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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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

The mass exodus of the technology industry

The mass exodus of the technology industry

Everywhere I look at the moment there are job cuts here, mass lay-off's there, unemployment rising and a crumbling global economy. Whilst students are working their arses off trying to cram for pre-Christmas exams, it opens up a world full of worry for students who are near graduation.

November 14, 2008 by in CXO

Pre-release Windows 7 needs feature switch mode

Pre-release Windows 7 needs feature switch mode

I have a dream that one day, little boys and little girls, across this great plain of society, can open up a pre-release version of Windows 7 or Windows 8, and have access to full unstable features which makes them go "oooh" and "ahhh" in excitement, wonder and amazement.

November 12, 2008 by in Windows

MI6 searching for the next generation

MI6 searching for the next generation

Whilst walking the streets of London, with half a baguette in one hand and a coffee in the other, I am no more than 10 feet away from someone who tells people you're no more than 10 feet away from a rat. I call them civil servants personally, wandering around with their Blackberry's, donning their shiny suits and slick comb-overs, whilst talking about "social exclusion policy" and all matter of immensely boring crap, which would resonate the brain of any passer by into smoothie.

November 5, 2008 by in Developer

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