Tag: photo storage

10 simple things you can knock off your tech to-do list for the new year

For me, the new year is about starting fresh, or at least, as close as possible, which is why I spend as much time as I can between Christmas and New Year’s crossing off as much as I can off my to do lists. If you’re like me, you’ve got a few (or many) tech tasks you’ve been putting off, not necessarily because they take a lot of time, but during the busy year, it’s easy to find other things that require your attention that are more important. With the new year upon us, here are 10 simple tech tasks...

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Preserve old photographs (yes, real ones) with Google’s new PhotoScan app

As much as I love my iPhone camera roll and the thousands of photos it houses, I do have a very soft spot for old photographs. The ones where the color is a little faded, the edges are a little worn and the memories come flooding back. Thanks to a new Google app called PhotoScan, there’s a super easy way to combine old with the new to get the best of both worlds, just in time for holiday gift giving. Related: The quickest and easiest way to share iPhone photos and videos Related: 21 tasteful ideas for showcasing your favorite...

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Artkive app: Our cool free app of the week, but only free for a limited time!

Ever since I downloaded the Artkive app a few years ago, it’s been my very favorite way to store all the artwork my kids bring home from school. Instead of filling up my closets with huge stashes of paper (and glitter that never stays put, ugh), I store it all digitally in the Artkive app. Then, every year or two, I purchase a photo book containing all of their artwork — complete with captions that indicates the artist’s name and age. It’s really a life saver for parents, and while it’s normally $4.99, it’s free just for our readers! But it’s only free for one week, so hurry and download...

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How to back-up your Facebook photos so they won’t be deleted

If you’ve been using Facebook’s photo sync feature to back-up your photos, then you’ll want to be sure to back them up. Why? Because if you don’t do it by July 7, they will be deleted for good. Keep in mind that this only applies to Facebook users who specifically use Facebook’s special photo sync feature, which automatically backs up all your smart phone photos in a private album. If that’s you, then you’ll want to be sure to download their Moments App before their July 7 deadline, which will then allow you to keep all those photos and videos...

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7 of the best photo storage options for families with tons of pics on different devices: Reader Q + A

Hi Cool Mom Tech, Have you written about a tech solution that gathers photos from all the family computers and phones into one place for backup purposes?  – James We’ve been exactly where you are, James: looking at all the options and scratching our heads, wondering the very best way to safely — and easily — store all of the digital photos we’ve snapped across our various phones, tablets and cameras. Considering the sheer volume of pics the average parent has on our phones alone, then add that to photos that the kids may be taking or relatives are sharing? Smart photo storage solutions are necessary. That’s why...

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Bevy makes it easy to share, store and simplify thousands of family photos

I’m a photo hoarder. I have about 6,000 photos on my iPhone that date back years and years, partly due to nostalgia (tell me you don’t tear up when you look at pictures of your kids as newborns?), and partly because I’ve never found an easy and secure enough solution. That is, until I had a chance to try out Bevy, which can hold approximately 400,000 photos safely and securely. Yes, you read that correctly. Granted, we’ve covered cloud storage in the past, but with the number of photos I have, it either starts getting too pricey with monthly subscriptions, or the...

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7 simple tips for taking photos at night, so your Halloween photos come out scary good

Calling all you ghosts, pirates, zombies, superheroes, and that small army of Queen Elsas — it’s time for your closeup. Because one of the best parts of Halloween for us, besides stealing our kids’ fun-size Snickers, is getting photos of the kids in costume along with the rest of the spooky, kooky happenings around the neighborhood. Let’s face it, Instagram was basically created for moments like this. The thing is, we know snapping cool pics in the dark can be tricky. So we’re helping you out with some great tips for taking photos at night.  Or moreover, at dusk. (Hint, hint!) Related: 7 helpful tips for taking better Halloween photos of your...

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An awesome photo app that helps preserve more than snapshots, it preserves your family stories.

So, you have tons of photos on your iOS Camera Roll, right? Yeah, same. Now, how would you like to preserve those memories — with audio — forever and a day? Yeah, that’s what I said. Bring it! That’s why I was happy to discover the everyStory app. Related: 5 of the coolest new photo apps for iPhone and Android out now This new, cloud-based, interactive photo album lets you also record audio narration to help tell the story of the moments capture in photographs. As you flip through your digi pics, you can narrate along (think, the director’s commentary included in...

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It’s a selfie world, and we’re just living in it

Okay all ye mothers who felt guilty about not getting those baby books filled with photos representing every little milestone: You are no longer alone! Because now, you don’t even have to have kids to feel the pressure of owning a photo album completed with requisite captured moments of your life’s highlights, thanks to My #Selfie Journal: A #Nofilter Look at Your Life.  (Also, that #NoFilter thing? Yeah, don’t worry about that. We wouldn’t want you preserving your least flattering photos or anything.) Related: An amazing photo book service for all your Instagram photos This  paperback gift book by professional SF based photographer Brock Sanders is definitely the 21st...

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Picjoy: Because one way to help with a photo organization problem is to have an app do it for you.

If we asked you to count the things you’d rather spend a day doing than iPhone photo organization, what number would we be talking about here? Fifteen? Fifty? Eleventy hundred other things you’d rather do? Yeah, wrangling the tons of photos we’ve all collected is never really that much fun. Good thing the Picjoy photo organization app hears our collective groan and addresses it. Related: Essential tips to help you organize your photos, and the new apps and services that make it easy. This new photo organization app automatically sorts all of your pics for you — no matter where your images are stored — and makes...

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