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Archive for February, 2010

I use CrashPlan both personally and professionally as my backup choice.

CrashPlan will let you back up to a remote server,  for a small fee, just like any other online backup software. What makes CrashPlan so unique, is that you can back up to your friends, or your other computers, for free, regardless if they’re on your LAN or not. You can back up to multiple sources as well. For example, a PC in house, and a friends PC across town. You have the convenience of a local restore being quick, and the security that your data is off-site in case of a disaster or theft. Oh, yes, your data is encrypted. No need to worry about others seeing financial and other private information.

For personal use. It’s free. Though a bit limited. You can upgrade to CrashPlan+ to make use of some great additional features, like data de-duplication, real-time backups, heavier encryption, and file versioning. However, if you want it for free, it’s still the best choice out there.

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Everything Droid doesn’t, DroidMod does.

Recently rooted my Droid with DMUpdater, from the guys over at Couldn’t have been easier. Overclocked to 1.2ghz, live wallpapers, wireless tether, and of course, su access. I get rougly 15 hours out of my battery between charges (reported from “battery left” widget).

Some “must have” apps:
Wireless Tether
Battery Left

WhatsMyPass has published version 3 of TechTools.

Tech Tools uses Ketarin, which is an application downloader that checks to see if an application has been updated and downloads it if so.

The genius in this tool is that we dont have to have you download all these tools at one time from our website, you’re going to be downloading each file individually from the app’s website. This helps with our bandwidth costs and some authors of the applications, while freeware, wanted the only download of their software to be at their own sites.

There has got to be around 100 apps listed. Go check it out!