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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Things are changing. And if you’re setting up a new office, it looks like things are changing for the better! If you’re feeling any new-venture jitters, don’t stress. Let us quell your IT woes.

A new office needs new equipment after all, so let’s start with your workspace. With Windows 8 and the new Office 365 for small businesses, these products will streamline your everyday workflow without compromising the look and feel of your space. Here’s a breakdown of the best products for you.

ElitePad 900 Tablet with Mobile Broadband

Planning your complete desktop experience can take some time. To get you started, handle your day to day on a sleek, Windows 8-compatible ElitePad 900 tablet. Still designing your space? Drafting projects and reports? Videoconferencing? Whatever the task, the ElitePad will get it done as you set up your new office.

Excel spreadsheets will look just as engaging on your tablet as on your desktop since the new Office 365 Small Business Premium (available to small businesses at the end of the month) lets you work and access all your Office files in the cloud regardless of the device you use.

HP also has plenty of jackets to expand your tablet experience—the Productivity Jacket featuring an integrated keyboard expanded connectivity and an SD card reader; the Expansion Jacket featuring HDMI and USB ports and extended battery life with an optional Jacket battery; and the simple Rugged Case designed to protect your ElitePad from extreme work conditions.

EliteBook Folio Notebook

If you are looking for a full featured notebook, the EliteBook Folio Notebook is a business favorite for its space saving design without performance compromise. Built for road warriors, this Notebook is lightweight for your travels and chock full of docking capabilities to keep you working no matter where you are. Connect with a larger display, a keyboard, mouse, additional ports or a printer without racking up cord clutter on your desk or at your feet. And with a detachable battery, extend your power for those late-night Skype sessions—international minutes are included with your Office 365 subscription—with clients anywhere in the world. Because the reality is, someone, somewhere, is working while you should be sleeping.

You’ll need an UltraSlim Docking Station for this notebook to get the full experience; learn more here.

Officejet Pro X—the World’s Fastest Deskjet Printer

Every new office needs a reliable printer. Why not make it a record breaking deskjet? At half the cost of a typical laserjet, the new Officejet Pro X saves you money and time; now you can print a 70-page report in one minute. Yes. One minute. And, all you’ll need is an ePrint account! Print from your ElitePad, your laptop, even your smartphone or directly from your printer with this ePrint-enabled deskjet without worrying about complicated set up and endless tangled wires disrupting your new, streamlined office space.

The combination of HP products and Office 365 Small Business Premium means that your day-to-day activities are wrapped in an efficient technology package that also suits your business lifestyle. With Office 365, you can work on projects with your team, whether you’re at the office or the airport – and great technology makes it easy.

As long as you’re connected, you can all work together. And when you’re ready to hit print, the 500pg paper tray on your Officejet Pro will print your completed projects before you can even say “Good work, team!”

Now get to work!

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