Updated SkyDrive App Gives WP8 More Granular File Control
Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive application for both the Windows Phone and Android platforms. The new version for Windows Phone lets users search their SkyDrive files and folders, as well as control photo upload and download sizes. The accompanying desktop version of SkyDrive lets users choose files to sync more selectively. The new Android version can now upload all file types from microSD storage cards, rename SkyDrive folders and files, and set custom sort orders. SkyDrive is a free download and can be updated via the Windows Phone Store and Google Play Store.
Microsoft Brings Cortana Assistant to Skype for Android and iOS
Microsoft today ported its Cortana personal assistant to its Skype chatting application, providing people with access to information without forcing them to leave Skype. Microsoft says Cortana in Skype can suggest useful information based on chat contents, suggest smart replies, manage schedules and/or reminders, and more.
Microsoft Releases Edge Browser for Android and iOS, Launcher for Android
Microsoft today made a beta version of its Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices. The beta, available to registered Windows Insiders, requires users to initiate the signup process through a Windows 10 PC.
Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen.
Skype Makes Sharing Files Less Painful
Skype recently updated its mobile and desktop apps to improve the file-sharing experience. To start, Skype users can now send files up to 300 MB to friends and family through the app.