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 Tell If a Phone Has Water Damage


The number one rule in cell phone service is simple: If a phone has water damage, the warranty is up.  It does not matter if the issue with the phone is not related to the water damage.  Cell phone manufacturers and services will immediately say they cannot determine if water damage caused the problem or not, therefore the warranty is void.  Water damage is no laughing matter and some cell phone users do not even realize when they put their phone in water’s way.

Here is an easy way to check if your phone is water damaged or not. Most cell phones on the market have a little marker located under the back casing where the battery of their phone sits. Simply remove the casing and the battery, and you should see a small white dot or square. Sometimes it is relatively tiny and in other cases, it might be larger than you expect. If the dot is completely white, your phone is not water damaged. If any sort of discoloration, usually the color red appears, then your phone is considered water damaged and no longer is covered under the scope of warranty that came with it.
If you have accidental damage protection or pay for a higher quality warranty service through your cell phone provider, chances are water damage is covered. You may want to check with your provider to see what is covered and what is not. Generally, if you do not sign up for this protection from the date of purchase, you cannot add it down the line. Providers do this to prevent customers from circumventing the warranty system by damaging their phone, buying the service, getting a new phone and cancelling it.

Protecting your cell phone from water damage should be a top priority for an user.  Since many things can cause water damage, your phone is vulnerable to all sorts of infiltration.  Sweat, tears and even steam from cooking or having hot water running can cause water damage.  Many cell phone users leave their phone in the bathroom while showering, and the steam and condensation can also seep into the phone to cause damage.  Take care of your phone and keep it safe from water damage to avoid losing out on the warranty that came with it.

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