The Xbox 360 got it’s official SkyDrive app, as part of a 40-app suite specially designed for Microsoft’s gaming console.
The current version of the app does what you’d expect – bridging the gap between your TV and the cloud. SkyDrive for Xbox 360 will allow you to watch photos, videos and slideshows directly from your SkyDrive account on your TV.
Additionally, you can stream photos just taken with your Windows Phone right on the TV thanks to SkyDrive’s automatic sync feature.
The Redmond guys even made a promo trailer of the SkyDrive Xbox app showcasing some of its features. Check it out.
So what the other 39 apps then? They won’t be launching immediately, but rather gradually roll out until the Spring of next year. Some of the more interesting titles include Napster (launching for the UK and Germany) and Deezer for the Xbox Live-supporting regions.
Via : Windows Blog
Now the cloud service has opened its doors to more of Microsoft’s own with new SDKs for .NET and of course, Windows Phone 8. To entice even more developers to its side, the team at SkyDrive also integrated with services like IFTTT (If This Then That), which lets you customize action triggers between different web services, DocuSign, an electronic signature site and SoundGecko, a text-to-audio transcription service. It’ll likely take a lot of work for SkyDrive to win over fans of Dropbox and Box.net, but opening up its doors to developers is a step in the right direction.
HTC has confirmed on a promo video that its Windows Phone 8X smartphone will indeed boast 4G LTE connectivity.
As great as this may be, it’s not all that surprising, as the device sports the Snapdragon S4 chipset, which has built in 4G radio and is expected to hit AT&T and Verizon.
Moreover, the new promo video showcases some of the Windows Phone 8X key features. One of them is the SkyDrive allowing you to directly upload just-snapped photos to the cloud. Speaking of photos, the wide-angle front-facing camera is also mentioned.
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