What is the Cloud?

Technology is evolving at a breakneck pace and many people feel left behind, not even understanding proper terminologies and concepts. One such subject of confusion is the cloud.

Many people, whether or not they are aware of it, have data they store on the cloud or that they stream from the cloud. It’s important to note that your data is not actually up in the clouds.

In simpler terms, the cloud is basically a group of high-storage computers elsewhere onto which you can store copies of such things as your phone contacts, documents and photos or from which you can enjoy movies through Netflix or music through Spotify.

Being able to use the cloud allows you to not have to store all of this information on your devices.

We see a increase in cloud-based services largely due to the improving technologies of high-speed internet, which allow us to send and receive this information at more convenient speeds.
Your iPhone uses the cloud for such things as off-site backups and photo storage. You can also use the cloud to manage your data on much of the Google suite including Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive.

Some consumers are uneasy about having their sensitive data stored somewhere else, fearing a loss of control. Those are legitimate concerns, although many of the rest of us are simply resigned to the reality that in the age we live in the genie is already out of the bottle and it often seems a lost cause to spend too much energy worrying about things we either do not fully understand nor cannot easily control.

Do You Need Your iPhone Battery Replaced?

Think you might need your iPhone’s battery replaced? You probably do! Here are some things to considering when making that decision.

Check SETTINGS / BATTERY / BATTERY HEALTH. (iOS 11.3 and up, iPhone 6 and up).
Use an app like BATTERY HEALTH (link in comments) and check the wear level.
Getting less run time than in the past? Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples.
Does the phone shut off suddenly then come back on with a arbitrary battery percentage?
Is your phone more likely to shut down in cold weather?
Is your phone getting hot or is their smoke rolling out of it?
Has your phone been in service for more than 3 years without a battery replacement?