Microsoft offers a free service for backing up your cell phone contacts, photos and music. That way, if you lose your phone, or change phones, you can get it all back again.

imageIt’s called Phone Data Manager, and it requires you to sign up for Windows Live, another free service. To find it, type Microsoft Phone Data Manager into the search box at

Another way to go is CyberSynchs, a $3 application for the iPhone or Blackberry. It backs up even more applications, including ring tones, text messages, GPS, calendar notes, etc. More info at

To keep from losing your phone, take a look at and They offer $50-$80  keychain devices that beeps or plays a tune when you’re 30 feet from your phone.

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