Google today announced the launch of Backup and Sync, a new app for Macs and PCs that’s designed to back up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos. The new app is meant to replace the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC.
To use Backup and Sync, Google Drive/Photos users just need to download the app and then choose the folders they want to back up. From there, the selected folders will be continually backed up to Google’s services, providing an alternative to Time Machine and making it easier to automatically store important files in the cloud.
In addition to specific folders on a Mac or PC, Backup and Sync [...]
According to Apple’s System Status website and multiple reports sent in by MacRumors readers, Apple’s iCloud Backup service is unavailable for some users. Apple’s site says iCloud backup is down for „less than 1 percent of users,“ but those affected have been unable to restore from an iCloud backup since yesterday.
Customers impacted by the iCloud outage who attempt to restore an iOS device using a backup are seeing the process hang while in progress, with the restore failing to complete. iCloud backups can still be made from iOS devices, so data is safe, but affected users will not be able to restore from backups until Apple’s servers are [...]
Pearl Automation, the vehicle accessory company founded by ex-Apple engineers and which debuted its $500 „RearVision“ wireless backup camera system just one year ago, has shut down following poor sales of the device, reports Axios.
What happened: Early product sales disappointed, which was exacerbated by a high burn rate.
What next? The Pearl Automation team received several „acqui-hire“ offers, but opted instead to shut down and part ways, according to a source close to the situation.
RearVision, which went on sale last September, was a license plate frame with dual HD cameras, solar power, and Bluetooth to wirelessly connect to [...]