iPhone Photos

iDevice Live Photo

Double check -- your Live Photo Feature may be on. 

With the update to the new iOS10 for iDevices, I discovered that a lot of people didn't know what a Live Photo was, nor how to enable or disable the feature on their phone. 

Don't send a "not so flattering" live photo selfie.

Since a live photo captures a brief video just before and after a photo is taken. It's not uncommon to get the not so polished side of your selfie. 

Do send live photo pictures of babies

Sending a live photo of a baby or toddler captures the cute reaction of getting that sought after smile to wash over the little one's face, allowing the person you are sharing the picture with to experience that as well. 

Learn how to control the feature here: 

Free Yourself From Photos Storage

Let go, Let Google...Photos

Yes, while iCloud is convenient for sharing your photo library between iDevices and making sure that you have things automatically backed up. It's a bit of a challenge to delete a photo from your phone, without it also being deleted from iCloud. 

Well the solution is easy -- Google Photos automatically syncs with your iDevice Library: uploading pictures to the cloud, so that you can delete the original and free up some more space on your iPhone or iPad. Google Photos isn't the only one that does this, if you are an Amazon Prime user: Prime Photos is an alternative solution. And there is always setting up your Dropbox to auto sync with your iPhone Library as well. 

Needless to say -- get the originals off your Phone. There is little to no time we are left without Wifi or LTE that we won't be able to pull them from a cloud based storage solution. 

Photo Storage Tips for iPhone

Here are some other useful iDevice Photo tips to make sure you are optimizing your storage! 

 

For a full reference of cloud storage solutions, check out this great comparison: https://www.cloudwards.net/comparison/

Feel free to put some comments with questions below, or shoot us an email. We'd love to chat! 

Veri ~ A New Way to Capture a Wedding or Event

Let's face it, the average person is addicted to their smart device. Whether it's Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, we fill our time with consuming thousands of micro-moments captured through social media.

Your wedding day is no different.

We've all been there, sitting in the crowd as a close friend is about to say, "I do", when suddenly we look around only to be met with a sea of smart devices looking to capture that special moment.

But then what? That photo might make its way to social media, where from the honeymoon suite the betrothed couple will swipe through, savoring the magic from the hours prior, only to have it be logged away in the abyss of big data.

What if there was a way to get real time photos of your wedding from your guests AS THE WEDDING & RECEPTION WERE TAKING PLACE?  

Well, there's an app for that! Veri - is a per event subscription based app that allows photos taken from your guests smart devices to be automatically uploaded to a digital gallery. Essentially it's a modern day solution to dropping a disposable camera on each guest's dining table. 

The amazing thing is, since everything happens in real time -- while the wedding party is taking family formals, and the guests are on the way to the reception, you are able to keep an eye on the action, seeing who's wearing what, who's chatting with who, and who's about to make a fool of themselves. 

Following the event, the subscriber is allowed access to all of the pictures to do as they please. No need for a wedding hashtag, and scouring through social media to re-claim the day. 

Pricing is incredibly reasonable:

  • 1 Event for $97

  • 3 Events for $147 

  • 5 Events for $175 

You set the time and dates you would like the app to be live, and guests download and select your event. From there any picture taken on your guest's device will automatically be uploaded. 

What about those less than flattering selfies you don't want to share? 

Each user has the ability to delete pictures from the gallery during the event. This means that that reel of glamour shots you needed to get that one good pic, doesn't need to be shared with the class, you can choose your best and delete the rest. 

So for those newly engaged couples, who are in the initial planning stages of your big day, invest $100 - $200 to capture the memories as they happen. You won't regret having all those pictures in one place after the "I dos". 

Stop Hoarding Old Texts

With full screen animations, funny GIFs, and group text chains that seem to alert you every 15 seconds -- we are a texting nation! Without you even knowing, your messages app eats up more and more of your storage every day.

Reduce & Refresh Messages NOW.

The how to video below will walk through two tricks that will help significantly reduce the size of the Messages App. Create more space, and make sure your phone is able to always stay up to date! 

Manage iPhone Storage

New year, New...iPhone

Has you been that person? The one who hands off their phone to a stranger to take a group picture? And as they so kindly wait for everyone to strike a pose, and press the capture button,  are met with a "Cannot Take Photo" window? 

Cannot Take Photo

We've all been there. It seems no matter how large the iPhone memory is, we will eventually continue to download, and download, until we reach capacity. 

Here's a way to help manage your storage: 

Knowledge is power. Watch this video to learn what apps are taking up the most space on your phone, and delete unnecessary ones!