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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.

Carbon backup for Android renamed to Helium

There was Carbon the backup app and Carbon the Twitter app. As of today however, it looks like an update for the backup app has brought some new features and some improvements along with a new name. This update has the app sitting at version 1.1.0.1, but perhaps more important is the new name -- Helium.

Verizon Cloud service launches to protect customers “valuable” data

While there are plenty of cloud solutions available for smartphone users, it seems that many users go without that peace of mind. The reasoning here could be as simple as the person not knowing about the available options, thinking they are hard to use or maybe that they are expensive. Needless to say, we are firmly in the camp of backing up our data and it seems as if Verizon Wireless is also sharing that same opinion. Enter the recently announced Verizon Cloud service.

SugarSync 2.0 update brings new features and a new look [Hands-On]

We mentioned back in December when SugarSync released the the v2.0 update in beta form and as of a bit more recently -- that app has graduated from beta and is now available in the Google Play Store. One point worth noting with the version number though, v2.0 refers to SugarSync as a service. The Android app itself has jumped to version 4.0.0. Either way, a SugarSync app update is available.

Carbon hands-on: Android’s missing backup solution

Carbon has finally arrived in the Google Play Store, ending beta testing and offering up two versions for Android users to download. Carbon is an app that can back up your data to an SD card, your PC, or the cloud, and it's a release that Android users have been waiting quite some time for. Users will have their pick from free and premium versions, with the free version obviously coming with some restricted functionality.

Carbon backup beta released with support for Android 4.0 or later

Android users now have another option when it comes to backing up their devices. Though, before everyone gets super excited, we should warn you right up front that this app is still in beta and at the moment -- it requires root. The app is called Carbon, and the nice part here, the final version will not require root.
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