Security is becoming a big issue. BES customers have the security of being able to have their phones and information to be backed up and the capability of remote wipe. But what about those of us with BIS? With this in mind, when I was offered to try CyberSynchs, my curiosity got the best of me. Check it out…
CyberSyncs was first described to me as a small app that you install on your phone and backs up all of your data (music, ringtones, text messages, GPS, calendar notes, VMs, etc.) to their secure server. You get to keep your information on their private and secure server. The web server also allows you to also erase the data from your BlackBerry should it be lost or stolen.
The press release states the following:
The CyberSynchs Mobile application automatically backs up 98 percent of all smartphone and mobile device data, including phone numbers, address books, calendars, voice messages, text messages, emails, music, ring tones, GPS locations, photos, videos and virtually any other kind of digital file that can be stored on a smartphone or mobile device. Each subscriber’s information is stored and protected on CyberSynch’s secure servers to enable immediate and complete data recovery. In the event a device is damaged or lost, CyberSynchs can instantly write all of the user’s stored data to any new mobile device.
Subscribers’ synchronized content is scrupulously protected on the CyberSynchs servers and accessible only with the user’s unique device ID code and personal password. Subscribers can access their data in real time from anywhere in the world via smartphone, mobile device, PC or any device with an Internet connection for complete control over their personal data at all times.
I took the instructions and for the sake of the review, I used my BlackBerry Tour 9630. The first step required me to sign up for a trial that’s free for one week from the CyberSynchs site here. After signing up, I received an email with a link for the OTA and the instructions to have access to the service, which is my email, my password, and a unique number for my app. They did let me know that depending upon my device, I would have the ability to synchronize the following: Address Book, Notes, Videos, GPS, VoiceMail, Photos, Calendar Entries, Remote Whip Feature, Ringtones, ETC.
After one week, the app and service only cost $2.99 a month. I installed the app and found the icon quite easily. Clicking on it opens the app that has the main intent, Synchronizing.
You then need to go to Account to insert the information from the email so it will be activated.
Enter your information with email, password, and the pin they gave your app.
Now you have to go into Options to set up what you can synchronize.
You can also set how often it synchronizes:
After this you are able to go and synchronize your data. This is the easy part.
If you go to About, the following is available:
This was an easy app to use. I’ve tried using other backup apps, but this one has the most I’ve seen and easiest to use. For $2.99 a month, it’s pretty reasonable when you think about your data being stored. Other security apps back up data as well, but this one seems to be more comprehensive in the data they include. Most only include the phone book and the calendar. Remote wipe is an option we are seeing more of , and should. I’d like to see more data saved, such as messages, texts, etc.
CONS: a monthly charge instead of a bi-annual or annual charge.
PROS: Small, quick back ups, easy to use, no problems using it. Hasn’t caused my phone to freeze. Takes the headache out of backup. It also has the assurance of wiping.
I would like your feedback on this app, and I’m curious as to how many of our readers feel a need for it. Have you ever had a time that you could have used an app like this? Please share your stories and opinions, we really want to know.
For more information on CyberSynchs, please click over to CyberSynchs here.