Online Storage & Data Backup

Google Drive adds Material Design to its Android and iOS apps in latest update

Google Drive, the tech giant's file storage and synchronization service, might look a bit different on iOS and Android today.

In a blog post published Tuesday, Google said a redesign of the look and feel of Drive's mobile version will make it "easier to communicate and collaborate across files in Drive" on phones that run Google's or Apple's mobile operating system. Google has been migrating its apps to a system called Material Design to make a more... Read More »

Topics: Online Storage & Data Backup , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Keep your photos safe in the cloud with the best online photo storage for 2019

Your phone can store only so many photos. Even if it holds thousands of images, you'll be glad to have a backup should you misplace it.

And cloud storage is cheap, convenient, and capacious. And especially for photos, an online service could do more than just warehouse your images. Many of the online photo services offer an effortless way to sync photos and then organize, share, and perhaps even edit them online.

While none of the cloud-storage services offers a... Read More »

Topics: Digital Photo Software , Online Storage & Data Backup , Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Google Photos to end unlimited storage for some types of video files

Google is telling users that some video file formats will start counting toward their Google Photos storage cap, changing a rule that had been in place since 2015 that allowed users to store unlimited photos and videos as long as they let Google compress the files.

But Google added a note to its Google Photos Help page recently, stating that any "unsupported" files uploaded after December 6 will begin to count against a user's storage total. Thankfully, the list of... Read More »

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Google Play Store rolls out feature to help Android users monitor storage in 'My Apps'

The Google Play Store is testing a new storage tracking tool called My Apps according to Android Police. The feature monitors how much space your apps are taking up on your device.

The feature's reach is limited for now, but here's how to find the tool when it's fully live:

Open the Google Play Store app.Tap the Settings hamburger in the search bar.Tap My Apps and Games.Tap Installed.

The section will display all the apps installed on your phone. If My... Read More »

Topics: Online Storage & Data Backup , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software

New Dropbox Extensions let you open a file with the web app of your choice

Dropbox is a convenient way to access and view your stored files from any connected PC or mobile device. But sometimes you also want to edit or modify a document, image, or other file. In the past, you'd have to download the file and work with it offline. Now, there's an easier option.

SEE: How many photos you can store in the cloud?

Dropbox has officially unveiled a feature known as Extensions, as described in a new blog post. Through... Read More »

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Microsoft OneDrive update gives users more control over shared files and photo uploads

Microsoft has spent the entire month of November releasing updates to their cloud storage app OneDrive on both iOS and Android. Today, they announced even more changes to the app that will allow users to block downloads for certain files and immediately upload all photos from their device's camera roll to a OneDrive account. This feature was previously only available to Android users but will now expand to everyone regardless of device.

Users will also changes to the MyAnalytics feature, which... Read More »

Topics: Online Storage & Data Backup , Android Software , iOS Software

Google Drive won't count backups from WhatsApp toward your storage cap

Google and WhatsApp have struck a deal that will allow Android users to store their WhatsApp backups on Google Drive without counting toward the storage cap. The new storage policy will take effect November 12. Previously, WhatsApp users could use Google Drive to backup messages, but the backup counted toward Google Drive's storage limit.

In a blog post, WhatsApp said users will have to manually update old backups or they will be automatically deleted from your Google Drive storage account... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Online Storage & Data Backup , Android Software

Microsoft OneDrive can now back up and protect your folders

Microsoft OneDrive users now have a new option for backing up critical folders and files.

Currently rolling out to OneDrive on Windows, the service's folder protection lets you add your documents, desktop, and pictures folders to OneDrive. Any files contained in those folders will be backed up to your online storage and synced to other computers and devices running OneDrive. As such, you'll be able to access those folders and files from anywhere.

SEE: Keep Your Photos Safe in the Cloud with the Best Online Photo Storage

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