ProEject safely dismounts USB drives – and then cleans up afterwards, too
January 17, 2012 – 09:07 | Comments Off on ProEject safely dismounts USB drives – and then cleans up afterwards, too
ProEject safely dismounts USB drives – and then cleans up afterwards, too

Once you’ve finished working with a USB flash drive then it’s easy just to unplug it right away, but of course that’s usually not a good idea. If the Windows cache contains changes which haven’t …

Troubleshoot USB problems with BusDog
January 17, 2012 – 07:30 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot USB problems with BusDog
Troubleshoot USB problems with BusDog

When a favourite USB mouse stopped working last week, I tried all the usual techniques to try and get it running again: so I unplugged and reconnected it, looked for driver updates, checked Device Manager …

O&O AutoBackup keeps your files synchronized to a USB drive for free
January 11, 2012 – 12:04 | Comments Off on O&O AutoBackup keeps your files synchronized to a USB drive for free
O&O AutoBackup keeps your files synchronized to a USB drive for free

O&O AutoBackup is a (temporarily) free backup and synchronization tool that can be used to safeguard your valuable data by creating a copy on a removable USB or Firewire drive. Unlike many backup tools, this …

Downloadcrew Giveaway – Auslogics File Recovery 3 worth $49.95
December 27, 2011 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Downloadcrew Giveaway – Auslogics File Recovery 3 worth $49.95
Downloadcrew Giveaway – Auslogics File Recovery 3 worth $49.95

New Year is upon us and it around this time that many of us start to think about trying to shed a few pounds. The arrival of a new year is a good reason to …

Build the perfect portable toolkit with PortableApps.com Platform 10
December 9, 2011 – 07:00 | Comments Off on Build the perfect portable toolkit with PortableApps.com Platform 10
Build the perfect portable toolkit with PortableApps.com Platform 10

PortableApps.com has announced the first public release of Platform 10, a powerful framework for building a customised portable toolkit which you can carry around on a USB drive with you.
And if you’ve always liked the …

Roundup: 25 interesting downloads from the past seven days
November 25, 2011 – 13:45 | Comments Off on Roundup: 25 interesting downloads from the past seven days
Roundup: 25 interesting downloads from the past seven days

For many people, the Start menu is one of the most visited aspects of Windows, but if you’re looking for an alternative program launcher, Winstep Nexus 11.10 is a great option. This free tool is …

Unplug USB flash drives safely with RemoveDrive
November 24, 2011 – 06:19 | Comments Off on Unplug USB flash drives safely with RemoveDrive
Unplug USB flash drives safely with RemoveDrive

USB flash drives are a supremely convenient way to store and transfer information. Easy to carry around, they allow you to plug in to almost any convenient PC, and access your data and programs, before …

WinToFlash creates a USB version of your Windows DVD
November 21, 2011 – 12:59 | Comments Off on WinToFlash creates a USB version of your Windows DVD
WinToFlash creates a USB version of your Windows DVD

When you need to install (or reinstall) Windows then normally you’ll reach for the regular CD/ DVD. But this is slow, easily scratched if you leave it lying around, and of course won’t be any …

Use Ceedo Personal to carry your work space around in your pocket
October 31, 2011 – 07:20 | Comments Off on Use Ceedo Personal to carry your work space around in your pocket
Use Ceedo Personal to carry your work space around in your pocket

It can be frustrating moving from computer to computer, finding the apps you use on one computer aren’t available on another, or that your carefully crafted settings aren’t in place when you switch to another …

Dump Windows Explorer and get a tabbed facelift with Explorer++
October 26, 2011 – 07:09 | Comments Off on Dump Windows Explorer and get a tabbed facelift with Explorer++
Dump Windows Explorer and get a tabbed facelift with Explorer++

Windows Explorer is an incredibly useful tool for managing your files, making it possible to open, copy and move documents in folders quickly and easily. But the file management tool that is built into Windows …

BitDefender’s USB Immunizer can prevent autorun-based USB drive infections at a click (maybe)
April 29, 2011 – 08:09 | Comments Off on BitDefender’s USB Immunizer can prevent autorun-based USB drive infections at a click (maybe)
BitDefender’s USB Immunizer can prevent autorun-based USB drive infections at a click (maybe)

Security firm BitDefender’s report for Q1-2011 highlighted autorun-based exploits as one of the most exploited PC security vulnerabilities.
But there’s no need to panic, just yet – the company has conveniently just released a free USB …