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Backing up files on an android phone is ridiculously simple, you just copy paste stuff onto your computer's hard drive as you would a flash drive (without having to 'jailbreak'), or use a cloud storage service if you must. If backing up local app settings is incredibly important, you can use Titanium Backup or something like it.

I've used the same mirco sd card in two different phones since 2011 without any data loss. Whatever happened to Lebron James sounds like massive user error. As far as I know, iPhones don't have sd cards (or even removable batteries), limiting them to their phone's storage and backups via iTunes/iCloud. This doesn't make any sense to me considering the large file size of pictures and the slow speed of backing up files compared to that of swapping out sd cards.

Backing up with an iOS device is ridiculously simpler.. you just have it synched automatically thru iCloud or plug it in and use iTunes with just one touch of a button ( and that is if auto-sync is not enabled)

 

we don't need sd cards as photos taken by the Camera app is populated into our Photo Stream and is accessible thru other iOS or Mac OS devices and it does not consume our time swapping out cards.

 

with limited knowledge on iOS devices, it is best for you not to comment on something you don't actually know..

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Backing up with an iOS device is ridiculously simpler.. you just have it synched automatically thru iCloud or plug it in and use iTunes with just one touch of a button ( and that is if auto-sync is not enabled)

we don't need sd cards as photos taken by the Camera app is populated into our Photo Stream and is accessible thru other iOS or Mac OS devices and it does not consume our time swapping out cards.

with limited knowledge on iOS devices, it is best for you not to comment on something you don't actually know..

And no cloud service has ever lost a user's data? Putting all your eggs in one basket has never been a good idea no matter how good the basket is.
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And no cloud service has ever lost a user's data? Putting all your eggs in one basket has never been a good idea no matter how good the basket is.

i was replying to the previous comment and not on the article...

i also didn't mention anywhere in my comment that having one backup is an option... or am i missing something??
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This could happen to anyone using any type of phone that has elected not to automatically backup their contacts via the cloud or otherwise. 

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I guess no one keeps a little black book anymore?
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I guess no one keeps a little black book anymore?

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I guess no one keeps a little black book anymore?

Only the little dolly you've been cheating with that your wife doesn't know about! :lol:

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True but doesn't iTunes backup when you connect the iPhone?

I know for sure iTunes backup or ask you if you want to backup before it restore your iPhone to factory settings. I have a friend who's not tech savvy at all, and was trying to transfer some photos from her iPhone to her friends computer (a PC). In the process her iPhone froze. When she disconnected the iPhone form the computer, all she got was a "plug into iTunes" message. So she went back to iTunes on her friends computer and thought "restore" was what she needed to do. So she restored it and ended up losing all the photos, including the ones from the 2 weeks vacation that she just came back from. 

 

When she told me this, I asked her "Didn't iTunes ask you if you wanted to back up any file on the iPhone before it restored it? She didn't remember. All she remember was that she had to click in couple of dialog boxes before it started to restore. I told her to check by plugging her iPhone back into her friends computer, open iTunes, go to restore and see if there's a backup file to restore the iPhone to. And sure enough, there was. Not sure if iTunes ever asked her if she wanted to create a backup or iTunes just did it automatically, but I'm pretty sure you can't just "accidentally" restore your iPhone, without getting some message about backing up, if you don't have a backup of it somewhere.

 

Of course this does no good if if the files in your iPhone was deleted or lost, before the restore process.  

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Only the little dolly you've been cheating with that your wife doesn't know about! lol.gif
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Really??? C'mon man!
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Really??? C'mon man!

It was meant as a joke.

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post #52 of 91
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Unlike Apple's free, tightly integrated iCloud for backups, Android users mustselect from a variety of available backup services, with recommended options priced as high as $5 to $10 per month.

 

Actually that's pretty much utter crap. It's very much 'tightly integrated' into your Google big brother account and it's on by default. You actually have to go out of your way in initial setup to turn it off.  The only exception is certain 3rd party app data, which is up to developers to decide how it's handled. The linked site is a near unknown SEO blog spam site making the whole thing transparently a stretch.

 

No doubt someone like LeBron probably had a legal team disable all of that which left him on the short of the stick. Personal problem. That hardly makes it an Android issue, or article worthy. 

 

Up next, man without a spare tire ends up stranded on the side of the road...followed by another man horrified after opting out of Time Machine and having a hard drive failure...more at 11.

 

Now of course how he managed to end up in a factory reset reboot is a whole other matter. Clearly something is not as intuitive as it should be.... 

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post #53 of 91

Money doesn't buy brains. Regardless of the type of phone you use you should have a backup. It could get lost, stolen, or suffer damage.

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Wait! Could this be the first celebrity to actually USE a Samsung phone?!?!

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DED needs some new material as his articles just seem to be the same 5 topics over and over.

 

In this article he says that Android users may go to the Play store and select some of the fancier options with fees up to $120 per year!  That's absolutely true.  Of course, Apple users are also free to go to the app store and select pricier backup options too, if they so desire (unless Apple banned those Apps as competing with its own).  That's probably not what most do, since most just turn on iCloud in their settings.  DED fails to mention that cloud backups are available free on all Android devices, and usually pretty darn easy to get to.  For example, on the Note 3 in question, Settings->Backup & Reset -> and check 'Back up my data' option.  It actually has you do that when you set the phone up.   But that wouldn't be nearly as fun and entertaining an article.

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Looks like DED jumped the gun yet again.  I'm sure an update and correction will be made real soon...

 

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Looks like DED jumped the gun yet again.  I'm sure an update and correction will be made real soon...

 

 

You do realise that tweet was sent after his lawyer told him he'd have to return all the money he got from Samsung for endorsing their product, right?

 

e&oe.

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You do realise that tweet was sent after his lawyer told him he'd have to return all the money he got from Samsung for endorsing their product, right?

Probably not far off:

http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/12/lebron-james-samsung-cell-phone-emergency/

"We spoke to a rep for Samsung who essentially told us the company scrambled the jets to remedy the problem that blasted to LeBron's 12 MILLION followers.

"We are following the situation," the rep tells us ... "We have a team looking into it. There should be more information soon.""

You need celebrity status to get support from Samsung. It's like AppleCare but only for the well-connected. Because they care more about PR than they do about you.
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"Samsung Galaxy... you never want it even if it's free!"%u2122

Obviously that BIG touch screen is highly desired... Right? Right? 1wink.gif
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I was wondering if someone did it maliciously or if there was some error that would cause the device to think a wipe request was made.

He probably has a RAT on his Samsung phone...

Samsung has got to cringe every time anything good or bad happens and everyone whips out their iPhones and are waving them above the crowd to get pictures.
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Now of course how he managed to end up in a factory reset reboot is a whole other matter. Clearly something is not as intuitive as it should be.... 

"Hmm, I wonder what happens if I push the Red Button???"
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Wait! Could this be the first celebrity to actually USE a Samsung phone?!?!


Apparently so, to his detriment.

Who needs Apple to engage in Anti-samsung campaigns when Samsung seems to be doing a great job of self-destructing?

Though it would be funny if Samsung has actually paid him to make that tweet from his iphone, and he again used the wrong phone...1tongue.gif
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Another Chicken Little article.  What do we get from DED tomorrow - a long winded article spinning an incredibly improbable chain of possible events that lead to his spurious conclusion that the New York apartment building blew up because someone in it had a Samsung phone?

 

Or... It's been proven that Samsung phones are out of phase with the Earth's ley lines and that if too many Samsung phone users were to visit Yellowstone NP at the same time, the combined ley desynchronicity would create a magmatic imbalance, triggering a super volcanic even  that would wipe out 94% of all life on the North American continent, and 18% globally.  Of course you wouldn't get such a problem with iPhones because Apple carefully ley-tunes each and every one of them, by hand.

 

Or... Never board a plane if you notice more than 4 people ahead of you using a Samsung phone because they are all guaranteed to be RAT infested and the hive-mind AI created when too many infected phones are in close proximity will hack into the Plane's systems and cause it to divert to North Korea - if you are lucky.

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Backing up files on an android phone is ridiculously simple, you just copy paste stuff onto your computer's hard drive as you would a flash drive (without having to 'jailbreak'), or use a cloud storage service if you must. If backing up local app settings is incredibly important, you can use Titanium Backup or something like it.

Here's a plain-English description of what is automatically backed-up on Google Android smartphones/tablets
http://www.howtogeek.com/140376/htg-explains-what-android-data-is-backed-up-automatically/
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Backing up files on an android phone is ridiculously simple, you just copy paste stuff onto your computer's hard drive as you would a flash drive (without having to 'jailbreak'),

Yep, you just lost 95% of Android's user base with that method and it is why I still consider it a great geek OS.
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They could opt for another means of backup. The silly thing is going without backup.

There are a lot of dumb people out there, especially the ones that wear tinfoil hats.

 

True. Everyone knows you should be wearing tin foil underwear also...

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Originally Posted by Russell View Post
 

If the mentioned celebrities had signed contracts to use Samsung products and then didn't, they should be sued for breach of contract.

 

No matter what type of media...movies, music, books, photos and web pages

look better and sound better on the Kindle Fire HD than any iPad

 

You certainly seem to be free of any bias¡

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Originally Posted by dfhstsrbts View Post

Backing up files on an android phone is ridiculously simple, you just copy paste stuff onto your computer's hard drive as you would a flash drive (without having to 'jailbreak'), or use a cloud storage service if you must. If backing up local app settings is incredibly important, you can use Titanium Backup or something like it.
 

Titanium backup requires that you first hack your phone using some security exploit to get root access. Hardly simple compared to iCloud backup.

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Titanium backup requires that you first hack your phone using some security exploit to get root access. Hardly simple compared to iCloud backup.

The only added benefit Titanium Backup offers is the backing up of apps and their data. If you have a app that is no longer available or updates removed a feature/function that you really liked you can restore it via TB, you can also backup game data so you don't have to start all over again.
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Hey there Mr. Celebrity Sammy-endorser, you must have lots of enemies. Let me show you how your Note phablet has this handy "Kill Switch" thingie, and your problems will be gone!

 

D'OH!

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Originally Posted by dfhstsrbts View Post

Backing up files on an android phone is ridiculously simple, you just copy paste stuff onto your computer's hard drive as you would a flash drive (without having to 'jailbreak'), or use a cloud storage service if you must. If backing up local app settings is incredibly important, you can use Titanium Backup or something like it.

I've used the same mirco sd card in two different phones since 2011 without any data loss. Whatever happened to Lebron James sounds like massive user error. As far as I know, iPhones don't have sd cards (or even removable batteries), limiting them to their phone's storage and backups via iTunes/iCloud. This doesn't make any sense to me considering the large file size of pictures and the slow speed of backing up files compared to that of swapping out sd cards.

As far as you know? It sounds like you don't know too much. It's no big dark secret that iOS devices have NEVER had SD card support. Hell, even many new Android devices are skipping it, since Google keeps blocking the ability to store apps on them. Keep drinking the tainted Google/Scamdung Kool-Aid, oh newbie troll. 

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Did he KNOW about backups?

Because on an iPhone, iCloud prompts you immediately upon setup.

 

Believe it or not.. I know people with iPhones that refuse to use iCloud for backup. They don't want their data stored on a server some where. Go figure.

I would not want my data on Google's servers, but I trust that Apple will respect my prtivacy.

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If the mentioned celebrities had signed contracts to use Samsung products and then didn't, they should be sued for breach of contract.

You should be sued for breach of intelligence.
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Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post
You should be sued for breach of intelligence.

 

Hey, I have nothing against Samsung suing people for subconsciously listening to their body’s self-preservation mechanism and not using Samsung products. :lol:

 

The more the general public hates them, the better.

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I was wondering if someone did it maliciously or if there was some error that would cause the device to think a wipe request was made.

Seems highly unlikely that he accidentally wiped it. Maybe I'm giving Samsung too much of the benefit of the doubt, but if their wipe procedure is anything like the iPhone, you're not just going to tap a button and that's it, wiped. You'll get a few warnings and several button taps before starting such a nuclear procedure. So he would have had to be pretty dumb to do that.

So I think it's more likely that the Samsung went awol.
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Another Chicken Little article.  What do we get from DED tomorrow - a long winded article spinning an incredibly improbable chain of possible events that lead to his spurious conclusion that the New York apartment building blew up because someone in it had a Samsung phone?

Or... It's been proven that Samsung phones are out of phase with the Earth's ley lines and that if too many Samsung phone users were to visit Yellowstone NP at the same time, the combined ley desynchronicity would create a magmatic imbalance, triggering a super volcanic even  that would wipe out 94% of all life on the North American continent, and 18% globally.  Of course you wouldn't get such a problem with iPhones because Apple carefully ley-tunes each and every one of them, by hand.

Or... Never board a plane if you notice more than 4 people ahead of you using a Samsung phone because they are all guaranteed to be RAT infested and the hive-mind AI created when too many infected phones are in close proximity will hack into the Plane's systems and cause it to divert to North Korea - if you are lucky.

Or... an iPhone user should never teach a student with a Samsung phone because they'll sneak up behind them, cut their throat, sexually abuse them, put their body in a bin and dump it in the woods in a degrading position. Oh wait:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567481/EXCLUSIVE-Student-15-accused-raping-murdering-math-teacher-previously-tortured-burned-cats.html

"Detectives are also trying to retrieve data from Philip Chism's Samsung smartphone, which they found badly mangled in the woods outside Danvers High School.

Police found Chism's cell phone and Ritzer's iPhone both crushed in the woods."

Now people will be quick to suggest that this didn't happen because of the ownership of the Samsung phone. Of course not, the important point is that the psychopath was drawn to purchase the Samsung phone, where the mild-mannered, innocent victim opted for the iPhone.

There have been studies that suggest people who are abusive online are far more likely to be like this in real life. Given the prevalence of abuse from Android users online, the suggestion that these people should be avoided sounds like a good idea.

Here's a video of Lebron James (Samsung owner) throwing his clothes on the floor for the guy to pick up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph7qFvAIRCk

David Beckham (iPhone owner) kindly hands his shirt to a fan who reaches out for a hug:

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/805454/thumbs/o-DAVID-BECKHAM-570.jpg?5

iPhone owners = nice. Samsung owners = not nice. QED.
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Samsung is trying to counter the damage by sponsoring a CNet Galaxy Note 3 article and having them repost it.

How pathetic is that?

http://reviews.cnet.com/2703-30965_7-2289.html

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Originally Posted by Russell View Post
 

If the mentioned celebrities had signed contracts to use Samsung products and then didn't, they should be sued for breach of contract.

 

Yes, that's Sammy should do:  Reinforce the public perception even more that celebrities can't even be paid to use Androids, and that they prefer iPhones.  That's a good PR approach.

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Actually that's pretty much utter crap. It's very much 'tightly integrated' into your Google big brother account and it's on by default. You actually have to go out of your way in initial setup to turn it off.  The only exception is certain 3rd party app data, which is up to developers to decide how it's handled. 

Oh, that's ok. I’ll just go to each of the 194 third party app websites for the ones on my Android phone and see what data, if any, they back up. Should only take a few days. Or I’ll carry on using my iPhone knowing that every single thing is backed up.

Try engaging a few more brain cells next time you post; you'll find that less effluence is produced as a result.
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Another Chicken Little article.  What do we get from DED tomorrow - a long winded article spinning an incredibly improbable chain of possible events that lead to his spurious conclusion that the New York apartment building blew up because someone in it had a Samsung phone?

Or... It's been proven that Samsung phones are out of phase with the Earth's ley lines and that if too many Samsung phone users were to visit Yellowstone NP at the same time, the combined ley desynchronicity would create a magmatic imbalance, triggering a super volcanic even  that would wipe out 94% of all life on the North American continent, and 18% globally.  Of course you wouldn't get such a problem with iPhones because Apple carefully ley-tunes each and every one of them, by hand.

Or... Never board a plane if you notice more than 4 people ahead of you using a Samsung phone because they are all guaranteed to be RAT infested and the hive-mind AI created when too many infected phones are in close proximity will hack into the Plane's systems and cause it to divert to North Korea - if you are lucky.

So funny! If all trolls were as inventive as you, they would be much more tolerable. Your scenarios are hilarious. If you're going to troll, please do more like that! Made me laugh out loud. I found the Yellowstone analogy particularly rib-tickling.
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