2012 was the year of the smartphone (there are one billion in use and half of the UK population owns one). And now that the world has woken up to the joy of apps, it's inevitable that 2013 will be the year of the tablet. Once again, Apple must be credited for kick-starting the market with the iPad but there are plenty of desirable rivals that can undercut its price.
We are not really connected to each other either, experiencing real human interaction and spontaneity. You can send me an email from the other side of the world and I might read it within minutes. I can follow and memorise your every tweet without us ever experiencing each other's smiles in real life. It may be communication, but of what quality is it?
In the last month, Apple's stock has taken a battering. The share hit an all time high of $705 after the latest iPhone was launched. Since then it has fallen by 20%. That officially puts the stock in bear market territory. In seven weeks, $130 billion has been wiped off the company's value - that's more than the GDP of Thailand.
The days of lugging vast amounts of equipment around when you're making a film is fast coming to an end, especially in the world of low budget filmmaking. It used to be pretty difficult to put together a film crew and the funding to get the equipment you need, but with the advances in smartphone technology - and how affordable the technology is - it's never been easier to release your inner Spielberg on the world.
This week I went on a dreadful training course, one I'll forget quicker than what I was supposed to learn. On the first day, I was slightly late. It was a combination of not being able to use the maps on my iPhone properly thanks to Apple's recent updates, and my inability to navigate round buildings that are circular.