Articles By Matt Lake

Skype update fixes ‘window explosion’ problem

It should come as some relief for Skype fans to learn that the company has fixed the frustrating bug that caused Skype 5.0 and 5.1 to spawn multiple browser windows opening, when used

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Matt Lake

Improve WiFi security with 3 VPN services

It's a truth universally acknowledged that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren't secure, but they're so convenient that most of us use them anyway. That's why there was something of a panic last year when

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Matt Lake

Windows 7 launch brings portent of portable PCs

Despite its valiant attempts at creating a carnival atmosphere, when Microsoft launches a new operating system, it seldom feels like a world-changing event in the world of design. Even the considerable hoopla surrounding

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Matt Lake

Five steps to making your work space completely portable

In the past few months, the dream of the digital nomad lifestyle has really taken flight. You know when major newspapers pick up on a trend, it's reaching the mainstream -- something that

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Matt Lake

Handheld HD camera showdown – great video without great expense

You've seen them at school plays and tourist attractions: intent amateur videographers wielding typical camcorders with flip-out viewing screens. However, if you're a blogger, tweeter and or other mobile communicator, you need something

Published on: July 17th, 2009 Matt Lake