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Is anyone else having problems restoring their iPhone backups?

I made a classic mistake on Friday night when I was sorting out the new iPhones for myself and my wife. Two iPhone 6 devices arrived on Friday morning and then late into the evening I decided to get them setup. I backed up my wife’s iPhone 5S and then my own iPhone 5S. And […]

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Here’s my backup strategy for my 300GB Picturelife account

Picturelife has done it again: They’ve just released the latest version of their service on mobile and it’s even better than before. The price plans have had a total re-jig and now for $15/month, you’ll get unlimited storage for all your photos and video. Picturelife’s back-end data storage parter is Amazon S3. Amazon is rock […]

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My backup and emergency phone strategy for the car

Yesterday at about midday I’d just finished a conference call when I got a Whatsapp from my wife. “Blown a tire,” it said. Great. She was apparently meant to be on the way to see some friends with both our young (3.5 & 2 years) boys.  “Blown,” didn’t sound good at all. Not like a […]

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How do you manage your personal cloud data, accounts & backup?

Given the experience of Mat Honan at Wired (who was reportedly nailed by poorly enforced security policies at Apple and Amazon), how do you manage your own personal data? What’s your cloud account and data backup strategy? My view has been to always keep stuff in the Cloud. By that I tend to mean Google, […]