I don’t normally re-post stuff I find on other news sites but this is an application I found on FreewareGenius.com that sounded like a really good idea.

I rarely hook my iPad and iPhone up to my computer and sync with iTunes.  When I do I usually get aggravated because it has to go through a backup each time and it can take forever if it’s been awhile.
This little app turns off the backup part of syncing your iPad or iPhone.  It makes the sync time much less which is a good thing.
If I ever nuke my iPad or iPhone I never restore from backup because I like a totally clean device that I put back the stuff I use on it manually. 
I know it sounds silly but I’d rather it be a clean load without the crap I never use anyways.