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free games until December 15: Nightmares from the Deep, and Stand O’Food

G5 Entertainment has made the game “Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, Collector’s Edition” available for free on many devices…until December 15th:

“In Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, you’ll follow the story of an ancient pirate with a forbidden passion. The pirate was cursed and died. His soul never found rest without the accompaniment of his long-lost love.

“You begin this adventure-hybrid game as the director of a nautical museum buzzing with excitement over its newest exhibit: the mummified remains of the notorious 18th century pirate, Captain Remington. In a twist of the supernatural, the pirate awakens and kidnaps her daughter and makes off with her aboard his ghost galleon to his hideout on Skull Island. You soon find yourself aboard his ship, bargaining with skeletons for a map and listening, enthralled, to an undead dwarf as he recounts an unlikely story of romance. You’ll travel throughout the Caribbean to some numerous locals as you try to lift the curse and discover more about this ghostly pirate along the way. It’s a tale of murder and mayhem upon the high seas and you help to make the story right, in the end.

“Gameplay is a bountiful blend of exploration, mini-games, and a choice between hidden object searches or mahjong solitaire. While you can complete the game in a traditional hidden object game fashion, exploring the game’s 45 locations and playing its 39 hidden hidden object scenes, you can also switch to a Mahjong-style mini-game where you’ll take items from hotspots and can use them elsewhere in the game, like in its 16 puzzles or mini-games.”

It’s available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac…and Nook!

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I got a message that they’re also giving away another game…

“…Stand O’Food, will be available at absolutely no charge to iOS players…through December 15th…

“In Stand O’Food players have to feed a host of hungry patrons before they leave in a huff! The game offers you to choose between Quest mode and Lunch Rush mode, more than 100 levels to complete and more than 80 receipts of sandwiches to try your hand at. Slap together burgers and cook up some bacon as quickly as you can! But it’s not all about speed – you’ve also got to plan ahead. Put the sandwiches together in the correct sequence, and set yourself up so you can make the next sandwich without difficulty. Earn money to purchase condiments and upgrade your equipment to serve tastier food even faster than before…”

 

Move from Windows XP, to Windows 8…for free!

I  received an e-mail about a product that might greatly benefit those needing to try to move from a computer running Windows XP, to one that is using Windows 8…

“For a limited time, Laplink is offering PCmover Home for free to users who are moving from an old XP computer…to setting up a new Windows 8.1 PC by moving all of their selected data, settings, and programs. PCmover Home includes application selectivity, folder selectivity, profile selectivity for logged on users, Free Transfer Assistance, and more.”

PCmover Home is available …

“…for only $19.95 to anyone else. Upgrade to the Professional version for just $20 more—now only $39.95!”

You’ll need to…

“…download your Laplink product and obtain your Serial Number…”

…and, per their website, you should be able to “transfer everything across a Laplink High-Speed Ethernet cable, network router, or Laplink USB…

“PCmover automatically moves all the programs, files and settings you select from your old PC to your new one and all of your applications will be installed automatically ready to use.

Read the “What You Should Know” section:

Some programs on your old computer may not be compatible with a newer operating system.
Files with Digital Rights Management (DRM), such as music files and programs that require keys or serial numbers with a hardware fingerprint, may require deactivation on the old PC and reactivation on the new PC.
Some programs with unique copy protection may need to be deactivated on the old PC then reactivated with their original key or serial number on the new PC.
If you are unable to deactivate applications on the old PC, please contact the software manufacturer for each respective application to have the license reactivated.
Users are responsible to follow user license agreements with each application that is moved.
You should remove trial software on the new computer if a full version exists on your old PC.
Antivirus and Anti-Spyware programs will not be moved to your new PC.
Specific hardware drivers will not be moved to your new PC.
Make sure to apply all appropriate Windows Updates (including .NET) to your new PC before performing a migration with PCmover.

The User Guide is available at http://download.laplink.com/documentation/pdf/pcmover/pcmhome/PCmover_8_Home_UG_ENG.pdf

 

free game for iOS until October 27

“Get ready to pack your bags and head to Europe in Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe! You have a wonderful opportunity to take your real estate empire overseas. Travel through England, Spain and Switzerland while restoring rundown houses, beautifying neighborhoods with new landmarks and helping the locals improve their towns. Develop your business skills by making money from renting out and investing in properties. Construct classic English cottages, elegant Swiss chalets and magnificent Spanish haciendas. Act wisely to get the job done on time with hurdles like weather conditions and crises trying to block your every move.”

Game trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq_hMvd1_9A

 

New Kindles…watch video while offline!

There are new Kindle Fire tablets:

All-New Kindle Fire HD 7″ Tablet
7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8GB or 16GB
$139.00

All-New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet
7″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi, Optional 4G LTE Wireless, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
$229.00

All-New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Tablet
8.9″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi, Optional 4G LTE Wireless, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
$379.00

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CU0NSCU/ref=sd_allcat_kdpso#kindle-compare

The HD has a dual-core processor; the HDX tablets have quad-core processors.  I can tell the difference in performance of the two types…maybe because I can be consided a “power user” of all kinds of technology (computers, phones, and tablets)  and tend to push them to their limits.  If you intend on using them in in situations that pertain to heavy video and graphic uses…get the quad-core units.

What’s more impressive to me, is the enhancement to Amazon Prime:

“Prime members can now download hundreds of Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows to watch anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, or in the car. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online video subscription streaming service that offers offline viewing, and it’s included at no additional cost.”

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After composing this post, I found viewing Amazon Prime content offline has been available via iOS:

“Download purchased and rented videos from Your Video Library for offline viewing on airplanes, road trips, or when a Wi-Fi connection is unavailable…

“…Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch…”

Free antennas for (almost) everybody! Kinda…

Some people in certain television markets cannot watch the CBS television network on their Time Warner Cable service. CBS and TWC are having a dispute…

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“Time Warner Cable has a limited quantity of basic indoor antennas available for free, to be picked up at our retail cable stores in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles/Desert Cities, New York, plus Milwaukee and Green Bay in Wisconsin….these basic indoor antennas…will likely only work for customers whose CBS station originates in one of those cities, and who are within a short distance of the station’s transmitter.

“…we have partnered with Best Buy in those cities to provide $20 toward the purchase of any in-stock broadcast antenna at select Best Buy store locations.

“Antenna offer limited to current Time Warner Cable customers….Limited quantity available…limit 1 per customer while supplies last.”

http://twcconversations.com/antenna/

PDFZilla is free…until July 7

I received a press release with the following information:

PDFZilla is a useful software toolkit for converting and handling PDF documents…The program preserves the original quality of the PDF files and converts both text and images. Users can convert the entire PDF or selected pages only and event convert multiple files in the batch mode, which may come in very handy when working with large book or document archives. In addition to the Word format, PDFZilla can convert PDF files to DOC, XLS, RTF, TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, TIF, HTML and SWF files…

PDFZilla V3 includes:
1 – PDF to Word Converter
2 – PDF to Image Converter
3 – PDF to TXT Converter
4 – PDF to HTML Converter
5 – PDF to Flash Converter
6 – PDF to Excel Converter
7 – Image to PDF Converter
8 – PDF Merger
9 – PDF Cutter
10 – PDF Rotator

http://www.pdfzilla.com/pdfzilla-giveaway.html

 

new Samsung Galaxy tablets will be available for pre-order

According to reports, June 25, pre-orders will be accepted for new Samsung Galaxy tablets…

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will cost $199, $299 for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and $300 for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

I noticed that none are noted to have a quad-core processor.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/24/samsung-galaxy-tab-3-7-0-8-0-and-10-1-release-date-pricing/

“All three Galaxy Tabs will come with a $10 Google Play voucher, three months free Hulu Plus, and a year of free Boingo hotspot use (it’s not clear what the data allowance will be). They’ll be available in either white or brown…”

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/24/4458606/samsung-galaxy-tab-3-us-price-release-date-specs-pictures

It’s also reported that two years of 50 Gb Dropbox storage will be included.

And:  “…keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 10.1 with its quad-core processor and S Pen costs only $50 more” than the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

http://blog.laptopmag.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-3-2

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Just a reminder that the Google Nexus 10, though it doesn’t have a memory card port (which is something I prize), has a quad-core processor…and is priced at $399.

 

free game for iOS, Mac, and Android through June 30th

“June 24th through June 30th, G5 Entertainment is giving away Epic Adventures: La Jangada on iOS, Mac and Google Play. Based on a novel by the legendary French novelist Jules Verne, the game takes you back to the 19th century on a trip with Minha and her family through the Amazon River…

“After Minha agrees to marry Dr. Manuel Valdez, they decide to hold the wedding in Brazil. You start this riveting adventure in Peru and travel through Amazon on an astonishing ship – the Jangada…her father’s dark past threatens her happy marriage. Long ago, he was accused of murder and now he is being blackmailed for Minha’s hand in marriage…it’s your job to help unravel the mystery of her father’s past.

“…you have to find and then return the items to their exact places in some scenes. For example, you’ll need to help Minha tidy her bedroom and pack a suitcase…”

http://www.g5e.com/press/press_releases

 

Have others pay for your computer (for college)

Don’t pay for your computer…if you’re a college student…here’s how to have others pay for it:

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Microsoft announces Chip In student PC crowdsourcing program

…Chip In, a new seasonal buying program to help students get the Windows PC or tablet they need for school…students crowdsource contributions from friends and family toward the purchase…

Students can participate in Chip In exclusively at http://www.windowschipin.com

Chip In runs now through Sept. 1, 2013. To participate, students need a valid .edu email address or documentation to prove enrollment in a university or accredited institution…

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Jun13/06-03WindowsChipInPR.aspx

 

Neverwinter MMORPG now in Open Beta

Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is now in Open Beta and free to download and play.

From the press release:

“Set in The Forgotten Realms, players explore and defend the iconic city of Neverwinter, travel beyond the besieged walls of the city once known as The Jewel of The North, to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure.”

“…rebuild the city of Neverwinter, saving it from Valindra Shadowmantle’s evil forces…”

“…Neverwinter’s Gateway is a web portal that allows players to remotely access in-game status information via their desktops, tablets, or smartphones…”

A video of the game is at http://youtu.be/D_Uzka-2Mz8

The website for the game is http://www.playneverwinter.com (which will take you to http://nw.perfectworld.com/ )