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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University music tax: sharing and caring?

University music tax: sharing and caring?

In the last few days, a plan devised by men in shiny suits, employees of the devil himself and the occasional dictator-regime supporter to create what can and should only be described as a "music tax for students". But wait, because this is a good thing.

December 9, 2008 by in Security

Craving for that next cell phone hit

Craving for that next cell phone hit

Zack Whittaker has taken a few days off to “get his head together”, and scheduled this post to be released in his absence.I'd like to tell you about a conversation I had with my friend recently; this was seconds after she had lost her purse on a night out.

December 2, 2008 by in Telcos

Podcast: gadgets for Christmas, iPod lovin' and the Blu-ray war

Podcast: gadgets for Christmas, iPod lovin' and the Blu-ray war

Zack Whittaker has taken a few days off to “get his head together”, but last week took half an hour out to record a podcast with his best friend, Elliot Harrison, who has stepped up to the firing squad to cover this week. Some notes for those listening:The iPhone kill-switch, mentioned around 4 minutes in, was on "Between the Lines" and can be found here.

December 2, 2008 by in Mobility

Who put the 'crap' in 'Crapintosh'?

Who put the 'crap' in 'Crapintosh'?

Zack Whittaker has taken a few days off to "get his head together", so in the meantime his best friend, Elliot Harrison, has stepped up to the firing squad to cover this week.The hate campaign certain Windows users have against Macintosh users must stop!

December 1, 2008 by in Apple

Twitter: is there any point?

Twitter: is there any point?

The last few days have been an eye-opener for me, because I've discovered there may in fact be little point in having Twitter. I see Twitter as a pain in the arse, something you have to go out of your way for and tell the world something you really shouldn't have to.

November 24, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

The ultimate student handheld: something for Christmas?

The ultimate student handheld: something for Christmas?

I've taken many months looking for the ultimate student device; something fairly cheap and not too expensive (especially in this current credit climate), something that'll last for a while, something which which can be multi-purpose; none of this "buy a camera, a phone and a sat-nav" when you can have it in all one little device.I think I've found it.

November 24, 2008 by in Mobility

Office 2.0: a digital revolution for students worldwide

Office 2.0: a digital revolution for students worldwide

With hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people using Google Apps and Zoho, two of the main cloud office suites on the web, Microsoft once again sees an opportunity to slam it's iron fist onto the web in hope of crushing the same competitors as before.With Windows 7 on the way, from the people I've spoken to, students just don't seem that phased by it.

November 17, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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