Your photos may be in iCloud, but you should still consider backing it up!

iCloud Photo Library is a great service, but it shouldn’t be exempt from regular backups.

Apple’s iCloud Photo Library is a great service that makes it easy to sync and back up your photos and videos so that they’re accessible across multiple devices, like the best iPhone, iPad, and Mac. However, we highly recommend even backing up your iCloud photos because no service is failproof — if you are serious about keeping irreplaceable photos and videos safe, you want a few redundancies in a backup. As they always say, there is no such thing as “too many backups,” and it’s much better to be safe than sorry.

Here are a few ways that you can back up your iCloud photos.

Back up iCloud Photos:

How to back up iCloud Photo Library to Mac’s HD
How to back up iCloud Photo Library content to an XHD
How to make an online backup of iCloud Photo Library

How to back up iCloud Photo Library to your Mac’s hard drive

The best way to back up the images and video in iCloud Photo Library is to …

Third-party health apps are vulnerable to hacks, report finds

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Third-party health apps that pull patient data from electronic health record systems are vulnerable to hacks, according to a new report. The electronic health records themselves, which are housed at health centers and subject to the federal privacy law HIPAA, are well protected. But as soon as a patient gives permission for their data to leave the health record and head toward a third-party app — like programs that track people’s medications, for example — it’s easy for hackers to access.

Hospitals and health care systems are a major target for hackers, and attacks have only escalated over the past few years. Patient health data is some of the most valuable information to hackers: each record can be worth hundreds of dollars on the…

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Startup fundings: Dance Church lands $4.7M to fuel online fitness platform, and other recent PNW deals


Here’s our latest rundown on recent funding rounds raised by Pacific Northwest companies. — Dance Church, the Seattle-based creators of a high-energy, dance-focused movement class that also includes an online subscription platform, has raised $4.7 million in seed funding. The gist: Founded in 2010 by Kate Wallich, Dance Church teamed with Pioneer Square Labs in June for help in taking the popularity of its in-person classes and bringing them online for a global audience with a dance-on-demand product called “Dance Church Go.” Users can get access to a library of online classes for $19 a month or $199 per year.… Read More