Saturday, November 13, 2021

Must have photo backup features to be available in OneDrive



As stated in my earlier articles, I have chosen OneDrive as my preferred online cloud storage option and have started to backup all my important files to OneDrive including my large photo library. I have been using Google Photos as my preferred option for Photo’s backup and have migrated to OneDrive shortly. However, based on usage of both leading cloud storage service providers, I have following constraints while using photos backup in OneDrive over Google Photos.
  • Year-wise sorting of photos from backup files: I have uploaded photos from my iPhone and copy pasted the old photo library from my MacBook to OneDrive. However, OneDrive organizes the photos based on the uploaded date, rather than organizing the photos based on actual month and year. 
  • Option to exclude photos organizing into Photo library: OneDrive automatically imports all photos into the photo library; however, I am also using OneDrive to back-up my old system files and work files. In this scenario, sometimes there are few system images or pictures from the work files and OneDrive does not provide option to exclude those pictures or images from being imported into personal photo library. 
Hope, Microsoft addresses the above concerns at the earliest and enables users to have seamless experience in OneDrive over Google Photo. "G R Team Sites" have more such articles.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Smart option to import alternative Gmail contacts to iPhone


With iOS embracing so many enhancements and features for its users, there was one issue while transferring your phone's data from Android to iPhone, the import of contacts from old Gmail account into new iPhone. While I was figuring out different options available to import my alternative Gmail account contacts into my new iPhone, there was one smart option that was not readily available for users during my internet search. Following are my suggestion to import Gmail contacts to iPhone in the most easier way other than using any Apple's move to iOS app or any third-party application.
  • Use computer: If you are trying to import contacts from your old or alternative or existing Gmail account, then login into the account from which you want to import your contact into iPhone.
  • Navigate to contacts’ section: Post login through your computer, navigate to contacts section and validate the contacts that you want to move to your iPhone.
  • Download/Export Contacts through .VCF format: Post validation, select and download all contacts that you want to move to iPhone in VCF format to your computer. 
  • Mail the .VCF file to your iPhone: Post download, send the VCF contacts file through your mail account to yourself or the mail account synced in iPhone. 
  • Open the .VCF file in iPhone's Mail app: Now open the .VCF file in iPhone's mail application and now you will be able to see the option to add all contacts to you iPhone. Voila! all your contacts are now imported into your iPhone.
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Monday, August 9, 2021

NTFS Support in MacOS operating system

As state multiple times in my earlier article, Apple's MAC operating system has been my primary working platform and will do most of the stuff in my MacBook Pro. There has been situation, where the activities would have been much easier in MAC operating system and other activities that would have been much complicated. One such activity or the concern that I noticed while using my MAC is the NTFS support unavailability and would like to detail further about the complications in this article. Following are my observations
  • Lack of write functionality: Even though MAC operating system has functionality to read NTFS formatted drives or USB devices, there is no option to copy paste the files from MAC to the external drive. Often either the USB drive or External hard disk had to be formatted completely for the files to be copied. I understand there are many external solutions available as software to enable write functionality in NTFS formatted files system, However, most of those software functionalities are either to be purchased or had to extensive research to find freeware solutions.
  • Backward compatibility of MAC filesystem in Windows or other devices: Other concerning scenario is that, when the USB drive or external file device is formatted with MAC operating system, the files are not detected in most used Windows operating systems and other devices like music systems or TVs. Apple should have at least had commonly used filesystem for external drive or USB files. I understand that MAC enables users to format external devices or USB drive in FAT32 filesystem, however these filesystems are outdated and takes long time for the files to be copied. 
Hope, Apple brings this long-delayed NTFS filesystem support in its upcoming OS or at least have unified filesystem that are read by commonly used Windows Operating system devices and in other devices like music systems, TVs, etc. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the articles published in G R Team Sites. 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Advantages of getting Treadmill through online Shopping 

As I stated in my earlier post, I was looking to get treadmill to ensure proper physical regime and to reduce excess weight. However, after deciding on getting treadmill, the major concern was the mode through which I can get my preferred treadmill and how it would be beneficial for me. I have detailed pros and cons of getting treadmill from in store in the earlier articles and wanted to detail pros and cons of getting treadmill from online store this article. 
  • Advantages: 
    • Prices are extremely affordable and can compare EMI’s between different banks 
    • Easier comparison of features between different brand treadmills available 
    • Expected delivery with commitment dates 
    • Availability of service parts readily available 
  • Disadvantages: 
    • Physical touch of the treadmill 
    • Service of treadmill and concerns of product quality post delivery 
    • Usability of treadmill in long run and availability of service parts 
    • Complicated Maintenance of treadmill options 
Hope I have detailed most of pros and cons of getting treadmill in online shopping mode and for more such articles, please feel free to check out the articles published in G R Team Sites.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

How to decide on giving mobile devices to the kids 

I have detailed of how giving mobile phones to young kids will impact their life and thinking if they were exposed to unwanted and unrelated contents. Since COVID situation is here to stay and online classes will be the future, I also needed to look out for viable option due my kid. Following was the considerations for me on deciding how electronic device to be exposed to my kid. 
  • App control: With Large number of applications available for free, the mobile device should have the ability to restrict only apps that are suitable for kids and for installing any application it should get authentication from the adult. 
  • No Smaller screen: With most mobile phones are compact to hold and use. Their screen size is a major concern for kids, as they are glued to the smaller screen size, and it may impact their eyesight in long run. So, the tablet would be right option for kids to attend their classes online. 
From the above detailed reasons, it may be clear that tablet would right and suitable options for kids to attend their online classes. To read more about certain topics, please feel free to check out the blog posts published in G R Team Sites.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Products not released from Apple during April event 

The Apple event has concluded on April 20th, and I was expecting few interesting products from Apple and eventually got disappointed. Below is the list of key products I was expecting from Apple:
  • Low cost or entry level iPad: I was expecting Apple to launch new baseline category for iPad by integrating older processor with old design pattern and bring it into the market at most affordable pricing. Eventually, the probability was low, if at all it was launched it would have been stellar success for Apple. 
  • Updated iPad mini: iPad mini was not updated for a long time and the design had not changed for an exceptionally long time. I was expecting Apple to adopt iPad Pro design to iPad mini and integrate with older version of processors with a slightly increased price. The probability was high on the product, but Apple had not made any statement or comment about the product in the scheduled event. 
In addition to the above listed expected products, I was expecting few more products from Apple and would like to detail about the same in my upcoming blog posts. Please feel free to check out the blog posts listed on G R Team Sites.