Jake Smith

Jake Smith has worked for a variety of technology-focused publications over the years, covering Apple's smartphone rise as an editor at 9to5mac and the explosion of the consumer tech obsession for Pocket-lint as US News Editor. Jake currently attends the University of Kentucky, studying finance, and thinks drones will be the next big thing.

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Mind blowing delivery of Identity 2.0

Mind blowing delivery of Identity 2.0

My friend Steve Clayton, long time employee of Microsoft and general geek genius, posted a video which really blew my mind. The delivery of this "presentation" by Dick Hardt, who recently joined the corporation, is unique in style, and will draw you in, like some crack addict being tempted with a chocoloate fudge brownie.

January 2, 2009 by in Google

Some minor criticisms of the Windows 7 beta

Some minor criticisms of the Windows 7 beta

After using the finalised Windows 7 beta build (build 7000) for a good few days as my primary operating system, I'm exceptionally happy with it. I've tried to find bugs, as it is pre-release software, but so far have found none, which bodes well for the software giant.

December 29, 2008 by in Windows

Holiday fun: the best "essay not done" excuses

Holiday fun: the best "essay not done" excuses

While many of you have travelled long and far across the country (or state) to get home for Christmas, Hanukkah, and any other holiday during this festive season. But many of you still have essays which need handing in by the end of this or next month.

December 22, 2008 by in Printers

Has Internet Explorer ever been safe?

Has Internet Explorer ever been safe?

Well yes, but not strictly for the reasons people think. It was once safe back in the day where there were little vulnerabilities to play havoc with the software; back in a time where Internet usage was innocent, and people wanted to create websites about interpreting the mindset of a cat called Jimbo.

December 16, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Don't F:\ with our networks

Don't F:\ with our networks

A good friend of mine from a university in north-west England got an email through from their network administrators at the end of last week, basically saying,"...every time you plug in your flash drive, we see it offloading a whole load of malicious files to the computer you're working on, and therefore impacting our network...

December 15, 2008 by in Hardware

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