Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for October 25, 2005

There are some pretty amazing USB flash drive customizations going on out there in geek world.  Recent articles from PC Magazine and PC World highlighted the following:

  • Internet Office on the Road [with Portable Firefox; Foxit PDF Reader; Firefox Bookmarks Synchronizer; Portable Thunderbird (email); Portable Sunbird (calendar); Portable NVU (HTML editor); FileZilla (FTP & SFTP); and Trillian Basic 3.1 (chat)].  For more info check out USBKEY @ PC Magazine and JohnHaller.com.
  • There are also options for adding OpenOffice.org builds to USB flash drives, plus on the multimedia side both XMPlay and CoolPlayer will play the majority of rich audio content out there also via USB drives.
  • If you want to be able to boot from USB disk then check out: FlashBoot 1.2, BartPE, or Damn Small Lunix.
  • PC World also noted that virus protection tool AVG and anti-spyware product Ad-Aware can also be configured to work on USB drives. 
  • Plus PC World suggested two security tools that might be good for keeping data secure on the USB drive: Cypherix Cryptainer LE and Dekart Private Disk Light 1.22.

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Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for October 21, 2005

Mobile Enterprise for October 2005 had a special feature that highlighted eight new technology cases for laptops and handhelds.

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Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for September 22, 2005

Two items of interest today, one from Tripp Lite and the other from Sonic Impact Technologies.

Tripp Lite has a new portable TRAVELER100BT surge suppressor that offers complete AC and Ethernet or phone line surge suppression for laptops, electronic notepads, personal organizers and other portable electronic devices.

Switching gears from power protection to power audio amplification. 

Check out Sonic Impact Technologies T-AMP and the Apple iPod-savvy i-Fusion.  They seem like great audio amplification and speaker solutions. [Source: Forbes]

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Tech Tidbits Daily for Mar. 29, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Tuesday, March 29th, 2005. Today's item comes from blogger Dann Sheridan who shares his experience on his Xlogs.net site in rolling out Verizon Wireless Broadband Internet Access to his company's mobile users.  They are using the Audiovox PC5220 PC Card, and Dann has got pretty good service coverage in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Diego.  The interesting return on investment (ROI) on this type of service is that Dann thinks that this could eliminate travel communication charges like Internet access in hotels or at Wi-Fi hotspots. Something probably worth checking out. For more information about the links mentioned in this podcast, or for more details on how to subscribe to this podcast check out www.technewsradio.com. You can also send audio or email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com. Have a great day.