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. 

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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