Ever since it was launched in 2015, Google Photos has offered unlimited free storage for your photos. Well, not for long. From June 2021, you will no longer be able to store countless high-quality images on your account. There will be a 15 GB limit, and you’ll have to pay for Google One if you want to store more than that.
Those images you lost on image.canon? Yeah, you ain’t getting them back Canon says
Canon has posted an update to the recent issues surrounding its image.canon service. According to TechRadar, the official word from Canon now is that they did not find any unauthorised access to the system as a result of the issue that caused data loss. They say that it’s completely unrelated to the ransomware attack, which also happened last week.
The company has now confirmed that that the whole data loss issue was down to a simple coding error. Unfortunately, they’ve also confirmed that this is an irreversible error and those images and videos that were lost are lost permanently and can not be recovered.
image.canon is down after losing some of its users’ photos and videos
Canon’s cloud platform image.canon has been down since 30 June and no one knew why. But Canon has now spoken up and revealed that there has been a data loss on the platform. Some of the users’ photos and videos uploaded before 16 June have been lost, and it looks like they still haven’t been retrieved.
Dropbox Transfer is now out of beta and lets you share files up to 100GB
If you regularly collaborate online with others, particularly if you shoot video, you’ll know the hassles of transferring large amounts of data across the Internet. But it needs to be done. Many of us use services like WeTransfer, but now there’s another option. Dropbox has announced that their Dropbox Transfer file-sharing service is now out of beta.
It offers up to a 100GB file size limit, depending on the type of dropbox account you have, beating out WeTransfer’s paid “Pro” account 20GB limit by quite a wide margin. Some might thing even 20GB is a lot, but given the size of files created by cameras these days, particularly for video, it’s not really that much at all.
Reclouder is a $199 “hybrid” field recorder that backs up your audio to the cloud
This is an interesting little product. Reclouder is a “personal hybrid audio recorder” that saves audio to an SD card but also automatically uploads it to the cloud. It’s a 2-channel recorder, meaning you just get left and right stereo sound, but it can take its input from 3.5mm mic sockets or through a pair of line/XLR combo sockets (one with 48v phantom power).
At the moment, it still seems to be somewhere in the development stages but is expected to go the crowdfunding route at some point for a very reduced $129. The regular retail is expected to be $199.
Google Drive is separating from Google Photos – Here’s how to keep your photos synced
Remember when Google cloud storage used to be quite simple? You had one account to which you uploaded pretty much anything and then it was available everywhere? Yeah, well, not so much anymore. Starting from July 10th, Google will completely separate Google Photos from Google Drive. This means that if you currently back up your photos to one of them, they won’t be there in the other.
GoPro Plus now offers unlimited storage for your photos and videos
GoPro Plus subscription service offers additional benefits to its users. Starting from 30 January 2019, all subscribers will have unlimited cloud storage space for videos and photos, instead of the 35-hour limit they had so far.
Google Drive offers unlimited storage to students and alumni
You already know how important it is to back up your files, and cloud storage should be a part of your backup system. If you’re a student or alumni, I’ve got great news for you: you can get unlimited Google Drive storage, for free. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it’s real.
Quick tip: This single setting will dramatically increase your backup to the cloud backup speed
If you are a creative going both video and photos and amassing a huge amount of data you may have considered both a dedicated storage and maybe a cloud service.
Personally, I use a Synology 5 bay NAS as a second storage and Backblaze B2 as my cloud provider. The tip here is relevant for all providers of cloud storage though.
When I hooked up to B2, I already had about 2 Terabytes of data that I wanted to back up. Day to day operations should not be an issue, but getting that initial chunk of data up was something that needed consideration. I needed to get that data up there fast.
Google is killing off Google Drive in March – Are you prepared?
With Amazon killing off their unlimited storage, and CrashPlan ditching consumers in favour of enterprise level clients, more were bound to follow. Google is now shaking things up, announcing that they’re ending Google Drive in March 2018. The difference, however, is that Google don’t seem to be screwing their customers over in the process.
For Google Drive users, Google Backup and Sync will be the replacement. For commercial G Suite customers, Drive File Stream is the new main system. But as of this moment, Google Drive for Mac & PC is officially deprecated. Support will end on December 11th, 2017, and it will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018.
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