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Pass: New iPhone emojis diverse, connect with all Apple users, Fail: Low voter turnout in DeKalb aldermanic elections not ok

By Rachel Scaman | April 8, 2015

Pass: New iPhone emjois diverse, connect with all Apple usersiPhone has updated its emoji keyboard to feature emojis with different skin colors. I applaud the decision to make diverse emojis.The update brings 300 possible emojis with a variety of skin...

Phil Schiller, Apples senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks in front of an image of the 4th generation iPad, at left, and the iPad mini in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The iPad has a screen thats about two-thirds the size of the full-size model, and Apple says it will cost $329 and up.

Apple unveils a new line of products

By Roy Herrera | October 28, 2012

Apple held a media event on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif., to unveil its new line of products. Experts speculated Apple would announce a smaller version of the iPad, and they were right. Apple announced the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad. The...

iPad mini not worth the buzz

By Troy Doetch | October 28, 2012

Please do me a solid and stop talking about greatness of the iPad mini, which almost sold out in preorder this weekend. It’s sick. And not in a good way, like, “Shoot, bro, your slacklining skills are sick.” No, the iPad mini and its buzz is making...

The Associated Press - A computer screen displays a picture of
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs with the inscription 1955-2011 at an
Apple store in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Jobs, 56, died
Wednesday following a long battle against pancreatic cancer.

Steve jobs: businessman, inventor, visionary.

By Jessica Cabe | October 6, 2011

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was a visionary businessman who changed the way we communicate.He shaped the music industry and, arguably, saved it from complete collapse with the development of iTunes. He changed the way we surf the web with his handheld...

The Associated Press - Flowers, apples and notes are displayed
in tribute to Steve Jobs outside of an Apple store in Chicago,
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO
who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that
transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the
iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56.

Students show mixed reactions to death of former Apple CEO

By Olivia Willoughby | October 6, 2011

Facebook and Twitter overflowed with numerous "R.I.P. Steve Jobs" statuses and updates in reaction to the Apple co-founder's death Wednesday night."I was on Facebook and I saw everyone's statuses saying ‘R.I.P. Steve Jobs,'" said freshman marketing...

NIU launches its first smartphone app

By Shelby Devitt | July 12, 2011

DeKALB | NIU launched NIU Mobile, a new free application for smartphones, in anticipation of the upcoming school year.The NIU Mobile website allows users to select their type of phone to view a list of the features included in the new app and previews...

Let the ibattle officially begin

By Candice Beasley | February 9, 2011

Today Verizon Wireless will officially launch its newest product: the iPhone 4. On Jan. 11 Apple made the announcement that Verizon Wireless will be a new carrier. "It's a lot of money to switch," said AT&T sales representative Calvin Russell. "You...

Pass/Fail: The Opposition Party and Cell Phones

By David Thomas | September 27, 2010

The Northern Star doles out grades for current events. But, unlike your least favorite professor, we reveal the explanation behind the grade we give. Opposition Party: PASS. For managing to break Venezuela President Hugo Chavez's stranglehold on the...