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IBin is a portable recycle bin for USB flash drives

The Windows recycle bin can be a life-saver for anyone who's a little trigger-happy with the delete button. By default, Windows sends deleted items to the recycle bin before removing them, which means that you have to take the second step of emptying the bin before they're truly (mostly) gone. And that means if you accidentally delete an item, you have a second chance to recover it. Unless the...

PortableApps.com releases portable (µ) uTorrent

Just yesterday, PortableApps.com made its first foray into the world of freeware. Round one of the new releases included Skype and Google Chrome, two Download Squad favorites. Today, John T. Haller and crew have added another winner to the mix. The world's most popular torrent client, µTorrent, is the most recent addition to the PortableApps freeware family. You've been able to make...

Microsoft offers tool to burn Windows 7 ISO - or put it on a USB flash drive

If you have already downloaded - or plan on downloading - a purchased copy of Windows 7, you may need a tool to help you turn the bits into something bootable so you can actually start installing your new OS. By some amazing coincidence, Microsoft has a tool designed to handle just such an emergency! Grab the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and follow the on-screen instructions and you'll...

Portableapps.com debuts Portable Google Chrome and Portable Skype

PortableApps.com has been amassing a large, loyal fanbase for years - and with good reason. The project continues to turn out useful applications that we love to run from our USB flash drives. Today, project lead John T. Haller announced the addition of a handful of closed source applications to the PortableApps family - something that has never been done before. Haller offers a number of...

14 portable web browsers for Windows

Just about everyone has a usb flash drive by now. Apart from all that data you're packing (which you no doubt have encrypted in case your drive gets lost -- but that's a post for another day), why not pack up your favorite web browser and take it along for the ride. There are a lot more options than you think - here are 13 different options for users of Windows PCs. Don't see your choice on...

MobaLiveCD adds USB drive support to Linux virtualization app

A while back, Brad introduced Dowload Squad to MobaLiveCD, a handy little app that allows you to virtualize Linux LiveCD distros right in Windows using QEMU integration. Moba 2.1 now includes support for bootable USB drives. Got a favorite distro installed on your trusty thumbdrive? Pop it in, wait for the drive to become visible in Explorer, then press the LiveUSB button in Moba....

24 Killer Portable Apps For Your USB Flash Drive

My flash drive works pretty hard, so I've spent a lot of time gathering a reliable, powerful set of portable tools that allow me to work hard and play hard, even if I can't do it on my own PC. Here are two dozen apps that I always have at the ready. Encryption Truecrypt - Why is TrueCrypt first on the list? Simple. A multi-gig, easy-to-lose, unencrypted drive with your data on it is a...