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What is the cloud ? ☁️

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Last week, Android users were unpleasantly surprised to learn that their chat backups will now be deducted from their cloud space on Google Drive. But what exactly is the cloud? That’s the subject of this week’s #AskTheGriots

Your data anywhere, anytime

Despite what its name might suggest, the cloud isn’t a cloud, or even a computer suspended in the air. Rather, it’s a huge online storage space that’s not on your computer, but on very powerful computers connected to the Internet somewhere in the world.

Files stored in the cloud can be accessed from any Internet-connected device. In short, it’s as if you were renting some of the space on these computers.

A lifetime subscription ?

While the cloud is a great solution for backing up and accessing your data from anywhere, as long as you have access to the internet, it’s not free. Online storage services (Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud, etc.) certainly offer free storage space, but once you need more space, you have to pay monthly. Fortunately, subscription costs are quite affordable.

On the other hand, it’s always best to have a local backup, just in case.



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