Obviously I am a huge fan of Android as a platform. I stand by it from a productivity standpoint as the most powerful and flexible option on the market, at least for my personal needs. The one major area that always seems so much better on iOS is the mobile gaming category.
The screen shot above is of Clash of the Clans, a game which in my opinion far surpasses anything I have ever played on Android. This game is a multi player online game, so the only real downfall is that there is no offline play. You build your own stronghold but also take part in a “Clan” which has it’s own in game live chat room as well as a Global chat for everyone(I personally find no use for this outside of recruiting new members to your clan). The real benefit of being part of an active and high ranked clan is that members can donate troops to each other to be used in battle or to defend in the even of an attack. For example even if you are only able to make level two archers, you may regularly receive level 5 archers from clan donations.
Another thing I really like about this game is that the “Freemium” model is designed in a way that makes it playable even after the initial amount of game currency is used up, it’s always really frustrating to hit an immovable pay wall in a “free” game after dedicating hours of time advancing and upgrading. I ran into this situation with both Deer Hunter and Contract Killer, which ultimately led to me no longer playing either game. In Clash of the Clans you gain admittedly small increments of gems sporadically through removing trees and shrubs from your game map, and somewhat larger quantities through reaching various achievements.
Suffice it to say that I have found nothing of this caliber on my Android device, so for the time being I will be gaming on iOS.
Recently I had some trouble with the Google Play store taking down some of my Hello Kitty products due to copyright issues. In order to prevent potential suspension of my entire developer account I removed all of my products that had Hello Kitty in them. These themes can still be purchased by making a PayPal donation, anyone that purchases one of these products will be added to a mailing list so that I can make sure you receive any product updates that are made.
With the new BlackBerry Mini Keyboard, PlayBook users now have an ultra-portable, lightweight productivity accessory at their disposal. Here are some tips and tricks on how to effectively navigate and control the keyboard as easily as using the touch screen on the tablet itself.
Click and Scroll
·Mouse left-click: Using one finger, tap the touchpad.
·Mouse right-click: Using two fingers, simultaneously tap the touchpad.
·Mouse scroll: Using two fingers slide your fingers up or down on the touchpad to scroll up or down on a page.
Navigate Like a Pro
·Switch between open apps: Move the mouse pointer to the right or left edge of the screen (the pointer changes to one of the Switch App Right or Switch App Left icons), then right-click. Repeat to switch to the app you want.
·Open the Home screen to select apps: Move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen (the pointer changes to the Home Screen Minimize icon), then right-click. The home screen appears where you can switch to another app.
·Show the status bar: Move the mouse pointer to the top-left or top-right of the screen (the pointer changes to the Show Status Bar Right or Show Status Bar Left icons), then right-click.
·Show the menu: Move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen (the pointer changes to the Show Menu icon), then right-click.
·Open the virtual keyboard: Move the mouse pointer to the bottom-left corner of the screen (the pointer changes to the Show Keyboard icon), then right-click.
·Move between pictures: Tap a picture with one finger, and then hold your finger on the picture and swipe to move to the next picture.
Put these tips and tricks to the test and see why the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard is the perfect companion for the BlackBerry PlayBook!