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USB Portable Application – Burn CDs & DVDs

Infra Recorder has a open source CD and DVD burning software package which may be configured to run as a USB portable application.  You can download the application for free, then make some edit changes in the properties box and run from a USB stick.

I’m sure the first question you have is, why burn a CD or DVD if you already have a USB stick.  Well, maybe you are just slow to transition to 100% USB, or maybe you need to burn some video files at the parents house and don’t want to hassle with figuring out if they’ve got software to support the job.

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How to make InfraRecorder entirely portable:

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Cryptzone Releases New eUSB Encryption Tool

Press Release:  Cryptzone, the Nordics leading Data Leak Prevention provider, today announced the release of their new USB flash drive encryption software, Secured eUSB 4.0.

Secured eUSB 4.0 is the first product to be integrated in the new version of Cryptzone´s centrally managed security platform, the Simple Encryption Platform (SEP) 4.0.

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Providing security to USB drives is a growing problem for many companies but with Cryptzone’s solution, companies can now take control of this problem. Secured eUSB can convert any existing USB flash drive into a secure means of transporting sensitive data.

The new version of Secured eUSB, version 4.0, will enable users to encrypt, decrypt, compress and password-protect personal files – even entire folders – stored on USB drives. Operating on the Windows platform

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Virtual Laptop Protects Children Online With USB Bracelet

wihoodWiHood is a relatively new service which is the world’s first “virtual laptop” that protects children online [ anywhere & at all times] with the WiHood’s USB bracelet.

The concept is ideal and it appears the user interface, setup and configuration is just as simple.  This is what WiHood is:  A USB bracelet which auto-launches a virtual desktop when connected to any computer.  The virtual desktop runs off the WiHood servers which monitor and update website, programs, virus etc 24/7 for a completely kid friendly computer system.

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From personal experience, my kids have trashed my computer – by mistake of course – but it still took time and skill to restore my PC.  The WiHood USB bracelet eliminates this risk because a virtual desktop is all your child can use.  The other issue I have with my kids using “the parent’s PC” is constant maintenance to monitor website, filters and content.  With WiHood, that daunting task is automatically taken care of.

“WiHood protects children, saves parents from purchasing a new PC, and kids love that they have their own “virtual laptop” which stores their pictures, music, homework, etc. and can be worn on their wrist!”

The USB bracelet uses the internal storage to save files, folders, pictures, music etc…but those files are only accessed through the virtual desktop which runs off the WiHood servers.  This means your kids will enjoy all the performance of a PC with the security of a remote server running the underlining PC desktop.

The WiHood is free to try and costs $49 for 6 months service or $100 per year.  Stack that cost up against purchase of a dedicated PC for the kids and the WiHood is the clear choice.

Still interested.  Maybe some more information?  Check out the WiHood FAQ page.  Or their WiHood Virtual Laptop home page.

WiHood was founded in August 2007 and has been honored to be awarded funding from Innovation Norway, a division of the Norwegian government providing capital to the most innovative companies in Norway.

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USB Drive Ejector Software

I reported a while back on a product called Unlocker if you are having problems unlocking your USB drive from a Windows operating system. Today I bring you another package which does the same function; however, is easier to use.

USB Drive Ejector is a simple utility which lists all USB devices on your buss and with a double click – you can unlock and eject the device.

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This is a great tool to have in case you’ve ran into:

  1. Cannot delete file, access denied
  2. Sharing violation
  3. Source destination file in use
  4. File is in use by another program, etc.

However, you should always proceed with caution when a stubborn drive wont eject. Sometimes…and I mean sometimes…there are reasons. Such as virus software scanning the memory device or Windows writing to the device in cache memory. These examples are far and few between so a couple of common sense activities might be in order, such as

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U3 Software: NT File Recovery

ntfs file recovery softwareThere have been plenty of moments in my computer life I’d like to turn back time. Especially those Vista Upgrades or even the minor events like accidentally deleting files. For the last [mentioned] brain fart, there is some U3 Software which can help; NT File Recovery. The file recovery software is designed to recover any deleted file from a NTFS system.

Many USB file recovery software packages only support files and folders, but this package includes support for getting back applications and media files such as wmv and mpeg files.

Another point worth consideration, is the convenience of running the software from your U3 drive as to eliminate the risk of overwriting your data from the PC you’re try to salvage data from. This U3 application is absolutely free, and ready for the taking.

U3 Software NT File Recover download page.

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Hide Your Flash

Have you ever wanted to hide files on your computer or flash drive? I could think of several “categories” of data in which I’d like to hide from people around me. Of course I’m talking about valuable data such as passwords, financial records and the priceless contact list for GetUSB.info network of publishers.

Today I found a small utility called HideFlash 1.0 which does just what the name says. Hides your data on a UFD.

The USB security software protects files and folders from others who are trying to view them without permission. What works for me with this package is not only do you have the 128bit encryption working for you, but the Hide Flash software also hides the files and folders it’s protecting. This means when a USB drive is plugged into any computer, the user wouldn’t even know there’s extra data.

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The USB security software remains hidden on any computer and invisible to even

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