Just Dance 2015 is one of the best selling Amazon games

Just Dance 2015 is one of the best selling Amazon games
 
Amazon has gone ahead and revealed their top selling items this season. A lot of things, such as the continued success of frozen expected. Some are unexpected, such as Acer, ASUS, HP and Chromebooks being the most popular teams this year. However, nothing is a bigger surprise that Just Dance 2015 being one of Amazon’s three most popular video games.

Yes, Just Dance 2015 was one of the best selling Amazon. The other two were of Call of Duty:  


Advanced Warfare and Super Smash Bros. Both of sense. They were anticipated games set number, type of securities purchased consoles. This makes it even more amazing success of Just Dance 2015.

I guess it's a dark horse, like Frozen: The Adventures of Olaf for the DS. Just Dance 2015 has a reputation, and is very recognizable. Perhaps families viewed as a safe bet for children. Especially since it is available for the PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Still, it's surprising that in a year with many games, Destiny and Titanfall not reach the list of Amazon. I guess the rhythm has a lot of people this year.


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Six of the best iPad games to seize this Christmas 2014

Six of the best iPad games to seize this Christmas  

With Christmas looming and many people receiving tablets or smartphones, have compiled a list of some of the best games to make it a little easier to get to play on Christmas Day.


1. broken sword Games


but the classics (Smoking Mirror and director's cut) are better than the new version (curse of the snake).


Broken Sword franchise is a point and click adventure games for video game company English Revolution Software. The main protagonists of the series are George Stobbart, an American patent attorney wise cracking, and Nicole "Nico" Collard, an independent journalist brazen French. The original games have been remastered for the iPad brilliantly.

If you like Broken Sword games worth clicking on "other games" in the game menu and exit to the classic 1994 cyberpunk, Beneath a Steel Sky.

2. The room and the room 2


Incredibly elaborate games of three-dimensional puzzles full of mystery and foreboding dark environment. Ultimately, the player is looking for a way out of each room to move to the next room. The player has a special lens that allows them to see posts and areas made of "null", a central foreign material in the game's plot.

3. Vainglory

 
This game has had rave reviews for taking the genre of PC games - MOBA - A multiplayer battlefield online free and make it more accessible to players of the tablet. It looks fantastic, allows you to play three on three battles, but has a system in-app purchase.

4. Monument Valley


Monument Valley is a puzzle game developed and published by the indie studio ustwo. The player leads the Princess Ida through mazes of optical illusions and impossible objects. The game has been praised for its beauty and design of the invention but criticized for being too short. Each level is a unique combination of puzzle, graphic design and architecture and is worth playing again.

5. 80 Days


Using the style of an interactive novel, this game re-imagines the journey of Phileas Fogg worldwide. There are so many different variables, each player can boast a different experience. You have your luggage, your map and stories are told through text and have branching paths as a Fighting Fantasy book.

6. Fighting Fantasy


The book classic fantasy game role-playing experience since the early 80s has been integrated into iPad games.

Android Malware Installs Pirated Assassin’s Creed App

Android Malware Installs Pirated Assassin’s Creed App

A pirated Credo Murderer application for Android version is included with the malware according to the security service-as-as-Zscaler.


Assassins Creed is a popular series of open-world adventure games available in several iterations on the Xbox, PlayStation, PC and other gaming platforms. 


There are also premium Murderer Credo applications for Android. However, users who want to download a free version of this application pirate can find their Android devices silently infected with a piece of malware mobile banking.

The Trojanized variety of Credo Murderer application has the potential to be very powerful, because when a user downloads it, what he or she is actually the download is malware. The malware in turn download a fully functional version, pirates of the actual application. The game app works as advertised, so the standard mobile player will have a hard time realizing that the package has been downloaded is malicious.

The attack is particularly timely during this holiday shopping season, and a number of retailers are bundling the last, XBOX An edition of the series with the newest Microsoft game console. The XBOX One is probably one of the most popular gifts this season, especially between consoles, as reports began to emerge last night that Microsoft game console outsold Sony PS4 in November.

The malware, according to Zscaler, has the ability to send text messages to several parties, texts victim harvest stolen devices and send command to a server and remote data. C & C servers are hard coded in applications as bnk7ihekqxp [.] Net and googleapiserver [.] Net.

"We were able to locate phone numbers belonging to Russian bank Volga-Vyatka Bank of Sberbank of Russia in the code of the malicious application for SMS messages were intercepted to steal sensitive information," the researchers wrote Zscaler. "Another interesting feature we saw is the use of AES encryption for all communication C2. Also harvest and identification number of the mobile subscriber information from the victim device for monitoring".

The application requests a number of permits that include the ability to access the state network, obtain accounts, access the Internet, outgoing calls the process, read external storage, read phone state, read SMS, received boot completed, receive SMS, send SMS, lock wake, write to external storage and write SMS.

MD5 information is available on VirusTotal. The application itself weighs 3.25 MB and the file is called assassins_creed.apk with the name of dsifakf.aoakmnq package.com

If users stick to the official Google Play store and avoid downloading pirated applications, then you will not have to worry about downloading this particular malware.

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Are Smartphones Making Wearable Fitness-Trackers Extinct?

Are Smartphones Making Wearable Fitness-Trackers Extinct?

Fitness Trackers, such as the Fitbit or jaw, are the most popular for those health conscious accessories, but its days may be numbered.


 Many next-generation smartphones are shipping with the ability to follow steps, calories, heart rate and more, which industry experts say could make the followers of fitness obsolete.

New phones from Samsung, as the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 come with S Health, an application Fitness- and health monitoring that has all the capabilities of a crawler based on the wrist.


LG has a similar application, LG Health, on your phone G3, and smartphone maker HTC has partnered with Fitbit in its latest flagship phone, the M8, which provides users with fitness-tracking functions like.

The tracker fitness business is booming and is now a $ 330 million industry. With the features of these devices become accessible to everyone with a smartphone, that number will continue to grow, says Pankaj Kedia, senior director of product management for Qualcomm, manufacturer of processors, sensors and other cellular components. "Fifteen percent of American consumers currently use a portable device like a watchband or smart adequacy" he says. "As mobile devices continue to add new features and services, [the industry] will continue to attract consumers."

But as more and more smart phones have these characteristics, experts predict that wearable could go the way of the dodo, since most consumers prefer to eliminate redundancies and do all their business in one device. Especially a device they already own.

Phones now trace the steps and calories with the same precision of followers watches, making them attractive to people who are simply trying to quantify how much they move during the day - the vast majority of users, says Ritu Agarwal, who heads the information systems from the University of Maryland. But for athletes and serious runners, there is no replacement for followers of traditional bracelet - yet.

"Some professional riders want to measure your heart rate while running" it, which can only be achieved with the use of accessories heart rate belt that often come with these followers says; sensors for smartphones, meanwhile, need quiet to get an accurate reading. Still, says Agarwal, "these are the temporary restrictions Smartphone manufacturers are addressing proactively."

The largest manufacturers of smartphones problem must be resolved before dethroning wearable is the battery life, Kedia said. A Fitbit can go for a week without pay. A UP jaw can last up to 14 days. However, even the smartest smartphones need to be charged every two days. "The capabilities fitness tracking smartphones require fast and reliable connectivity to synchronize and enable functions such as navigation to monitor execution and provide real-time updates on their progress to social networks," he says. "It's a challenge to do that, keeping your battery alive."

As the battery life improves, Agarwal anticipates that these phone features will become more popular and drip models cheaper phones. However, instead of stripping wearable their physical status tracker choice of title, Agarwal expects smart phones and wearable learn to work together to produce the next best products. "Right now the common opinion is that they are separate devices," she says, "but there is no reason to make them that way."

Kedia agrees, adding that they carry an important attribute that smartphones just can not compete with - their small size. "People will use a combination of smart phones and portable devices for optimum experience," he says. "Wearable Fitness Trackers are often an extension of the smartphone, but allow you to enjoy step tracking and other important functions without having to hold the phone out every time."

While it may be cumbersome having to hold the phone endlessly with a device perched on his wrist lets you view the statistics you want just a touch. "The wearable devices offer instant and continuous, hands-free access to the most relevant personalized information" Kedia said, "that empowers us with more efficient and effective management of our daily life in a way forms [that] we can not mimic a smartphone because portability ".

But perhaps the greatest reward this struggle between mobile and wearable deliver is new and improved technologies, says Agarwal. Devices Watch, for example, are equipped with additional sensors that monitor heart rate and other statistics that mobile no, says while some of the newer devices are now combining the best of both worlds. "Portable Trackers today usually need a phone to connect to the cloud, or a safety device on a PC," she says. "But the new products are released by Samsung, Microsoft and Apple are blurring the distinction between a tracking device and a smartphone. Now we just have to see who the winners in this competitive market will be".

How to choose a new cell phone

How to choose a new cell phone

Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hitting shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there is likely to be a lull in new versions until next spring. So why wait?


Here are some things to consider before you hit the stores. If you are upgrading from an older model, you can skip the first part for smartphone buyers first.

Need a smartphone?


Maybe you've been doing fine with just a basic cell phone, but many people who buy smartphones discover things they never thought they could do. You can install applications from a museum for a map or learn about current exhibitions, or you can catch up on e-books with a scanning application. You can also check email and Facebook more easily and take great pictures and share them quickly.

But you have to pay more - not just for the device. The monthly fees for voice, text and data tend to be higher compared to basic telephony plans.

What system should you choose?


This is the most important decision that will influence its future smartphones. It is not easy to change once you have all your apps, contacts and bookmarks in a single system.

Apple iOS, you can choose from a variety of iPhone models - ranging from the giant iPhone 6 Plus for older and smaller iPhone 5s and 5c. The iPhone 6 is a good choice in the middle and comes with all the bells and whistles, including a chip to make payments at Apple stores that accept payment. Phones running Google's Android operating system include further options from various manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, ZTE and Sony.

Android is more flexible in the sense that phone makers can be customized to your taste, and application developers have more say in what they write for Android phones. That flexibility has led to a free-for-all environment, however. Settings and features vary so much from one phone to another it is difficult to ask a friend or search online for help. And some Android apps do not work with all phones.

Android gets too fragmented because many application developers work with iOS first. Apple is the only company that makes the iOS phones, and must approve what goes into its app store. This helps ensure the quality, but it means to trust Apple to make those decisions for you. One advantage of iOS is that iPhones work well with other Apple devices, including iPads and Mac computers. Android can not do that because the hardware and software are not as tightly integrated.

There are several other systems competing for third place. Microsoft Windows is the most promising, then fell BlackBerry pioneer of the bunch. Windows is a good system, but has fewer applications.

How should you pay?


Simply used to pay $ 200 for the best phone, and the phone company covered the remaining $ 450 or so, which offset higher service fees for the duration of their contract of two years. Lately, telephone companies have been trying to wean customers off subsidies by having customers bring cell used or pay full price in installments. With T-Mobile, which is the only option. In return, you pay less in monthly service fees.

If I forgo subsidies usually come out ahead if you sign up for a data plan bigger - 10 gigabytes or more with AT & T and Verizon and 20 gigabytes or more with Sprint. The monthly savings are not as great with smaller data plans, so they are giving up more subsidies you get at discounts. But payment plans have other advantages, including the ability to negotiate your phone in for a newer before the typical two-year contract is up model.

You can buy the phone through your wireless service provider or go to a dealer such as Best Buy or Wal-Mart. You can also find phone on eBay and Amazon. Check with your company first to make sure it will work, as the networks in the US vary.

How much should you pay?


It may be tempting to spend a lot for the latest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, but you should ask yourself if you need all that power. This is especially true if you are paying full price. (If you are getting a subsidized phone with a contract, then why do not pay the phone company for the better?)

There are several phones available for $ 200 or less, at prices no contract, compared to $ 600 to $ 700 for the typical high-end phone. Normally, you are giving up a better camera, better screen and a faster processor. But what you get in a budget phone is usually good enough for such basic things as email, Facebook and even video. Owners of smartphones for the first time will notice a big difference in their basic phones.

Veterans smartphones might want more, especially if the phone is its main access to the Internet. Regular users may even consider paying more for additional storage. Phones fill quickly with photos and video and music downloaded.

Torque, Microsoft alternative to "OK Google," now works on Android smartphones

Torque, Microsoft now works on Android smartphones

Microsoft this morning launched an app for Android smartphone users called Torque which allows you to shake your phone to search by voice, similar to Google "OK Google." 


The difference is that instead of waking up the application with a standard keyword command is shaking motion instead does the trick. Also like Google, Torque issue an "immediate response" including things like details on local flights, stock prices, sports scores, weather, nearby restaurants and more.

Torque, Microsoft alternative to "OK Google," now works on Android smartwatches

Torque itself was actually released in October, but now only supported on certain smartwatches Android. The application is then activated with a flick of the wrist. However, smartwatches remain a niche market, so it makes sense for Microsoft to expand its support for smart phones as well. (The original application has been discharge 10,000 times, to give you an idea.)

Version 2.0, now Google Play, also includes some more immediate responses, including flight status reports and information about local events. These responses and other results are driven by the search for Bing.

The first testers reported some bugs with the first version of the appropriate application to answer your wrist movements, or the detection of voice, but overall the application has a decent rating 3.9 (of 5) stars in Android application the after market some 240+ reviews.

Microsoft is actively developing Android applications outside software products your company logo as Microsoft Office, Xbox, OneDrive or Outlook, for example, may be news to some. But Torque is representative of latest Microsoft thought that sees the company of trying to work with the broader mobile ecosystem.

The application of torque was developed by Microsoft Garage, a group of exploration, experimentation and release of consumer applications cross-platform. The organization, which emerged from Office Labs in 2009, is about connecting Microsoft engineers and engineering projects with clients to see how their technologies are received.

"From the point of view of the customer, which is a very good way to get to the first access to emerging technologies. And from the point of view of Microsoft, is really a great way to get real feedback from real customers about how people used things, "said Jeff Ramos, Manager at The Garage in a blog from October.

Applying original pair was built in three months time as a side project created by Xuedong Huang, Jiaping Wang, Wu Xiong Lingfeng and Wayne Microsoft garage who worked with researchers from Microsoft in the twisting motion to activate. Huang has worked with speech technologies for some time, having founded research efforts and development of Microsoft speech recognition in the 1990s.

In addition to torque, the team has launched a number of other applications, including Mouse Without Borders (allows you to control 4 computers with a single mouse and keyboard); Alarm bus (alerts that indicate when the bus arrives); Journeys and Notes (an application for registration of social trip for Android); Next Screen Lock (lock screen Android offering rapid application releases and other notices); Voice Commander (an Xbox controlled by voice), and many, many others. If applications do not work, the team spends Garage, building on top of what they learn as they go.

With something as critical as mobile / voice search, however, one would imagine Torque is the type of project Microsoft wants to do well.