Remember when we took snapshots and shook 'em like a Polaroid picture?
In those days if there was a fire and you didn't have time to grab your albums, well they were all gone. Now we put those precious memories on our computer instead of a dusty photo album but the outcome is still the same.

Why do we treat the pictures stored on our computers in this same exact way?

Technology gives us solutions that are exponentially better. We don't have to worry about losing our families vacation pictures or the videos of our little kiddos. The solution is simple. Use the Cloud.

Now this is the part where some of you start to freak out.
Online? In the Cloud? How is that safe?

Take a deep breathe... Pictures stored on a cloud service are fully encrypted. Think of sending a message to someone in a language only they know how to understand. Once they are stored, they are then duplicated to multiple different geographical locations. Even if California does actually sink into the Pacific, your pictures are stored somewhere else many miles away.

Armed with this knowledge you can't afford not to take advantage of cloud storage. It's like insurance for our memories. Most insurance we buy will help us replace stuff. Stuff that if we actually lost could probably be lived without. I don't consider my memories stored in those pictures and videos to be replaceable. Once they are gone, they are gone. Don't risk that.

Check Out These Options:

iCloud Drive

Access - iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Web
Pricing/Storage - 5GB | Free 20GB | .99/mo 200GB | 3.99/mo 500GB | 9.99/mo 1TB | 19.99/mo

DropBox

Access - iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows, Web
Pricing/Storage - 2GB+ | Free 1TB | 9.99/mo

Google Drive

Access - iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows, Web
Pricing/Storage - 15GB | Free 100GB | 1.99/mo 1TB | 9.99/mo

Microsoft OneDrive

Access - iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows, Web
Pricing/Storage - 15GB | Free 100GB | 1.99/mo 200GB | 3.99/mo Unlimited | 6.99/mo (includes Office 365)

Amazon

Access - iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows, Web
Pricing/Storage - 5GB | Free 20GB | 10/yr 50GB | 25/yr 100GB | 50/yr 200GB | 100/yr 1TB | 500/yr
Extra - Purchase Amazon Prime Subscription ($99/yr) & Get Unlimited Photo Storage

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