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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Keep hackers out of your computer and websites

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Keep hackers out of your computer and websites

If juggling a ridiculous amount of passwords for your various online
accounts is driving you crazy, you’re not alone. For security reasons,
passwords are required for everything from email to social media
networks to online banking and shopping accounts, and even logging into
your computer. But if you aren’t careful about how you choose your
passwords or where you store them, the very thing that’s supposed to
your make personal information secure might actually be putting it in
jeopardy.
How to choose a secure password
Using the same password for multiple accounts or choosing a word or
phrase that’s easy to remember (such as a house address, birthday,
last name) is very common—and a big mistake. Those kinds of passwords
happen to be the easiest for hackers to crack. There are several
things to consider when creating a password that will keep your
information safe.
*. Choose passwords that use a variety of letters, figures, symbols
and cases. Try putting your hands on the keyboard and just typing
randomly—a gibberish password can be very secure.
*. Use similar-looking substitutions to create alternatives for words
that you remember easily. For example, the number zero can replace
the letter “O” and the dollar sign can replace the letter “S.”
*. Phonetic replacements are also a good idea (e.g., “Luv2Laf” for
“Love to Laugh”).
*. Avoid including personal information, words or acronyms that can be
found in the dictionary, phrases that can be tied back to you,
sequential numbers and repeating characters.
*. Many websites will let you know whether your password is safe when
you’re in the process of choosing it. Pay attention to that, and if
the site indicates that your password is not secure, pick a different
one. To keep your passwords safe, never send them to anyone via
email—even yourself. It’s also recommended that you change passwords
every 30 to 90 days and never write them down or keep them anywhere
near your computer.
How to remember your passwords
So when you have a variety of passwords composed of random characters
that you’re not supposed to write down and that (should) change every
few months, how on earth are you supposed to remember all of them?
There are several password management solutions online that are
secured by one ultra-strong password and can store all of your
passwords for you and recall them as needed. They range in price from
free to varying monthly and yearly fees. Many of them have enhanced
mobility so you can access your information from anywhere on
a smartphone.
Password alternatives
If you’re still frustrated by managing multiple passwords, advances in
technology are starting to provide alternative methods for keeping
information secure.
*. HP Face Recognition‘ Is an innovative technology that uses your
notebook’s webcam to take a photo of your face. That image is then
used in lieu of a password to log into your laptop and all your
important cloud services and websites, using a single sign-on.
*. HP Protect Tools‘ Saves
your information in a protected vault and automatically logs you in
when you want to access websites, applications and networks. It also
offers added security with the HP Fingerprint Sensor that uses your
fingerprint instead of a password. While password security may
eventually give way to more precise and manageable ways to keep data
secure, it’s still unavoidable right now. That’s why it’s important to
keep in mind the various strategies to limit the vulnerability of your
personal information and remember what’s at stake when you’re creating
your passwords.










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