Richi Jennings

Your humble blogwatcher is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He was voted 'Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke' for 14 years in succession.

Richi Jennings is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He's also the main author of Computerworld's The Long View and IT Blogwatch. He has won awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, ABM/Jesse H. Neal, and B2B Magazine.

He was previously CTO for Samsung Contact. Prior to this, he was at Hewlett-Packard for 14 years, working in a wide variety of engineering, marketing and architect roles, mainly on OpenMail and its predecessor products.

Richi lives in England, is an un-professional DJ, rusty scuba diver, and was voted "Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke" for 14 years in succession. You can follow him as @richi on Twitter, pretend to be Richi's friend on Facebook, Plus him at +richijennings, or just use boring old email: cw@richij.com.

(And, yes: that's Richi Jennings, not Richie Jennings; capishe?)
 

On quotations used in my articles:

When I quote other websites or writers, I will often edit for the busy reader, using a style based on accepted journalistic norms (e.g., AP; Chicago). The intention is never to change the meaning of the original. Omitted text is marked with an ellipsis (...); altered text is marked with [brackets]; typos are corrected; on extremely rare occasions, I may reorder text. I also aim to stay within the letter and spirit of copyright law: specifically, the U.S. Fair Use and UK Fair Dealing codes.

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LG G4 leaks: 'Gorgeous' Android flagship in real leather (and fake carbon fiber)

Internet Explorer is an ex-browser (following a prolonged squawk)

Internet Explorer is an ex-browser (following a prolonged squawk)

Microsoft is killing off IE. In Windows 10, the new 'Project Spartan' browser will take the lead. RIP IE: 1995–2015. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers run down the curtain and join the choir-invisible...

Adobe heralds the PAPERLESS OFFICE. Sounds familiar...

Adobe heralds the PAPERLESS OFFICE. Sounds familiar...

Adobe is pleased to announce its all-new Document Cloud service, which, along with the new Acrobat DC apps, will stop you using paper forms, once and for all. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers make like Ned Ludd...

iOS 8.3 update download NOW...ish (Apple Seed not such a *public* beta)

iOS 8.3 update download NOW...ish (Apple Seed not such a *public* beta)

Here's the public beta of the iOS 8.3 update. Or is it? When is 'public' not public? When it's invite-only, apparently. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don't let the facts get in the way of a good Apple story.

Don't tweet Naked pics of your ex -- Twitter will ban you, OK?

Don't tweet Naked pics of your ex -- Twitter will ban you, OK?

Twitter wants you to stop posting revenge porn and dox. I know you weren't doing this, or planning to, but it's good to know that Del Harvey's @Safety team is looking after our interests, no? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers keep their...

Microsoft FAIL: Windows Stuxnet vuln *still* broken. Also FREAK, so patch now [updated]

Microsoft FAIL: Windows Stuxnet vuln *still* broken. Also FREAK, so patch now [updated]

Second Tuesday comes but one a month, but when it comes, drop everything and patch. One of the patches is a fix for a Stuxnet vulnerability. Yes, that Stuxnet...

Apple Watch -- people HATE it (except $17,000-spendy 'douchebags'). Here's why...

Apple Watch -- people HATE it (except $17,000-spendy 'douchebags'). Here's why...

Yesterday's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch event garnered plenty of fawning, über-positive press from the usual suspects. But there's also a strong undercurrent of negative sentiment. Unusually strong. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers voice...

STOP! Installing Java on a Mac? Don't just click OK...

STOP! Installing Java on a Mac? Don't just click OK...

Oracle is the latest vendor under fire for (ahem) 'potentially unwanted' shovelware. Mac users installing or updating to the latest version Java are finding their shinies infected with the Ask Toolbar. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fume...

NOOO! iPad Pro release date -- put back yet again (IGZO display delay)

NOOO! iPad Pro release date -- put back yet again (IGZO display delay)

Apple's plus-sized iPad Pro has been delayed yet again, because it's taking longer to source the IGZO panels, according to deep-throat sources. Oh, disaster: The supposedly business-focused slate is desperately needed to shore up...

Freak out: Apple and Android gear vulnerable to yet another open-source bug

Freak out: Apple and Android gear vulnerable to yet another open-source bug

Another month, another ancient OpenSSL vuln. with a silly name. This time, it's FREAK -- Factoring RSA Export Keys. The bug stems from crypto Export controls negotiated in the G.H.W.Bush era.

Google 'Nexus' wireless plan plan is a GO -- MVNO PDQ?

Google 'Nexus' wireless plan plan is a GO -- MVNO PDQ?

Google wants to be a wireless carrier in the U.S., it says. SVP of products Sundar Pichai announced the move at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the "Nexus" of wireless plans...

Today in eyeroll: Apple sued by Ericsson, and again by Smartflash, a ''patent troll''

Today in eyeroll: Apple sued by Ericsson, and again by Smartflash, a ''patent troll''

Is FRAND fair? When is a non-practicing entity just a patent troll? Smartflash LLC sued Apple again over its patents. And now Ericsson joins in. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers eyeroll at a broken system.

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