Microsoft's SkyDrive is available in a variety of flavors -- Windows software, Mac software, mobile app, local folder. But those of you who manage your files directly through the SkyDrive.com site will find several helpful new enhancements.
Described Tuesday in a new Microsoft blog post, one new feature lets you view higher-quality photos in their full resolution. SkyDrive.com now measures the DPI (dots per inch) of your device to show higher-resolution images and thumbnails. That's a nod to newer devices, such as the Nokia Lumia 1020, which can snap a photo at 41 megapixels. You can … Read more
Roku has announced the launch of Sky News on its Roku streaming platform with both live broadcasts and on-demand content directly on TVs.
The service delivers live 24-hour news coverage to Roku customers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland in addition to an "extensive" on-demand news library.
"Sky News offers award-winning news coverage from the U.K. and the rest of the world, and we are thrilled to make their programs available to our customers," said Steve Shannon, Roku's general manager of content and services in a press release. "Sky … Read more
As Dropbox hosted its first developer conference on Tuesday, conjuring up images of a future without hard drives and announcing its plans for cloud domination, some users still aren't happy.
Despite people being more or less satisfied with the actual service, many users complain about Dropbox's pricing. It's just too expensive, they say.
CNET performed a cost comparison with Dropbox and some of its main competitors to find out if the cloud storage and synching service is pricier than what else is out there.
CNET looked at similar plans for Google Drive, Microsoft's SkyDrive, Apple's … Read more
I prefer to think of this as a joke.
Because even if it's real, it remains a joke.
Here is the latest concept in advertising to you when you least want to be advertised to. Yes, when you're tired out of your brains and the person next to you smells of four-day-old digested Iowa corn.
The brainchild of German broadcaster Sky Deutschland, this idea is very simple. You lean your head on a train window, we tell you (and only you) to wake up and download our app.
There are plenty of ways to get a weather report for your current location. When it comes to getting timely forecast that could potentially save you from getting caught in a downpour, one of the more reliable sources comes from The Dark Sky Company and Forecast.io.
By making the same API that Forecast.io uses available to developers, it gives any developer the chance to integrate weather forecasts into an any app. A new app, named Weathertron, was created by a couple of self-proclaimed "data visualization nerds" and has done just that.
Using the same data that … Read more
Microsoft's strategy for its Xbox One console might rely on help from broadcasters, according to a new report.
Microsoft has been in talks with satellite TV broadcaster Sky in the U.K. to bring its Xbox One to the company's customers, MCVUK reported on Thursday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the deal. It's possible that the Xbox One will be a companion set-top box that sits atop Sky's service, those sources said. The Xbox One could be sold at a heavily reduced cost, according to the site's sources.
However, a Sky representative … Read more
British satellite broadcaster Sky is the latest media company to fall victim to the Syrian Electronic Army.
Sky's Android apps and Twitter account have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. A Sky spokesperson also told CNET UK that a tweet from the Sky Help Team advising people to uninstall their Android apps is not from the company.The Sky Help Team's Twitter account has been compromised, and the tweet that states customers should uninstall their apps is not guidance from Sky. We are currently investigating the situation. We will provide a further update when we have more … Read more
Stargazing is an amazing hobby, but the weather isn't always perfect for it. With Stellarium for Mac, users can now explore the galaxy anywhere, anytime.
The installation of Stellarium for Mac takes no time at all as it requires a simple drag and drop into the Applications folder. Once you launch the app, you will be greeted with a night sky full of stars, which looks really amazing. If you want to see more stars you can simply zoom in. The application reminded us of the Night Sky feature from Google Earth. One of the advantages of this app … Read more
Amateur stargazers rejoice! Google's state-of-the-art mapping service has taken pictures of the entire night sky for you to view on your smartphone or tablet. Google Sky Map is an awesome learning tool for anyone who wants to learn about constellations, stars, or any of the wonders that are hiding in our night sky.
To make the most of this app, you'll need to let it access your phone's GPS. It plots your data on a map so it can transmit the exact view of the stars you'll see when you hold your phone or tablet skywards. … Read more