Samsung sponsor LeBron James tweets out the failure of his Note phablet

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  • Reply 41 of 96
    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.
  • Reply 42 of 96
    dbhdbh Posts: 41member
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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.

    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..

  • Reply 43 of 96
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    dbh wrote: »
    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.
  • Reply 44 of 96
    dbhdbh Posts: 41member
    dasanman69 wrote: »
    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??
  • Reply 45 of 96
    neo42neo42 Posts: 287member

    This could happen to anyone using any type of phone that has elected not to automatically backup their contacts via the cloud or otherwise. 

  • Reply 46 of 96
    I guess no one keeps a little black book anymore?
  • Reply 47 of 96
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    I guess no one keeps a little black book anymore?

    Racist¡ :p
  • Reply 48 of 96
    kibitzerkibitzer Posts: 1,114member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jaytotheford View Post



    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! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 49 of 96
    davidwdavidw Posts: 2,081member
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    Originally Posted by jungmark View Post





    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.  

  • Reply 50 of 96
    kibitzer wrote: »
    Only the little dolly you've been cheating with that your wife doesn't know about! :lol:
    Sssshhhhh
  • Reply 51 of 96
    solipsismx wrote: »
    Racist¡ :p
    Really??? C'mon man!
  • Reply 52 of 96
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Really??? C'mon man!

    It was meant as a joke.
  • Reply 53 of 96
    Quote:


    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.... 

  • Reply 54 of 96
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member

    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.

  • Reply 55 of 96
    formosaformosa Posts: 261member

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

  • Reply 56 of 96
    froodfrood Posts: 771member

    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.

  • Reply 57 of 96
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member

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

     

  • Reply 58 of 96
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

     

    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.

  • Reply 59 of 96
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,408moderator
    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.
  • Reply 60 of 96
    nasserae wrote: »
    "Samsung Galaxy... you never want it even if it's free!"%u2122

    Obviously that BIG touch screen is highly desired... Right? Right? ;)
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