The title says it all – check out the mIQ app from BestBuy – its on the market and its free. Â What does it do? Â Have you heard of carbonite or mozy? Â Automated, real time backups for your phones pictures, videos, text messages, calendar, and contacts.
Ok – I’ll give a quick review, even though I’m not sure you need it – I don’t want or need my phone to backup my calendar, contacts, or email – they are all in the cloud already because like you, I’m using google services for those. Â Text messages are cool to be backed up – but now if you don’t backup your contacts, the text messages will only display phone numbers which is worthless…
Pictures – flawless backups – it just works.
Video – works great – as long as your videos are less than say 10 seconds or so. Â This is because of the 20 meg size limit on videos. Â This issue is a big one for me – I’ve contacted the app support team and submitted several feature requests – this is at the top of the list.
Last but not least of the shortÂ comingsÂ – it only allows for 1 gig of space! Â Yes, I know, your phone has an 8, 16, or maybe even a 32 gig memory card – 1 gig isn’t going to cut it. Â Currently this no option for a premium plan allowing greater uploads or higher memory.
Regardless of these short comings – this app is amazingly simple to setup and use and best of all – it just works. Â Give it a try – soon, you won’t need to plug your phone into your laptop to use it… :o)