Android Wars

With the the latest news out that Apple have won a patent battle (all be it a small one!) over HTC and the Android OS My Computer Warehouse take a closer look at the two rivals.

Ever since the launch of the iPhone and Apple’s accompanying iOS in 2007 every other smartphone manufacturer and software developer has been playing catch up! Apple have enjoyed superior design, technology and reliability than any of it’s rivals could achieve and this has ensured the dynamite success of the iPhone.

One of the biggest differences and debates that arises between iOS and Android smartphones is that of Adobe Flash support. Apple made a very bold decision early on not to support Flash web plug-ins on the iOS whereas the Android went the opposite way. Until recently this has been debated as possibly the iPhone’s, and anything else using Apple’s iOS, only downfall. Until in another recent Apple victory it was announced the Adobe was giving up on a Flash server platform for iOS and was going to instead concentrate on other platforms like Android – I know it seems like an empty victory but Steve Jobs never wanted Flash support for the iPhone! Now major media corporations (see BBC) are choosing the iOS platform for web streaming media rather than the Flash equivalent since Apple’s market share with numerous devises is so strong – If you want to reach the masses, you have to use the same platform as them!!

In March 2010 Apple filed a complain stating that HTC had violated 10 of its patents, in the prelim hearing in June a Judge found there only to be 2 violations and in the final hearing that has been now ruled as only one violation on HTC’s part.

This recent legal battle with HTC will only be the start of a war waged on the Android OS, developed by the Open Handset Alliance and led by Google, as Apple seek to defend the technological advantages it has over its rival.

In a bid to compete with the iPhone many Android Smartphone producers look to ensure that they have competitive price advantage over the iPhone which brings in a certain share of the market. Due to the exclusivity and technological advancement of the product the Apple iPhone does tend to command a higher retail price, but could that all change if the other Smartphone manufacturers and the Android system start to claw back some of the technological advantage that Apple has enjoyed over the past few years?!

The Makings of Good Airplane Simulator Games

The wind is running through your face. You maneuver to the right, and there you shoot down the enemy planes. Then you go performing different stunts for the onlookers below. With the sunset in plain sight and magnificent assortment of trees, plants and the sea below, it is the best time to go home and relax with your family after a long day of flying, or a long day of playing. Airplane simulator games have been popular even in the time of the first release of the computer. These games have been a favorite of kids and adults alike.

Flying a plane through games has been getting better with each new generation. With the right software, you too can test your flying skills from the comfort of you own desktop. Whether this is a hobby you enjoy, or you are planning a career in aviation, you can experience what real pilots go through during their flight simulator training drills.

Airplane simulator games get enhancements and upgrades every so often. When it comes to modern flight software, most of the dials used are customized controls similar to those found on real jet aircraft. The choices of planes get vaster; sometimes you can even modify your plane. The ports and graphics get better. There is also a new addition to the graphics where you can see cars moving below, and other indications of life such as pastures, other moving planes on jet ways, and you may even encounter a flock of birds flying. A good airplane simulator game shows a clear and detailed view while flying. It is wonderful to see when you are flying that the background moves along with you, giving the game a more realistic feel.

Common objectives in airplane simulator games are to complete missions. Good airplane simulator games provide lots of missions so you will not get bored playing them. Coupled with controls that are easy to manipulate, completing such missions will be a piece of cake. The airports available are also considered. The more airports available throughout the globe, the larger the area you can fly on.

The difficulty level will also keep you playing. Weather changes are present in the games, and when it is windy or rainy, you would want to get to the closest airport to land. Airplane simulator games have been kept alive by generations of players. They stand out above other games because of their realistic eye-candy graphics and exciting missions. Keeping the plane alive and flying will also keep you wanting more.

Selecting Better Online Educational Games For Kids

I was trying to teach my kid sometime passing games which also will impart some knowledge of reasoning and mathematics. I remembered my younger days how my father use to teach me some new games which will make me learn good skills. When I was looking for some kids educational games online I could able to figure out a lot of options, both free and paid.

Kids normally enjoy games and if we try to make them learn from playing, it is for sure they will be enjoying it very much. Following are few games which are available online for free.

Identifying hidden numbers
Make your little ones learn about numbers by asking them to identify the hidden numbers in a particular square of a number puzzle. This will make them enjoy and impart some mathematical and analytical skills in them. Number games are interesting for kids and so they like to play with everyone by asking about how to add two numbers or what is the next digit in a number sequence.

Cross Word Puzzle
This is another type of game which will increase your kids’ vocabulary and verbal skills along with fun playing education games. When you find some words in any magazine or newspaper you can ask them to read aloud by looking at it and asking them to repeat it without seeing. This makes them more encouraging and enjoying.

Learning Currency sets
At last you can make our day today transactions in house by giving them with various currency notes or coins to identify how each amount will look like and how it is printed. This will give them a great knowledge so that they will easily identify all the money which they will be having in their pockets. Also it will make them comfortable to calculate pennies.

Computer games
Nowadays technology advancement and curriculum updates young kids started using computers for learning and playing. There are a lot of fun filled computer games and Internet games available which makes your kids smarter and funnier.

These are few education games for kids. To play more kids games to help kids with their learning.

While choosing education games for kids, try to correlate with their daily activities and study so that they will learn and play with interest.
If you are looking to increase your kids’ knowledge by providing with games then I will suggest you to go to the best online educational game website and choose the best online educational game.