18 Dec

Top 10 iPhone Games of 2012

Max Payne IPhone Game

The year 2012 is about to end. We witnessed some of the best games which surfaced on iPhone this year. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 iPhone Games of 2012.

1) Angry Birds Star Wars

The most popular iPhone app game is now available for Star Wars theme. If you are a fan of Star Wars Series(I’m sure you are), you’d definitely love this game.

2) Max Payne Mobile

Max Payne IPhone Game

The award-winning game and one of the most popular for the last decade is now available for iOS.

Max Payne is a fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, hunted by cops and the mob.

3) Infinity Blade

Winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award, and more than 20 different “Game of the Year” and “Top App” awards! , Infinity Blade is one of the best games of 2012 too.

4) Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy

The Ultimate Air Combat Game !With an extensive single player campaign & revolutionary multiplayer modes, the non-stop action will keep you at the edge of your seat!

5) Lili™

Lili is an amazing adventure RPG hybrid with stunning visuals, awesome graphics & a cinematic storyline. It is also presented on stage at APPLE KEYNOTE EVENT!

6) Real Steel

Real Steel iPhone Game

Based on the movie by the same name, Real Steel is an underworld fighting game set in the near-future, where 2,000 pound robots fight in a no-holds barred battles to the death.

7) Letterpress – Word Game

Find words, steal tiles, and color the board! Letterpress is a fresh new word game for iPhone. The perfect blend of fun & strategy.

8) N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

Another amazing sci-fi FPS franchise game for iPhone! Fight for mankind’s survival in the greatest space shooter on mobile devices!

9) Into the Dead

Into the Dead takes you into the cruel world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Stay Alive, run, shoot, & protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, it is a nightmare!

10) Extreme Road Trip 2

Join the insane speed of overdrive. Too much fun and addictive game.

12 Dec

If Tech Companies Were Christmas Icons [COMIC]

If Tech Companies Were Christmas Icons

Online Technology comic website, The Joy of Tech, has compared several tech companies as Christmas icons—each with its own short background story.

If Tech Companies Were Christmas Icons

12 Dec

Windows 8 – Best Features [INFOGRAPHIC]

Windows 8 Features

Windows 8 is the latest version of the Windows operating system, by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and office laptops, desktops, and tablets. This Infographic below explains the new features of Windows 8 and its pros and cons.

Below are some of the new features in Windows 8:

– Speedy Boot time and Performance development.
– Internet Explorer 10.
– Metro UI and Touch Mode.
– Solution for Cyber security.
– SkyDrive.
– Runs on Desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

See Also: Windows 8 – Good or Shit? [Comic]

Windows 8 Review Features

Infographic by Dot Com Infoway.

12 Dec

Google Adsense TOC Changed – Protection Against Invalid Clicks

Google Adsense Account Banned From Invalid Activity

There is a good news for all the publishers around the world. Google Adsense, one of the best contextual ad network has changed its Terms of conditions. Publishers who are afraid of finding their accounts suspended or even disabled for “invalid activity” without any clear understanding can have a sign of relief now.
According to the new terms of conditions, Google now will not permanently suspend accounts for invalid activity. Instead, it will provide a email and a notification to your account with further information and instructions.

Google Adsense Account Banned From Invalid Activity

Below are some of the changes by Google Adsense:

– Trusted publishers will now have their accounts suspended instead of permanently terminated for invalid activity.
– Publishers can now submit more informative appeals via a new form, which may help resolve issues more quickly.
– If Google detected a violation of their policies, you will receive an email and a notification to your account with further information and instructions. And you can read all about the causes of invalid activity.
– Check out Google Adsense Academy for do’s and don’ts.

See Also: 5 Best Google Adsense Alternatives 2012
How To Track Google Adsense Payment Check?
Best Positions For Adsense Ads

via Google Adsense Blog

07 Dec

Google Kills Free Version of Apps for Businesses

Google Apps

Google has killed off the free version of its useful apps for businesses. Google Apps offers Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, in-browser word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics app.

Google Apps

Google Apps

Earlier, there were two versions of Google Apps – free and premium. The free version allowed you to use Google Apps for up to 10 users. But now there will be only one version – Premium. Businesses with 10 or fewer people will now have to pay $5 per user per month or $50 per user per year.

Though the change will not effect the existing users and they can continue using free services for up to 10 users.

How to Use Google Apps for free for new domains

If you already have an existing Google Apps account under any of your domains, you can still use Google Apps for free even for new domains. All you have to do is to add another domain to that account. The setting is located under Domain settings in your Google Apps account.
Or if you are a new user, check out this simple workaround. All you need is a free Gmail or Google account.

Office 365, the main competitor of Google’s Apps market, also offers only paid plans currently. Both companies offer free trials.

So, what do you think of this move by Google? Would it hurt small businesses and bloggers?

05 Dec

Best 5 Inspirational and Motivational TED Talks

Best TED Talks

TED Talks have been an amazing source of inspiration to many people throughout the world. TED is dedicated to ideas worth spreading. From popular ideas to inspiring messages to world affairs to technological advancements, TED talks covers wide range of topics.
Check out Best 5 Inspirational and Motivational TED Talks below & let us know your thoughts about TED going into 2013.

Best TED Talks

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an amazing case about why there is a need for having an education system in place that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

People often consider best ideas as individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson presents a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek talks about a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you have always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short but inspirational talk offers a different way to think about setting & achieving goals.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert talks about the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

See Also:
Why You Should Keep Your Goals To Yourself? ( Video )
Steve Jobs Rare & Awesome Footage Conducting A Presentation In 1980 [ Video ]

03 Dec

Google launches Great Online Shopping Festival in India

Great Online Shopping Festival

In a move to promote Ecommerce in India, Google launches Great Online shopping festival that will host super saver deals from most of the major players of Indian Ecommerce industry on December 12 (i.e. 12.12.12). Many companies like myntra.com, Jabong, Flipkart and many others are participating in the festival.

Great Online Shopping Festival

Apart from discount deals, Google also shared 10 reasons why online shopping is better and easier than offline shopping to spread awareness among internet users in India.
Though the ‘Buy’ button is not yet active on the website but it seems Google is either testing Ecommerce in India to launch a service like Google Offers in the country or it could actually be interested in promoting Ecommerce in India. Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, Google also shared this small video on its Google India YouTube channel about this festival.

So, what do you think? Could this Black Friday or Cyber Monday like program work in India?
Share your thoughts.

01 Dec

WhatsApp fixes Status Error Issue, Warns users of hoax messages

WhatsApp Hoax Messages

WhatsApp has reportedly fixed the bug that started earlier this week that showed “Error:unknown” as contact status. According to various reports, the bug had affected thousands of users worldwide.

WhatsApp  Hoax Messages

The glitch was followed by a hoax message from the CEO of WhatsApp, one ‘Jim Balsamic’, and reads,

‘Whatsapp is shutting down on 28th jan Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill. We are also aware of the issue involving the pictures updates not showing. We are working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation from the Whatsapp team..:) FINAL WARNING! If your WhatsApp status is error:status unavailable then you are not frequent user and by 5:00pm C.A.T WhatsApp will start charging you. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it.”

Within no time, the hoax message got viral and users in fear of losing access to their accounts, start sending message to 10 people in their friends’list.

WhatsApp posted a blog to warn users of the service, it said,

“We have been getting a lot of emails and questions from you about a chain letter message circulating in our network. Please understand that this is a hoax and there is no truth to it.

“While we are flattered that we made it Hoax Slayer we would rather work on cool new features instead of debunking silly stories like these.”

But now the issue seems to be resolved, though the official confirmation is yet to be received from WhatsApp.

Check out the Official WhatsApp Accounts:
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/whatsappstatus
Twitter- https://twitter.com/wa_status

This is not the first time such hoax viral messages have surfaced. BBM messenger have also faced such issues in the past.