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How do I make the best, coordinated use of my devices?

by joeysback / December 26, 2012 3:26 AM PST

I have an old, very basic Dell PC, (about 4 yrs. old--Vista Home Basic...very simple) just purchased a Samsung Chromebook, and a Samsung Galaxy Reverb (From Virgin Mobile for only $99.00--Thank you, CNET.), I have an old Kindle, and recevied a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas. How do I coordinate all of these devices? It seems they all duplicate each other in some ways. What do I need to carry with me at all times? How do I save my photos in a safe, safe place? Cloud? Amazon Cloud? Google Cloud? Are they the same thing? HELP--I'm a novice, and I'm 66 yrs. old, but I'm having fun!

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Re: devices
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 3:34 AM PST

Samsung Galaxy what? There are phones called Galaxy and tablets called Galaxy. But it are different devices.

I'd start with only carrying a phone and see what functionality you're missing.

Kees

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Cloud issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 3:35 AM PST

I think you know this person as they rain on the cloud. -> http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57486930-71/woz-the-cloud-is-a-nightmare/

You've likely read what InstaGram tried to pull just a few weeks ago. -> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57560758-93/instagram-hit-with-proposed-class-action-lawsuit/ is sadly a typical response.

Here I keep such on my backups and for my photo collection another copy on a memory stick for safety.

These are your files and your choice to see if the cloud will suffice. I wouldn't rely on them today.
Bob

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