I use iCloud to back up my iPhone, including my photos and videos, but I have also starting using Google Photos. I used Picasa when it was active, so I have some Google Photos already, and I used to have an Android (RIP, my HTC) so I have a lot of Google Photos from those days.
After installing the Google Photos app, I went into settings (the three lines on the top left) and choose Back up & sync.
I made sure my photos were set to auto-backup at the free storage quality. Google started saving my photos, and whenever I check it, I see a nice collection of my recent photos and screenshots. I don't know how the photos will print, but I back up my photos at full-size to my computer and this Google Photos option is free. We all know that free is good.
There is a setting called "Free Up Space", which will remove photos that have been backed up. I plan to use this when I am low on phone storage, which happens frequently. I am leaving the "Limit cache size" option off, because I like seeing the little thumbnails, but for someone who had a lot of photo storage space issues, limiting the cache might be a good options.
There are two tools I like to use when reading in the Safari web browser on my iPad, especially if there are a lot of ads on a page. This is good information for personal use and for teachers to share with students in the classroom.
When there are four lines on the top left corner of your browser, clicking those moves the screen into a reading-friendly view.
By clicking on those lines, you launch the Reading View, and the four lines turn black.
Additionally, there is an aA in the corner, indicating readers can change the fonts and font size.
Images that are included in the article remain, but ads and formatting that can seem cluttered on a small screen disappear.
In the following examples, notice how the Wikipedia notice disappears, and how the screen color and font size and type is adjusted.
Easier reading is just a few clicks away!
Ally Sharp is a teacher, writer and editor, and technology trainer.