9to5 Google: Google Takeout now lets you select Photos albums for direct Flickr, OneDrive transfer

9to5 Google: Google Takeout now lets you select Photos albums for direct Flickr, OneDrive transfer. “Google Takeout has long let users export and download local copies of their data. With the Data Transfer Project, Google made it so that you could directly move an image library to a third-party service. Google Takeout now lets you select specific Photos albums to transfer.”

Tom’s Guide: How to use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or iCloud as your main cloud storage

Tom’s Guide: How to use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or iCloud as your main cloud storage. “…before you consider switching to cloud storage as your primary storage location, there are several critical questions to ask. For example, can the cloud really replace the trusty hard drive as your primary storage location? And how easy is it to access important files and documents from other devices? And perhaps most importantly of all: will your data be safe? This article answers these questions and provides insights into how to make the most of your cloud storage solution, no matter which platform you choose.”

Make Tech Easier: Your Guide to Migrating Between Popular Cloud Services

Make Tech Easier: Your Guide to Migrating Between Popular Cloud Services. “This is your single-point guide to moving files between popular cloud service providers including Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, and iCloud. Out of the above names, only Apple allows you to directly transfer iCloud Drive files to any other cloud service as long as it’s available on the App Store. For the remaining services, you can only transfer using third-party apps as shown here.”

Google Photos vs. OneDrive: What’s the Best Backup Tool? (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: Google Photos vs. OneDrive: What’s the Best Backup Tool?. “Many people (especially on Android) use Google Photos as their photo backup app. But is it really the best backup tool? Does OneDrive also deserve serious consideration? In this article we pit Google Photos vs OneDrive to determine which is the best tool to back up your photos. We’ll compare the two services and help you decide which is right for you.”

The Verge: OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders

The Verge: OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders. “Microsoft is rolling out a new folder protection feature for OneDrive. Folder protection will offer to automatically sync your documents, pictures, and desktop folders to OneDrive to ensure a PC’s important folders are backed up to Microsoft’s cloud service.”

PC World: Microsoft adds ransomware protections to make OneDrive and Outlook.com safer

PC World: Microsoft adds ransomware protections to make OneDrive and Outlook.com safer. “If your PC is infected with ransomware, it will spread from file to file, encrypting them until you pay the bad guys for the digital key. But ransomware can also spread to your files stored in the cloud—and that’s what Microsoft’s new OneDrive protections are designed to address.”

Cloud Storage Face-off: iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox (Hongkiat)

Hongkiat: Cloud Storage Face-off: iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox. “Cloud storage services have gotten rather handy in recent times. The ability to save your files to the cloud and retrieve them anywhere and at anytime gives users a degree of flexibility that was considered impossible years ago. For those who aren’t quite sure which cloud storage is suitable for them, I’ll be breaking down the free offerings from the big four cloud storage services.”

Engadget: Microsoft is getting its own AI-powered photo search

Engadget: Microsoft is getting its own AI-powered photo search. “Microsoft’s upcoming Photos app is getting AI image search so that it can spot and classify objects, much like Google Photos and Apple Photos can. Spotted by Windows Central, the latest Insider Preview version of the app now has a search bar that you can use to enter terms like ‘flower,’ ‘wine bottle,’ and ‘bar.’ It will then use a cloud-based image recognition algorithm to pick and sort out those items in your photo collection, much as the rival apps do.”

Microsoft Backs Off Unlimited Storage for OneDrive

Microsoft has backed off on the unlimited storage offer for OneDrive. “Complaining that too many users were taking advantage of the unlimited space to store entire movie collections, hours of recorded video, and entire PC backups, Microsoft has introduced a new limit of 1 TB on OneDrive storage. At the same time, the company has reducing its free OneDrive storage from 15 GB to 5 GB, and removed its 100 GB and 200 GB plans, to be replaced by a new 50 GB plan for $1.99 a month.”