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How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’ - The New York Times
By David Pogue
Feb. 1, 2019

(1) Have you backed up your data?
(2) Are your phone’s photos safe?
(3) Have you cleaned out your machine?
(4) Is your software up-to-date?
Apple  backups  decluttering  digital_storage  howto  iOS  storage 
february 2019 by jerryking
A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data - The New York Times

Backing Up Your Phone

If you have an iPhone, you have the choice of backing up your data in iCloud or in iTunes.

If you choose the iCloud option, you will get up to two terabytes of storage, with the first five gigabytes free. Your backup files are always encrypted, and you can create and use backups from anywhere with Wi-Fi.

If you choose the iTunes option, your backup files are stored on your Mac or PC, and the amount of storage you get depends on your Mac’s or PC’s available space. You have the option of encrypted backups. You can only create and use backups from your Mac or PC.

You can also skip iTunes and iCloud and have more control over backing up an iPhone to a PC or Mac with a third-party backup program, like iMazing or iExplorer.
digital_storage  music  photography 
april 2017 by jerryking
Is Your Stuff Safe in the Cloud? - WSJ
March 14, 2017

COnsider private clouds
cloud_computing  privacy  digital_storage  Dropbox  Apple  Google 
march 2017 by jerryking
RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time Capsule
NOV 21, 2016 | | Macworld | By Ian Paul | Follow Contributor, Macworld |
Apple  accessories  wireless  digital_storage 
january 2017 by jerryking
Box, Dropbox and Hightail Pivot to New Business Models -
AUG. 24, 2014 | NYT | By QUENTIN HARDY.

how do you avoid free? Box is trying to cater to special data storage needs, like digital versions of X-rays for health care companies and other tasks specific to different kinds of customers. Hightail is trying to do something similar for customers like law firms. And Dropbox? It is trying to make sure that its consumer-minded service stays easier to use than what the big guys provide.
digital_storage  Box  Dropbox  Hightail  business_models  cloud_computing  free 
august 2014 by jerryking
Apple Quietly Builds New Networks -
Drew FitzGerald and
Daisuke Wakabayashi
Feb. 3, 2014

Apple's online delivery needs have grown in the last few years, driven by its iCloud service for storing users' data and rising sales of music, videos and games from iTunes and the App Store. But the iPhone maker is reported to have broader ambitions for television that could involve expanding its Apple TV product or building its own television set.

Snapping up Internet infrastructure supports all those pursuits at once. Apple is signing long-term deals to lock up bandwidth and hiring more networking experts, steps that companies like Google Inc. GOOG -4.03% and Facebook Inc. have already taken to gain more control over the vast content they distribute.

Bill Norton, chief strategy officer for International Internet Exchange, which helps companies line up Internet traffic agreements, estimates that Apple has in a short time bought enough bandwidth from Web carriers to move hundreds of gigabits of data each second....Apple's hardware business is increasingly tied into services delivered over the Internet. In 2011, it rolled out the iCloud service, which stores and syncs emails, documents, photos, music and video so users can access them from various Apple devices. In addition, it is delivering more content from its iTunes and App Store—which brought in $16 billion in revenue in the year that ended in September—while pushing out regular, data-laden updates of its mobile and PC operating systems.

The company's need for bandwidth and supporting infrastructure will grow if it moves further into television. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has said improving the TV viewing experience is an area of interest for the company and that it has a "great vision" for television. On a conference call last week to discuss its latest earnings with analysts, Mr. Cook said Apple is on track to break into new product categories this year, fueling speculation about a new television or revamped video service.
App_Store  Apple  Apple_IDs  Apple_TV  bandwidth  digital_storage  hiring  iCloud  iTunes  networks  networking  new_categories  services  streaming  Tim_Cook 
february 2014 by jerryking
The Economics of Surveillance - Digits - WSJ
Sep 28, 2012 | WSJ | By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries.

surveillance has crept into people’s lives gradually as computers have become more efficient and cheaper – and as data analysis has become more enticing. The price for businesses to store and use a gigabyte of information for a year dropped from $18.95 in 2005 to $1.68 in 2012, and it’s expected to drop to just 66 cents in 2015, says market research firm IDC....The average price of a cellphone has increased 17% over the past 10 years – but processing capability has increased by 13,000% in that same time, ABI says. This allows phones to do things such as shoot video, get email and locate the user on a map, but it also means the devices store a lot of information about people that can be collected and tracked.

“Nowadays cellphones are sensors,” said says Col. Lisa Shay, a professor of electrical engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who studies tracking technology. “You’re now carrying a personal sensor with you at all times.”
surveillance  massive_data_sets  privacy  data  sensors  digital_storage  economics  West_Point 
january 2014 by jerryking
Review of Space Monkey Peer-to-Peer Digital Storage System -
Dec. 10, 2013 | WSJ| By Katherine Boehret.

The $199 Space Monkey storage solution offers two ways to store files: Remote storage, which uses a peer-to-peer system, and local storage, which uses this one-terabyte hard drive, above, that plugs into a wireless router. Space Monkey
P2P  peer-to-peer  cloud_computing  digital_storage 
december 2013 by jerryking
2 Top Technology Writers Are Leaving Dow Jones -
Published: September 19, 2013

Fortune, which was the first to report the news, noted earlier that Ms. Swisher and Mr. Mossberg had hired the investment bank Code Advisors to find outside investors to support a move to become independent. A person with knowledge of the deal said the two had backing, but no partners had been named at this point..... Gerard Baker, editor in chief of Dow Jones and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, said in a statement that The Journal was increasing its bet on technology coverage even without Ms. Swisher and Mr. Mossberg, its most prominent stars.

“We plan to embark on a major global expansion of our technology coverage, which will include adding 20 reviewers, bloggers, visual journalists, editors and reporters covering digital. As part of this global push, we will also be expanding our conference franchise to include an international technology conference and building a new digital home for our first-class technology news and product reviews on The Wall Street Journal Digital Network," he said.
Walter_Mossberg  WSJ  Second_Acts  digital_storage  digital_first 
september 2013 by jerryking
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Device Review -
August 27, 2013 | WSJ | By KATHERINE BOEHRET.
Media Device Stores and Shares Well With Others
A Review of SanDisk's Connect Wireless Media Device
september 2013 by jerryking
Law grad goes undercover to connect with employees
| DailyNews - University of Windsor

Mood Media provides music, digital signage, messaging, social/mobile applications, location-based services and scent marketing to retail stores, hotels, restaurants and businesses such as McDonald's, Gucci, H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nike, Hilton Hotel and AT&T.
uWindsor  alumni  entrepreneur  CEOs  digital_media  music  location_based_services  digital_storage 
march 2013 by jerryking
Google's Drive + Gmail: A 10GB Dropbox killer • The Register
By Matt Asay • Get more from this author

Posted in Cloud, 30th November 2012 05:59 GMT
digital_storage  Dropbox  Google_Drive 
february 2013 by jerryking
Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data -
November 27, 2007 | WSJ |By KEVIN J. DELANEY and VAUHINI VARA
digital_storage  online  Google 
january 2013 by jerryking
Dropbox: A nebulous future | The Economist
Dec 22nd 2012, 11:31 by A.R. | OXFORD

Dropbox dominates online file-sharing. It boast three times as many users as its closest direct rival, YouSendIt. (Its dominance is even more pronounced when it comes to the volume of data stored.) It eats up 20% of all bandwidth consumed globally by browser-based file-sharing services, against 1% for YouSendIt. Dropbox users save more than 1 billion files every day.

Most of them use the free version of the service. The company makes makes money by charging for extra storage....Dropbox relies on individuals and small firms, for whom its rudimentary security features are good enough; bigger businesses with sensitive information prefer more secure services like The advent of competitors in the nebulous form of iCloud, Google’s Drive and Microsoft’s Skydrive, which come pre-installed on their respective makers' gadgets, does not seem to have dampened enthusiasm for Dropbox. Unlike iCloud, which boasted 190m users by October thanks to its deep integration with Apple's mobile devices, the service is "platform neutral"—ie, works across different devices and operating systems—and allows easy file-sharing, both useful traits in an increasingly connected world where few people hew devoutly to a single device-maker....A bigger long-term worry is the plummeting price of digital storage. With its vast scale, Amazon has driven down costs substantially for the likes of Dropbox, which leases server space from the e-commerce giant. But Google Drive already offers 100GB for $5 a month, half what Dropbox charges for the same amount of storage. And Google can advertise its cloud across its myriad online offerings. Dropbox's margins are only likely to get wispier in the future.
Dropbox  file-sharing  cloud_computing  Google_Drive  network_effects  digital_storage  good_enough 
december 2012 by jerryking
The Data Mining Renaissance
Friday, April 10, 2009 | Gigaom | Gary Orenstein.

the web changed the way we radiate and consume information and in doing so, created a new opportunity to measure and monetize it. Faced with more user data, logging information, and web content than anyone thought one system could handle, the major web companies developed highly scaled data warehousing solutions themselves. Armed with these tools, they improved customer resonance by building better recommendation engines, more targeted advertising networks and more intricate campaigns.
data  analytics  analysis  data_mining  renaissance  digital_storage  massive_data_sets  tools  value_creation 
may 2009 by jerryking
The Best Portable Flash Drives
The Goods: Flash and Substance

A new crop of portable drives offers more than just storage
By: Mark Spoonauer

Published March 2009
portable  drives  digital_storage 
march 2009 by jerryking

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