Backing Up Data

Backing Up Data – What & Why?

“From the Fence with JP”

Data data data – what happens if it disappeared? For some people this is not a concern, yet for others it would be a problem – ranging in intensity of a minor inconvenience to an apocalyptic nightmare.

Everyone has more and more data – every day we accumulate lots of information from varying sources – email, calendars, phones, chats, texts, facebook, twitter, MSN, tax software, documents, etc (the list goes on)!

In the “old” days we had physical filing cabinets filled with paper, which many people used as reassurance of physical originals someplace – if soft copies disappeared. Now – even though there seems to be more and more paper there seems to be less reliance on this form for original documents.

So what does this mean?

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Choosing a Stylus for your Touch Screen Device

Do you Need a Stylus for your Touch Screen Mobile Device?

 

Perhaps you own a tablet. Since the day you brought  your device home, it has been a whirlwind love story of epic proportions.

You and your touch screen mobile device have become inseparable. Together you create the ultimate productivity machine, able to email, browse and accomplish innumerable amounts of tasks with the apps available at your disposal.

And then suddenly, while you’re enjoying a large and rather sticky pastry (with your crafted hot beverage), an urgent email comes and, alas, there are no napkins at your disposal. Uh Oh – Now what?

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What To Do If You Lose Your Mobile Device

Oh No – You’ve LOST your Cell phone / Smartphone/ Internet Stick – Now What?

 

If you have just lost, misplaced or have had your Blackberry, iPhone, Smartphone, Internet Stick (or any mobile device) stolen – the very first thing you should do is PANIC!

 

No Really – Just Kidding – Don’t Panic!

Seriously – the very first thing you should do is:

** Call your Carrier – Call your Carrier – Call your Carrier! **

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Turn Data Off While Roaming

Enjoy Cost Savings by Turning Your Data Off  While Roaming

This is really nothing new – however – very often forgotten about until your Cell Phone Bill arrives.

 

Although there are data roaming features that can be added through your carrier’s Cellular Customer Service before you travel –  using data can still be very expensive. Not to mention data usage is hard to judge – How do you know how much Data you will use while traveling or roaming?

 

If you are traveling with your smartphone and you do not want to rack up huge data roaming charges, it’s good to know that your handset has the ability to temporarily turn the data function off.

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How to Reduce Data Roaming on an iPhone

How to Reduce Your Data Roaming Charges on Your iPhone While Traveling Abroad

 

If you have an iPhone and are travelling outside your home country you will incur data roaming charges – here are a few tips to lower these costs!

 

Turn Fetch new Data off – Instead of having data pushed to your device automatically, Check your email and calendar manually controlling the flow of data to your device thus reducing the amount of data used.

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Adapting your Mobile Device – International Travel

Is your Mobile Device Ready for International Travel?

Summer is fast approaching, and your vacation time is itching to be used.

Perhaps you are planning your next great adventure (touring Europe perhaps?).

Or maybe you are just travelling overseas for work – well I am sure you could add a little down time in that trip.

 

You have you tickets arranged, passport in order, packing list made, and roaming for your mobile device set to go.

 

You’ve checked and double checked, and you are certain you are ready to go.

But did you remember to check to see if your mobile devices are ready to go?

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Wi-Fi Options for iPad

Your iPad and Wi-Fi Connections!

In your hands is a bright and shiny new iPad.

 

You are walking down the street and suddenly you realize that you are standing near a Wi-fi network.

 

What do you do?

BlackBerry’s Mass Storage Mode

Using your BlackBerry as a Portable Flash Drive with Mass Storage Mode.

Chances are that for Work, school, or even for a hobby, you have toted around a USB flash drive (or two) in order to carry your files around with you.

One of the benefits of these little gadgets,  is that they are highly portable, nice and small, and fit nicely into ones pocket/purse/briefcase/laptop bag. 🙂

The downside is that  they are nice and small and fit nicely into all of these places. 🙁

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How to Un-install Applications from your Blackberry

Ready to Change up some of your BlackBerry Apps?

A few weeks ago (March 2nd, 2011) we touched on a great mobile device management tip: How to Un-Install Apps from Your iPhone

 

If you happen to own a BlackBerry SmartPhone instead of an iPhone, you might find that you are encountering the same challenges. You have downloaded an App and have now decided that you no longer like it, or need it, and would like the space freed up for something bigger and better.

 

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How to use a BlackBerry as a Flashlight

Using your BlackBerry as a Flashlight – Handy!

Have you ever been in a situation where you wished you had a Flashlight handy?

I think we all have at some point in time!

 

I know that this simple yet helpful tip is not new – but for those of you who did not know that your BlackBerry could also act as a Flashlight – Guess what…. – it can! [Read more…]