#TechTuesday – Increasing iPhone Storage

As smartphone use grows, so does the amount of data they produce. Whether it’s juggling photos and videos taken during trips, or movies and music to entertain while out, the amount of storage your phone holds is an important factor in how useful it is.

In fact, one of the first recommendations we have for those shopping for a new iPhone is getting the most storage you can afford as most modern smartphones don’t allow internal storage to be expanded easily or at all.

If you’re running out of storage, you can look into options like making use of flash drives with a Lightning port connector (such as the PNY and Leef) connect directly to your iPhone’s data port for access.

Other options include Wi-Fi enabled portable hard drives.

And definitely consider protecting your data through the use of cloud services, including Apple’s iCloud but also 3rd party services like Google Drive or Dropbox.

WTAM 1100 – Finding Lost and Misplaced Files

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – October 7th, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioNo matter how expensive your computer is, the most valuable thing on it is usually your data. When you lose a document, photo or other work, it can cause your heart to skip a beat. In many situations, the file isn’t gone forever, just misplaced, accidentally moved or renamed.

In this week’s Tech Tuesday segment on WTAM 1100‘s Wills and Snyder in the Morning show, Bill Wills and I discuss how to start your search for that wayward data. We also talk about data backup plans, and how Geek Squad’s Data Recovery Agents can help even when your files are really missing.

For more information, check out my Geek Squad Intelligence Blog article It Was Here a Minute Ago: Tips on Finding Lost Files.

WTAM 1100 – Slow WiFi Frequencies & How Much Cloud Access

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioWe’re always looking at new ways to be more mobile with both our devices and our data. From wireless networking to the Cloud, we like the freedom of going digital without cables.

In this week’s Tech Tuesday segment on WTAM 1100 Newsradio, I spoke to Bill Wills about how your wireless router can slow down in a highly populated area like a large apartment building. Newer routers and devices that support the 5GHz frequency may help in these situations, but here are some additional pokey WiFi tips from USA Today.

We also talked about one consideration that may influence how much data you move to the Cloud, which is accessibility on the go. For more considerations for and against moving everything over to the Cloud, check out this Wall Street Journal debate.

KARE 11 – Love Bytes on Tech Tuesday

Love can bring people together, but what happens to their technology when a couple decides to split up?

On this week’s Tech Tuesday segment for KARE11, I had some advice on how to keep your data safe when you no longer want to share it with others.