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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Keyboard Shortcuts Part 2

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3. Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

 

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for use in dialog boxes.
Press this keyTo do this
CTRL+TAB
Move forward through tabs
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move back through tabs
TAB
Move forward through options
SHIFT+TAB
Move back through options
ALT+underlined letter
Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
ENTER
Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
SPACEBAR
Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Arrow keys
Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
F1
Display Help
F4
Display the items in the active list
BACKSPACE
Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

4. Microsoft keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for use with Microsoft keyboards.
Press this keyTo do this
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key
Open or close the Start menu
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+PAUSE
Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+D
Display the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+M
Minimize all windows
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+SHIFT+M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+E
Open Computer
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+F
Search for a file or folder
CTRL+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+F
Search for computers (if you are on a network)
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+L
Lock your computer or switch users
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+R
Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
CTRL+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+SPACEBAR
Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+G
Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+U
Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+X
Open Windows Mobility Center
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo keywith any number key
Open the Quick Launch shortcut that is in the position that corresponds to the number. For example, Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+1 to launch the first shortcut in the Quick Launch menu.

5. Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows Explorer windows or folders.
Press this keyTo do this
CTRL+N
Open a new window
END
Display the bottom of the active window
HOME
Display the top of the active window
F11
Maximize or minimize the active window
NUM LOCK+ASTERISK (*) on numeric keypad
Display all subfolders under the selected folder
NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+) on numeric keypad
Display the contents of the selected folder
NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-) on numeric keypad
Collapse the selected folder
LEFT ARROW
Collapse the current selection (if it is expanded), or select the parent folder
ALT+LEFT ARROW
View the previous folder
RIGHT ARROW
Display the current selection (if it is collapsed), or select the first subfolder
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
View the next folder
CTRL+Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
ALT+D
Select the Address bar









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