usb

Tue
12
May
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Shopping for an External Harddrive: USB, eSATA or Firewire?

Infopackets Reader 'Kim' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am studying photography and I need an easy to use external harddrive (HD) to store lots of memory. Could you please suggest a good exterior hard drive. By the way, what is the difference between ... eSATA, Firewire and USB external HDs? " My Response: There is an easy answer to your question, but let's first break down the basics to better understand what your options are. Acronyms: eSATA, USB, and Firewire: What does it mean? USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. eSATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. Firewire is not an acronym ... (view more)

Fri
08
May
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'Power Resizer', and 'Panda USB and Autorun Vaccine'

Power Resizer Power Resizer is a utility that provides many facilities in moving or resizing windows in a Microsoft Windows desktop environment. One of the key features of Power Resizer is window-docking, a tool that allows you to organize your ... window in a fun and intelligent way. http://www.freewaregenius.com Panda USB and Autorun Vaccine Windows operating systems use the AUTORUN.INF file from removable drives in order to identify which actions to perform when a new external storage device, such as a USB drive or CD/DVD, is inserted into the PC. The problem is, this feature is widely ... (view more)

Fri
17
Apr
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'Returnil', and 'USB Flash Drive Write Protection'

Returnil Returnil is similar to a virtual machine program: it allows you to use a virtual copy of your operating system, with the real system being preserved and untouched in the background. This provides two key advantages: protection against ... threats (malware, exploits, etc), as well as convenience incase you need to revert your system. Returnil's personal edition is packed with all kinds of exciting features and is free of charge. http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com USB Flash Drive Write Protection Windows has a registry setting that can utilize USB write protection. Without the feature ... (view more)

Wed
08
Apr
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'Secret Disk', and 'USB Webserver'

Secret Disk Secret Disk lets you have a separate disk on your PC that can be locked and unlocked with a password. When a disk is locked, it is invisible in the Windows system. http://privacyroot.com USB Webserver USB Webserver is a small web server ... package that includes Apache, MySQL, PHP, and PHPMyAdmin. The program is dock-able to the system tray and services can be run either portably or installed as a system service. http://www.pendriveapps.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are ... (view more)

Mon
06
Apr
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'Optimize Usb Drives', and 'Windows Service Configurations'

Optimize Usb Drives As purchased, most USB drives default to a FAT (File Allocation Table) partition. To enable NTFS (Windows NT File System) which features vastly greater performance, follow this guide. This is a handy tool for getting the best ... possible speed out of your brand new USB storage device. http://www.zenosys.com Windows Service Configurations This Windows Service Configurations tool includes explanations of each service and advice on which services you can safely disable. Discussions of Win 2K, XP, Vista and Windows 7 are all included (scroll the left side of the website). http:// ... (view more)

Wed
24
Dec
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'Install Linux On A USB Drive', and 'Copy Wipe'

Install Linux On A USB Drive There are so many reasons why having a Linux distribution on a USB drive can come in handy. No matter what OS is on your machine, you can use your USB drive to boot into Linux without effort. From having a rescue OS on ... your key ring to being able to install a new distribution on your Asus Eee PC, a "thumb drive" Linux is extremely useful. This guide will help you get through the process of installing Linux on your USB drive. http://www.ghacks.net Copy Wipe CopyWipe is a utility for copying and/or securely overwriting (wiping/erasing) entire hard drives. CopyWipe ... (view more)

Mon
28
Jul
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'Caffeine', and 'Usb Image Tool'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Caffeine If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep at undesirable intervals, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you're still working at the keyboard. http://thefreewarejunkie.com USB Image Tool USB ... (view more)

Tue
08
Jul
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'Microsoft Location Finder', and 'Usb Flash Drive Manager'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Microsoft Location Finder Turn your laptop into a GPS-type device without having to purchase extra hardware. Microsoft Location Finder is a client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet, or PC into a location-determining device without the addition of any ... (view more)

Fri
04
Apr
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'Tiny Usb Office', and 'Remote Process Explorer'

Tiny Usb Office Small, portable productivity software suite which offers a collection of unique standalone free software applications. If you find yourself working on different machines and like the idea of having portable software that you can ... access hassle-free from any computer, then this is the package for you. Whether you need to create rich-text word processing documents, share files across multiple computers, transfer files, create MS Excel compatible spreadsheets, comma-delimited database files, email your contacts, talk to your friends or co-workers on MSN, create pdf files, or ... (view more)

Mon
24
Mar
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Introducing the 'Virtual Luggage Tag' For Your USB Drive

It's a small world after all. The more advanced technology gets, the tinier it becomes. But, is it all good news? As major technology-based companies continue to play a game of "can-you-top-this" with one another, it seems as if the only way to stay ... ahead of the pack is to offer a product that stores the largest amount of data on the smallest device possible. The best example of this phenomenon is the surge in popularity of the USB drive. A simple memory stick no longer than 4x1 inches has replaced the bulky floppy disks of yesteryear. Now pardon the pun, but many are overlooking one "small" ... (view more)

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