Category: Technology

Broken Telephone: Life Without a Smartphone

by Kristal Ng (16S07C)

The first thing I hear when I tell people that I don’t have a smartphone is usually, “How do you live like that?” followed by a fascinated “Can I see?” before I display my retro Nokia. It’s already an upgrade from a $25 Nokia 108, to a $38 Nokia 215. Other than its push-button typing, legendary feature games (Snake – remember that?) and of course its unbreakable casing, there isn’t really much that my phone can do other than call and text. Since my parents had decided against my getting a smartphone from the get-go, fearing that it would become a distraction, I have never owned a smartphone before.

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Students: Ditch Google Docs, and use Office Online for your projects for a happier life

In the latest installment of Raffles Press’ collaboration with Twenty First Tech, we explore a (better) alternative to google docs for collaborative editing.

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Project Work is something very unfortunate that all Junior College students will have to deal with. Last week, a teacher warned her class on the use of Google Docs, speaking of how it would destroy hours of painstaking formatting when converted into a Word document. Everyone just heeded the warning as an inevitable reality of life: That is what happens when you want to collaborate online.

Only it’s not.

You use Microsoft Office for your offline work. But when it comes to projects and online collaborations, you (reluctantly) switch to Google Docs, in favour of the real time collaboration that it offers. Google Docs was never the preferred option; it was just something that people saw as necessary for online work.

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5 Great Reasons Why The Surface Pro 3 is Perfect for Students

In the first of our collaborations with Twenty First Tech, TFT explores why the Surface Pro 3 is looking to be a great tool for students in particular.

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You might have already heard about Microsoft’s line of Surface tablets. Third generation on, Microsoft boldly claims that they have finally made a “tablet that can replace your laptop”. We’ll reserve our judgement when we get our hands on a review unit, but for now one thing’s for sure: This is a device that’s great for students.

We’ll give you the top 5 reasons why students should seriously consider investing in one of these devices, but here’s the summary: It’s an 800 gram tablet that’s as powerful as any other Ultrabook out there. And it’s (relatively) affordable too.

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Dropping a Brick: Confessions of a Nokia User

by Radiya Jamari (14A03B)


When I brought my primeval Nokia ‘brick’ phone to school, the most frequently asked question that was directed to me was a brow-raising ‘What happened to your phone?’ While at first I attempted to explain the tragedy that had befallen my Blackberry, it was pretty soon condensed into ‘Well, this is my new phone.’

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