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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See your potential future salaries

See your potential future salaries

This makes life interesting - knowing what you could be earning in a few years time once you've got your degree. The idea behind this website is (other than extreme nosiness) available information on who is earning what, at which company.

June 10, 2008 by in Hardware

Work anywhere, do anything

Work anywhere, do anything

The ability to work anywhere is a wonderful thing. The one thing students seem to struggle with nowadays is motivation factors and in my honest opinion, I would say because there are too many distractions when you're at university.

June 10, 2008 by in Microsoft

Mobile computing vs. cloud computing

Mobile computing vs. cloud computing

There has been for some while “heated debates” amongst fellow blogospherians (probably not a word, don’t comment and bitch about it please) about all these cloud services we’re hearing about. First we had Windows Live SkyDrive which now offers 5GB of storage space, and rumours of GDrive keep hitting the news.

June 7, 2008 by in Networking

The search engine conundrum

The search engine conundrum

I was looking through the Channel 8 Students Union earlier on and noticed an important point concerning search engines. It's widely known that search engines are the most viewed websites on the Internet because they are the starting point to look for something.

June 5, 2008 by in Google

How students really feel about technology

How students really feel about technology

I'm really ill at the moment, so I'll post this for the time being and see how I get along in the next few days. This is how students truly feel about technology; once it's become obsolete or worthless, it's time to give up and find something new.

June 5, 2008 by in Hardware

Software for Starving Students

Software for Starving Students

There seem to have been a few points made on my spelling and grammar; I endeavour to make my posts as accurate as possible, in language and facts, but sometimes some slip through. I'm not an English language student, but must point out my grammar skills excel most of my age through "text language" and local colloquialisms - just please be gentle.

June 3, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Technology killing off the traditional lecture?

Technology killing off the traditional lecture?

Most colleges and universities use Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) like Moodle, Blackboard and Dokeos and it's a great way to share information, collect coursework and essays, and keeping in touch with the students as well as the students keeping in touch with the lecturers. But using VLE solutions calls into question the end of the traditional lecture format.

June 1, 2008 by in Networking

Choose the right university for a start

Choose the right university for a start

So you're on your way to university and about to finish college or high school, but which one? There are so many universities out there, across the country and the globe, all offering the "best courses" and so many advantages.

May 31, 2008 by in Banking

Can Windows 7 benefit students?

Can Windows 7 benefit students?

From what we've seen of Windows 7, we've got multi-touch features and a new taskbar. Obviously because of the new way that Microsoft (*ahem* Sinfosky) is keeping the Windows family of products close to its chest, we don't really know what's going on with it, or what it can offer.

May 31, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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