Data Transferring for Travelers Made Easy
Just because you are on vacation or camping on the middle of nowhere does not mean you won’t be able to transfer data or send or receive important files for work or personal use. In fact, you even have numerous options to do it.
They come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing they have in common is their need for USB ports to connect to one device or another. They also vary according to the amount of disk space you get from each drive.
Think of your CPU’s hard disk now made portable. They offer a lot more storage space compared to flash drives. The largest external drives – figuratively speaking – can contain up to several terrabytes of data. They are fairly expensive, though, and they can be easily damaged as well if they are not protected by heavy-duty shockproof casing. Both flash drives and external drives do not require you to install any program in any laptop or netbook in order to run.
This file-hosting site is actually offered as one of the built-in services integrated with the email application of Apple’s iOS devices. If there is an email you wish to save, you can simply have it transferred to Dropbox. The same goes for attached files in your email messages.
S Beam is a new service that you can enjoy from Samsung Galaxy S3. Think of it as a proprietary and patented way of sending and receiving files between Samsung users. It works basically like Android Beam. The upside: it’s quite fast. The downside: it’s limited to Samsung Galaxy S3 users only. Of course, there’s no saying whether Samsung Beam would be made available with future models from Samsung as well.
In order to make use of S Beam, you just need to tap another S3 with yours and maintain contact until S Beam has registered the connection. You then tap the files you wish to transfer and once the other party gives the OK for receiving the files, transmission will start immediately. According to Samsung, S Beam can transfer 1GB files in just 3 minutes and a 10MB audio file for 2 seconds alone.
More importantly, S Beam does not need cellular or Wi-Fi signal. It relies on Wi-Fi Direct alone. However, S Beam will try connecting via Wi-Fi before relying on other types of connections.
Blackberry messenger service does not always need an Internet connection in order to run. Obviously, this type of file exchange can only be possible when you and the other party are using Blackberry devices both. However, unlike Samsung’s S Beam, Blackberry messenger service is not limited to any particular model.
With Blackberry messenger service, you will be able to transfer multimedia files and even voice mails for free. You just need to be accepted as a BBM contact first by the other party.
When all things fail, there’s always Bluetooth connection to rely on. It does not require an Internet connection, but it does require both the sender and receiver to be within a certain range from each other. Unlike infrared connection, you do not need both devices to be facing each other in any way.
When it comes to file transfers made easy, just remember that you have one major requirement for all the options listed above and that’s to have high-speed Internet. Without that, none of the options above will likely work effectively.
Norris Lemuel Lasay is a writer on technology, lifestyle and businesses at Broadband Expert. During his free time, Norris writes for relevant blogs in order to share his ideas on his favorite niches.