Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier are industrial-strength file storage services that are available at very low prices. However, they do not work by themselves. The user needs to obtain additional software... More > from a third-part provider to “marry” a home computer to Amazon's file storage services. Luckily, hundreds of such products are available with prices ranging from free to a modest fee.
Whatever product(s) you choose, you need to safely and securely back up your valuable data often.< Less
Genealogists using any of Apple's handheld computers or cell phones have a number of genealogy programs to choose from. I have written reviews in the past of FamViewer, MobileTree, Shrubs, GedView,... More > and other programs. These allow a genealogist to carry his or her entire database in a shirt pocket or purse at all times.
Most of these programs have two different methods of copying data from a desktop computer to the handheld. I would term these as (1.) the easy way and (2.) the hard way. I am a firm believer in using the easy way of accomplishing most any task.< Less
JPG has become very popular in the past fifteen years and for very good reasons. Storing images in JPG format consumes much less disk space than many other file formats. That was very important some... More > years ago. However, as disk prices have plunged, the requirements for squeezing as much out of each kilobyte as possible have decreased.
As good as JPG is, we do need to keep in mind that it also has significant drawbacks. Primarily, the “advantage” of image compression is also a disadvantage.< Less