Bonkers Japanese Engineers Promise Flying Cars for 2020 Olympics

As you can see from the above pic, the Cartivator SkyDrive currently only exists as a rendered image -- only one small step nearer to being real than an imagined thing in a man's head. But still, the team thinks it might somehow fasttrack this into existence in less time than it takes established car companies to think up a name and check it doesn't mean anything rude in other languages. Read More >>

SkyDrive is Now OneDrive, Until Microsoft Gets Sued Again

Microsoft's SkyDrive is a terrific little cloud service that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. Unless, of course, it's being sued by British Sky Broadcasting Group over its name. But now SkyDrive will be called OneDrive, for just as long as is legally allowable. Read More >>

Microsoft is Gifting 20GB of Free Skydrive Storage to Windows Phone Users

It might often seem like there aren't that many advantages to owning a Windows Phone, especially apps wise. But there is one ray of hope through the, ahem, clouds -- Microsoft is today offering Windows Phone users a very special Christmas treat: 20GB of bonus cloud storage for a whole year. Read More >>

Microsoft Has to Change SkyDrive’s Name Because of a Lawsuit Now, Too

Ha. In a pain-in-the-everything development for Microsoft, it's agreed to change SkyDrive's name because it infringes on a trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (aka Sky or BSkyB). This is, of course, deeply funny. Read More >>

The New SkyDrive Might Be the Best Cloud Storage Yet

SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 has a secret weapon no one's talked very much about. It's actually pretty amazing in that small sort of way that doesn't change much, but still manages to completely alter how you use something. In fact, it might just make SkyDrive the best cloud service around. Read More >>

Sky Beats Microsoft in Battle For SkyDrive Name

Microsoft's just lost a little legal skirmish with BSkyB in the UK, which may result in its SkyDrive cloud storage thing being given a new name. Because Sky's sort of bagsied the whole "Sky" trademark thing already. Read More >>

Microsoft Blames 16-Hour Email Outage on an Overheating Data Centre

Microsoft's email service suffered a massive 16-hour outage yesterday, which saw users unable to access parts of SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Outlook, too. Microsoft has revealed that it was a result of a mischievous firmware upgrade — which caused "a rapid and substantial temperature spike in the datacentre". Read More >>

Microsoft vs Apple: Battle of the Titans Over Future of SkyDrive (and Office) on iOS

If you're an iOS-using SkyDrive customer, look away now -- this ain't gonna be pretty. As corporations with £70 billion in the loose change jars like doing, Apple is shaking down Microsoft to get every last copper out of its SkyDrive service -- Microsoft's not gonna give in that easy though. Read More >>

Microsoft Might Be Bringing Music to SkyDrive Just in Time for Christmas Jingles

Spotted in the wild: code in Microsoft's SkyDrive that seems to show a native music player in the Redmond giant's cloud storage solution -- looks like Microsoft's finally planning something to challenge Google Music. (But ok, it probably won't be out in time to play Jingle Bells on repeat.) Read More >>

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Microsoft Courier Concept Rises Again in Windows 8 App “Project Austin”

Anyone remember Microsoft's Courier concept? Pretty nifty, huh? While it might have an unofficial spiritual-successor in the equally neat iPad app Taposé, a group of developers from Microsoft's Visual C++ team are bringing back some of the Courier inspiration to the Windows camp via a Windows 8 app codenamed Project Austin, which allows you to do all sorts of things with your notes. Read More >>

The New SkyDrive Looks Totally Beautiful and Great

SkyDrive got a makeover, just like Outlook. The new Metro "modern design" SkyDrive is going live today, according to Microsoft's Inside Skydrive blog, and it looks great. Read More >>

Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox and More Compared: What’s the Best Cloud Option?

Now that Google Drive is finally here and you can use it, the first question is simple: Is it better than the cloud service you're already using (or maybe considering using)? We haven't had the chance to put Google Drive through the ringer quite yet, but we can compare it to the competition on paper. Read More >>

Microsoft’s New SkyDrive Apps Include a Preview for Mac OS X Lion

Microsoft is launching a couple of new SkyDrive apps making the cloud storage service available to more users on more platforms. Starting today, a preview version is available for the desktop, so if you're running Windows Vista, Windows 7, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and even Windows for Mac (OS X Lion), you can access the service locally. Read More >>

SkyDrive Gives Windows 8 More Cloud Powers than OS X

Up until now, Microsoft's SkyDrive has mostly been noteworthy for the staggering amount of free storage it offers to users (25 GB) and little else. But with the introduction of Windows 8, it will acquire a whole new set of features, along with the new Metro UI, which they believe will make it much more integral to users. Read More >>