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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

"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...

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...

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

Now is not the best time to buy an iPad. While it remains, in my opinion, the best shipping tablet on the market today, you shouldn't buy one. At least, not for another few months. On the face of things,...

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

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...

Why App Store Rules Matter

Blair Hanley Frank September 23, 2010

Apple officially said it doesn't need any more fart apps in the App Store. Well, that and a lot of other things. They recently released a new set of guidelines for iPhone and iPad apps which net out a...

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