Google Photos ad capitalizes on iPhone’s biggest weakness

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Google has decided to attack Apple directly in a funny new ad that rips the iPhone for its paltry 16GB of storage on entry models.

The new ad has been played heavily during NBC’s Rio Olympics coverage and promotes Google Photos “free up space” feature the upload an unlimited number of pictures to the cloud so users have more storage for apps, videos, music and other content. Apple has a similar feature with iCloud, but you have to pay for it.

Watch the hilarious ad below:

Get 1TB of secure online storage for life [Deals]

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Get a terabyte of long term, secure cloud storage at a massively discounted price.
Get a terabyte of long term, secure cloud storage at a massively discounted price.
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For something named after water vapor, cloud storage sure comes with a hefty price tag. That makes this opportunity from Zoolz extra enticing — they’re offering a lifetime of their Cold Storage service, a full terabyte of secure storage, for life. That’s a whole lot of media files, documents, anything made of 1’s and 0’s that’s worth keeping for the long term. And right now you can get this storage for the unheard-of price of $34.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Working from home? These tools will help you stay productive [Deals]

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Turbocharge your home office with these great tools.
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More and more of us are working from the living room couch or the coffee shop, meaning we have to find ways of keeping ourselves organized and on task. We’ve rounded up some of the best tools — at the best prices — to make sure working from home doesn’t mean phoning it in. Take a look:

Unlimited VPN, cloud backup and more in the week’s best deals at Cult of Mac [Deals]

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Another week, another batch of great deals. This time around we’re looking at 5 years of unlimited cloud backup, a lifetime of virtual private network access, a 10-foot long Lightning cable and a bluetooth boom box that really bumps. Take a look for more details:

Get 5 years of unlimited cloud backup for less than a dollar a month [Deals]

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It's time to take control of your backups.
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Losing or breaking a phone can be seriously upsetting, especially when it means losing all the stuff you forgot to back up. G-Cloud’s app for iOS and Android makes it easy to back up all your devices’ files on Amazon’s super-secure AWS Cloud under a single account. This is easy and reliable cloud storage, with unlimited space for five years, and you can get it now for $29 at Cult of Mac Deals.

This app takes the friction out of sharing files [Deals]

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CloudApp makes it easy and seamless to share your image files with anyone.
CloudApp makes it easy and seamless to share your image files with anyone.
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When you’ve got a lot of pictures to share with friends and colleagues, it can quickly turn into a mess of shared folders, resizing and reformatting. CloudApp is a premium app designed to make sharing photos a seamless, drag-and-drop affair. It’s an easy way to get your content where you want it and fast, and right now you can get CloudApp for just $24.99.

This backup service proves the cloud is anything but soft [Deals]

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SkyHub is offering easy, secure, capacious cloud storage for life.
SkyHub is offering easy, secure, capacious cloud storage for life.
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It doesn’t matter how iron clad your external hard drive looks — if the fragile disc inside it skips the wrong way or the motor putzes out, you’re looking at a lot of money and time to get your data back. That’s why cloud storage makes great sense for backing up your most important files, and SkyHub is offering an opportunity to protect your data for life. Right now you can get a lifetime subscription for $49.99.

So many software services, so little time [Deals]

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These five software services will help you back up your data, secure your internet connection, stay productive, and lots more.
These five software services will help you back up your data, secure your internet connection, stay productive, and lots more.
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In this day and age a few lines of code can make a meaningful difference in the way we live our lives and get things done. Case in point is the Software as a Service (SaaS) paradigm, a service that follows you and your computer or mobile device around to provide services like backups, access to virtual private networks, organizing and optimizing workflow, and lots more. We’ve found a bundle of some of the best SaaS’s in the game, and you can get access to the whole shebang for $59.

A year of unlimited access to Backblaze — killer of cloud storage [Deals]

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Backblaze offers safe, fast backup across their massive server infrastructure at unbeatable prices.
Backblaze offers safe, fast backup across their massive server infrastructure at unbeatable prices.
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Backblaze launched in 2007, accruing hard drives and building out a backup capacity of what amounts to some 150 petabytes of data on its servers. They’ve since become one of the most trusted providers of backup, with prices that beat out even Amazon’s impressively prices S3 service. How much cheaper? Right now you can get a year of unlimited backup on Backblaze for $24.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.