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?!

Online Educational Games for Kids Help Kids Learn Difficult Subjects

Online educational games for kids are quickly becoming a form of tutoring for children of all ages. Children who are able follow a few simple directions and can maneuver a computer with the mouse or a few buttons on the keyboard to make things happen can benefit from educational games online. Online games are quickly becoming a form of tutoring for children that helps take the pressure off parents and teachers who are struggling with helping a child. Of course, there is no true replacement for adults teaching children important topics in life; however, the computer can serve as a supplement to those lessons, furthering the learning ability of children.

A Friendly Environment

Kids sometimes have a hard time listening to adults for a long period of time. If your child is resisting listening to you or shows a lack of interest in learning basic important facts, such as numbers, letters, science or reading, it is worth a try letting them play educational games online. The games that are provided on most websites are non-threatening and offer learning in a fun way. It allows kids to take the pressure off and relax in the bright colors and sounds of the game. After a while, kids begin to realize learning can be fun.

A Great School Supplement

Kids who come home from elementary school with bad grades or frustrated that they cannot grasp a certain subject in school will benefit from the environment of online educational games for kids. Computers bring kids into another world, but with educational games, it is a good world. While most video game playing is frowned upon, schools are quickly learning the advantage of incorporating online educational supplements into the daily teaching routine. Offering kids more than one way to learn is a great way to increase the knowledge of a subject without any pressure.

Kids Learn in Different Ways

Because every child learns in a different way, parents and teachers need to adapt their teaching to accommodate that. Some kids are visual learners; these are the kids who benefit the most from online educational games for kids. Seeing the concepts right in front of them allows these visual thinkers to work out the problem right in front of them, rather than trying to understand something they cannot see. While visual learning is not the method that works for everyone, if it works even for one child, that method should be used to further that child’s educational abilities.

Find Free Online Games

Finding Free Online Games to play is fun. Reason, free Online Games are free and you don’t have to pay a penny. However, finding a good free online game site may be difficult initially. With several hundreds of gaming websites available nowadays, it may be confusing for you to find out a good one.

When you are trying to find a free online game site, there are several aspects you need to pay attention. I have outlined below some of them:

  • Does the site load easily? This is very important because most online games will not be playable unless the games load fast. You fun may become a disaster.
  • Navigation. How easy is the navigation within the site, do you struggle to find the links or buttons on the gaming site?
  • Type of Games. I find almost all flash games easier to play, they load faster and you can play games without any interruption. However, keep in mind, you may have to install the latest plugins regularly; otherwise most games won’t load.
  • Game variety. Are there enough variety of games in the site. By game variety, I mean; action games, speed games, fun games, entertainment game, snow games, arcade games, war games, simulator games and many more.
  • Downloadable Games. Alert! If you visit a site with downloadable games and you wish to download games to your computer, be sure to check that there are no viruses with the games. There are several online game sites that are virus traps. Some of these game sites with virus are so professional looking that one would not have a doubt about them. Before downloading any games from the internet, be sure to have a good anti virus program installed in your computer. After downloading the file, be sure to scan the file for viruses.
  • Multiplayer games. Recently I came across a very interesting site that offers multiple players online gaming. It works like this; any player starts the game and waits online for someone to join him or her. Once someone joins you or the other person online can make a move. I found this to be very interesting kind of online gaming.

As you become a seasoned online gamer, you will start to gain more and more knowledge about online gaming. A surprise, did you know that there are people who make a living playing online games! yes you read this correct!

All the best and have a great time finding Free Online Games