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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Microsoft releases emergency patch for IE: Microsoft on Wednesday released an emergency patch to fix a perilous software flaw allowing hackers to hijack Internet Explorer browsers and take over computers. The US software giant said security update MS08-078 addresses a vulnerability cyber-criminals can exploit to their advantage.
Microsoft encourages all IE customers to test and deploy this update as soon as possible, said Microsoft security response communications head Christopher Budd.
The threat led Microsoft to mobilize security engineering teams worldwide to deliver a software cure in the unprecedented time of eight days.
According to researchers at software security firm Trend Micro, attacks based on the vulnerability in the world’s most popular Web browser were spreading like wildfire with millions of computers already compromised.
Microsoft typically releases patches for its software on the second Tuesday of each month and rushing this fix to computer users out-of-cycle is testimony to the severe danger of the threat, according to Trend Micro.
People should run, not walk, to get it installed, said Trend Micro advanced threat researcher Paul Ferguson. This vulnerability is being actively exploited by cyber-criminals and getting worse every day.
The IE software patch will be automatically applied to hundreds of millions of personal computers due to standard update settings in the machines, according to Microsoft Security Response Alliance director Mike Reavey.
Wednesday morning, business networks using IE began getting the critical fix through routine patching processes.
Reavey said Microsoft went into emergency response mode on December 9 after it first learned of the attacks on IE browsers.
A day later, Microsoft published a security advisory that listed workarounds that blocked all known attacks.
Over the course of the next eight days, this advisory was updated five times, adding newer workarounds and mitigations, Reav said. We also continually monitored the threat environment, noting when the attacks began to change in nature and scope.
Trend Micro has identified about 10,000 websites that have been infected with malicious software that can be surreptitiously slipped into visitors’ unprotected IE browsers to take advantage of the flaw.
A major Internet portal in Taiwan is among the legitimate websites unknowingly tainted with malicious software aimed at IE’s weak spot, according to Ferguson.
Hackers can take control of infected computers, steal data, redirect browsers to dubious websites, and use machines for devious activities such as attacks on other networks, according to security specialists.
What makes this so insidious is it takes advantage of a big gaping hole of IE, which has the largest install base of any browser on the market, Ferguson said.
IE is used on nearly three-quarters of the world’s computers, according to industry statistics from November.
Reavey said the patch consists of more than 300 distinct updates for more than half-a-dozen versions of IE in scores of languages.
Analyst Rob Enderle of Enderle Group in Silicon Valley said it was amazing that Microsoft was able to turn out a complex critical fix in a week when such jobs typically can take a month or longer of intense work.
Even with that, the release Emergency Response process isn’t over, Reavey said. There is additional support to customers and additional refinement of our product development efforts.
Trend Micro urges IE users to heed precautionary advice from Microsoft, or avoid using the browsers, until the patches are applied.
The exploit is similar to one used recently to steal user names, passwords and other information from people playing online games in China, according to Trend Micro.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Microsoft releases emergency patch for IE: Microsoft on Wednesday released an emergency patch to fix a perilous software flaw allowing hackers to hijack Internet Explorer browsers and take over computers. The US software giant said security update MS08-078 addresses a vulnerability cyber-criminals can exploit to their advantage.
Microsoft encourages all IE customers to test and deploy this update as soon as possible, said Microsoft security response communications head Christopher Budd.
The threat led Microsoft to mobilize security engineering teams worldwide to deliver a software cure in the unprecedented time of eight days.
According to researchers at software security firm Trend Micro, attacks based on the vulnerability in the world’s most popular Web browser were spreading like wildfire with millions of computers already compromised.
Microsoft typically releases patches for its software on the second Tuesday of each month and rushing this fix to computer users out-of-cycle is testimony to the severe danger of the threat, according to Trend Micro.
People should run, not walk, to get it installed, said Trend Micro advanced threat researcher Paul Ferguson. This vulnerability is being actively exploited by cyber-criminals and getting worse every day.
The IE software patch will be automatically applied to hundreds of millions of personal computers due to standard update settings in the machines, according to Microsoft Security Response Alliance director Mike Reavey.
Wednesday morning, business networks using IE began getting the critical fix through routine patching processes.
Reavey said Microsoft went into emergency response mode on December 9 after it first learned of the attacks on IE browsers.
A day later, Microsoft published a security advisory that listed workarounds that blocked all known attacks.
Over the course of the next eight days, this advisory was updated five times, adding newer workarounds and mitigations, Reav said. We also continually monitored the threat environment, noting when the attacks began to change in nature and scope.
Trend Micro has identified about 10,000 websites that have been infected with malicious software that can be surreptitiously slipped into visitors’ unprotected IE browsers to take advantage of the flaw.
A major Internet portal in Taiwan is among the legitimate websites unknowingly tainted with malicious software aimed at IE’s weak spot, according to Ferguson.
Hackers can take control of infected computers, steal data, redirect browsers to dubious websites, and use machines for devious activities such as attacks on other networks, according to security specialists.
What makes this so insidious is it takes advantage of a big gaping hole of IE, which has the largest install base of any browser on the market, Ferguson said.
IE is used on nearly three-quarters of the world’s computers, according to industry statistics from November.
Reavey said the patch consists of more than 300 distinct updates for more than half-a-dozen versions of IE in scores of languages.
Analyst Rob Enderle of Enderle Group in Silicon Valley said it was amazing that Microsoft was able to turn out a complex critical fix in a week when such jobs typically can take a month or longer of intense work.
Even with that, the release Emergency Response process isn’t over, Reavey said. There is additional support to customers and additional refinement of our product development efforts.
Trend Micro urges IE users to heed precautionary advice from Microsoft, or avoid using the browsers, until the patches are applied.
The exploit is similar to one used recently to steal user names, passwords and other information from people playing online games in China, according to Trend Micro.

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