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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Turning your blah office into a smart office!!! and make it Lucrative.


Is your workspace as useful and efficient as it can be? Are your employees finding it easy to get work done and stay productive? If you’re operating on outdated technology, then the answer is probably no.

It’s time to take advantage of the power of technology and turn your behind-the-times office into a “smart office.” Investing in just a few of the innovative products below for your employees will take their workdays from never-ending to new and exciting – boosting morale, efficiency and the reputation of your business.

Touch and go
Now that the workplace extends beyond the office for many people, it’s critical to have a device that can easily travel with you. Tablets like the HP ElitePad [1] are the perfect on-the-road partner, plus the ElitePad can also be docked at the office as a desktop PC. Accessories like the Expansion Jacket and Jacket Battery mean you’ll be charged longer, ready to go—and rarely on the hunt for an outlet. A vivid touchscreen is important for quick presentations, and the sleek, high-tech appearance of most tablets is sure to impress clients and win major respect for your business.

Power without the tower
When it comes to computing, power means possibilities. Give your employees every advantage with a compact, highly capable PC like HP Z1 Workstation. It includes the clout of a high-powered workstation in a streamlined all-in-one package so you don’t have to forfeit desk space. With the ability to snap it open and swap out parts on your own, the Z1 Workstation makes the most out of your investment and can be customized to grow with your business.

Windows your way
If you really want to move your business ahead, it’s time to consider Windows 8 Pro [2], especially if you’re still on Windows XP, which will no longer be supported starting in 2014. If you’re using touchscreen devices (and what smart office isn’t?), Windows 8 is the perfect complement. It’s built on the foundation of Windows 7, but offers a smooth, new, intuitive way to navigate and create.

Jack of all trades
No smart office is complete without a multifunction printer (MFP). Why continue to use separate products to print, scan, fax and copy when you can get all of those functions in one—plus much more? MFPs like the HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Multifunction Printer can be quite affordable, plus most offer Ethernet connectivity, energy-saving features, and the ability to print from mobile devices [3].

Work wirelessly
Lose the wires and encourage collaboration with a wireless network. With the consumerization of IT becoming increasingly common, it’s important to provide a flexible, reliable and easy-to-manage network for employees to access from any device, anywhere in the office. When everyone has the freedom to work away from their desks, the real collaboration can begin.

Connect with the cloud
An even more important factor in giving employees the flexibility to work wherever the job takes them is utilizing the cloud as an archive/backup system and collaboration tool. With the ability to easily access files from the office, the airport and beyond, your staff can always get what they need and work together in any situation.

With these pieces in place, you’ll be well on your way to turning your ho-hum workplace into an inspiring smart office – the kind of place everyone wants to work. Once that happens, there won’t be anything standing in the way of the level of productivity and innovation necessary to move your business into the future.

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