Ever lose a camera phone on a trip?
If you have, you have a lot of company. All that running around, jet lag, and having to empty your pockets at the TSA line. It's easy to lose stuff.
Microsoft's Skydrive app hopes to ease some of that risk. The camera phone will still be lost but your photos and video won't.
In a nutshell, with the SkyDrive app, you can upload your photos and videos to a cloud server as you take them. If your camera is lost or stolen, your photos and video are safe.
Skydrive has a lot of benefits for every day users who want to be able to share a trip in real time. Your family and friends can track your travel as you do. Right now, a lot of travelers post photos and videos to Facebook but that takes an extra step and more effort and time. Skydrive makes that process seamless. You can invite anyone you want to share in your Skydrive experience. And your photos will be neatly organized as soon as you take them. Skydrive will file the photos to the file you have selected for the trip.
It still won't be any fun to lose your camera, but the camera can be replaced. Your photos and video will stay safely in the clouds.
Microsoft's Skydrive offers 7 GB of cloud storage free.