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There are a number of ways of backing up your data, but the one that has really taken off in the last few years is storage in the Cloud. That’s the name given to the variety of online backup technologies that let you take a copy of the data on your laptop, your computer, and now even your phone, and store it safely away somewhere where you can forget about it.
One such online service is iDrive, one of the biggest names in Online Backup. They have an interesting set of offerings including a free service that lets you store up to 2Gb of data. Their service works by letting you install a small application on your computer, which you can then use to backup files. You can even set up a continuous backup that monitors what’s going on on your computer and keeps your backup updated with your latest changes.
One new product they have, which I hadn’t seen before is iDrive Lite which is designed for backing up your contacts on the iPhone and Blackberry. You install it on your phone, sign up for the service and just rest assured that your contacts are continually backed up. It’s a great way to get some peace of mind.