Best Buy Launches Mobile Backup Service
Today Best Buy Mobile announced a new internet-based service that will allow users of certain types of smartphones to sync and store user content on Best Buy's servers. The service, called mIQ, can sync content such as contacts, SMS messages, calendar, photos and videos, social networking data and provide general backups. mIQ offers users 1GB of storage for data and it is free to use. Best Buy says the service is compatible with BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Symbian S60 devices such as the BlackBerry 9700, Bold, and Tour; Nokia E71 and N97; HTC Pro 2; Samsung Omnia II; and the T-Mobile Dash 3G. mIQ will be available beginning October 12.
BlackBerry Says CDMA Version of KEYone Now At Best Buy
BlackBerry Mobile today said the Verizon-ready, CDMA model of its KEYone smartphone is available at Best Buy stores. The phone is sold unlocked with support for Verizon's 3G and 4G networks.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Offer for Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6
T-Mobile said shoppers will be able to score a free Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, or LG G6 or V20 (pictured) through a new buy-one, get-one offer that kicks off June 16. Existing T-Mobile customers need to buy both phones on an installment plan and subscribe to an unlimited data service plan in order to qualify.
Samsung to Delete Third-Party Apps from Cloud Backups
Samsung today informed those who use its Samsung Cloud service that it will no longer backup data from third-party applications. Starting February 6, 2018, the company will only backup information stored in Samsung-branded apps, including contacts, calendar, internet, notes, photos, videos, music, and documents.
Just wait till Best Buy starts advertising to your contacts...
Spying on your backed up data to "profile" you and your contacts to deliver specific advertising. Nothing is for free.