Say Cheese, But Don’t Say Goodbye: Apple’s Warning to iPhone Users

Apple’s Surprise Move Puts iPhone Users’ Memories at Risk

It seems the tech giant is bidding farewell to the ‘My Photo Stream’ service, and that means some of your precious pictures might be permanently deleted too. Read on to learn more about this recent development from the tech giant.

Check, Check, and Double-Check!

Check, Check, and Double-Check!

The phrase “better safe than sorry,” couldn’t be more accurate here. As the clock ticks toward the end of this month, Apple will be shutting down ‘My Photo Stream’ forever. This service has been a convenient way to store your photos for 30 days, giving you ample time to import and access them on other devices. After 26th July, everything associated with ‘My Photo Stream’ will vanish into thin air, taking any remaining photos with it. Yikes!

Hold That Gasp & Save Your Snaps

Open the Photos app on your iPhone, locate the ‘My Photo Stream’ section, and start sifting. Find the pictures you want to keep and save them to your photo library. Your beloved snapshots are now safe from the impending digital abyss.

iCloud to the Rescue?

iCloud to the Rescue?

Now, if you’re already using iCloud Photos, you can breathe a sigh of relief. This transition should have happened automatically for you. However, for those still rocking the older software or who have iCloud features switched off, it’s time to ensure that you’ve manually saved all your desired photos on your device.

A Brief Farewell to My Photo Stream

Let’s take a moment to bid adieu to ‘My Photo Stream,’ a service that has faithfully accompanied Apple users since 2011. This feature allowed us to maintain a consistent library of photos across all devices. Unfortunately, like all good things, this must come to an end too, and on 26th July 2023, ‘My Photo Stream’ will be permanently shut down. Take a moment today to ensure your photos are securely stored before they disappear into the digital sunset.

A New Structure Built By The Mayans Has Been Found

When you think about the history of this planet, it truly is mindblowing. Human life has been around for hundreds of thousands of years, and in the grand scheme of things, it really wasn’t long ago that the Mayan people were roaming the land. Yes, ancient Maya society can be traced back around 3,000 years – but it seems as though we’re learning more and more about them each year. In fact, a new Mayans structure has just been found using new technology.

Utilizing Technological Advancements

The modern world has allowed us to uncover secrets of the past in so many new ways, as scientists and historians have been able to use technological advancements to their advantage. To be more specific, new discoveries are being found thanks to the use of lidar – or light detection and ranging. This technique uses laser pulses to search underneath overgrown regions to see structures on or even under the surface. That’s how this new structure was found.

Investigating The Area

Over the years, University of Arizona archaeologist Takeshi Inomata has been using lidar to scour previously unknown areas of Mexico for traces of ancient Mayan life. By using airborne mapping and excavations, they have come across a brand new site called Aguada Fenix, which is home to the biggest Mayans structure they have found so far. It can be traced back to around 1,000 BC to 800 BC.

Going Against The Grain

While there’s no doubt about the fact that this structure is huge, it seems as though it’s impact is also huge. That’s because it goes against what scientists originally thought of this area. While they assumed that ancient Mayan people lived in small villages before building up into large structures, this mammoth ceremonial area is older and larger than these small villages.

Isn’t it amazing what science can do? Hopefully, we’ll learn even more over the years.