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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How to Insert Fields in Your Word 2010 Document

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Word 2010 has a way to let you add dynamic (changing) elements to your document. You can insert fields, which are tidbits that can change, in a Word document, depending on a number of factors. The fields are updated as your document or its characteristics change. Here’s an example of how to make fields work:

1  In your Word document, type: This document is .

Be sure to type a space after the word is.

2  Choose Quick Parts→Field from the Insert tab’s Text group.

The left side of the Field dialog box contains scrolling lists of categories in the Field Names list. These categories represent various changing items you can insert into your document.

3 In the Field dialog box, choose the FileSize item.

Additional options appear on the right side of the dialog box. For this example, however, you don’t need to choose any of those options.

Click the OK button.

The document’s file size in bytes is inserted as text in your document. It’s not really text, though: It’s a field. The amount changes when your document is edited and saved.

  Type another space, and then type: bytes in size.

The text you end up with might look something like this: This document is 58368 bytes in size. The number of bytes you see reflects the size of your document.

6  To adjust a field, right-click the field and choose Edit Field from the pop-up menu that appears.

The Field dialog box is redisplayed, allowing you to make modifications to the field.

7  To ensure that the field displays up-to-date information, right-click it and choose the Update Field command from the pop-up menu that appears.

 
 For example, the File-Size field can be updated after you save your document, but the new value appears only when you use the Update Field command.

8  If you want to erase a field, select that field and press Backspace.

 The field’s text is also erased.









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