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Club Penguin Island Review

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Club Penguin Island is Disney's newest mobile virtual world, spawning off of the massive success that was Club Penguin, an Flash-based virtual world that started in October of 2005 by RocketSnail Games and recently ended on March 29th, 2017.
Club Penguin Island functions and looks distinct from the previous Club Penguin game- for starters, Club Penguin Island features a new world map, new designs for old characters, 3D models and environments, new ways to interact and chat, new emotes (now emoji), and most notably the addition of daily challenges, character story-driven quests, and the much anticipated clothing customizer.

There's a lot to do on Club Penguin Island at the start. Although igloos, puffles, and mini-games are absent so far, the island has new features such as fishing, an undersea race course (beat my best time- 23.52 seconds), buying and sharing food and party supplies with other penguins, participating in previously mentioned solo and community daily challenges,…

iPhone 5S Retrospective

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The iPhone 5S is almost 4 years old now. It shipped with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, and was the first iPhone with a 64-bit processor, Touch ID, and with Space Gray and Gold finishes. It dominated the flagship competition in speed and design.

However, it's 2017 and this phone has not been sold by Apple for over a year now, and has been superseded by the iPhone SE, a smartphone with significantly better specifications and the exact same design.

This was the second iPhone to ship with Lightning, a proprietary port Apple created as a successor to the 30-pin connector that had been used since the early iPod generations. This phone still had the 3.5mm auxiliary jack that the iPhone 7 onwards lacks.

The iPhone 5S still runs the most up-to-date version of iOS, iOS 10, however it is unlikely it will run iOS 12. Because it was the first 64-bit iPhone, it will most likely have the longest longevity from any phone released in the last 5 years, as t…