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Carnival 2K17 Tech Survivor Series: Picture Storage

So carnival 2K17 is here and what a better way to start off the next week with learning a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your mobile devices. T

hat being said, if you manage to break or lose a phone during the Carnival you can buy one back but the one thing you cannot get if lost is pictures or videos.

So this blog, let us take a look at some of the best cloud storage apps to make sure your pics and videos are nice and secure.

 

  1. Google Drive – Free Space:15 GB

Bonuses: None

Google Drive is arguably the best free cloud storage service. It offers the most free space of all the major cloud providers (15 GB versus OneDrive’s 5 GB, Dropbox’s 2 GB, and iCloud’s 5 GB).

Synching is fast, you also get it free through your Gmail account.

The 15gb, however, is shared with your Gmail, and google photos accounts.

 

2. Microsoft Onedrive – Free Space:5 GB

Bonuses: 500 MB per friend referral. 10 GB max bonus.

OneDrive will be attractive to those who want an easy-to-use cloud service that is fast and reliable. It comes free with your Windows account.

Onedrive also has an automatic camera upload setting. Once turned on, your photos and videos will automatically load in the background to the camera roll section online. Once you have a data plan, as soon as you take a pic, it will automatically load without you having to do anything.

You can also have it set to only upload once connected to wifi. This will be great for when you are on the road, dancing, drinking, just snap and your photos will be safe and secure in the cloud.

 

3. Dropbox – Free Space:2 GB

Bonuses: 500 MB per friend referral. 125 MB for connecting Facebook/Twitter. 16 GB max bonus.

Dropbox is an oldie but goody that offers 2gbs of storage to start. It’s tiny compared to some other services, but Dropbox makes up for it with simple and reliable file synchronization. It is available across multiple platforms so you can access it via Android, iOs, CPU’s.

With shared links, Dropbox has a traffic limit of 20 GB per day for free accounts. If you go over this limit, Dropbox will temporarily suspend any links you’ve created. Also supports automatic camera upload as well.

 

4. Degoo – Free Space:100 GB

Bonuses: 3 GB per friend referral. 500 GB max bonus.

Since there will be MILLIONS of pictures and videos taken during the carnival season, Degoo is perfect for capturing every moment with its 100gb free offering.

The desktop software is simple and easy to use. The reason why it is not higher up on the list is because there is no web interface to access from the CPU. You will need to access everything from the mobile app. There is also a limit to how many devices can be backed up to the account.

The limit for free accounts is 2 devices. The paid version gives you 2000gb of storage and an unlimited amount of devices to back up to the account.

 

5. MEGA – Free Space:50 GB

Bonuses: None

MEGA is one of the most popular free cloud storage services. It offers a massive 50 GB of free space. It also claims to offer zero-knowledge privacy with client-side encryption, so not even the NSA can view your files. This also means there is no “password reset” (don’t forget your password).

Mega will allow you to download a backup key from the website and save to your CPU in the event you forget your password. You also have the option for automatic camera upload so that your device can auto upload in the background once you take a picture or video.

 

Well, that about wraps up our list for the top 5 cloud apps to save and protect your pictures/videos this carnival. Please, Please get yourself one of these apps. They are all free. We always get contacted for ways to recover photos after the device is lost. So let us be proactive and not reactive. We look forward to seeing all the beauty you capture.

 

Keron Mcleish

Keron McLeish is the owner of Droid Island and has over 10+ years of international experience working for some of the biggest brands in mobile such as Apple, Telus, and Rogers. He is located in Trinidad and Tobago and is a trusted mobile expert in the region. In his off time, he can be found shooting airballs on the basketball court or eating a bake and shark on the beach.

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