Our phones contain all of our important information from our calendars, to our contacts lists, messages, photos and more. There's no question that backing up that data is critical. That's why Android and iOS devices have built in features to back up to the cloud. One backup is great, but having a second backup is [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News

Many of us depend on the internet for doing so many things in our homes.  We do research, pay bills, get entertainment, and keep in touch with our family and friends.  This can be frustrating if we lose electricity due to a storm or other circumstances.  APC has created a battery backup that also includes a [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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We all know that backing up our computer's hard drive contents is a must do operation. That said, how many you out there actually do it? The better question is how many of you aren't doing it? Not backing up your data (pictures, documents, videos, etc.) is like playing Russian roulette. You might never get [...]

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CyberSynchs is a program that installs on your phone and backs up your personal data to their secure website.  The program is currently available for Windows, Java, Blackberry, Symbian and will debut later this month for Android.  All your contacts, text messages, voice mail, email, ringtones, photos and calendar information will be copied to your [...]

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Posted in: News, Windows Phone
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As with all their products, Clickfree engineers simple backup solutions that provide users with the ability to store and transfer data from one computer to the next. Basically your iPod/iPhone turns into a portable flash drive that is compatible with both the OSX 10.5.4 + and PC platforms (including Windows 7 support). Instead of forking [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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PocketMac has a long history of useful applications, and now they offer a tool to help you recover a lost Smartphone- Blackberry ER. Considering how much personal info there is on the typical Blackberry, this is potentially a very handy tool. I will do a lot of things for a review- even to frying eggs [...]

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Earlier this year, we reviewed the Clickfree Portable Backup drive. Now they have an even smaller solution with more features. The new Clickfree C2 is a Windows and Mac OS X compatible drive. It is available in 250 or 500GB capacities and has a built in USB cable that snaps into the body when not [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
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The package from UPS weighed over 15 pounds! I don't get to review a lot of things that go THUD when I put the box down, so I was excited from the start to review this drive that claims to keep your data safe in fires and floods. Plans for barbecuing the hard drive flitted [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear

Back in a Flash states over and over that 'This is NOT a flash drive!' Instead, it chooses to focus on the fact that it is pretty much a 'one click' back-up and recovery tool. It is that, but it is also a great stand-alone operating system and file transfer tool. If you are familiar [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear

Clickfree, makers of the Clickfree Portable Backup System that Bill recently reviewed, is introducing the Transformer for iPhone and iPods.  It allows consumers to backup the data on their computer into the excess storage space on their iPhone or iPod. The Transformer can also be used to transfer music from any iPod or iPhone to [...]

Posted in: iOS

Do you regularly backup your important files? If you answered no to that question, then you deserve to be spanked. Seriously, it's just a matter of time before disaster strikes. When it does, I'll be there to say I told you so... unless you get smart and start backing things up. Today I want to [...]

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Roughly the size of a quarter, the DiskGO flash drive is available in capacities of 1GB to 16GB. Each drive comes with Dmailer Backup software installed on it. Users can create an encrypted profile and set redundant file backups to the external hard drive; it is also possible to archive past versions of files as [...]

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There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and data loss. While the clickfree data backup solutions can't do anything about the first two, they may provide you with an answer to the data loss issue. These solutions are geared toward the technophobe and procrastinator, but do provide features that the more adventurous will appreciate. [...]

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We all know that to be healthy we should exercise every day and drink plenty of water. But how many of us actually take this advice instead of making excuses or saying something like "I'll start at the first of the month..."? It's the same thing with backing up the files on your computer. We [...]

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How's this for a tiny backup system? Sandisk's new Ultra Backup USB drives come in capacities of up to 64GBs and have a button that you can press to automatically backup your files. No cables or messy software installs necessary. Security minded folks will be happy to note that they provide both password protection and [...]