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Fear not! To defend your business’ IT systems we’re going to shine a light on the seven most sinister terrors that haunt sysadmins. That way you can be sure there’s nothing in your stack waiting to go bump in the night.
Go to your iPhone
Click your name (Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, etc)
Change Storage Plan
Select 50GB for $0.99 a month.
Confirm the changes.
Then go back to Settings
Photos & Camera
iCloud Photo Library > Toggle ON
Check Optimize iPhone Storage
Upload My Photo Stream > Toggle OFF
iCloud Photo Sharing > Toggle ON
When it comes to the quality of images that are uploaded, the app gives you two options. You can choose an option to use the space that is available on Google Drive and upload full resolution images or simply allow the app to downsize the image and then save it in your Google Drive without consuming any space. This effectively means that you can upload unlimited pictures to your Google Drive account as long as you are willing to accept slightly shrunken images in resolution. Basically, Google reduces your images to a maximum size of 16 megapixels and video resolution to 1080p. For most of us, 16MP sounds not so bad and is in fact in line with what most of the smartphone camera are capable of shooting.
50GB with one drive.
The main lesson for me is that I should confirm how applications I rely on to move data work as advertised. I do understand why Dropbox re-compress photos as it gives a large saving in storage and bandwidth, I wish they were as upfront about this as Google are.
Google says they will optimize your photos, if you don’t like this then you can pay money to store the originals. Dropbox on the other hand say “Don’t worry about losing those once-in-a-lifetime shots, no matter what happens to your iPhone.”
Actually I have tried at least 5-6 such tools in the past, on iPhone,
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