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Top apps to download

By Deanna Frances | March 5, 2013

There’s a reason why the younger generation is considered the technology generation. With smart phones, iPods, iPads and everything in between, youths are set when it comes to electronics and technology. Apple customers download 5 million games a day...

Apple rumored to unveil new iPad model in near future

By Roy Herrera | October 15, 2012

Is your iPod Touch screen too small? Is the iPad too big for your taste? Well, Apple came up with the perfect solution: the iPad Mini. While the name may not be official, this is the next product experts believe Apple will release in the very near future....

Secrets give great speeches

Secrets give great speeches

By Joe Palmer | September 13, 2012

Ask any graduate what their least favorite course was at NIU and you’ll often hear the same name repeated: COMS 100. The same, however, can be said of their favorite course. COMS 100 is the most universal of general education courses, and it is usually...

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...

Possibility of an Angry Birds movie is ridiculous

July 14, 2011

It's nearly impossible to go to the movie theater, look up at the marquee and see a movie that isn't a sequel, prequel, remake or a movie based off an already existing idea.In light of this recent realization, it should come as no surprise that someone...

Ode to an iPod

By Tony Martin | October 12, 2010

I woke up late to class today, and had to run to catch my bus. I left my iPod at home in my haste, and felt naked without it. I swore to myself that I was never going to be one of those people who keeps an MP3 player on himself at all times, yet the silence...