backup

Helium Backup gets a Chrome browser extension

Aside from Titanium, one of the more popular backups solutions is Helium from ClockworkMod Recovery developer Koushik "koush" Dutta. This backup app prides itself for being easy to use and not requiring any root access. Now Koush has upped that ease of use by providing a Chrome browser extension for starting the Helium backup process. Now users won't have to fiddle around with desktop installers for their particular OS and can simply plug in their phones to their computer or Chromebook and get Helium up and running in no time.

Titanium Backup gets updated for Android 5.0

When we post about certain third party ROMs for devices, or processes and tweaks on your devices, we usually end it with a reminder to keep a usable backup of your device. Titanium Backup is one of those apps that have made our lives easier and much more secure over years of tweaking Android devices.

Nextbit Baton syncs all apps, data, available on CyanogenMod

When you have multiple mobile devices, languishing batteries aren't your only concern. Keeping your apps and their data in sync across all those devices is always a pain in one's extremities. Some apps can manage that for you, but not all of them. Google has app backups and syncing, but not all Android apps partake of that either. Fortunately, a solution might just be around the corner in the form of Nextbit's Baton. And it will be available in beta as a Cyanogen exclusive.

Bleep charging cable backs your data up while you charge

For many people, their smartphone is the place where they have all their data. Contacts for work and play are in the phone and if the phone was lost or stolen, it would be very bad indeed to lose the data for most people. A new charging cable has turned up on Indiegogo called bleep that not only charges your phone, but it also backs up the data on your phone at the same time.

Backblaze backup service now has an Android app

If you’ve been saving your digital files to the Backblaze online backup tool, you will be pleased to know that they finally have an Android app so you can access your data through your smartphone or tablet. Most data storage services, be it on an actual physical server or a cloud, needs to have this functionality as more and more users tend to be mobile most of the time and need instant access to their documents.

Backup your smartphone photos with SyncMe Wireless

While the smartphone cameras are still not as good as a professional digital camera, it is the most convenient tool for us to take a quick snapshot anytime. If you have already synced your camera photos with cloud storage services, here’s what you should do to add another layer of local backup with SyncMe Wireless app.

JUMPR: recharge your phone or jumpstart your car

There are plenty of external battery packs that allow you to recharge your phone while out and about. But one called JUMPR will take things a few steps further. To begin with, JUMPR sports an LED flashlight, but that will seem tame compared to what else it can do -- jumpstart your car.

PhotoSync transfers pictures and videos over WiFi

Backup tools, even those limited to photos and videos, abound in Android, and each have their own unique features and selling points. One such app is PhotoSync which not only does away with the need for cables but even skips rather roundabout cloud-based techniques.

Picasa update brings Google+ Auto Backup to the desktop

Google+ Auto Backup is a convenient way to make sure all of the images you capture with your smartphone are being backed up. But while that takes care of the images you take with your internet connected smartphone or tablet, it doesn't offer much for those who save images from a regular camera on their computer. Well, it seems a bit of Google+ Auto Backup desktop convenience has been added with the latest update for Picasa.

HTC Backup app arrives for AT&T HTC One users

AT&T may have launched the HTC One without the HTC Backup app, however in a bit of good news for any users that may have been waiting -- the app is now available by way of the Google Play Store. The app is called HTC Backup for HTC One and it does just what the name implies, it backs up the data on your AT&T branded One. In fact, the HTC Backup app has brought support for more than 150 settings.
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