Keep the Holidays Happy with Protection for Your Smartphone Photos & Videos

 Keep the Holidays Happy with Protection for Your Smartphone Photos & Videos

Carbonite Mobile Offers Expanded Protect Features for Android

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The holidays bring endless photo
opportunities of family, friends and food. With 56% of smartphone owners
choosing their phones over their cameras to chronicle their lives through
photos and videos*, Carbonite, Inc., a leading provider of online backup
solutions for consumers and small businesses, reminds them that it's important
to back up and protect that content. Recently Carbonite updated its free
mobile app – Carbonite Mobile – to add new features that make it even easier
to protect the photos and videos on your Android smartphone or tablet for


Backing up and protecting all of the mobile content captured on smartphones
and tablets ensures that precious memories are accessible and safe, whether
Santa Claus accidentally steps on your new tablet or a crazy New Year's Eve
bash leads to a lost phone. Carbonite Mobile allows people to back up the
photos and videos created on their mobile devices to the cloud, and also
includes features exclusively for Android that protect their mobile device and
personal data in the event of loss or theft.

New to the lineup of features that protect Android phones and tablets is
"Capture", which allows the device owner to remotely activate a phone's camera
and capture an image of the person using the phone if it is lost or stolen.
You may capture a photo of your thief red-handed, which can be shared with
authorities and used to aid in the recover of your missing device.

Additional protection features of Carbonite Mobile for Android include:

  oLocate: Uses the Android device's built-in location services to track
    where it is
  oRing: This feature causes the Android device to emit a sound, even when
    set to silent or vibrate
  oLock: Remotely adds a passcode to the Android device for additional
  oCapture: If you think your device was stolen, remotely activate the camera
    to capture a photo of the person using your phone
  oDestroy: Remotely wipes a user's personal data (including SD card) from an
    Android device, restoring it to factory settings

In addition to Carbonite Mobile's Protect features, Backup and Access features
are provided to both Android and iOS users. The Backup feature lets people
back up the full resolution photos and videos located on their iOS or Android
device securely to the cloud, and archives any photos and videos accidentally
deleted from the mobile device. The Access feature allows people to view all
of their backed up files from any device with the app or through Carbonite's
web portal. For current Carbonite online backup customers, the App will also
allow them to access the files in their Carbonite PC or Mac backup.

Carbonite Mobile is available now for free for iOS and Android devices and can
easily be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play Store.

Additional Resources
About the Carbonite Mobile Apps –
Carbonite Mobile for Android
Carbonite Mobile for iOS

*Study conducted by Carbonite and Wakefield Research in Q2 2012.

Media Contact
Megan Wittenberger

SOURCE Carbonite, Inc.

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