Jesse has been a serious technology enthusiast for his entire life, starting with building his own PCs back in the eighties and getting online in an era long before most people had even heard of “the internet.” Jesse began his career in information technology in his late teens, installing local area networks and developing database management applications for small businesses while he was still in high school, and continued in that field into his early twenties where he expanded into classroom instruction, systems integration, business process consulting, and project management, later carrying that experience into his current career as a freelance writer.Originally steeped heavily in the Windows and Unix worlds, Jesse was a longtime early adopter of digital media technology, PDAs, and smartphones, cutting his teeth on the original Pilot 1000 and Creative Labs Nomad digital audio player, along with a variety of early home media streaming solutions in an attempt to build the ultimate digital home theatre. When Jesse got his hands on his first iPod in 2004, he became sold on all things Apple and never looked back, eagerly exchanging his HP laptop for a Powerbook and later on his Nokia E90 in favor of Apple’s first iPhone. Although Jesse is still primarily an Apple user, he’s also used a variety of Android devices, still plays with Windows laptops and Chromebooks just for fun.
Jesse currently works as a Senior Writer for iDropNews.com, where he writes about what’s happening in the world of Apple, and previously served as the Senior Editor for iLounge.com for over 10 years, where he reviewed a wide array of iPhone and iPad accessories and apps along with providing help and assistance through technical articles, tutorials, and a reader Q&A column; he is also the author of iPod & iTunes Portable Genius.
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