Saturday, November 13, 2021

iCloud and OneDrive folders & files integration


With evolution of cloud storage solutions across devices, it has now become easier to store your important and regular files over cloud. However, the integration of OneDrive in MacBook or MAC operating system is much lower compared to the native windows operating system. I use MAC as my primary device and have OneDrive subscription for my files back-up. However, there are few restrictions while integrating OneDrive into my MAC system and wanted to detail the following features to be included in the upcoming updates. 
  • Folder backups integration between OneDrive & iCloud: In addition to OneDrive as my primary cloud storage option, I also use iCloud basic tier subscription plan as my secondary back-up storage option and store my important files in iCloud. However, the folders stored in iCloud cannot be directly synchronized with OneDrive and the specific OneDrive folders cannot be synchronized directly into iCloud.
  • iPhone backup to OneDrive Folder: In MAC operating system there is no option to enable all backups to be directly stored in OneDrive and there are few alternative options to enable back-ups to OneDrive. However, all those options are not reliable and there are no system preferences to change the backup location to Cloud by default. 
Apple should allow its users to enable them to back-up their critical and preferred files to other trusted cloud storage service providers like OneDrive. Read more such articles from “G R Team Sites”

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Introduction of Airplay feature in set-top boxes and TV's



Recent times, the OTT platforms and online sports streaming applications available in TV's have changed the way we watch entertainment. However, most applications and TVs now have in-built Chromecast support enabling Android phones to have slight edge over iPhones, as iPhone supports only Airplay feature. With technology advancements and increase in usage of iPhone users across the country, I feel puzzled at unavailability of Airplay as standard feature in set-top boxes and in-built in most TV's. Apart from Samsung, most major leading TV brands have boycotted airplay feature in their ecosystem and Apple should have enabled those brands to include Airplay feature in addition to Chromecast support. With lack of Airplay feature in most TV's and set-top boxes, Apple is losing its user base for the following reasons
  • Moving towards Android: Most mobile phone users will not be ready to switch their TVs in short-term and with those TV's having in-built Chromecast support, users will prefer mobile phones supporting Chromecast and gives Android phones an edge over iPhones. 
  • Users unaware of Airplay: Chromecast has been widely popular among all mobile phone users including iPhone users, that most users were still unaware of the Airplay feature available in iOS and are still hesitant to use these features in their phones. 
  • Application support for Airplay: Most Entertainment applications are now built-in with Chromecast support and even in iOS, the streaming and OTT apps support Chromecast support by default. Even if Airplay support is enabled within these applications for FREE by Apple, it would take another year or so, for the feature to be completely utilized by those developers. Only post successful utilization of Airplay in the entertainment apps, the users will find differentiating features and quality between Chromecast and Airplay.
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Information about Sudoku puzzle online game

Recent COVID break has impacted people across globe both mentally and financially. People can overcome monetary impact in next few quarters either through salary increment or improved sales in businesses, as the economy across globe has started to show V-Shape recovery. The most important aspect that the experts across the countries worry is the mental health and well-being of the people through these challenging times. The easier and smart option for people to keep their mental health on stable condition would be to keep engaging their brains with intelligent activities. Online gaming is one of the smarter options available for people who were looking to engage themselves with intelligent and smart activities. However, most online games have standard templates and do not help people with intelligent puzzles. Recently I came across this interesting online gaming site known that offers Sudoku online as sudoku-topical.com. 

The site is one of the most intuitive online gaming sites available in web that offers wide range of sudoku puzzles for its users. The online gaming site also allows users to download the sudoku puzzle offline and enables them to solve new puzzles every day. The gaming site offers numerous puzzle option that if you feel bored of solving one puzzle, you get alternative puzzle option to keep you pre-occupied. Whether you want to solve sudoku puzzle online on the go or if you want to solve the game offline at your own comfort, the sudoku-topical.com online site has gotten it covered for all your sudoku gaming needs. If you were ever looking for reliable online gaming site that offers new sudoku puzzle option for users with distinct levels, then sudoku-topical.com online site would be the place you need to check out. For more information about the sudoku puzzle available in the online site and to explore various sudoku levels offline, please feel free to check out the above-mentioned link.

Monday, August 9, 2021

My views on iCloud+ and Apple TV subscription in Apple One Bundle

With introduction of Dolby Atmos and Lossless sound quality in Apple Music catalogue, I am more inclined for subscription to Apple Music and with Apple One pricing being too close, the oscillation about the subscription was high. So, in this article I wanted to detail out the features that were included in Apple One and how will be beneficial for me. The following description on Apple One features was based on my usage statistics and preferences. 
  • iCloud Storage plan: With Apple One, the users get 50GB of cloud storage and exclusive iCloud+ features of private relay and unlimited CCTV cloud storage. However, based on my preference, I have OneDrive subscription plan and it has been my primary online cloud platform for sharing my Photos. Also, since I use Mac Catalina version of Operating System, the private relay feature will not work on the older versions and the CCTV cloud storage will be of no use due to limitations of my network provider. 
  • Apple TV subscription: Other benefits that was included as part of Apple One subscription plan was the Apple TV OTT platform and exclusive access to movies or series. However, there were only few stand-alone series like SEE and few movies like Greyhound that were exaggerated higher than the content and included only very few regional contents in India. So, Apple TV subscription will not make much difference for me, other than experiencing Spatial audio feature in the movies or series content. 
To know more about the other benefits that were included in Apple One subscription like Arcade games and apple music, please feel free to check out the articles published in G R Team sites.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Disadvantages in OneDrive Cloud storage or plan 

I have been detailing for a long time in my articles of my desire to move towards reliable and most affordable online cloud storage choice. After well thought and dragging decision for a long time, I have decided to opt for Microsoft's OneDrive as my preferred online cloud storage platform for its affordability and exclusive access to office applications. However, post migration to OneDrive, there is specific disadvantage of the platform when installed on MAC and wanted to detail the same to my readers. 
  • Lack of choice to select specific folders in MAC: I use Apple's MacBook pro as my preferred laptop for both business and personal use and have no intentions of moving back to Windows operating system in near future. Post installation of OneDrive to my MAC, the most annoying part was, it had defined folders in it and had no preferences/options available to either select or discard specified folder inside my MAC. I had to copy and paste each file(s) into OneDrive's folder for it to sync across devices and when there is change in files architecture or update in the document, the changed files or updated document to be manually moved to the OneDrive‘s online folder. Also, OneDrive does not allow users to backup system files or back up critical system files to OneDrive folder. 
The above detailed problems should be addressed by OneDrive at the earliest, so when users like me, who are first time paid subscribers and users from Mac operating system feel comfortable. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the G R Team Sites.  

Sunday, June 13, 2021

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