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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JavaScript Apps Get Anti-Tampering Protection for Safer Devices

Get Anti-Tampering Protection for Safer Devices


All the JavaScript apps are now a lot safer thanks to the new technology from the Arxan Technologies that protects the apps from being tampered.

“The patented technology of Arxan turns applications into a self-defending and tamper-proof app. For Javascript, once processed by the solution set we developed, your JS code will no longer be readable to tools or hackers, but, more important is that, we have intelligent guards that will define code at runtime while it is running inside the user’s browser,” CTO of Arxan, Sam Rehman told the Softpedia.

This Arxan Application Protection for the JavaScript provides security to all JavaScript-based apps, including Android apps and hybrid iOS, as well as the web pages. This will help the brands to protect their image and the finances, as well as to prevent IP theft and compliance risk.

Rusty Carter, VP of Product Management said, “We have developed a solution which empowers our customers and take the advantage of JavaScript without actually sacrificing security, making their apps self-protecting and also resilient against the reverse-engineering and code tampering, while not giving up on protecting sensitive data, cryptographic keys, and the communication with the server APIs,” said .

While it is clear that this type of technology has many advantages for the companies, we wanted to know what are the benefits to end-users.

Sam Rehman told that people trust their mobile devices more than they trust their laptops and desktops and that, as of 2015, adults have spent, on average, more time on mobile devices than any other type of device.

As more people trust their mobile devices, the need for protecting the apps, data, and keys on their devices increases. “Arxan turns applications into secure and self-protecting applications. For end-users, that means more secure mobile transactions, whether it’s mobile banking or mobile commerce. Also, your credentials and sensitive data are also protected, so you can safely use your devices, for example, to manage any sensitive and private data,” Rehman says.

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