Driving me mad
I’m saving documents in iCloud but I continue to be disappointed. I have downloaded the beta version of Photos so I can see them on all my platforms. I only have a 16GB iPad and yet again this process uses all my storage and therefore the service becomes redundant and of no value. Surely it’s time Apple does something about this. Phil Ashwell Alex Blake says… In this issue you’ll find our guide to Photos (page 44), which discusses the app’s option to optimise photos for your device. A 16GB iPad sounds roomy enough at first.
The other thing you’ll find discussed in that feature is the app’s ability to create several libraries. One is always designated as being the System Photo Library, which is the only one that gets synced to iCloud. Doing things this way needs discipline in choosing where you store different photos, and it sounds like, very reasonably, you want your entire photo library on all of your devices.
However, if you have a large enough photo or music library, it doesn’t fit well with the images that are automatically synced to your device from services such as iCloud Photo Library and iTunes Match. Those images – even in thumbnail form – have to be stored somewhere. This sort of thing is why we bemoaned the 16GB capacity being kept for the iPad Air 2. It’s increasingly going to be a tight fit for many people.
We’ve had to make a compromise on dynamic text resizing in some recent features in our app edition.
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