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Microsoft brings OCR text scanning to SkyDrive images

Microsoft’s cloud storage service now has the ability to extract text from images through a process known as optical character recognition (OCR). The Bing-powered technology is the first of several features designed to make SkyDrive photos smarter according to a…

Cloud Storage: Five Alternatives Compared

It's cloud storage week apparently, with Dropbox rolling out an update that improves how its users can share things, Microsoft's SkyDrive getting dedicated desktop apps and a revamped feature set, and Google Drive finally making its long-awaited debut.

We've hand-picked some of the most established and consumer-friendly cloud storage services and took them for a spin to see how well they stack against each other, with a comparative table to provide an at-a-glance overview of each service's strong points.

HTC to offer users 5GB of free storage via Dropbox

Smartphone maker HTC has confirmed that they will be offering 5GB of free storage through Dropbox to anyone that buys a new HTC handset. All future HTC phones running Android will come with a Dropbox application pre-loaded, although it isn’t…