After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...
Moving up a boost level will smash some of the obstacles on-screen.
Always try and grab power-ups when you can, for they're pretty darn useful.
Upgrading your armour will make your runs last a lot longer, but it's not cheap.