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We Need Better iCloud Sharing

We need a better way to share files with friends, family, and co-workers.


I love the way iCloud lets me share my files between all my devices. I can create a file on my iMac, and the same file automatically appears on all my other Macs, plus my iPhone, and iPad. It's like magic.

The only problem is, it's not easy sharing files with other people. You can share individual files, but there's no way to share an entire folder.

If your iPhone keeps running out of space... it may be because of photos and videos in the text / messaging app.


The iCloud Photos App does an amazing job of managing storage so that you can have potentially tens of thousands of photos and videos on a device with as little as 16 GB of storage. This is because the iCloud Photos App only needs to keep thumbnails or lower resolution versions of your media on your device until you tap them to get a higher resolution version.

I discovered this recently when a neighbor asked me to figure out why she couldn't take any photos, or read her emails on her iPhone. I checked her space, and she literally had zero bytes of space left. After digging further, I noticed she had almost no music, and didn't have many photos in her iCloud Photo... [More]

Continue...Why Photos and Videos Sent Via Texts Should Be Stored in iCloud Photos...

Personal Cloud vs Real Cloud Explained

Most people still don't "Get" the cloud.


In this video, I explain the differences, and why you really should focus on the real thing.

iCloud Support for Apple Time Capsule

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Just set it... and forget it.


Most people don't think about backups, until their computers eventually break down, then it's too late. That's why I love Apple's Time Capsule. It's the easiest backup system I've ever used. Once you set it up, it automatically creates hourly backups of every Mac in your house, so you'll never forget to make a backup. Since it's wireless, you can put it anywhere in your house and you won't even know it's there.

That's how all backups should be, automatic. If you need to be reminded to plug something in, chances are, you'll forget.

The only problem is that your Time Capsule, is in your house, so if your computer is damaged due to some kind of disaster, your backup is worthless. When Superstorm Sandy hit New York, several of my clients no... [More]

Continue...iCloud Support for Apple Time Capsule...
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Got backups?


Apple's Time Machine is the easiest backup system ever. Once you connect a storage device, it asks you if you want to use it for Time Machine. Answer yes, and it take over from there. That's it. That's why so many Mac owners use it.

Time Machine gives people peace of mind knowing they can easily restore any file they may lose, or even restore the entire system on a brand new Mac in a matter of minutes. The only trouble is, if you lost your data because of a flood, a fire or other disaster, your backup will likely be destroyed too.

Now that cloud storage is becoming more mainstream, I think it's time Apple expanded Time Machine to support cloud platforms. Since many people already have cloud storage accounts, they could easily store backups there, givin... [More]

Continue...Apple Time Machine Should Support Cloud Platforms Like iCloud Drive and Dropbox...

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