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With camera lens and sensor specs getting more and more impressive, Android devices have easily become our go-to choice for point-and-shoot cameras. Photos on our phones keep getting better and better but the issue is with transferring and backing up those precious memories seamlessly.
The best place to automatically store photos is in the cloud so we can access them anytime and anywhere. Many apps and services offer this option but with only very little free space — 2GBs is ridiculous given the higher resolution sensors on cameraphones — and expensive additional space. Google+ will backup photos with no storage limit, except it counteracts that by downsizing the image resolution. Wouldn’t it be perfect if we could back those photos up to our Google Drive account, making good use of the free space offered with the reasonably priced additional storage? Well, there’s a simple app called FolderSync to do just that.
Google’s long-awaited answer to Dropbox has finally been released. Google Drive lets you keep a section of your hard drive in the cloud – like Dropbox – but with a few extra features that tie in to Google’s existing ecosystem.
For instance, rather than dragging and dropping a file into Gmail to add it as an attachment (and then waiting for it to upload), you can add it directly from your Google Drive. Google Chrome apps will be able to access files from your Drive. And, of course, there’s an Android app
But some people are concerned about privacy, precisely because Google Drive ties in to the ecosystem so well. Thanks to Google’s terms of service, the company technically has access to all the files you upload to it. This is not necessarily any worse than the other cloud storage companies’ terms, but it’s more worrying because Google is so big and ubiquitous anyway.
What do you think?