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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

New ‘diverse’ iPhone emojis fail to be inclusive

Zan McPherson May 7, 2015

In early April of 2015, Apple released the software update iOS 8.3, thereby welcoming new racially and sexually diverse emojis into the global social-networking sphere. "What a wonderful idea," you might...

Wearable Tech Must Be Relevant to Consumers

Wearable Tech Must Be Relevant to Consumers

Blair Hanley Frank March 7, 2013

To hear the pundits tell it, we should be entering the age of wearable technology. Pebble, a smart watch that was funded through Kickstarter, currently holds the site's record for most funded project...

Apple picker shortage highlights tension in immigration debates

Julia Stone October 4, 2012

The apple is the quintessential American fruit. A symbol in and of itself, it conjures up images of Johnny Appleseed, American pies, fall harvest fairs, a red schoolhouse and hardworking farmers. These...

Apples finances provide confidence in future

Apple’s finances provide confidence in future

Blair Hanley Frank September 27, 2012

"It's almost here." That's how Apple invited members of the press to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for its announcement of the iPhone 5, along with other updates to its iPod...

Tablets will soon surpass personal computers

Blair Hanley Frank May 3, 2012

During Apple's quarterly earnings call in April, one of the major announcements was that the iPad now brings in more money in revenue than Mac sales. Personally, I don't see that trend reversing itself...

Apple users face growing threats to computer security

Blair Hanley Frank April 26, 2012

On April 4, Russian security research firm Dr. Web released a report stating that 600,000 computers running Apple's Mac OS X operating system were infected with a piece of malware known in security circles...

Whitman must do more to offer pre-professional opportunities

Alex Brott April 12, 2012

During a recent networking trip to New York City to meet Whitman alumni in finance, law, media and other highly professional careers, I was struck by a duality on the Whitman campus. On one hand, Whitties...

Apple’s Strategy Holds Future for Operating Systems

Blair Hanley Frank March 1, 2012

On February 16th, Apple announced Mountain Lion, the latest update to the Mac OS. It'll be released this summer, via the Mac App Store, for the paltry sum of $30. This may not seem all that significant,...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

RIP Steve Jobs: Technical rock star

Kyle Seasly November 3, 2011

When I think "rock star," I think of moments such as Paul Simonon smashing his bass on the cover of "London Calling," John Lennon's bed-in with Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan's responding "play it [expletive]...

The Verizon iPhone: The Good and the Bad

Blair Hanley Frank January 27, 2011

The biggest product-related buzz in the tech industry this month has to do with the introduction of an iPhone that will run on Verizon's CDMA cellular network. It's big news for both Apple and Verizon,...

In tech, the fewer killers, the better

Blair Hanley Frank September 30, 2010

There's much talk of killing in many commentaries about gadgets these days.  Every new smartphone is looked at as a potential iPhone killer. With all this talk of death, it would seem that the iPad has...

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