This historic piece of equipment was a popular external storage solutions for years. Our sister site TechRepublic is rather fond of digging into the workings of electronics, and CNET News.com has a gallery of its effort. Have a look-see at the drive's insides here: Cracking open the Iomega zip drive
Every computer user needs a solid file compression program. Not only are they mandatory for opening downloaded software, they offer several other useful features for tasks like creating e-mail attachments, performing backups, and saving space on your hard drive. Most people use WinZip because it comes pre-installed on a lot of Windows PCs, but WinZip isn't the only program available for file compression.
There's certainly nothing wrong with WinZip, but some programs offer better file compression or features that may be more in tune with what you need. For instance, some apps make efficient compression their focus, while … Read more
Here's an indispensable nugget of advice: how to zip an archive so it can unzip itself. CNET editor Molly Wood shows you how to create a standalone EXE in WinZip that your recipients can open with a single click.
Last week I shouted out seven CNET Download.com staff favorites for small, straightforward software for Windows, Mac, and mobile that perform a single task simply and well. Here are five more fresh picks, suggested by you.… Read more
Given the spate of electric motorcycles hitting the market, many of us might be tempted to give one of them a shot for the health of the environment if nothing else. But one about our personal well being?
Currie Technologies is trying to provide the best of all worlds with its "iZip Express," a hybrid bike that can supplement your natural pedal power with a small electric motor. Gizmag says the bike's engine, which generates more power as you pedal faster, can yield top speeds of 25 mph on a battery with a range of 31 miles … Read more
After a tip came through the wire that Phillipe the Phisher was vacationing in Paris, Power Downloader asked his friend Francois Foto if he might be able to snap some undercover pictures of the information pilfering villain. A week later, Power received an e-mail from Foto saying that he got the shots Power requested, but that he wondered how he could safely send the images without them being stolen in transit. Also, the image files take up a lot of space, so regular e-mail attachments would be too big for some e-mail clients to handle.
Understanding the need for both … Read more
While I'm on the subject of new open source startups/projects, I just heard about ZipTie. The ZipTie open source community launched in November 2006, and recently got an upgrade from its corporate backer, AlterPoint.
I talked with AlterPoint about the new ZipTie release and was told the following:… Read more
Computer users may not be hitting any piñatas or streamers to celebrate security software publisher PKWare's 20th birthday, but the software-publisher is hoping that a free full-version giveaway of its security program SecureZip for Windows will make users grin all the same.