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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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Picturelife update: I’ve now moved everything to my own S3 bucket

Thank you for all the emails and comments I’ve had from readers berating me for being so stupid. It’s in reaction to this post: I’ve got 200gb of photos on Picturelife and they’re not backed up: Am I nuts?.  The overwhelming view is yes. Yes I am nuts, especially when we’re talking about irreplaceable photo […]

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I’ve got 200gb of photos on Picturelife and they’re not backed up: Am I nuts?

I was evangelising Picturelife to Ben and Rafe whilst we were recording some 361 Degrees podcast episodes recently. I explained that I had just over 200gb of photos (38,000 images, 1,500 videos) and that I was absolutely delighted with the user experience. Ben asked if I had them backed up. I said no. Of course […]

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Wow, Canon & Fujitsu launching storage cloud for cameras? (No)

Ah dear, I read this headline from Reuters wrong today. I got all excited. See what you think: Canon, Fujitsu to work on cloud-based data storage What does that mean to me? It means cameras, right? Come on! Amazing! Wouldn’t that be cool if both companies got together to create a WiFi-Cloud-Storage-Amazon-Kindle-style service? I was […]

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O2 dusts down Bluebook back-up service for reappearance

O2 is going on a promotions offensive for its back-up service, Bluebook. Bluebook stores users phone numbers, messages and cameraphone snaps remotely, so in the event a customer loses their phone, all the content goodness inside the device isn’t lost forever. While the free service isn’t exactly new, O2 has decided to bring it to […]