Don’t Delay! Backup Your Photos Now

Cloud storageYou’ve recently had your photos scanned as a backup for your physical pictures, but how do you backup your digital photos and files? Don’t become complacent now that your photos are in a digital format, there is still work to do. Hard drive failures happen with an alarming frequency. Hard drive failure rates “varies from 1.9% for drives that were in their first year of operation, to over 8.6% observed in the 3-year old population.” 1 No matter where you live, there is a threat of natural disasters and the risk of a home fire is constant. These forces pay no attention to whether your photos are in a photo album or on your computer, they simply destroy it all.
 

If you haven’t thought about a backup plan for your digital files, here are some ideas to get you started down the right path.
 
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Using AppleTV to Reconnect with Long Lost Relatives

Family viewing photos on TVMy father, like many people, is a transplant. He was born in the small mining village of Bellaire, Ohio and he hadn’t been back to visit in well over 20 years. This past summer he decided to take a few weeks to go back, visit and catch them up on what he has been up to since the last time he visited in the 80s. Much of our Ohio family is older and not computer literate so they haven’t been kept up to date with family photos, news and stories via email and Facebook. So much family history has happened to our clan since the last time he visited, he decided he wanted to take a bunch of photos to show everyone my sister and I growing up and all that went along with it.
 

There was one big problem: how do you choose which photos to take? How do you summarize 20 years of family history into a handful of photos? Even if you can narrow it down, what is the best way to transport all of those photos? Luckily, he has a son that works for a company that scans photos and had the perfect solution.
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