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 Windows shortcut keys

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Microsoft Windows shortcut keys

Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Windows as well as the versions of Microsoft Windows they’re supported in. If you’re looking for shortcut keys or information about how to navigate Microsoft Windows using your keyboard instead of the mouse see document CH000791.

Shortcut Keys
3.x
9x
ME
NT
2K
XP
Vista
7
Description
Alt + Tab
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Switch between open applications.
Alt + Shift + Tab
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Switch backwards between open applications.
Alt + double-click
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Display the properties of the object you double-click on. For example, doing this on a file would display its properties.
Ctrl + Tab
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Switches between program groups or document windows in applications that support this feature.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Same as above but backwards.
Alt + Print Screen
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Create a screen shot only for the program you are currently in.
Ctrl + Print Screen
X
X
X
X
Creates a screen shot of the entire screen
Ctrl + Alt + Del
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Reboot the computer and/or bring up the Windows task manager.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc
X
X
X
X
Immediately bring up the Windows task manager.
Ctrl + Esc
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Bring up the Windows Start menu. In Windows 3.x this would bring up the Task Manager.
Alt + Esc
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Switch Between open applications on taskbar.
F1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Activates help for current open application.
F2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Renames selected Icon.
F3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Starts find from desktop.
F4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Opens the drive selection when browsing.
F5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Refresh Contents to where you were on the page.
Ctrl + F5
X
X
Refreshes page to the beginning of the page.
F10
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Activates menu bar.
Shift + F10
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Simulates right-click on selected item.
F4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Select a different location to browse in the Windows Explorer toolbar.
Alt + F4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Closes Current open program.
Ctrl + F4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Closes Window in Program.
F6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Move cursor to different Windows Explorer pane.
Alt + Space bar
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Drops down the window control menu.
Ctrl + (the ‘+’ key on the keypad)
X
X
X
X
X
X
Automatically adjust the widths of all the columns in Windows explorer
Alt + Enter
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Opens properties window of selected icon or program.
Alt + Space bar
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Open the control menu for the current window open.
Shift + Del
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Delete programs/files without throwing them into the recycle bin.
Holding Shift
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Boot Safe Mode or by pass system files as the computer is booting.
Holding Shift
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
When putting in an audio CD, will prevent CD Player from playing.
Enter
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Activates the highlighted program.
Alt + Down arrow
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Display all available options on drop down menu.
* (on the keypad)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Expands all folders on the currently selected folder or drive in Windows Explorer.
+ (on the keypad)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Expands only the currently selected folder in Windows Explorer.
– (on the keypad)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Collapses the currently selected folder in Windows Explorer.
Windows key keyboard shortcuts

Below is a listing of Windows keys that can be used on computers running a Microsoft Windows operating system and using a keyboard with a Windows key. In the below list of shortcuts, the Windows key is represented by “WINKEY”.

Shortcut Keys
Description
WINKEY
Pressing the Windows key alone will open Start.
WINKEY + F1
Opens the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
WINKEY + F3
Opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook.
WINKEY + D
Brings the desktop to the top of all other windows.
WINKEY + M
Minimizes all windows.
WINKEY + SHIFT + M
Undo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D.
WINKEY + E
Open Microsoft Explorer.
WINKEY + Tab
Cycle through open programs through the taskbar.
WINKEY + F
Display the Windows Search / Find feature.
WINKEY + CTRL + F
Display the search for computers window.
WINKEY + R
Open the run window.
WINKEY + Pause / Break key
Open the system properties window.
WINKEY + U
Open Utility Manager.
WINKEY + L
Lock the computer (Windows XP and above only).
WINKEY + P
Quickly change between monitor display types. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + LEFT ARROW
Shrinks the window to 1/2 screen on the left side for side by side viewing. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + RIGHT ARROW
Shrinks the window to 1/2 screen on the right side for side by side viewing. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + UP ARROW
When in the side by side viewing mode, this shortcut takes the screen back to full size. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + DOWN ARROW
Minimizes the screen.  Also, when in the side by side viewing mode, this shortcut takes the screen back to a minimized size. (Windows 7 only)









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