by Brent Dirks
November 21, 2013
Just before the launch of the much-anticipated Xbox One gaming console on Friday, Microsoft has unveiled an updated version of its SkyDrive cloud storage app for iOS devices. And just like with a wealth of others apps today, SkyDrive is now sporting a new look and feel that better blends in with iOS 7. So expect a lot of white space with splashes of bright colors. Version 4.0 also offers a number of new features. The app automatically uploads your Camera Roll to SkyDrive, so you don’t have to worry about doing the process manually. And on the SkyDrive.com site, users can also take advantage of a new Facebook sharing experience to have more control over what photos are shared on the social network. Also, with improved Office integration, users can now edit documents and files directly in other Micrsoft iOS apps like Office Mobile or OneNote. That definitely adds another level of usefulness, especially if you’re already tied into the Microsoft ecosystem but still want to use iOS devices. Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console will rely heavily on the cloud storage service as users will be able to view photos and videos stored on SkyDrive. And since my Xbox One should arrive on my doorstep soon, I’ll be downloading the iOS app to get familiar with what it offers. A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, SkyDrive can be downloaded now in the App Store for free. For other recent app news and reviews, see: Can You Run, Jump And Float Your Way To Saving The Space Chicks? Dr. PetPlay Should Bring Out The Inner Doc McStuffins In Your Kids, and New Flick Kick Game Launches In The App Store: Football Legends.