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 Use Windows 7 Logo Key Shortcuts

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Most keyboards now have a special Windows logo key. Because these keyboards are so prevalent, Windows 7 has increased the number of keyboard shortcuts that use this key. You can use Windows logo key shortcuts for everything from opening key system folders (such as the Control Panel) to flipping through open windows to locking your PC.

 Tips: The Windows logo key is usually located to the immediate left of the Alt key on the bottom row of the keyboard.

The table that follows lists all the great keyboard shortcuts that Windows 7 supports for those of you with keyboards blessed with the special Windows logo key.

Press ThisTo Do This
WinDisplay or hide the Windows 7 Start Menu
Win+Pause/BreakOpen the System information window
Win+DToggle between hiding all open windows to display the Windows 7 desktop and redisplaying all the windows
Win+MMinimize all open windows on the desktop
Win+Shift+MRedisplay all minimized windows on the desktop
Win+EOpen Computer in an Explorer window
Win+FOpen Search Results in an Explorer window
Win+LLock the computer or switch users
Win+ROpen the Run dialog box
Win+TCycle through programs open on the Windows taskbar
Win+TabCycle through open windows in Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Win+TabCycle through open windows in Flip 3-D using your arrow keys
Win+spacebarPreview the desktop by making all open windows transparent except for their outlines
Win+UOpen the Ease of Access Center Control Panel window
Win+XOpen the Windows Mobility Center
Win+[number key]Open Quick Launch buttons on the taskbar in order. For example, when you press Win+1, Windows opens the Internet Explorer window if Internet Explorer is the first Quick Launch button.









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