The Orion

Apple is losing innovation

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Jeff Guzman and Briana Mcdaniel

September 22, 2016

Many people don’t know this, but Apple was the first company to bring the mouse to modern computers. Apple is also responsible for changing the music industry when they released the iPod, making thousands of songs available right in your pocket.This company brought touchscreen devices to the marke...

FBI vs. Apple: Privacy concerns without concern

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Sean Daly

April 27, 2016

The recent conflict over the government's access to digital information is developing between the FBI and the giant technological producer Apple. This battle involves two global forces who each say they fight for the common good but clearly fight for their own invested interests.The issue of the gover...

Chico Police Department create a new application for community

Carly Plemons

October 1, 2015

Public access to the Chico Police Department just got easier. A new application has been introduced by the Chico PD in an effort to better inform and communicate with the Chico community. “We want people to receive information about wanted persons or just police activity in their neighborhood,” said Lt....

Emoji emotions

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 27, 2015

In the midst of a ten hour shift barbacking at San Francisco’s Starlight Room, a couple asked me to capture a moment with their iPhone and it occurred to me, I did not know how to use an iPhone. The home screen was so foreign I could not figure out how to access the camera in the dark. Granted...

Is your phone controlling your life?

Jamie Fenisey, junior psychology major, and Austin Shankle, junior marketing major, compare the pros and cons of a smart phone versus a traditional phone. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

April 17, 2015

Eighty-five percent of adults ages 18-24 own smartphones. From iPhones to Androids to Blackberries, the trend seems likely to continue until every American has a minicomputer on them at all times. The dominance of the smartphone leaves students with the choice to join the evolution or create a realit...

Tinder ignites casual sex, burns down thrill of chase

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

February 23, 2015

Our world today is gravitating more and more toward a technology-driven society.With recent technological advances resulting in devices like the iPad Air 2, the iMac and the iPhone 6, children now toy with gadgets that past generations would have received as graduation gifts. Thus, it should come as no su...

People place too much value in possessions

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Matt Murphy

September 16, 2014

I have to get the new iPhone. I don't technically need to get it. My current iPhone is less than a year old and still functions perfectly. There is no logical reason for me to get a new phone. Yet here I am, feeling convinced that my quality of life will be vastly improved if I have a new pho...

Differences between children now and children ten years ago

Prin Mayowa

March 4, 2014

My sister has an iPhone 5S and Beats by Dre headphones. She is only 12 years old. Children these days have it great. I know that’s something my grandparents would say about this generation of twenty-somethings, but the younger group of children in this millennial generation have serious...

Siri, show how iOS7 makes life easier

Siri, show how iOS7 makes life easier

Kayla Smith

September 23, 2013

The iOS7 software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has everyone talking, but this guide will give you tips and tricks to get the most out of the new features. Multiple Pages of Apps Within Folders There is no limit to the amount of applications you can put into one folder now with the new fe...

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