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 Releases File Management App for Windows Phone
Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of Files, a file management application for Windows Phone handsets. The application lets Windows Phone owners access files stored on their phone's internal memory and SD card; browse, search, and launch files; share single or multiple files at a time; create folders; and copy, move, rename, and delete files.
Cortana for Android Now Works On the Lock Screen
Microsoft today made it possible for Android device owners to access and use Cortana above the lock screen on their smartphones. Microsoft has been testing the feature since earlier this year and is now rolling it out to all users.
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.