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Windows 8.1 is here, and it offers some handy new features for both the mobile and desktop crowd, including some clever SkyDrive integration. If you don't use SkyDrive and feel that it's in the way, you can easily get rid of it with a simple registry tweak.


Dear Lifehacker, When I'm on the road sometimes I need to access files from my computer. I have a remote desktop app, which is handy when i want to do some work from my phone, but is there a service where I can just look through my file tree and download or send a link to the file?


Free cloud storage is easy to come by these day, but the best cloud storage providers give you more than just storage. They offer high availability, multi-platform support, security options and app integration. This week we're going to look at five of the best cloud storage providers on the market today, thanks to your nominations.


Android: Microsoft promised a SkyDrive Android app and today it has delivered. If you've wanted to access all the files in your SkyDrive account, you now can from your Android smartphone or tablet.


The offer of 25GB of free space has always been one of the most attractive features of Microsoft's SkyDrive, but surprisingly it's never been particularly easy to integrate that space with a Windows machine. While Windows 8 promises a much tighter level of SkyDrive integration, a newly-released tool from Microsoft makes files in your SkyDrive easily accessible from any Windows 7 or Vista machine. The one catch? If you haven't already used SkyDrive, you now only get 7GB, not 25GB.


The most obvious appeal of Microsoft's SkyDrive service is the generous 25GB of free storage it offers, but it's also handy for sharing and collaborating on files. A bunch of updates to the service this week have made file handling and sharing easier.