Why A Good Book Is Better Than 2048

By Deanna Bonaparte

Technological advancements have literally placed access to vast amounts of information at our fingertips. In the area of mobile technology, increasingly function-packed phones and tablets are slowly eroding away at any need for laptops or desktop computers. This puts a huge market within the reach of mobile developers – blockbuster game Angry Birds has racked up almost two billion downloads since its first release on iOS in December 2009.

In recent months, you might also have noticed a handful of commuters frantically sliding through digital number tiles, in attempts to figure out a strategy around the game 2048. Like Angry Birds, the game mechanics are deceptively simple, but a frustrating combination of skill and dexterity is required to master and beat the game. (Read More Here!)

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What Your Smartphone Says About You

By Julailah Wahid

My daily commute always makes for an interesting experience. Besides dealing with overly pushy middle-aged individuals, I have to work my way through a sea of smartphone users on and off the train – people texting or WhatsApp-ing (yes, it’s a verb now just like Google), office workers reading news (and Facebook) updates and ladies watching foreign dramas on their phones.

Let’s face it. Smartphones are E V E R Y W H E R E. I’m telling you, it’s an epidemic!

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