Tag Archives for USB

The Ugliness of Short Term Hacks on the Road to Wireless

Here’s a Kickstarter project to solve the problem of no audio jack which illustrates just how thorny it is: iLDOCK – charge and listen to iPhone 7 at the same time by ildockgear — Kickstarter.  ILDOCK lets you use your wired … Continue reading

01. October 2016 by jeremy
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Drive Safely

This is probably the way to go with USB drives — security features that the user has to follow, or else the device won’t work.  Verbatim’s new Store ‘n’ Go Corporate Secure USB Drives’ mandatory security features safeguard all device … Continue reading

29. August 2006 by jeremy
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How To Run Programs From a USB Drive

Great comment from Fausto Di-Trapani on my posting An Updated Directory Of Programs Designed For USB Drives. Fausto points to a great little program that removes the need to browse through sub-folders when running applications from a USB drive: Being … Continue reading

16. September 2005 by jeremy
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U3’s First USB Program?

So far the U3 initiative — where manufacturers agree on a standard way to have programs running from USB thumb drives — has been more bark than bite. But here’s an announcement that provides a little nibble of the potential: … Continue reading

10. August 2005 by jeremy
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More Software on a Stick

A bunch of useful USB-drive-oriented software for windows: Wipe usb drive software by Proxymis Multimedia and others I haven’t tried any of them, but plenty to choose from. My expanding directory of USB drive programs is here.

23. July 2005 by jeremy
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Get Even More From Your USB

I’ve written before about the uses of USB keydrives (here’s the latest list of programs that will run off them). But the USB port can be used for more. Since taking root in an office I’ve found the Dell desktop … Continue reading

13. April 2005 by jeremy
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This week’s column – Flash Drives Aren’t Flash

This week’s Loose Wire column is about Flash drives:  I LEFT YOU last week in the capable hands of Ethel Girdle, the fictitious octogenarian who took her accusations of built-in obsolescence to the technology giants. One of her beefs was … Continue reading

20. May 2004 by jeremy
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The USB Pen

Not a bad idea this: A pen with a built-in USB drive. PNY Technologies have just launched a line of Executive Attaché ballpoint pens with attached USB 2.0 flash drives that hold up to 512 MB of stuff. The pens … Continue reading

09. January 2004 by jeremy
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News: USB 2.0: Not Always As Zippy As It Should Be

 AP is reporting that not all products that flaunt the latest version, USB 2.0, are as speedy as consumers might expect. It turns out that while a growing number of devices feature USB 2.0, some actually transfer data at the … Continue reading

05. October 2003 by jeremy
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