Apr
29
2005
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USB Drives Aid File Sharing

Portable USB flash drives come in all shapes and sizes, and capacities and capabilities are growing to suit users. Eighty percent of respondents in a survey have flash drives primarily for personal use, and share files with their friends 66 percent of the time according to a survey conducted by Hall & Partners, commissioned by M-Systems and DiskOnKey.

Another article about the uses of USB flash drives and a survey of people who own them.

Full article here

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Apr
29
2005
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Migo for ipod

I found a great piece of software called Migo for ipod and posted a review/tutorial on installing it onto my ipod shuffle.

Migo for ipod description:
You can’t always have your laptop or PC with you – now with Migo you can carry your personal computing environment on a portable device. With a Migo Personal for iPod software you can create and carry your unique computer profile on your iPod to use on any Windows-based PC. Migo Personal for iPod software enables you to use your iPod to transform any PC into your PC.

Review can be found here

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Apr
27
2005
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airWRX Prototype Released

Boston, MA – Network Improv today released a free prototype of a new mobile/collaborative application framework for flash-drive-based apps. http://networkimprov.net/airwrx/

airWRX is an application framework that runs directly from a USB flash drive, and turns its PC host and other nearby PCs into a multi-screen, web-like work environment. The airWRX framework is lightweight, extensible, and includes full source code.

This is the first attempt i’ve seen at a full work environment running from portable media without requiring any type of install. It’ll even let other users running the same exe connect to the “server” running on your USB to collaborate on projects your working on.

You can find airWRX in our downloads section.

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Apr
27
2005
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M-Systems' DiskOnKey Releases Results of First End-User Survey of the USB Flash

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 27, 2005–

Usage trends found overwhelming majority use device for personal multimedia file storage and transfer, and are looking forward to more complex applications

M-Systems (Nasdaq:FLSH), the leading developer of USB flash drives, announced today the results of an independent survey on the usage of USB flash drives. The survey, commissioned by M-Systems and executed by Hall and Partners, a renowned research agency, is the first to reach out to the end-user and determine how they are using these versatile devices.

The study revealed that 80 percent of respondents are using their USB flash drive for personal use, mainly for storing multimedia files such as music (62%), graphics (52%) and video (46%). Sixty-four percent of respondents who use USB flash drives for work stated that they use the device for transferring work-related files between work and home.

Full Article here

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Apr
25
2005
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USB Flash Drive Alliance Moves Focus to Technical Standards and Expands Alliance

– President of USB Flash Drive Alliance Will Present at WinHEC 2005 Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ — The USB Flash Drive Alliance (UFDA) announced today that they have approved the plans to move the organization’s focus from a marketing organization to a technical standards body. Steffen Hellmold, president of the UFDA, will present the new UFDA direction at the WinHEC 2005 conference in Seattle on April 25, 2005.

Under this new direction, the UFDA will shift from a marketing-based organization driving consumer awareness of USB flash drives (UFDs) to a standards-setting organization driving open device specifications to further encourage market growth and device compatibility. The UFDA expects that the implementation of UFD standards will assist makers of these devices to create portable storage solutions that are used interchangeably and are compatible with different systems and electronic devices. The UFDA will work to complement existing standards bodies, not to compete with them, in order to maximize market growth.

Full story here

This is big news for getting software and even hardware companies to set standards to get more software to run on portable media devices. I’ll be keeping a close eye on this group and post any developments in their efforts.

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Apr
21
2005
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Research Triangle Software Expands Distribution of CryptoStick

Research Triangle Software (www.rtsz.com), a leading developer of secure and branded electronic commerce solutions, announced today the company has reached a distribution agreement with PC Connection. Through the agreement, PC Connection is now offering RTS’ CryptoStick for sale on its Web site, www.pcconnection.com.

Used by the military, the CryptoStick is a USB 2.0 drive that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and features a high-impact aluminum body making it one of the most durable USB drives on the market today.

Full story here

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Apr
20
2005
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Lexar Launches Special Introductory Offer for Free Engraving on New JumpDrive®

Fremont, CA, April 19, 2005 –Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, recently introduced JumpDrive® Lightning, the latest addition to its vast line of USB flash drives. JumpDrive Lightning is a stylish portable storage device that features a striking stainless steel design. Coinciding with its introduction, all customers ordering JumpDrive Lightning from www.lexar.com will be offered free engraving.

Full story here

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Apr
13
2005
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Son of the USB 2.0 Hi-speed Flash drive roundup

Some people call it a pen drive or a jump drive. Others call it a thumb drive, a keychain drive, or even a memory stick, but we just call it a USB Flash drive (UFD). We speculated in our Flash drive review last year that these units might replace the floppy, the Zip disk and the CD-RW. Well, the floppy still manages to stick around and the CD-R is not going to disappear anytime soon. But what has changed since last year is a massive adoption of USB Flash drives by the average Joe and Jane. Previously, most people had no idea what a Flash drive was, but now you can be sure to find most people with even a basic Flash drive in their pocket or purse.

Full Article here

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Apr
04
2005
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SANDISK INTRODUCES ULTRA II SD PLUS

Orlando, FL, FEB. 19, 2005 – SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced the SanDisk Ultra™ II SD™ PLUS, an innovative SD flash memory card with built-in USB connectivity. The new card, which works seamlessly in any SD card slot, also can be used as a high-speed USB 2.0 flash drive. The announcement was made at the annual Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Show at the Orange County Convention Center where SanDisk is demonstrating products in Booth 2408.

Full Article here

Not very recent news, but definately worth the mention.

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