I like to "get my hands dirty" so I had a desktop PC built from old parts and I installed a server operating system. However, for those who are less inclined, the answer would be to buy a NAS network attached storage. Basically it runs all the time and each device in your home can connect to it through your network either wired or wireless. Then I recommend backing it all up on a external drive that you keep in a fire proof safe away from water or at another residence. By the sophisticated replies early on here. Most folks simply sign up for a well rated cloud storage site, and sync all devices to it - that way every thing gets backed up to the cloud.
All photos taken on my phone go to Photo Stream, which Photos on my Mac saves to the hard drive. Perfect cable-less way for my Mac to be my digital hub of photos. Am I the only one who saw that in the screenshot in the article? Edit: Not even allowed to post the name of your iPhone in the comments. Now I'm stuck with the confusing Photostream.
Automatic photo upload apps have freed us from a cumbersome world of USB cables and memory cards, and generally speaking it's great to have your pictures sent to the Web automatically. Sometimes, however, it's not so great. Even if you're not a celebrity with nude pictures to hide, you might not want all of your snaps duplicated over dozens of platforms. Here's how to do a check-up on where your photos are going automatically and block off any services you don't want to use.
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