SkyDrive app is now available for XBox, so you can view videos and pictures on your TV. This is good for people who […]

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Microsoft gives SkyDrive a Windows 8-like makeover, Android app coming soon

Microsoft SkyDrive is a cloud storage solution that lets you store files online, and access them on multiple devices. You can also upload photos, office documents, or other files and share them with other users — who can view them in a browser. SkyDrive also works with Microsoft Office, letting you save files to the […]

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ES File Explorer for Android adds SkyDrive support

Google Drive is cool and all, what with the 5GB of online storage users get for free. But Microsoft offers 7GB of free storage with Windows Live SkyDrive (or up to 25GB for some users). Now there’s an easy way to access your SkyDrive account from an Android device. Microsoft offers official SkyDrive apps for […]

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Windows 8 with SkyDrive will sync your settings across computers

While Microsoft got its start in desktop computer software, the company isn’t exactly a bit player in the online world. Microsoft’s Hotmail email service was hot long before Google entered the email game. Bing may be something of an also-ran in the search engine department, but it’s actually not bad at all (seriously, have you […]

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Microsoft SkyDrive to offer unlimited cloud storage… for documents and photos

Microsoft’s SkyDrive service offers users 25GB of free online storage space for just about any type of file. That number hasn’t changed since 2008, but it’s still more free storage than most of Microsoft’s competitors offer. But now the company is getting ready to remove the limit altogether… for some file types. LiveSide reports that […]