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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Minimalism: Killer of connection

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist November 17, 2022

The aesthetics and values of mobile-device technology have impacted every aspect of the human mind, but it is the ideals of production and efficiency behind these designs that have altered us. Especially...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Man who trades in iPhone for flip phone likens himself to contemporary Thoreau

Ann Karneus, Aroused November 7, 2019

Although technology in the digital age provides us with instantaneous connections and a wealth of information, the sheer volume of these resources can lead to a life full of distractions.  Sophomore...

Apples finances provide confidence in future

Apple’s finances provide confidence in future

Blair Hanley Frank September 27, 2012
Apple's success isn't just about Steve Jobs. You don't hit $700 a share without making good products and providing value to the market. Tim Cook, Jony Ive and the rest of the folks in Cupertino are responsible for the rampant success of this new phone, and they deserve credit for it.
Kayvon Behroozian 14 spearheaded bringing a smartphone security app to Whitman campus.  Photo by Halley McCormick.

Green Dot goes high-tech

Maegan Nelson September 6, 2012
Earlier this month, hundreds of first-years filed through Reid Campus Center to get their student IDs, record their voices and receive their mailbox assignments. Among the many tables that they passed by was one dedicated to the newly introduced “Campus Safety App” available for free.

Find My Friends, Creeper-style

Elena Aragon April 12, 2012

Find My Friends is an iPhone app that allows you to view the approximate locations of certain friends who also have the app. Accused by some as creepy, it is very convenient for meeting up with your homies....

Handheld Consoles Must Step Up

Blair Hanley Frank April 5, 2012

Portable gaming is in crisis. Dedicated handheld consoles like the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita are primarily designed to do one thing: play games. When dedicated handheld consoles were the only game in town,...

Consumers must consider product cycles in consumption decisions

Blair Hanley Frank February 24, 2011
Purchasing any sort of electronic gadget is a big deal. But getting stuck with a product that's outdated a month later isn't a good thing. Here's how to avoid doing that.

The early adopter tax and you

Blair Hanley Frank February 17, 2011

Way back in 2007, when the iPhone was still a brand-new, fairly untested product, Apple suddenly dropped the price of the original iPhone by 200 dollars. Consumers were outraged that the phone they had...

The Verizon iPhone: The Good and the Bad

Blair Hanley Frank January 27, 2011
Verizon announced that they're going to be selling the iPhone soon. Here's why you should (and shouldn't) buy one.

In tech, the fewer killers, the better

Blair Hanley Frank September 30, 2010
Tech pundits seem convinced that every new product has to kill the ones that came before. That's dumb.

Why App Store Rules Matter

Blair Hanley Frank September 23, 2010
Apple has unveiled a host of changes to how developers can make apps for the iPhone and iPad. Here's why you should care about them.
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