IN THE CLOUD
You have got data on your PC that you back up on a regular basis. But what about your smartphones that carry much more important data like contacts, images and messages which will be lost if you lose your phone? There are ways to back up this data, though very few use it. Considering users are looking at automatic and effortless means of data backup, manufacturers and OS developers have now started offering cloud backup.
With the IOS 5, Apple introduced cloud backup service for all its idevices that created backup and offered seamless sharing between them. The icloud stores music, movies, apps, documents and images and also keeps emails, contacts and calendar up to date on across all idevices. icloud gives 5GB of free storage to every user and more can be purchased.
Similarly, Microsoft has Skydrive for Windows Phone users where they can store images, videos and even files that one can edit on the move. This is available in the form of a free app that can be downloaded from Windows Marketplace.
But before the launch of icloud for iphone, many users used to reply on third-party applications like Dropbox. And now some of the Android phones are offering free storage on such apps. For instance, HTC has integrated Dropbox into HTC Sense that can be used for saving videos and images. The company offers 25GB free storage for two years on all its new One series devices.