Showing posts with label iPad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPad. Show all posts

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Facebook Photo Sync iPhone and iPad [iOS 6]

You can now sync photos automatically from your iPhone or iPad to Facebook, you will need to be using iOS 6. Since the feature is available on iOS 6 -- if you have the Faecbook app installed on your iPhone or iPad then you should be ready to go and start right away. With this new feature you can sync you photos to Facebook and then choose to share them on your Timeline or send them privately. All photos get uploaded to a private album on Facebook, visible only to you. From here you can decide which ones to share and which ones to delete -- Facebook Photo Sync form iOS 6 is available now and comes with 2GB of free storage.

Facebook Photo Sync iPhone and iPad

How to setup Facebook photo sync on an iPhone or iPad
1. On you phone or tablet launch Facebook and then tap on photos. Scrool down and if all is setup for you, you should see the new 'Sync photos' tab available.
2. Tap on it and you're ready to get started.
3. Your photos will begin to upload to Facebook into a new private album
4. On the website you can choose which photos to share by click the checkmark and then sharing on your Timeline.

How to change photo sync setting son the iPhone or iPad.
1. Open Facebook on your device tap on photos and then tap on Sync Photos and then on the gear icon to bring up the settings.

How to share synced photos on the web
1. Open Facebook
2. Click on Photos
3. Click on Synced from phone
4. Browse through your phones -- checkmark to share or drag to share a group of photos or send privately. Delete to get rid of photos.

Image courtesy of DigitialTrends

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to activate Siri on iPad Mini

So you've got your new iPad Mini and now wondering how to have Siri. Siri is the voice based personal assistant from Apple. Who can learn all your needs and help you in finding new places. Sharing photos on Facebook and also send out Tweets. Siri is very useful and can be used for a host of things. The iPad 2 did not get Siri but the iPad Mini did -- bringing the voice based assistant with full Facebook and Twitter integration to iPad Mini users. So this is how to activate Siri on the iPad Mini.

How to activate Siri on the iPad Mini
All you need to do is to go to Settings > General > Siri. Repeat the process to turn Siri on or off.

How to activate Siri on the iPad Mini.How to ask Siri something?
Once Siri has been activated, hold down the home button and you should hear two quick beeps and see -- 'What can I help you with? The microphone icon will light up and you can then ask Siri anything. Whenever you want to talk to it tap the microphone icon and begin talking. With headphones press and hold the center button to talk to Siri. With Bluetooth press and hold the call button to bring up Siri.

How to let Siri know who you are?
Settings > General > Siri > My Info -- this way Siri can use all your information and useful when you want to know how ot get back home or best places to eat or dance nearby.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

iPad 4

Apple has a new iPad out again, just 6 months after the iPad 3 made an appearance comes the all new iPad 4. One observer on Twitter, tweeting that Apple makes iPads faster than people make babies. The iPad 4 comes with an A6X chip which is twice as fast as the previous A5X chip. So graphic performance enhancement is something to be expected. it also comes with 10 hour battery backup. It also has an updated 720p Facetime camera. The iPad 4 has a release date set in October 2012.  Pre-oders start on Oct 26th -- Also, Apple stores will be open form 8 a.m to start taking orders on Nov 2. Prices in the US will look like this 16GB Wi-Fi only, $499,16GB LTE, $629,32GB Wi-Fi only, $599,32GB LTE, $729,64GB Wi-Fi only, $699, 64GB LTE, $829.

iPad 4

iPad Mini: All iPad features at a lesser price

This time it's official, Apple have just unveiled the iPad Mini -- a smaller version of its hugely popular iPad. The iPad Mini is definitely a little higher than the Android tablets available at that size. It comes with a 7.9 inch display and a whole lot of other features that iPad users have gotten used to. The iPad Mini has Facetime HD-Camera, iSight camera with 1080p HD video and ultrafast wireless. The price tag for the new iPad is $329 and is definitely placed a little higher that its rivals in that segment. There are a whole lot of Android tablets at that ranger that are a lot less cheaper -- the iPad Mini however does have all those Apps that can be downloaded from the Apple Appstore. The iPad Mini will be available for preorders starting Friday.

iPad MiniThe release of the iPad Mini brings to end all those rumors that were floating around regarding the device. Now we know a whole lot more and from the videos below you get to see for yourself. Here are some of the feature highlights of the Mini. It has the same display as the iPad, 275,000 apps built for the iPad and not tweeked phone apps, 10 hour battery life, A5 Chip for faster performance and both Facetime and iSight cameras. Not to forget that the iPad Mini does come with Siri the virtual voice assistant.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How to update Twitter and Facebook with Siri

How to update Twitter and Facebook with Siri. To be able to update your Twitter and Facebook using Siri you will need to have the latest iOS 6 on your Device. Once you get it you can send out Tweets by simply speaking them and Siri will update Twitter with your Tweets. We do have a guide on how to get the latest iOS 6 on your device. Once you got everything setup and ready, you can now launch Siri and start sending Tweets based on your voice-based dictation. Once Siri has been opened all you need to do is say 'Tweet' followed by your update. Once you update is ready Siri will send out your tweet to all your followers. You can also tag people if that person's Twitter name is in your contacts. This way you can mention your friends in your Tweets. 
Update twitter and Facebook with Siri

Sending a Facebook status update is even simpler. Tell Siri 'Post to Facebook' and anything you say after Facebook will be used as your Status update. Once you message has been reviewed simple post and it get onto your Facebook status. We are sure there will be many other tips and tricks and if you do have some, please let us know in the comments section below. iOS 6 comes with such deep Facebook and Twitter integration that you can tweet from just about anywhere on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, like updating from your Photos etc.

iOS 6: How to download and install

iOS 6 has been released and you can now update your iPhone, iPad and iPod with the new operating system. If you want to know if your device is compatible with iOS 6, please check the image above, this is a screenshot from Apple and you can click on the image to enlarge. All iPhone 3GS and later can upgrade to iOS 6. All second generation iPad models and all iPod Touch models fourth generation and later can upgrade. So if you are ready to continue with the downloading and installing the new iOS 6, let's get started.

There are two ways to upgrade to iOS 6, Over the air and using iTunes.

1. Over the Air - Before you start it is advisable to sync your device to iTunes. You also need the latest version of iTunes on your device - iTunes 10.7 and you get can the latest download here. Also backup your data, nothing should go wrong but just in case. ON your device go to Settings > General > Software update. You should see iOS 6 and a download and install button below, tap it and agree to Apple's terms and conditions. Once downloaded onto your device - it will restart. Once your device comes on again, you will need to click on continue, sign-in with your Apple ID, enable location services - useful for Maps etc and your ready to go with iOS 6 on your device.

2. Update to iOS 6 via iTunes - make sure you'r using iTunes 10.7, now you can click on your device name under the Devices header on the left-hand corner. Under version tap on 'Check for update'. A pop-up will appear announcing the new iOS is ready for download and use. You can now tap the ' Download Only' button if you would download now and install later. Since it takes time to get it done and if you are in need of your phone choose only download now. If you have about an hour to space tap in the 'Download and Install' button. Once the download is complete keep your device connected until it restarts. Go through the start-up screens and then enter your Apple ID and password and you're ready to go.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

iPad Mini - Rumors and features but no release date

Alleged iPad Mini device
Alleged iPad Mini device

The iPhone 5 has made a grand entrance and it's now time for new rumors and speculations to start circulating about other new devices from Apple. Enter the new iPad Mini rumors about the Mini have been circulating on the internet for about a year now - we had first written about the iPad Mini rumor a year ago. The same story has now been picking up speed and heat. Could there really be an iPad Mini out there. There is every possibility that Apple could indeed be working on an iPad Mini. If they make such a device available it would benefit a large segment of the market globally. Especially considering its cheap price and affordability to people globally, not to mention the usefulness of such a device in poorer countries.

So how did the latest rumors of the purportedly new device begin again?
A week ago the french blog Nowhereelse posted pictures of the rumored device. Sparking fresh rumors of the iPad Mini - the latest images from Chinese blog BoLoPad have just added more fuel to the fire. Already installed by the blog mactokara. We have attached an image from BoLoPad and you can see for yourself the 7.85 inch iPad Mini. Features that are seen include - rear/front facing camera, two speaker ports at the bottom, home button at the bottom. There is also no way of finding out if the iPad Mini will have Retina Display or whether it will be using the A6 or A5 processor. Or how much RAM or Storage the device will have or can it be used on cellular networks.
Via BoLoPad

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Get the new YouTube App for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 [How-to]

YouTube App for iOS 6

Pre-orders of the iPhone 5 have already sold out and the iOS 6 is just days away from landing on people's phones. One thing that the new iPhone and iOS will not come with is the stock YouTube app. There are many reasons for this and the main one being the fierce competition between Google and Apple - a number of lawsuits persist between the two companies. Apple did announce that YouTube will come out with its own standalone app -- that is just what happened. Just days ahead of the release of iOS 6 YouTube launched its new stand-alone app in the app in the app store. The older stock version of YouTube available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod is something most users are familiar with. The new app however has added features and capabilities that make using it all the more better. 

Improved features found on the new YouTube app for iOS.
You can now browse channels you have subscribed to by swiping right from the left side of the screen.
New options for sharing videos with your Facebook and Google+ friends.
The search bar now comes with auto-suggestions and voice-search option.
Once you log-in using the pop-up screen you can design your YouTube homepage to display options that you want.
Subscribe button available below each video
You can play video both in-play and full-screen mode.
Get the new YouTube app for iOS here

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps

Skype one of the most used apps both on the web and SmartPhones have updated their app. This was one of the most requested and missing features on the Skype App for iPhone, iPad and iPod. With Skype version 4.1 you can now send photos using your iPhone or iPad - with no size limitation on your photo. You can send and share photos already available on your phone or click a new one and share with all your Skype friends and contacts. The new feature is called: Photo Sharing for iOS. This also allows you to send large files and photos to friends without having to pay expensive MMS charges. This also bypasses the Email size of photos you can send, something that is imposed by email service providers. How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps.

How to send photos on Skype for iOS

How to share photos using Skype for iPhone or iPad.
1. You need to update the App to the latest version available for the iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on the name of a contact yo want to share a photo with. Make sure the contact is setup for Instant Messaging (IM)
3. Tap on the send photo button to choose from a photo already available or snap a  new one.
4. Compose your message and then click on the send button
5. You photo is sent if the person is online if not the photo gets sent once that person login to Skype. Your contacts can also send you photos in return

Another notable enhancement is that the new Skype for iOS is less of a drain on your battery. So you now log-in to Skype and keep it turned on for as long as you like.

Get Skype for iOS version 4.1 now


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Google Drive for iPad now available

Google Drive the cloud storage service from Google is finally available for the iPhone and iPad. The service lets you store your files and folders in the cloud and syncs all your storage devices together. So when you update or store a file on one of your devices that has Google Drive all the other devices of yours that have Google Drive, get updates automatically. There are however a few features that are not working currently in the iOS version of the App, that turns out to be quiet a disappointment. For now once you get the App on your iPhone or iPad, you will only be able to view photos and docs without the power to edit anything online. You will have to do this from your PC. 

So if there is no way of editing what might be the use of the App you might ask. Well, there are many uses. Especially if you are one of those people who have stored a lot of recipes on your Google Drive, you can now carry your iPhone or iPad to the kitchen for easy instructions use. You can also show all those pics you uploaded to Google Drive on your iOS device. The Android version of the App lets you do much more like editing and uploading new files and also the ability to share. The iOS version is sort of not fully functional in those terms but still useful. Also remember that will Google Drive you get 5MB of free storage. You can still share all your files with friends and therefore all those great pics can be shared right from the iOS version of the app. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.  

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Microsoft Tablet Surface to run on Windows RT and Windows 8

Microsoft have announced their iPad competitor a Tablet PC known as Surface. Windows RT is an operation system known during development as ARM - supporting devices like Tablets. The new Surface run on Windows RT and Windows 8 for those devices that have intel chips inside them. The RT version will come in both 32 GB and 64 GB models while the Windows 8 Pro version will come in 64 GB and 128 GB models. The device has a screen and a keyboard which can be folded. The device thus opens up like a laptop computer with the cover functioning as a keyboard. The surface tables will work with a Stylus which will attach itself to the tablet with a magnet. In an interview done by Malcolm Gladwell he speaks about how the original tablet idea came from Microsoft but was created by Steve Jobs and Apple. This he says is because when he heard the Microsoft guy presenting it he spoke about the device using a Stylus and Steve Jobs hated Styluses. Microsoft have anyways come out with a tablet PC that uses a Stylus. 

Check out the video below from Microsoft. The video is just 6 hours old and has over 10 thousand likes. There are the dislikes also flowing in but the debate is going on and as you might have guessed it is between MS-Fans and apple Fanboys. One user saying that with the keyboard and the magic pen it has everything an iPad lacks. The tablet is definitely showing promise. Please add your comments below and let us know what you think about the new Tablet like PC. 
Microsoft Surface

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

iPad: How to turn on 1080p video

Image Credit: iPad Wallpaper

1080p or the shortened form for HD video and is available on the new iPad. High-Definition videos are fun to watch on the new iPad but before you do so you will first need to enable it on the new iPad before you can enjoy your videos in HD. So here's how to toggle 1080p video on your new iPad.

1. Go to iTunes and make sure you have the latest version installed. Tap on iTunes and then on 'Check for updates'. Make sure you have iTunes version 10.6 or higher.
2. In the iTunes menu tap in iTunes > preferences > store 
3. Underneath automatic downloads you find 'When Downloading high definition Videos, prefer (720p) click the down arrow and choose 1080p.
4. Click 'Ok' to close window

Now whenever you want to download movies or other videos for iTunes. iTunes will know you want only 1080p videos. This is the way to toggle 1080p videos on your iPad. Check the video below for more info and see how it's done.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Video: 17 tips and tricks for the iPad

This is a simple but really helpful video for mastering your iPad, there are some cool tips and tricks you might not have known. If you have had an iPad for sometime then you might already know these tips and tricks. This is especially good for those of you who have just got the 'New iPad'. The video covers a whole lot of helpful tips like how to take screenshots, creating a slideshow, how to erase all data, set a complex password, creating custom shortcuts, multi-touch gestures, punction shortcuts and music player. One of the ways to undo paste is to shake and undo. If you iPad is shared among family members then you can limit the content they can access by enabling restrictions. This way when someone else has access to your iPad you can limit the number of apps they will be able to access when using it. if you're looking for the best apps with the all new retina display you can check out our other post here

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

How to start using Siri Dictation on the new iPad

The new iPad is out but does not come with one feature many iOS users would have wanted. The personal assistant of the iPhone 4S is missing. Siri unfortunately did not make it on the new iPad and there might be a couple of reasons why that happened, we have written about the reasons in a previous post. What is available on the new iPad is a Siri style dictation app that can be used.

How does dictation work on the new iPad
It is not a sophisticated app in the sense it's functionality is quiet simple, all you need to do is to turn it on and talk into the iPad and everything gets recorded and transcribed into words. This is a voice-to-text solution that works by entering words into a text field as you speak. You are given a chance to enable voice dictation during initial setup. You can however turn-on or off, enable or disable whenever you wish.

How to enable, start or turn-on dictation on the new iPad
Start by visiting Settings > General > Keyboard > Dictation.

What happens once you enable dictation
Once enabled you will see an extra key with a mic present on the keyboard. Tapping on the mic will launch dictation. Once your done speaking tap on the mic once again. You will see three blinking dots for a few seconds and you text converted text will be placed into the text field.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Why does the new iPad not come with Siri

The new iPad ships on Friday sans Siri - The virtual assistant that was a major hit with the iPhone 4S. Siri now seems to also be in a bit of trouble with one man in New York suing Apple over Siri. The case has to do with the misrepresentation if Siri with the man claiming that Siri does not work as performed. Siri also does not have the amazing capability as portrayed by Apple ads. Siri apparently has gotten weaker over time and answers from Siri are clearly off the mark. This has been admitted by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, in an interview with the Daily Beast in January he said " I used to ask Siri, "What are the five biggest lakes in California?" and it would come back with the answer. Now it just misses. It gives me real estate listings. I used to ask, "What are the prime numbers greater than 87?" and it would answer. Now instead of getting prime numbers, I get listings for prime rib, or prime real estate. I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the Android, and that bothers me". Siri might be in trouble and one of the reasons could be that her servers have so many requests that it is taking more time than ever before for Siri to contemplate the right answer. Siri however is still in beta and bugs can be expected.

So why does the new iPad not have Siri, when the personal assistant could have come out with some witty and funny answers. For one there is a utility difference between the iPhone and the iPad. The iPad is not one that your going to keep close at hand when your driving to ask for questions. That would be something smaller and much more easily accessible like the iPhone. Another reason could be that Siri is not ready for the iPad and maybe her servers need to be fixed to give her more breathing room. Siri to function properly needs a constant connection to the internet and Wi-Fi only iPads cannot really handle that. They are either connected to a local Wi-Fi hotpsot or using 3G and eating up bandwidth usage. 4G iPads can handle it but Wi-Fi only models might fail catastrophically with having a connection only periodically. These are a few reasons and there could me more. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Apple is now the biggest company in history - $514,000,000,000.00

Apple's stock has continued to sore high above the earth and into deep space, closing on Monday at $552.00 a share. Apple's market cap now exceeds that of Exxon the no.2 company by more than a 100 billion. Apple's market cap over $514 billion,  Exxon's market cap - $403 billion. Apple products have always created waves and with the announcement of the new iPad last Wednesday things have started to look even more upwards. Everything about Apple seems to lead the company up up and away, the superman among all earth-bound companies. Check out these stats for the Decemeber quarter, Apple sold 37 million iPhone, 15.4 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs. All these numbers are really impressive and goes to show Apple's domination in markets it specializes in. 

Many competitors have emerged in the tablet market and many of them have successfully disappeared. Apple have always found a way to dominate the SmartPhone and Tablet market. The new iPad expected out on the 16th comes with something called Retina display. Making the iPad as some analyst speculate able to work in daylight. The screen has 1 million more pixels that a HDTV. This powerful rendering will most-probably come with the ability for users to take their iPad and work in broad-daylight. Siri of iPhone fame has been a popular hit among iPhone users from the time of launch. Apple keeps coming with innovations that give their products that must-have tag. The company has also announced AppleTV going on sale in the US this Friday which promises videos in full 1080p HD. Apple has reached the top has was reported to have more money in the bank than the US government. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. 
Source: IBTimes

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iOS 5.1: How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod

Image Credit: Apple

Apple releases iOS 5.1 and with it, have hopefully fixed the reception and battery issues faced by the iPhone 4S. With this newest update to iOS  - Apple have highlighted a few of the features that make this OS a must have on your Apple gadget. Some of the highlights are that Japan will get a Japanese Siri, face detection on the camera now shows all faces detected, addresses bugs affecting battery life, fixes the issue of audio call drops for outgoing calls.

How to update your device to iOS 5.1
1. Ensure you're using the latest version of iTunes.
2. Using your USB cable connect your device to your computer
3. After iTunes opens, select your device from under devices
4. Click 'check for update' in the summary pane and this will check for all available updates
5. Once an update is found, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update. While the download and installation process is happening do not disconnect your device.
You can also update your device using Wi-Fi, Go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates.
Note: Backup your device before updating and support can be found here
Source: Apple Support

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iPhoto for iPhone and iPad

iPhoto seems to really be in the new now. It is also trending on Twitter as 'iPhoto'. With the release of the new iPad which is simple known as 'New iPad' Apple seeks to be the leader in the tablet and smartphone market and the new iPad announcement also saw Apple making similar announcements about some of the iOS App and particularly ones from iLife and iWork suites. iPhoto for iOS is an all-new app which lets you play with photos with your fingertips. Some of the feature of the new iPhoto app for the iPhone and iPad are

Smart Browsing: Finds similar photos automatically and quickly makes comparisons. 
Multi-touch editing: Now easier than ever to edit photos, use this to change the color of the skies in your photos. Features a new drag-and-drop features for photo editing
Brushes: Use your fingertip to make photo adjustments like removing red-eye and paint photo adjustments
Professional quality effects: The app has also the amazing effects to give your photos a professional look. 
Photo Journals: Gives you a hole new touch and feel to share and the ability to share your stories in a new way as a beautiful photo journal. 

The App is now available in the iTunes store and costs $4.99. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.Requires iOS 5.1 or later.
iPhoto for iPad and iPhone

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New iPad Name

Tim Cook unveiled the new iPad at a launch event in San Francisco. The big question on everyone's mind was what the new version of the iPad was going to be called. For starters it was speculated that it was going to be called 'iPad 3' or maybe even 'iPad HD' but gone are the numbers and the new iPad unveiled is simply being called the 'New iPad'. This is the most significant launch by Apple for its most important product ever. The launch event has also gained enough traction on Twitter and trending under the topic 'The New iPad'. So let's look at a few of the features that truly set this tablet apart. With ever increasing competition from companies like Amazon. Will the new iPad continue to dominate the tablet pc market.

New iPad Retina Display
The new iPad's screen is has more pixel's than your home theater HD. This third generation iPad has 4 times more pixels that iPad 2. Therefore the screen of the new iPad is stunning and razor sharp. Consider this your HD TV at home has 1920 by 1080 resolution whereas the new iPad has  2048 by 1536.

Of course it also has HD recording and a host of other goodies but the choice of Apple to get rid of the numbering of each model release might be quiet significant. Many websites said that the new iPad should be called iPad 4G. That we now know did not happen. The reasons why Apple decided to go this way is not clear as the company has not given reasons as yet for its decision. It, however can be very significant as it seeks to walk away from all speculated branding efforts. Maybe they seek to create an entire new branding effort and by simply naming it the new iPad they have already set themselves up as the leader in the Tablet market. This is the new device that you need to get, yes it is an iPad but it is totally new. With most competitors also trying to brand themselves along the lines of Apple although not directly. What Apple is saying that the features on the new iPad are so cool it is totally new and a whole other device. You thoughts please in the comments section below.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SkyDrive now available for the iPhone and iPad

Image: SkyDrive

SkyDrive the file storage cloud from Microsoft is now available on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The service which has been available to all Windows Desktop users and Windows phone users for sometime now transitions and comes to all iPhone users. With this new App you can do the following:

1. Login to the service and create folders
2. Upload images, videos and other files from your PC or Mac and access them on your phone
3. Files you upload from your PC, phone or mac are stored securely and will be then available whenever you launch the app on your iPhone ot iPad.
4. You can access files shared by other users with you
5. Upload all your photos and your videos to Microsoft SkyDrive and have them stored for free.
6. SkyDrive offers 25 GB of free personal storage 

If you already use Hotmail, Messenger or Xbox live you already have a SkyDrive account. If not you can head on over to SkyDrive and create a free account.

SkyDrive on the Web
Download the App on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch here
Launching an app like this makes a lot of sense since there are so many Windows users who also love their iPhones. Cloud-storage is all the big rage and this app just makes things easier.

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