Six (6) Android Games You Should Play Now not Tomorrow

Got a new device? You need to get some new games. Here are some quick recommendations for great Android games. Some are familiar from other platforms. Some are free. Some are paid, and some have specific hardware requirements. All are listed here.
1.  Minecraft Pocket Edition
Why it is great: Minecraft is an entertaining block-building and survival game. You can play either in creative mode where you build and invent things in your own randomly generated world or you can play in survival mode where you use your wits and resources to survive against the creepers who come out at night.
Note – this does not connect with your main Minecraft account if you play the computer version of the game.
Play for yourself or keep it around to entertain kids. (Turn off in-app purchases if you do this.)
Minecraft is a paid app ($6.99) but you can find occasional sales, in-app purchases run from $0.50 to $1.99.   More »
2.  Lara Croft Go
Based on the popular Tomb Raider series and developed by Square Enix, Lara Craft Go is a relatively simple but very addictive puzzle game you can take with you. The puzzles are designed for short bursts of play, so pull it out in the doctor’s office waiting room or while riding the bus home.
Lara Croft Go sells for $4.99 but is occasionally on sale for $0.99. It allows in-app purchases. If you like this game, you can also check out Hitman Go, which is also from Square Enix.  More »
3.  Buttons and Scissors
This is a free puzzle game where you try to cut matching color buttons off of a square of denim. Mechanically this feels similar to Bejeweled, but not completely the same. The logic puzzles offer great challenges for players of all ages.
The other big advantage to this game is that it does not require any connectivity. You can play this game on devices that aren’t connected to Wi-Fi or in that signal dead spot.
Buttons and Scissors is a free download but allows in-app purchases.  More »
 Did you want to try out the new trend in adult coloring books, but you don’t want to carry around coloring pencil and a coloringb book? Try out this app instead. It’s appropriate for kids or adults, and while it’s not the same as coloring in an actual coloring book, it is still very satisfying.
Mandala Coloring Pages is free (with ads) but also allows in-app purchases.  More »
Yes. You can play an Android version of Portal. This is a real console game. As such, it requires a real console. This version will only work on the Nvidia Shield version of Android TV.  The Nvidia Shield starts at around $199 but allows you to stream movies and play Android games on your TV.
Portal starts at $1.99 but this is “introductory pricing.”  More »
If you have a phone with a fast processor and terrific screen display, you can take it for a ride with this virtual reality game. This is a first-person shooter where you aim at balloons. You’ll need Google Cardboard. This is an inexpensive accessory that you can either make or buy for around $15 and will turn your phone into a virtual reality device. Obviously not a game you can play while waiting in a doctor’s office (unless your doctor is awesome) but a fun novelty game to play by yourself or after having one of your friends try on the headset.
VR Cardboard Shooter 3D is a free download.  More »

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Five (5) awesome business apps for your Ipad and other Tablets Phones


Tablet computers seem to be everywhere these days, including the business world. According to ABI Research, an estimated 145 million tablet devices will ship worldwide in 2013 and business interest in tablets is expected to grow to 19 percent of all shipments in 2013 [1].

Naturally, loads of business apps are emerging as well. Below is our list of top productivity enhancing apps, based on ratings, reviews and, well, we just like using them. All are supported by Windows 8.

This app lets you upload, organize, and share files with your team members. You can manage access to files, post comments and assign tasks, and stay up to date with real-time notifications. The Box app itself is free to download. Individual users can create accounts to access up to 5GBs of storage space for free, while subscription-based multiuser accounts for businesses and enterprises are also available.

Evernote lets you create notes that can capture text, images, files, audio, and more, that you can access across all your devices. Notes can be edited, organized, searched, and shared. Individual Evernote accounts are available for free. Premium accounts are available for businesses for $10/user/month.

Keep track of appointments, to-do lists, notes, password entries, and contacts while on the go and across devices. EssentialPIM includes email support to serve as an alternative to Outlook.

PDF Touch
Now you don’t have to move to a desktop to provide edits or comments directly in a PDF document. The PDF Touch app allows you to review and annotate directly on top of a PDF document using your finger or a stylus. You can highlight text in different colors, apply markups like strikethroughs, draw, and write notes.

What’s IP Pro
This app is your network toolbox on Windows 8.What’s IP Pro provides network tools and utilities, including network monitoring, scanning, and reporting tools. It displays detailed information about your network profiles as well as charts and graphs that display statistical usage information.
All of the above apps are compatible with our latest business-focused tablets and hybrid notebooks:

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