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    If you can’t beat them, join them. This seems to be Microsoft’s thinking in a nutshell after acknowledging Windows 10 Mobile isn’t the focus right now, with more and more interesting Redmond-developed apps reaching the iOS-using masses, and popular productivity services like Office, OneDrive and Skype brought closer and closer to Android enthusiasts. After fighting many of them in courts on patent infringement allegations several years back, Microsoft has been recently striking deal after deal with world-leading Android device manufacturers. Lenovo today adds to an impressive list ...

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    Microsoft pulled a very uncool stunt on both Office 365 subscribers and users of its free OneDrive file hosting tier last fall, massively reducing previous cloud storage perks across the board, but in the face of public outrage, some of the controversial policy changes were temporarily reversed in December. This January 31, your window of opportunity closed for good, and today, those that neglected to simply ask Redmond to retain their 15GB digital hoarding room on the house may begin to experience problems accessing their full OneDrive libraries. No point complaining about it now, and ...

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    First, Microsoft abruptly took away people’s unlimited OneDrive cloud storage due to “abuse”, and inexplicably downgraded free accounts from 15 to 5GB digital hoarding space. Then, pressed by backlash, the Redmond-based software giant reconsidered the latter move, but only tripled available storage back for folks who expressly declared their desire. Everyone else was still supposed to keep the 15 gig ceiling through the end of the year, though someone messed up a couple of months ago and prematurely enforced the new restrictions. The confusion continues with another olive branch ...

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    As if all of a sudden going back on promises of unlimited cloud storage and also downgrading free OneDrive plans wasn’t enough to alienate users who can always choose Google Drive or Dropbox, Microsoft just bungled things further by inexplicably limiting people’s accounts to 1TB digital hoarding space. Don’t get us wrong, this is what’s supposed to happen, like it or not, towards the end of the year. But that’s the problem. Redmond vowed it’d at least try to make the transition as painless as possible, notifying Office 365 consumer subscribers who are over the terabyte mark of ...

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    We're close to, but have not quite reached January 31st, 2016. And that date, while it marks the last day of the first month for the year, also signals that the end is imminent. The end is by us for some major benies from the old guard, a fresh face and the termination of a startup gone Google. We start with Microsoft's OneDrive — and like most cloud storage clients, it offers some free space for new users before charging them for more storage. OneDrive has been offering 15GB of base storage with an extra 15GB for those who activate the Camera Roll feature for backing up photos. ...

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    A little over a month ago, Microsoft made some controversial changes to OneDrive storage offerings, sending out waves of dissatisfaction amongst users of the cloud service. Unlimited storage was being killed off in favor of a 1TB tier, 100GB and 200GB options were disappearing for new users, and maybe impacting the widest swath of users, OneDrive's free storage option was shrinking from 15GB to just 5GB. The pushback was severe, and ever since there have been calls for Microsoft to reverse course on the changes. Today we've got some good news, and while not everything's going back to the ...

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    With this year's iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, Apple introduced a new mechanic for how users interact with apps, giving the phones force-sensitive “3D Touch” input. Of course, for an app to actually take advantage of that kind of input, a developer's going to have to go back and intentionally build support for such interactions. But will they actually take the time to do so, especially with only the newest iPhones supporting it? We've heard some nay-saying reports, sure, but devs looking to stay ahead of the curve have been wasting no time updating their apps for 3D Touch, and today we ...

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    Microsoft’s latest OneDrive cloud storage offers always seemed too good to be true, and alas, just over a year after their introduction, they’re no longer available on the Google and Dropbox-eclipsing terms. Effective immediately, Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers return to capped OneDrive plans. Apparently, Redmond didn’t appreciate that a “small number of users” backed up 75TB+ data on its servers, including non-essential stuff like “entire movie collections.” HD porn action film hoarders thus have 12 months to choose what stays and goes in their cloud ...

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    Nearly everybody uses cloud services these days, to some varying degree. It's almost unavoidable at this point; the moment you set up an Android phone, it prompts you to create a Gmail account in order to download apps, then proceeds to automatically back up your contacts and other information to the cloud. The same goes for Apple's iCloud service, and Microsoft's OneDrive as well. At any given moment, your phone could even be uploading your photos to the cloud, if you have such a feature enabled on your phone. Even if you try your best to avoid it, it's likely that you have some ...

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    Microsoft has quickly made OneDrive one of its most important projects, devoting various teams to updating it and keeping it feature-packed while still very usable. And it's not done with what it has, either – it has big plans for OneDrive, especially in the integration of various devices, and it's working hard toward that goal. Part of that is building out a universal OneDrive Windows app, and according to a Microsoft roadmap that was on display at Microsoft's Ignite IT conference in Chicago, that is likely coming in the fourth quarter of this year. The roadmap – which is embedded ...

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    OneDrive has quickly become one of the most heavily-used productivity tools by many, especially Windows Phone users (considering that it's an app made in Microsoft's offices, after all). That's why every little Windows Phone OneDrive update matters, and why this one is particularly substantive – while it doesn't offer a treasure trove of new features, it does have one feature that's been requested for a good bit. That feature is the inclusion of a transparent Start screen tile to help it look a little nicer when pinned to your Start screen. The inclusion of this new feature obviously ...

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    Even though most of us are not fond of bloatware, we didn't really complain about the partnership that Microsoft landed with Samsung. Microsoft Office is a must have for most of us anyway, so the fact that the Galaxy S6 came with these apps out of the box was well taken by the public. What's interesting is that those same US carriers that ship you a phone with a ton of unusable bloatware have decided otherwise. Verizon has just confirmed that its Galaxy S6 models won't ship with any pre-installed Microsoft software. The reasons for this were not provided, but the statement does mention ...

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    Microsoft's OneDrive is certainly not the most ubiquitous cloud storage service in the market, but it is one of the most affordable and feature packed options you can get. The folks at Redmond have focused in making it as available to other platforms as possible, since Microsoft is about more than just protecting its Windows business. Today the service gets some new enhancements that make it worthy of giving it a try if you haven't already. Microsoft has just launched its OneDrive API in a plan to give developers the liberty to take full advantage of all that OneDrive can do across ...

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    Microsoft has been doing a lot of work in building more popularity for its online services, since we know that it's Satya Nadella's main focus for the company going forward. In that challenge we've seen the company do some odd moves in sharing some of its love with iOS and Android, even before bringing the functionality to its own platforms. Bing is one of those services that also seems forgotten lately, and the company has taken some measures. Microsoft recently launched a deal that would give users a crazy 100GB of OneDrive storage for free, for two years. All you had to do was register ...

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    Earlier today we told you about a little promo Google's got going, where in exchange for you going over a security checklist to help insulate your account against attack from ne'er-do-wells, Google will bump your free Drive storage up by 2GB – not too shabby. Well, that's just half of the free-cloud-storage action that's going around today, and Microsoft's also looking to hook you up with some free storage, to the tune of a hefty 100GB. Register yourself a Bing Rewards account, and in exchange for signing up for OneDrive promo emails, Microsoft will give you 100GB of OneDrive storage – ...

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    Microsoft may not have the most popular cloud storage service in the market, but that doesn't mean it doesn't offer one of the best services. The company has just decided to up the ante in its competition with Google, and that new strategy has begun today with a significant boost to OneDrive. As of next month, free OneDrive users will receive a boost from 7GB to 15GB of free storage, which matches the same offering that Google Drive users receive. And for those of you still on the ropes trying to decide about Office 365, well Microsoft is now including a crazy 1TB of OneDrive storage for ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new OneDrive, and what this means for SkyDrive customers. We later talk about the additional leaks of a red Google Nexus 5. HTC is next as rumors point to the M8 lacking hardware buttons. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and the rumors of a new type of display being included. We end today's show talking about Apple's iPhone 6, sapphire glass, solar panel charging, and how all three will mix together. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft announces OneDrive, its SkyDrive replacement - This red Nexus 5 ...

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