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About a month after releasing his “Next GUTS” Droid app, Chris Cronbaugh (COL ’12) will become a little more popular on the Mac end of the “Macs vs. All Other Technologies” debate, announcing yesterday the release of an iOS version of his app.
Pretty much every Georgetown student knows that it’s always handy to have a smartphone (or, rather, always frustratingly unhandy not to have one) when coming back on the Metro and having to navigate through various Georgetown transportation websites in order to find one with a workable schedule. This app makes this process as easy as opening a game of Angry Birds, conveniently designed with individual buttons for every route except the Arlington Loop (which, let’s be serious, nobody really uses anyway).
The app does not give information about whether or not a bus is running on time, and instead just tells the next scheduled departure. Disappointing, because then you could also tell which Dupont bus is taking that incomprehensibly unnecessary, double-length route.
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According to Metropolitan Police Department Second District listserv, a man was robbed yesterday afternoon in Volta Park.
At approximately 4:10 p.m., the man was “approached by the first suspect, who attempted to steal his computer,” when the suspect grabbed the man’s iPhone and threw it to a second suspect, “who was waiting nearby.”
In an email to Vox, MPD Officer Abigail Hughes added that the man chased the suspects, but failed to keep up with them. Hughes described the suspects are “two black males, 18 to 19 years old, approximately six feet tall, one with short dark hair, one with dreads.”
The crime marks a continuing trend of iPhone robberies in the Georgetown area, which led MPD Commander Matthew Klein to caution iPhone owners last month to be more wary.
“Your iPhone is being targeted by thieves so let’s make it as difficult as possible for them,” Klein wrote.
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Posted by: Emma Forster in News, Vox Populi, tags: 2010 Campus Plan, ANC, ANC Wrapup, BCA, CAG, Crime, Healthy Wisey's, iPhone, MPD, Revenue bonds, Robbery, Science Center, Wireless
Last night’s marathon Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting covered everything from crime to tree boxes. As always, we’ve picked out the meeting’s highlights just for you. Let’s get to the recap.
The name is Bond. Revenue Bond.
Linda Greenan, associate vice president for external relations, presented the University’s application for tax-exempt revenue bonds incited an onslaught of heated reactions from audience members. A proposed $60 million of the bonds, a majority, will go toward funding the new science center. The rest will cover the cost of maintaining on-campus residences, including $12 million to outfit all residential halls with wireless Internet access.
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In an email sent to local community listservs on Monday, Metropolitan Police Department Commander Matthew Klein encouraged D.C. residents to “use caution when walking at night.”
During robberies that occurred last weekend near Georgetown and Dupont Circle, several people had their iPhones forcibly taken away from them. To remain safe, Klein recommended that those who go out late at night walk in groups.
“Your iPhone is being targeted by thieves so let’s make it as difficult as possible for them,” he wrote.
Earlier this year, Klein reported a rise in iPhone thefts in Georgetown and Dupont, despite an overall decline in crime in the Second District.
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Yesterday Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled what could be the most revolutionary apple product since the mouse. Check out the new website for demos. I see another “accessorizing like a true Hoya” piece in The Guide‘s future.
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