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 Numbered Page Navigation as Autoindex in Blogger

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Page Navigation is a really awesome and long awaited feature. You might have seen numbered page navigation on many wordpress blogs(wp-pagenavi by Lester Chan). Muhammad Rias of Techie Blogger had already developed a page navigation system for blogger.It really was an awesome trick which was made at a time when nobody could even think of implementing it on blogger.It had some minor bugs and now Abu Farhan has perfected it and he has now given us the perfect page navigation solution.Here is a little screenshot of what this is all about.

 When you use this hack,you will see this kind of navigation on your blog’s home page and label pages(needs little customization).
Implementation of Blogger Page Navigation

1.Login to Blogger Dashboard and navigate to Layout > Edit Html
2.Don’t click the checkbox which says ‘Expand Widget Templates’
3.Now find
]]></b:skin>
and replace it with
.showpageArea a {
text-decoration:underline;
}
.showpageNum a {
text-decoration:none;
border: 1px solid #cccccc;
margin:0 3px;
padding:3px;
}
.showpageNum a:hover {
border: 1px solid #cccccc;
background-color:#cccccc;
}
.showpagePoint {
color:#333;
text-decoration:none;
border: 1px solid #cccccc;
background: #cccccc;
margin:0 3px;
padding:3px;
}
.showpageOf {
text-decoration:none;
padding:3px;
margin: 0 3px 0 0;
}
.showpage a {
text-decoration:none;
border: 1px solid #cccccc;
padding:3px;
}
.showpage a:hover {
text-decoration:none;
}
.showpageNum a:link,.showpage a:link {
text-decoration:none;
color:#333333;
}
]]></b:skin>

 This is the CSS part which defines the look and feel of the page navigation.You can modify it according to your need

4.Next is the JavaScript part. Find


</body>

and replace it with 

 <!--Page Navigation Starts-->
<script type='text/javascript'>
var pageCount=6;
var displayPageNum=6;
var upPageWord ='Previous';
var downPageWord ='Next';
</script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
function showpageCount(n){var h=home_page_url;var f=new Array();var m=1;var c=1;var q=0;var s=0;var d=0;var e="";var a="";var o="";for(var l=0,k;k=n.feed.entry[l];l++){var r=k.published.$t.substring(0,19)+k.published.$t.substring(23,29);timestamp=encodeURIComponent(r);var t=k.title.$t;if(t!=""){if(q==0||(q%pageCount==(pageCount-1))){if(h.indexOf(timestamp)!=-1){m=c}if(t!=""){c++}f[f.length]="/search?updated-max="+timestamp+"&max-results="+pageCount}}q++}for(var g=0;g<f.length;g++){if(g>=(m-displayPageNum-1)&&g<(m+displayPageNum)){if(s==0&&g==m-2){if(m==2){a='<span class="showpage"><a href="/">'+upPageWord+"</a></span>"}else{a='<span class="showpage"><a href="'+f[g]+'">'+upPageWord+"</a></span>"}s++}if(g==(m-1)){e+='<span class="showpagePoint">'+m+"</span>"}else{if(g==0){e+='<span class="showpageNum"><a href="/">1</a></span>'}else{e+='<span class="showpageNum"><a href="'+f[g]+'">'+(g+1)+"</a></span>"}}if(d==0&&g==m){o='<span class="showpage"> <a href="'+f[g]+'">'+downPageWord+"</a></span>";d++}}}if(m>1){e=""+a+" "+e+" "}e='<div class="showpageArea"><span style="COLOR: #dad8d7;" class="showpageOf">Pages ('+(c-1)+")</span>"+e;if(m<(c-1)){e+=o}if(c==1){c++}e+="</div>";var b=document.getElementsByName("pageArea");var j=document.getElementById("blog-pager");if(c<=2){e=""}for(var g=0;g<b.length;g++){b[g].innerHTML=e}if(b&&b.length>0){e=""}if(j){j.innerHTML=e}}function showpageCount2(r){var l=home_page_url;var k=new Array();var g=l.indexOf("/search/label/")!=-1;var d=g?l.substr(l.indexOf("/search/label/")+14,l.length):"";d=d.indexOf("?")!=-1?d.substr(0,d.indexOf("?")):d;var q=1;var e=1;var t=0;var v=0;var f=0;var h="";var a="";var s="";var c='<span class="showpageNum"><a href="/search/label/'+d+"?&max-results="+pageCount+'">';var l=home_page_url;for(var o=0,n;n=r.feed.entry[o];o++){var u=n.published.$t.substring(0,19)+n.published.$t.substring(23,29);timestamp=encodeURIComponent(u);var w=n.title.$t;if(w!=""){if(t==0||(t%pageCount==(pageCount-1))){if(l.indexOf(timestamp)!=-1){q=e}if(w!=""){e++}k[k.length]="/search/label/"+d+"?updated-max="+timestamp+"&max-results="+pageCount}}t++}for(var j=0;j<k.length;j++){if(j>=(q-displayPageNum-1)&&j<(q+displayPageNum)){if(v==0&&j==q-2){if(q==2){a=c+upPageWord+"</a></span>"}else{a='<span class="showpage"><a href="'+k[j]+'">'+upPageWord+"</a></span>"}v++}if(j==(q-1)){h+='<span class="showpagePoint">'+q+"</span>"}else{if(j==0){h=c+"1</a></span>"}else{h+='<span class="showpageNum"><a href="'+k[j]+'">'+(j+1)+"</a></span>"}}if(f==0&&j==q){s='<span class="showpage"> <a href="'+k[j]+'">'+downPageWord+"</a></span>";f++}}}if(q>1){if(!g){h=""+a+" "+h+" "}else{h=""+a+" "+h+" "}}h='<div class="showpageArea"><span style="COLOR: #dad8d7;" class="showpageOf">Pages ('+(e-1)+")</span>"+h;if(q<(e-1)){h+=s}if(e==1){e++}h+="</div>";var b=document.getElementsByName("pageArea");var m=document.getElementById("blog-pager");if(e<=2){h=""}for(var j=0;j<b.length;j++){b[j].innerHTML=h}if(b&&b.length>0){h=""}if(m){m.innerHTML=h}}var home_page_url=location.href;var thisUrl=home_page_url;if(thisUrl.indexOf("/search/label/")!=-1){if(thisUrl.indexOf("?updated-max")!=-1){var lblname1=thisUrl.substring(thisUrl.indexOf("/search/label/")+14,thisUrl.indexOf("?updated-max"))}else{var lblname1=thisUrl.substring(thisUrl.indexOf("/search/label/")+14,thisUrl.indexOf("?&max"))}}var home_page="/";if(thisUrl.indexOf("?q=")==-1){if(thisUrl.indexOf("/search/label/")==-1){document.write('<script src="'+home_page+'feeds/posts/summary?alt=json-in-script&callback=showpageCount&max-results=99999" ></script>')}else{document.write('<script src="'+home_page+"feeds/posts/full/-/"+lblname1+'?alt=json-in-script&callback=showpageCount2&max-results=99999" ></script>')}};
//]]>
</script>
<!--Page Navigation Ends -->
</body>



As you can see,there are some customizable parameters in this codevar pageCount=5;
This code determines the number of posts that would be displayed per page.var displayPageNum=5;
This code determines the number of additional page navigation numbers that will be displayed on the page.var upPageWord =&#39;Previous&#39;; var downPageWord =&#39;Next&#39;;
These two lines determine the text that would be shown for the previous page and next page respectively.

Label Fix

Now we have another problem.By default,the blogger label pages will show 20 posts.We will have to cut this down to the value that we gave for the variable pageCount (or the posts per page).For this we will have to edit our template



How to Edit the template to cut short the posts per page?

Go to the Edit HTML page and expand the Widget Templates
Now find each occurrence of

'data:label.url'

(including the quotes) and replace each of it with

'data:label.url + &quot;?&amp;max-results=5&quot;'

Here 5 is the number of posts to be displayed per page.
Now if you are using the label cloud widget by phydeaux3,then find

a.href = &#39;/search/label/&#39;+encodeURIComponent(t);

and replace it with






a.href = &#39;/search/label/&#39;+encodeURIComponent(t)+&#39;?&amp;max-results=5&#39;;

Here also 5 is the number of posts to be displayed per page.
Now you should have the Blogger Page Navigation working perfectly on your blog. 🙂








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