Ablaka writes – “There has been quite a bit of buzz recently surrounding so-called “portable apps”. Portable storage devices such as USB flash sticks (and to a lesser extend, micro HD drives) are dropping rapidly in price/GB, so why just store stuff on them? There’s even an industry consortium to promote a standard to facilitate running apps off portable storage devices. Turns out, you don’t actually need a “U3 smart drive” to do this.
There are a number of reasons for not wanting to install a particular piece of software directly onto your computer’s hard disk (be it privacy, portability etc), but instead carry it around with you wherever you go and have it ready when you need it. Enter the “Skyppod” (sort of).” – Link.