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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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

My final look at a near-ish feature-complete-ish Windows 7

My final look at a near-ish feature-complete-ish Windows 7

Watching an operating system evolve from a small, worthless lump of Vista, to becoming a unique, beautiful chrysalis of Sevenness, will probably be nothing like watching my godchildren grow up to be young adults, but probably a lot more fun. I love them to bits, like I couldn't possibly describe in words, but my God they wear me out.

December 12, 2008 by in Hardware

E-petitions give e-voices for e-democracy and e-revolution

E-petitions give e-voices for e-democracy and e-revolution

A petition, right from the heart of the University of Kent where I currently study, is attempting to persuade the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, away from new immigration laws targeting international students entering UK universities.Whilst the topic itself is a controversial one; essentially forcing university lecturers and professors to "spy on" international students to ensure they are not defrauding the university, and their visa to study there.

December 11, 2008 by in Telcos

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