In the cloud? What if it goes up in smoke?

I wrote this column in Google Docs, the Internet search giant’s free online office suite. I thumb-typed a rough outline on an Android device—a Samsung Galaxy Tab—before I finished the first draft on my favorite desktop, which runs Ubuntu Linux, and edited the final piece in my office PC, which runs Windows XP. All the… Continue reading In the cloud? What if it goes up in smoke?

In the cloud? What if it all goes up in smoke? The case of my missing phone numbers

LAST Thursday, I got the phone number of an elementary school friend I haven’t had contact with in more than a decade. After saving the contact info in the cellphone I am currently testing, a Nokia 5800, I immediately synchronized my phonebook with Zyb. Zyb is a web-based service that stores your contact data. It… Continue reading In the cloud? What if it all goes up in smoke? The case of my missing phone numbers

Zyb goes social with new version

Zyb, a web service that provides free online phone data backups, has launched its new version with a better website interface and several new features, including social networking through phone contacts and micro-blogging. I find Zyb a useful service and use at least once a month to make sure I have an off-site backup of… Continue reading Zyb goes social with new version

Back up your mobile phone data online

Most people today rely on cell phones for the storage of contacts and appointments. This reliance on a single device can be risky and devastating when your phone gets lost or stolen. To prevent a disaster such as losing important contact details, you need to regularly back up your phone data. Most phones today come… Continue reading Back up your mobile phone data online