Office 2016 for Windows
Microsoft’s Office 2016 for Windows will launch today, 22 September, when Office 365 customers will be able to download it as part of their subscription. You will also be able to buy it as a one-off purchase, although pricing has not yet been announced.
Pricing is still unknown, but you can expect a similar cost to that of current versions of Office 2013 and Office 365. To see the differences between the two packages you can read our Office 365 vs Office 2013 comparison.
You can buy a subscription to Office 365 Personal for £5.99 per month or an annual payment of £59.99, which entitles you to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, OneDrive, and Skype on one PC or Mac and one tablet. The package also comes with 1TB of OneDrive storage, sixty minutes of Skype calls per month, regular updates, and customer support.
If you have more devices then there is also the Office 365 Home edition, which costs £7.99 p/m (£79.99 per year), offers the same benefits but covers five PCs and five tablets. The advantage of the Office 365 route is that when new versions of the suite are released (as in Office 2016) users receive the updates at no additional cost.
Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft unveiled a new version of its operating system last year – Windows 10 Mobile. And now this operating system has been unified with the Windows Phone OS. It was released as an opt-in Technical Preview 2 (build 9941) on February 12, 2015 to a subset of current Lumia phones, including the Lumia 635, Lumia 730 and Lumia 830. It has since expanded to include almost all of the current Lumia range.
There is a big discussion about all the ups and the downs of the system. However all of them meet on the point that Windows Phone 10 platform shows some real promise and everything is taking in the right direction for the OS that always feels like it’s playing catch up. Now Windows Phone looks like the best and more functionality variant than that it have been ever before.
All those who do use Windows 10 devices can share any opinion right here.
Mobile Gaming Trends
As you know mobile has overtaken Internet access already. Actually it isn’t a surprise that it happened at all as we could see the colossal mobile growth just during last several years. Smart mobile has moved into every aspect of our lives including media, advertising, software, and entertainment not to mention different sort of mobile services we have used daily and just can’t manage without yet.
You know mobile boom has taken our lives like a storm changed it to the better of course. I would say, the mobile innovation updated the world. “The smartphone appears to be destined to become a true digital assistant, capable of self-learning based on the user’s behaviors, then personalizing both the active and passive ways the device can engage with the user, the environment and the network.” Said Daniel Eckert, PwC Director, Mobile Computing in his speech and it seems to be the case.
However usually we don’t think about all these things but use our mobile gadgets and enjoy with them. For instance we play games and this is probably one of the most popular business on the planet and I’m not kidding. Don’t you know that around 80% of all mobile downloads are games? Be sure, that’s fact.
Today you can play your favorite games right on your smartphone or tablet. Even all these PC games you loved break free now from your desktop and that’s probably the biggest trend in mobile technology this year.
Now whether you want to play such flashy new smartphone games as “Zombie Highway 2” where you may kill zombies in ever inventive ways, “Motion Tennis Cast” to play tennis, “Plunder Pirates” to build an island, “Letterpad” to solve different level of puzzles”, or all slots casino pokies – you’re welcome! You can get it quick and easy right now to enjoy with any games you just love.
Sure, playing games you enjoy in your spare time but there are plenty of skills you’ve learned from playing games. Gaming is always much more interactive than just watching TV of course. Playing games you solve certain problems just using your own brain to say nothing about earning you can make sometimes just playing your favorite game. It brings an additional pleasantness into the process, doesn’t it?
Gold HTC One M9
CNBS reported on Friday, that Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC introduced its HTC One M9 to “celebrate the end of the Champions League season.” Golden phone HTC One M9 is dedicated to the end of one of Europe’s UEFA Champions League, soccer’s biggest events.
The very next day, Barcelona rolled to a decisive 3-1 victory over one of Italy’s oldest clubs.
The quad-core HTC One is a great smartphone powered by Google’s Android OS v4.1. Access Google Play for app downloads or keep an eye on the latest social media updates and news that are streamed straight onto the home screen. The 4.7-inch full high-def display is superb for browsing the internet and the HTC One has access via 3G, Wi-Fi and 4G (network dependent).
The UltraPixel camera is rated as 4-megapixels but this new camera type has a larger light capturing sensor so the end result far exceeds those of standard higher pixel cameras. Capturing the perfect image is also assisted with an automatic flash with 5 levels, image stabilization, HD video, slow motion video and video calling via a wide angle secondary camera.
Which Android games do you play this year? What is the favorite ones? As to me I prefer strategy games and choose follow ones:
This a thrilling PC, Mac, Linux and tablet (iOS/Android) strategy game. It brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre where you should yto take control of a small assault team to take down an enemy team in a single player campaign, or other players in multiplayer.
XCOM: Enemy Within
Enemy Within is a standalone expansion to the 2012 strategy game of the year XCOM®: Enemy Unknown and it’s now available on GooglePlay devices! Enemy Within features the core gameplay of Enemy Unknown plus more exciting content. Check out the new soldiers, abilities, enemies, maps, missions, and multiplayer mode for the fresh new strategy gaming experience. If you want to try it download Enemy Within application on googleplay.
Probably among action games one of the best is
Brothers in Arms 3
. You can get it’s apps is here.
The internationally acclaimed WW2 franchise returns with blood-pumping shooting action, spectacular killcams, and lots of amazing experimental weapons. Become Sergeant Wright and experience a dramatic, life-changing journey in the aftermath of the Normandy invasion.
Lead your band of highly trained brothers on the frontline and use their special abilities in the heat of the battle. Upgrade your weapons, improve your soldiers’ skills and fight against the enemy army.
Total War: Attila
At first sight this new strategic the video game Attila has not an actual difference in its appearance from Rome 2 but it’s not so. You can notice the game engine is still the same global map, where local kingdoms have a fight to capture Europe.
The difference is the time of late antiquity. Also all battles get small changes that make them more realistic and entertaining and look very impressive, especially when you fight for such metropolises as Rome or Constantinople.
If you already have the game, you have noticed that Attila really does look better than Rome 2, especially the atmospheres, such as fog. A battle in a forest in fog at max settings (not extreme) is actually very pretty, and has a pretty good realistic atmosphere. If you haven’t yet it’s worth to try this new version to get playing this giant empire, bloodthirsty nomads, court intrigues and global cooling in the most innovative way of Total War today.
Finally I’m sure now no one can say recent Total War games are ugly.
Blizzard Announces “Overwatch”
As you probably know Blizzard Entertainment announced a new game, a team-based multiplayer shooter “Overwatch”. It is used Pixar-like graphics there that will enter beta next year. The action takes place in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, then the game came to restore peace to a war-torn world.
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy A5 is a smartphone with 5.00-inch 720×1280 display powered by 1.2GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera.
Display – 5.00-inch
Processor – 1.2GHz
Front Camera – 5-megapixel
Resolution – 720×1280 pixels
RAM – 2GB
OS – Android 4.4
Storage – 16GB
Rear Camera – 13-megapixel
Battery capacity – 2300mAh
high price, low batteries, operating system and application going too slow
Easy lessons of drawing on your phone
This is really great application you can use both for fun and learning. I love it very much.
How to Draw – Easy Lessons
Learn to draw with How to Draw! Like a personal art teacher, it will teach you how to draw dozens of different objects and create amazing pictures.
• EASY: you don’t need any special skills, just start drawing
• INTERESTING: try different styles of drawings
• FUNNY: now you can draw nice animals, or cartoon characters or cars and more
• self-teaching (educational)
• the app includes lots of drawings such as: cartoon characters, animals, cars, dragons, planes, flowers, and much more!
• each drawing is divided into a number of steps which are easy to follow.
• starting from a few lines, you’ll end up with a complete picture.
• You can create your own drawing and draw right on the screen.
• parents can use it to give drawing lessons to their kids.
Mobile gaming news
No doubt we live in a new era of abundant possibilities. Could you imagine your life without the internet, smartphones and mobile games? I doubt anybody could. This is great era of mobile games as well and life has become more fun with paying mobile games indeed. I must confess that very often I start my day with the page of mobile gaming news because I need to know the latest video game news, mobile gaming news Canada and mobile stories from around the globe; and with a cup of coffee, of course.
Do you know that there are currently 323 registered video games development companies only in Canada? And what about the whole world? It’s expected that the global wireless games market will reach $14.4 billion by 2017. Thanks to the popularity of smartphones and tablets no other sector has such explosive growth as the computer and video game industry.
Well, I have my own top list of mobile games I’s like to share with you with my favorites. It includes such striking ones as
Marvel Puzzle Quest Dark Reign, the epic puzzle adventure game I love the most. You can download an application on googleplay.com of course.
Joe Danger Touch, the new console experience featured a whole adventure to become the Master of Disaster.
Impossible Road is a pure, minimal but very catching arcade game about risk, reward, and rollercoasters.
Clash of Clans is an epic combat strategy game. By the way strategy games are my favorites. So you’re able to build villages, train your troops and crush enemy clans in clan wars. Also you can play it with other players online.
Well known and popular game Puzzle & Dragons. It’s very popular gave where the Angry Birds characters are available as well. This game has the highest current number of online downloads then it’s also, I think, quite telling.
Boom Beach is also pretty known combat strategy game where you can fight against the evil Blackguard where you can play with players, raid their bases and enjoy the spoils of war. Play and enjoy yourself!