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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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 & SM-T210R and Install TWRP Recovery on It

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 belongs to the third generation of Samsung’s tablet series in 7-inch category. This mid-sized tablet sports features a 7″ display  (600 x 1024 px), Dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 3.15MP primary and 1.3MP secondary camera, and a powerful 4000mAh battery. The device was released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and it has been just less than a month when Samsung started to roll out the long-awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat update.

The KitKat update for the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 and SM-T210R brings a plethora of new features and enhancements for better performance. If you have not yet received the the new Android 4.4.2 update notification yet, you can update your device manually by following our step-by-step tutorial. Whether you have updated your Tab via OTA or manually through Odin, you must have lost root access on your device.
As you know, if you have got used to enjoying the privilege of owning a rooted Android device once, it’s really feels bad to go a single day without root access. Since the old root method that worked on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware stopped working on Android 4.4.2, the users of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 and SM-T210R were forced to wait for a working root method. The unavailability of a KitKat compatible custom recovery made it impossible to flash the latest SuperSU to gain root access on the device running Android 4.4.2.
Fortunately, we now have an unofficial build of TWRP Recovery that is compatible with the new KitKat bootloader. And thus we can now not only root Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 and  SM-T210R but also install TWRP recovery to enjoy custom ROMs and mods.

Disclaimer

We have successfully tested the method for rooting and installing TWRP recovery on the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 and SM-T210R both (thanks to Javez and Polaris Star for testing!) However, before you make you mind to follow or tutorial, you must know that rooting you device will void its warranty and put it  at risk.

Getting Prepared

Before we proceed to gain root on the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 and SM-T210R, there are a few things to be taken care of. Well, there is nothing new in here are most things are the same as you do while using Odin. However, if you a new to such things, do not miss any of the preparatory steps described below:

Install TWRP & Root Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 / T210R

  1. Launch Odin 3.09 as administrator.
  2. Turn off your tab and boot it into the Download mode by pressing theVolume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time for 2-3 seconds. When the warning screen with yellow exclamation sign appears, press the Volume Up key to enter the Download Mode.
  3. Now connect your tab to your computer via USB cable. Use the original cable provided by Samsung to avoid errors.
  4. When you see “Added!!” on the Odin message box, click the AP button and add T210.TWRP.2.8.0.0.tar.md5 to the field.
  5. Then click the Start button to start TWRP installation.
  6. When the installation is finished, you will see PASS!/RESET! message on Odin and your Galaxy Tab will reboot automatically.
  7. Wait till the device boot up and copy UPDATE-SuperSU.zip file to your device if you have not done that yet.
  8. Now turn off your Tab 3 and boot it into Recovery Mode: press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together till the screen turns up you see the TWRP menu.
  9. Tap the Install button, navigate to UPDATE-SuperSU.zip file and select it
  10. Then slide the confirmation slider button to flash SuperSU on your Galaxy Tab 3.
  11. Finally its time to reboot your device by selecting Reboot> System option.
When your Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 boots up, open the app drawer and look for the SuperUser app there. If it is present, your device has been rooted successfully. Just to verify that your tab has proper root access, verify it with the Root Checker app from the Google Play Store: or Download it HERE.
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