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AVG launches LiveKive cloud sync and backup tool

A while back, we told you about AVG's new LiveKive service, a new cloud synchronization and backup tool which appears to have been named after a vat in which mash is made during the brewing process. But enough about AVG's odd choice of monikers -- LiveKive has launched and is now ready to accept your files into the AVG cloud. LiveKive takes aim at services like Dropbox and SugarSync, though...

VMware adds Mozy to its cloud and virtualization empire

Mozy is one of the most popular cloud backup services around, with more than one million users storing around 70 petabytes of data. Its popularity apparently put it on the acquisition radar of VMware -- which has now made Mozy part of its virtualization empire. VMware's official blog post makes it clear that the company wasn't so much interested in Mozy as a consumer offering. Rather, it's...

Ask DLS: What's your backup process?

Today's the day, folks! In case you haven't heard, today is the not-quite-official-but-still-a-good-idea World Backup Day 2011, which is all about awareness -- awareness that your hard drive and all its data are vulnerable to the harsh realities of this world we live in today. The idea may have started as a simple post on Reddit, but it's bloomed into a full-blown initiative, and it's a...

March 31 is World Backup Day 2011

Those benevolent armchair philanthropist Redditors are at it again! Four days ago a 'self' post extolling the potential virtues of a Backup Day exploded with 2500 upvotes and 1000 comments -- and now World Backup Day 2011 is actually happening. On March 31, as part of the global data-saving initiative, you are encouraged to back up all of your cherished photos and videos, and important...

Get a data protection and recovery bundle for just $25, proceeds go to Japanese Red Cross

Bundlelytic, until March 25, is offering a data protection and recovery bundle for $25. The bundle contains Genie Timeline, Paragon Backup & Recovery, and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional. Individually the three packages would cost you $160. If the great price wasn't sweet enough, 80% of all proceeds -- as in, 80% of your $25 -- will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society....

BlackBerry Protect now available in Europe

BlackBerry Protect, RIM's answer to Apple's Find My iPhone, has just been rolled out to Europe having been previously limited to the US. The app, which can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World, allows you to locate your BlackBerry should it go missing; or failing that, lets you set a password, lock, or wipe your device remotely, making your data a little bit safer. You can also use the...

AVG AirSpace cloud sync and backup for Windows enters beta

We told you AVG was getting into the cloud sync and storage game, and now you can take the company's beta app for a test drive. You'll need to fill out a brief survey and a registration form, but then AVG will fork over 5GB of cloud storage into which you can sync anything you choose from your Windows systems. Once the service exits beta, you'll be able to pay for additional storage. It's...

BlackBerry Protect enters (mostly) open beta

RIM's BlackBerry Protect app is ready for a larger test audience, the company announced in a blog post. BlackBerry Protect is an all-in-one security tool for helping users recover their lost or stolen phone and prevent unwanted access to their personal data. BlackBerry Protect offers GPS tracking, remote lock and wipe (including SD card data), and the ability to display a pop-up message on...

Mozy announces sync apps for desktop, iOS and Android

Desktop-to-cloud backup provider Mozy has announced that it will soon release Mozy Sync, a file synchronization service like Dropbox or SugarSync. The company has also stated that Android and iOS apps will be available and that an invite-only beta is underway. You'll have to be a current MozyHome customer to be considered as a tester. What's not spelled out is how the service will work....

How to back up Gmail to Hotmail or a desktop email program

When the news first broke of Gmail losing a small chuck of its users' inboxes, I had a rather terrifying realization: For nearly 8 years, I've been using Gmail as my only message store -- putting all my eggs in one basket, so to speak. If you use Gmail, you're probably now thinking the same thing as me: I really should have a backup. But where should I back up to? There are two choices: use...

Mac OS X Lion Time Machine capable of 'Local Snapshots' without external hard drive

9to5 Mac has uncovered another cool feature in OS X Lion: Apple's back up tool, Time Machine, will support backups to an internal hard drive. Dubbed 'Local Snapshots,' it sounds like it will be very similar to Versions, another new feature in OS X Lion that keeps track of changes to documents, and lets you revert to older versions. Local Snapshots, on the other hand, will take a snapshot of...

Mozy kills unlimited backup, time to take matters into your own hands

Set-it-and-forget-it backups to the cloud seemed like a great idea at one point. With several providers offering good annual rates on unlimited storage, a silent, overnight upload was a good way to make sure your data was protected and stored offsite. Now, however, Mozy has dropped its unlimited plan and its prices are jumping to a level where cloud backup just doesn't make sense for users with a...

Mozy online backup now offers improved restore features

Mozy is an easy, inexpensive way to back up your important data to the cloud -- and that component of the service has always been quite good. Restoring data, however, has been a little bit more of a chore. Thankfully, Mozy has been working hard to improve the restore experience, and the updated interface is now live. Apart from an improved UI, Mozy now offers one-click downloading of all your...

BotSync wirelessly syncs files to your Android device via SFTP

There are plenty of big-name sync tools available for Android -- like Dropbox, SugarSync, and Fiabee. Those of you who prefer taking the DIY approach, however, might want to check out BotSync, a new app that can connect to your own SFTP server. Configuring BotSync is simple enough. Enter your server address and credentials, the appropriate port number, local and remote directories to use as...

Easeus Todo Backup for Windows gets much better in version 2.0

We told you recently about the update to Easeus Partition Master and the company has now delivered version 2.0 of its free Windows backup program, Easeus Todo Backup. The new version sports a totally new interface and offers several new features. Two of the biggest additions in Todo Backup 2.0 are incremental backups and support for scheduling jobs. Backups can be scheduled to run on a daily,...