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iCloud Meets SkyDrive

Microsoft clearly beat Apple to market with cloud services like Windows Live and SkyDrive. That didn't stop Apple fan boys (and girls) from gushing all over iCloud.

Microsoft is answering Apple, and raising the stakes with SkyDrive for Windows Phone 1.0.

While the name says Windows, it will also store data for Apple machines such as iPod Touch (which connects via WiFi), iPad and the iPhone.

Most iPhones, iPads and iPods have modest storage. With 25 GB free, Microsoft is giving away more than Apple usually makes users pay for -- at least when it comes to local storage.

I use Dropbox. What do you use for free cloud storage? Tell us what and why at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/16/2011 at 1:18 PM


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