Backup files and folders in Android to Google Drive

There is a app that I have on my Android phone that allows me to backup certain folders to Google Drive and keep the folder structure intact which has many benefits.
The app that I use is called DriveSync
One of the benefits of using this versus using some sort of built in backup is that not only can this backup stuff from your phone / tablet, but you can also push stuff to your phone and or tablet with this.
By this, I mean that the application has a few different sync methods.

You can upload to Google Drive, you can download from Google Drive or you can 2 way sync. The 2 way sync will look at your device and then look at Google Drive and make sure that they both have the same files. Download any that need to be downloaded, delete the ones that should be deleted and then upload the ones that need to be uploaded.
If you do not have easy access to plug your phone into a computer to transfer files to your phone, you can upload them to your Google drive folder, then when you have the conditions correct to sync (The app lets you dictate when it will or will not sync, such as either connected to WiFi, plugged into a power source, etc.. ) then your files will be downloaded to your device.
I will use this to keep my media files (ringtones, notifications, downloads, etc.. ) in sync between my cellphone and my tablet. I also have it installed on my brothers cellphone so that we can share downloaded pictures and what not.

I did pay for this application, and I think it is worth the price.
Per the description of this app:
"Autosync Google Drive lets you automatically sync and share unlimited files and folders with Google Drive cloud storage and with your other devices. It is an ideal tool for photo sync, photo upload, music download, document and file backup, automatic file transfer, automatic file sharing between devices,... New files in your device are instantly uploaded to Google Drive. New files in Google Drive are automatically downloaded onto your device. If you delete a file on one side, it will be deleted on the other side. It works across multiple devices (your phone and your tablet). If their folders are synced with the same Google Drive account, they will be kept in sync with each other. This is how Google Drive desktop client works but it's not the same with the official Google Drive Android app. The Google Drive app is all manual. Autosync Google Drive is all about automation."




How to provide remote computer support

This is a software tool that I use quite frequently to provide remote computer support. It is free as long as it is non-commercial use. This works with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10. It also works for Android devices.

Watch this video on Dailymotion - http://dai.ly/x6ij5wo

Watch this video on DTube - https://d.tube/v/jmrados/w2kilqf5

Watch this video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/FhpoqgmqnSI

 

 

 




Remote application in a small network

I have a friend who asked me how it would be possible to have an application that they use accessible to their other computer inside of their house. The application that they need is in their shop, but they want to be able to do some of the grunt work inside of their house, which is understandable.

My suggestions were: 1. Buy a new computer or find a computer that you really do not use or even a used one on craigslist. Install the application that you need on that computer, and then install some free remote control applications (you can use Windows RDP if the host computer is running a professional version of Windows 7) and have this computer running all the time. You can then remote into this computer and do your work.

2. Install a VMWare on any of your computers and have it always running, and configure the VMWare to have a bridged connection so it is accessible to your network. Install Windows and your application on this VMWare instance and then you can RDP into this Widnows instance and use your application.

3. Install your application on a laptop and take it with you.

I am sure that there are a few other options, but these were the one that readily came off my head.




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