Windows Phone 8 now supports proper full-resolution photo and video back-up. Any shots you take can be instantly uploaded and saved to the cloud in their original form. 

The improved SkyDrive support is now available worldwide. You do need to activate it in the Windows Phone 8 SkyDrive settings however. Select "best quality" in the SkyDrive photos and videos tab and you should be good to go.

Microsoft had originally been rolling out the full size back-up gradually around the world. A post on the Windows blog explains: "As you can imagine, backing up high-res photos and videos involves a lot of data. To ensure we could provide a quality experience in each market, we deliberately took things slow and planned a staged roll out of the feature."

So Windows Phone 8 users the world over can now get a safe and secure complete back-up of any pictures they snap using their Windows Phone handsets. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.