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Topic # 138644 12-Jan-2014 08:41 Send private message

bought an iphone for my dad who can't use windows or android.

he can use an iphone but i doubt he knows how to transfer photos to anything ...

forgetting USB to SD card etc ...

is there an app that can take the photos AND videos and store in in cloud EVEN after he deletes it on the phone to free up space?

it doesn't matter if it resizes to a smaller file but it needs to be free and have pretty much unlimited space

sorry it's very early hopefully it makes sense what i'm trying to achieve

thanks

PS failing that i could dropbox his files download them convert them and post it back to him somewhere on the internet i guess




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  Reply # 965306 12-Jan-2014 08:43 Send private message

I thought icloud did that






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  Reply # 965309 12-Jan-2014 08:48 Send private message

oh i need to add free ... thanks for the tip




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  Reply # 965310 12-Jan-2014 08:50 Send private message

johnr: I thought icloud did that


i think you only get 5GB free

and it is like dropbox where it deletes what is deleted from the phone




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  Reply # 965315 12-Jan-2014 09:08 Send private message

Dropbox does not work like that I use it now and delete files on my phone and they remain in dropbox

Only 5GB how many videos / pictures does he take?




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  Reply # 965318 12-Jan-2014 09:11 One person supports this post Send private message

So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free






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  Reply # 965321 12-Jan-2014 09:12 Send private message

picasa is free?




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  Reply # 965328 12-Jan-2014 09:17 Send private message

yeah what was i thinking at 4 in the morning ...

mmight use one of my 3 box.net 50gb accounts ... i'll ask him if what he''s been doing to his photos all this while ...

i once gave him a dvd with 4.5gb of my photos and videos and 3 years later he hasn't figured out what to do with it ... he has a laptop, yes ... but *&%^& *bangs my head on a brick wall*




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  Reply # 965330 12-Jan-2014 09:22 2 people support this post Send private message

SkyDrive app for iOS too and 7GB free

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  Reply # 965332 12-Jan-2014 09:40 Send private message

I was under the impression dropbox would do this for you, everytime I've installed the app it nags to auto upload photos

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  Reply # 965349 12-Jan-2014 10:21 Send private message

What about the FlickR app?

Does auto upload and you get 1TB of storage for free!!

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  Reply # 965350 12-Jan-2014 10:22 Send private message

Flickr perhaps.
1TB of photo storage!
Suits my needs

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  Reply # 965358 12-Jan-2014 10:45 Send private message

Note that you can connect the iPhone to the laptop, open Windows Explorer and copy the photos over as the camera roll will show up. Maybe a step by step note he can keep handy?

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  Reply # 965438 12-Jan-2014 13:24 Send private message

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free


Lol.. I think he gets the point now.. ;)




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  Reply # 965442 12-Jan-2014 13:25 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free

johnr: So you want free and unlimited you really need to get your head out of the clouds (not a personal attack) but storage is not free


Lol.. I think he gets the point now.. ;)


Odd I might need to go delete some :P




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  Reply # 965464 12-Jan-2014 13:45 Send private message

+1 for Flickr

Hard to beat 1TB of free storage - with full quality/res uploads : )

We have been using it for several months now and it works pretty well with our android devices + FlickrUP as a free third-party auto uploader.

(Note: I believe the iOS Flickr App has an auto uploader built in. I would suggest you will want to have it set up so it only uploads on wifi.)

You may also want to set up his Flickr account to stop sharing etc as the default position is sharing - which is no surprise given that it's designed a photo sharing site, as opposed to a storage site...

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