If you have a Windows Live account (or an old Hotmail account), then you have 25GB of free storage on SkyDrive. If you don’t have one, go and grap it. SkyDrive is a great way to store lots of files in the cloud for easy access remotely. Windows 7 and now defenetely on windows 8 will let you map your SkyDrive folders as network drives, making access even simpler.
How to map SkyDrive to your computer?
Windows 7 will let you map your SkyDrive to your local machine. How to do it? Here is the step
- Sign in to your Windows Live account.
- Get your ID from the address bar (Below showing how to get it)
- Click on the “Files” as shown below
- Now go to your Windows 7 computer
- Open My Computer, then select “Map network drive” near the top bar.
- Select the drive letter you want, then type the following under the “Folder bar”
- \\docs.live.net@SSL\ and then copy your CID number here \
- Check mark “Reconnect at logon”
- Click Finish
- Once you click finish, system will automatically attempt to log on to your SkyDrive.
- Next system will show you to enter SkyDrive credential.
- Enter the username and password and clik PK
Thats it..your SkyDrive is now mapped to your local machine.
Here you can rename the folder (If in case the language is not proper in you SkyDrive). What ever you do at the local “mapped” Skydrive, it will reflect in your SkyDrive as well.
Apps for SkyDrive?
Allmost all the device now support SkyDrive and it is free apps..you just name it..Windows, Mac, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad…Click here to download it
Read the article from Mike Torres, and Omar Shahine, group program managers for SkyDrive.
I Really Love it!!!
The Nokia Lumia 800 with Windows Phone is the first Nokia smartphone to have Windows Phone 7.5. Its beautiful design is a head-turner. Simpler social networking keeps you connected to those who matter. Internet Explorer 9 gives you quicker browsing – plus the web like it is on your PC. And with a Carl Zeiss lens and 8-megapixel camera, you’ll shoot better photos and video.
Lumia 800 is a “refinement” of the N9 – Seamless design: Curved 3.7″ AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen display seamlessly integrated into a smooth one-piece body…People Hub: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, Chat, SMS…Browser: Bing, Internet Explorer 9, HTML5, Wi-Fi…Camera: 8 MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Optics, 2x LED Flash and HD Video
- Micro SIM
- Nokia Maps
- Bing Maps
- Flight Mode
- Nokia Drive
- Nokia Music
- 2 Microphones
- 3D Accelerometer
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor
- Application Highlights
- Nokia Contacts Transfer
- Compass (Magnetometer Sensor
- GSM 850
- GSM 900
- GSM 1800
- GSM 1900
- WCDMA Band V (850)
- WCDMA Band I (2100)
- WCDMA Band II (1900)
- WCDMA Band VIII (900)
Reviews like it has a slightly smaller screen due to the intrusion of the Windows Phone Button, only 512 MB RAM, only 16GB onboard storage, No NFC etc etc etc
But rumours that Nokia is working on Windows Phone 8 – (aka Apollo)!!!
With the new IE10 engine included in the Windows Developer Preview, developers can work with more HTML5 technologies to build touch-friendly and beautiful interactive Web applications. With this update, IE10 includes support for touch-friendly sites to use many new technologies:
- Rich Visual Effects: CSS Text Shadow, CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 Transitions and Animations, CSS3 Gradient, SVG Filter Effects
- Sophisticated Page Layouts: CSS3 for publication quality page layouts and application UI (CSS3 grid, flexbox, multi-column, positioned floats, regions, and hyphenation), HTML5 Forms, input controls, and validation
- Enhanced Web Programming Model: Better offline applications through local storage with IndexedDB and the HTML5 Application Cache; Web Sockets, HTML5 History, Async scripts, HTML5 File APIs, HTML5 Drag-drop, HTML5 Sandboxing, Web workers, ES5 Strict mode support.
To download the Windows developer preview to experience IE10 from Microsoft Connect, Click here
IE Blog…click here
Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 3 video overview on Windows 8 ..Click here