Space Settlers: The First Online Multi-player Sci-fi Game for iOS

If you are keen on Sci-fi stories and real-time strategy games, you may also love Space Settlers developed by Digiarty Software, Inc. in late 2012. This is the first online multi-player Sci-fi themed game for iOS devices including iPhone iPad iPod touch. The graphics are sharp, gameplay is easy, and the whole game is very addictive once you get started.

Graphics: It is created with dark blue color that makes you feel like walking in the cold outer space. All the hand-draw bases, buildings, weapons, and various accessories are splendid and of high level.

Storyline: It is about human intelligence and advanced technology. Based on Stephen Hawking’s theory and the discovery of God Particles, some explorers went to outer space for Dark Energy Crystal. It brought about space bottlers among different space settlers and legions.

The developer has released the first upgrade to Space Settlers with some new features:

  1. Added two PVE maps;
  2. Increased the upper limit of building and tech level to 60;
  3. Added a brand-new game mode “Land of Challenge” so that players can find coordinate [0,0] to take challenge ceaselessly. The winner will be awarded chariot accessories and weapons of high levels;

and so on.

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Now let’s take a closer look at this online iOS game.

It features in mech combat which allows players to load their weapons according to their desires. Currently there are 25+ mech chariot types and 100+ accessories to meet players’ different needs. But remember in mind, to upgrade your weapons, you should gain more Dark Energy Crystals.

Besides, it is also real-time strategy game. It asks intelligence to fight with enemy legions/players, to gain more Dark Energy Crystals, and to occupy more planets. So, it is also important to choose legion before joining in.

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You will also find Space Settlers interesting as you can invite your friends to fight with you together and chat with them online.

How to play Space Settlers?

  1. Download it for free from Apple App Store:
  2. Install it on your iPhone, iPad, and on iPod touch.
  3. Choose a server and create an account. Now totally 3 servers are available: Doom, Dawn, and Daylight.
  4. Start building your base and collect Dark Energy Crystals.

You can also visit the developer’s site here: http://www.iphogame.com/spacesettlers/

Top 5 Desktop Blogging Tools

It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or a full-time professional blogs, every second counts in blogging, desktop Blogging tools are one of the best tools to sharply increase productivity and saves hours logging into your admin panel, writing and formatting the posts. It is a hefty process.

Desktop Blogging tools make your life significantly easier, I’ve shortlisted a few of the best tools. But before that, let’s have an overview of Benefits of Desktop Blogging tools.

Benefits of Desktop Blogging Tools

  • Manage Multiple blogs hosted by Multiple Platforms.
  • Save countless hours, without having the need to access the admin panel each time.
  • Manage Drafts and Previous auto saves.
  • Simple Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Primitive image editing features.

Windows Live Writer

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Windows Live Writer, coming from the line of Windows, lives up to it’s name sake. It provides numerous intuitive features like multiple blog accounts, formatting options. Automatic Spell check, etc.

You can manage all your blogs under one roof. It also offers seamless, hassle-free integration with Flickr and Photo bucket images. You can even add watermarks to your images.

Platforms Supported: Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, Windows Spaces.

BlogDesk

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BlogDesk is an exceptional tool which has multi-lingual support. You can manage several blogs hosted of numerous platforms. However, the only drawback is it’s incapability of working with Blogger blogs.

A multi-lingual Spell checker is also embedded in this tool. It is also bundled with unique image editor. You can automatically ping the links to search engines.

Platforms Supported: WordPress, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine Forum integration.

MarsEdit

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MarsEdit is one of the intriguing desktop blogging tools. You can integrate with other text editors in addition to the default WYSIWYG editor. It supports and is compatible to integrate with almost every blog platform.

It has a neat and minimalist user interface. You can preview the blog post on the web, before publishing it.

Platforms Supported: WordPress, Typepad, Vox, TypePad, Movable Type, LiveJournal, Drupal, Joomla, etc.

WBloggar

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WBlogger is embedded with hundreds of keyboard shortcuts, which makes writing, editing and formatting processes a lot easier and quicker. It is portable, you can share or carry the file on your flash drive. It’s basically plug and play, without having to install the software.

Platforms Supported:  TypePad, BigBlogTool, Blogalia, TheBlog, Blog-City, Wordpress, Xanga, Upsaid, Blogware, Blogger/Blogspot, DearDiary, Squarespace, ERABlog, Theblog, Blogalia and various other platforms.

This Guest Post is written by: Gautham is a passionate blogger and a designer. He shares some designs at his Free PPT Templates Blog, mostly Business PowerPoint Templates. If you would like to guest post at RealTimeTricks, check our guest posting guidelines.

Top 5 Best WhatsApp Alternatives

5 Best WhatsApp Alternatives – Messaging through your smartphone is great. It’s also one of the main uses of a smartphone, or any mobile phone for that matter.  And using apps like WhatsApp have been even more helpful in bridging communication gaps, as they allow users to interact in ways which seem to be the middle ground between online chatting and text messaging. The popularity of these types of apps tells us how well they have truly been received. Undoubtedly, WhatsApp has changed the face of texting and messaging.

Unfortunately WhatsApp has been coming under a lot of fire lately. It’s a third-party app and is always susceptible to some sorts of malware and spyware – potentially tuning everyone to the dangers of WhatsApp spy. Hence if you want to keep yourself secure, you might want to try out these alternative apps.

Top 5 Best WhatsApp Alternatives

1 – Viber

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A very popular app which is available for all platforms, Viber is the go to app for users looking for something that can satisfy them as WhatsApp could. Viber also uses contact numbers for identification. To use it, an access code is sent to your mobile device that checks your address book to see who else is using Viber and connects you to them. An advantage of Viber is that you can use it to call contacts as well.

2 – Line

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Line is also a fast growing app and boasts of being used in over 230 countries and being the most downloaded app in the world. Line uses its database to save your number and then connect you with other Line users who are your phone contacts. A plus point that Line has is that it allows users to reply messages with a PC or Mac OS program if you register your phone number with an existing email account. You can also call contacts.

3 – WeChat

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This app also allows users to connect across platforms and boasts of text as well as voice messaging. The app is free and comes with many additional features and settings. With WeChat a user can conduct one to many chats and photo/video sharing, as well as location sharing. This app also provides support for social network feeds and plug-ins such as ‘Shake’ and ‘Look Around’.

4 – Groupme

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The name already suggests that this app is perfect for people looking to communicate in groups. You use the app by logging in with your email account, and of course it’s a free app so you don’t have to bother with any payments. The best part about this app is perhaps that in cases where some users don’t have 3G connections, they can still receive messages by paying a certain fee if they choose to.

5 – Kik Messenger

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Kik is another app which is spreading like wild-fire, already it has about 30 million users worldwide. To register and use, one has to log on with an email address, choose a username and then find other uses to connect with. The app can send messages to both groups as well as individuals. Despite not being able to call contacts, Kik still provides an easy to use interface which seems to have most people satisfied with its performance.

This Guest Post is writting by: Jessica Carol writes blogs on various topics including WhatsApp spy, smartphone security, privacy and overall connectivity. She blogs at MobiStealth and can be contacted @jcarol429. If you would like to guest post at RealTimeTricks, check our guest posting guidelines.

DialMyCalls – Taking Communication to a New Level

“It’s the best tool I’ve ever come across, which has given wings to my business”

“Getting the word out to mass audience in a matter of minutes is now easy with DialMyCalls”

“I made 94 calls in a matter of minutes with this excellent service”

Wondering, what am I talking about? These are the testimonials of few top-notch business owners, who have used the DialMyCalls service.

Why DialMyCalls?

Mobile phone has its own limitations. With DialMyCalls, you can communicate with a larger mass of customers, clients or simply friends without any time delay. Group calling was never so easy!

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How it Works?

This wonderful service, designed for special announcements, mass messaging and much more is too easy to use.

  1. Record your message, which you want to convey to a group of people.
  2. Create a specific list of people, who are the receivers of the message.
  3. Set-up additional details like Caller ID Display info, timings of call etc.
  4. Get set go!

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Exceptional Features of DialMyCalls

Voicemail Detection – Don’t worry if your few of your contacts didn’t receive the call. Your message will be left on their voicemail (only if you wish to do so).

SMS & Email Broadcasting – Why do you stay limited to phone calls? With Dialmycalls service, you can simply drop a text message or email to your clients.

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Toll-Free Phone In System – Sending blasts or recording messages, when you are away from your computer is a child’s play with the Phone in system offered by DialMyCalls.

iPhone & Android Apps – Computers are sometimes too hefty to use. This unique service understands your concern, which is why it has come up with its own iPhone & android apps, offering you the best tools in your hand.

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Push To Connect – People can directly connect to you with push to connect tool, when you are broadcasting a message or simply conveying your message through a group call.

Need Some More Reasons to Choose DialMyCalls? Here you go…

No Leak of Personal Info – Your data is completely safe in the hands of professional staff of DialMyCalls. Strict 128-bit encryption is used for this purpose.

Free Demo Every Week – Need to check what all this service gives you? Just sign up an account on the site, and you can send a 30-second message to up to 25 contacts’s each week free of cost.

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Unique Affiliate Program

If you are the one, who always look out for something more, the unique affiliate program of DialMyCalls is made for you. Now, you can earn lifetime revenue from this service by referring clients to the site. And this sharing is as high as 15%. The screenshots below will recite the complete story for you.

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Thousands of firms and organizations use DialMyCalls service to boost their business, as it is reliable, safe and swift.

You can communicate with anyone in the continental 48 states, Hawaii, Canada, Alaska and even Puerto Rico. Text messages can be sent to all above states excluding Canada and Puerto Rico.

All the terms have been clearly specified on the DialMyCalls website. So, just sign up and start enjoying the best communicating tool ever made.

Watch DialMyCalls Video Tutorial of Just ONE MINUTE!

Speed up your Android smartphone – 5 Excellent Ways

For the popular Android smartphone to run smoother, the simplest way is to “sacrifice” the effect of the operating system.

Although the performance of each device depends largely on the hardware configuration, but with these tips, you can somehow get a “tonic” to speed up your Android smartphone with low configuration.

Turn off Screen Animation and Animated Wallpapers

If you want your Android smartphone to run smoothly, you need to understand your needs for shiny or flashy speed of the user interface. Since a highly configured interface demands more memory, it needs to be customized.

To help alleviate the burden on the limited hardware, the simplest way is to disable wallpaper (Live Wallpaper) as well as other animations, on-screen menu effects, unlock screen features etc.

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The choice of regular static wallpaper instead of Live Wallpaper is recommended on most versions of Android.

In addition to turning off the animations, users should only install the most commonly used and basic applications in order to speed up the Android hardware devices. This is because most of the applications are installed on a special memory called ROM, which has limited capacity and cannot afford to upgrade or expand.

Turn off automatic synchronization, high-speed data network connection

Today’s most popular smartphones are equipped with 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS etc in order to increase their ability to connect to the user. However, if you regularly use these features, your Android device not only becomes slow, but also consumes more battery power. In addition, the automatic updates in the background also contribute to the increased burden on the system with low configuration.

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Turn off the connection when not in use

Therefore, this feature should only be enabled when needed. You can disable / enable these features via the “Power control widget” simply and quickly on most of the Android versions.

Free up RAM to Speed up your Android smartphone

With Android operating system, an application that has been activated and closed by the user will only end, once the application process is freed completely from RAM. This helps to restart the application every time you need to be faster. However, with the low-end smartphone, saving the application will consume a significant amount of RAM, causing the machine to run less smoothly.

Some suggest that the release of RAM completely by the end of this application is a bad habit. However, in the case of RAM, limiting capital equipment while increasing application data “ballooning” is often a nuisance. In addition to freeing up RAM manually, you can use applications such as Android Booster or Watchdog Task Manager if the ROM’s memory capacity is in “abundance”.

Remove Unnecessary widgets

The different widgets on the Home screen or the different screen interface of the smartphone also somewhat affect the performance of the device. Since Widget is an application, more and more applications mean more wastage of memory resources.

To contribute in “offloading” the low-end smartphone, simply remove the unnecessary Widget from Home Screen interface as well as the screen interface of the operating system. This not only helps the smartphone run smoothly but also makes it easy to manage or arrange the widgets on the screen.

Remove the pre-installed applications

As mentioned above, most of today’s smartphones are preloaded with its applications. This causes annoyance especially when the memory capacity is limited. However, you can remove these applications from your system with the help of apps like Titanium Backup and Root Uninstaller easily. These two applications are compatible with almost all versions of Android.

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Must lock an application on Android 4.0

With the Android operating system version 4.0 or later, users can easily block a pre-installed application by selecting “Settings Apps All”, then select the name of the application to be disabled, press the Disable button, then OK. However, disabling the application does not completely remove the application from ROM. Therefore, if you want to delete this application, you also need the help of one of the two tools mentioned above.

I hope these 5 tips on how to speed up your Android smartphone with low configuration have helped?

This awesome Guest Post is written by: Gaurav Jaggi, who blogs at techrazr where he writes about the latest happenings in the tech-world. If you would like to guest post at RealTimeTricks, check our guest posting guidelines

Did You Know Texting Hurts Grammar? [Infographics]

A study has found that the more students text, the more it may impact their grammar. This infographic exposes how an increased reliance on text messaging and techspeak is destroying our writing and verbal communication skills. Research suggests the use of abbreviations, word substitutions, acronyms, and emoticons, are all major contributors to this decline. How this does happen and why does texting hurts grammar, this infograph below covers everything.

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This infographic was designed and publish by Muhammad Saleem at onlinecollege.

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The finest Coupon Site for a Mesmerizing Shopping Experience – 27coupons

“Several sites claim to be the best, when it comes to providing the best coupons to the online buyers. However, none can match the caliber of 27coupons, your one-stop shop for readily available coupon codes.”

With the advent of ultra-modern technologies, every innovation has taken the online route. Shopping is no exception. The availability of coupon codes exaggerates the excitement and fun associated with shopping. However, one is never sure where to get these coupons in a reliable fashion. Here’s when 27coupons comes into play.

27coupons is the answer to all your shopping troubles!!!

Topmost Stores Covered by 27coupons

Yebhi – The vast market for toys, games, beauty products and much more can be accessed with 27coupons offers at an affordable price.

Snapdeal – Shopping on snapdeal, the top-notch online store for your educational needs, electronic appliances and computers becomes easier with 27coupons coupon codes.

Makemytrip – For travel freaks, makemytrip has become their regular companion. 27coupons offers great deals to the travelers in order to make their trip less expensive, and a thrilling one.

The list doesn’t end here. Just browse through the site, and you will be amazed with the range of coupons listed thereby.

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The Exceptional Features of 27Coupons

The special features that set it apart from others make it an appealing and popular choice for you. Let’s have a look at few of them.

High Success Rate – At times, the biggest hindrance in using the coupon codes is their low success rate. At 27coupons, the webmasters understand this fact, and have been able to ensure 100% success rate for most coupons. Further, they are always available in large numbers, ensuring a smooth shopping journey throughout.

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Finest Customer Support – Now, you don’t need to spend hours finding the best coupons for you. The friendly and supportive customer support staff of 27coupons does it for you absolutely free of cost! You can thus save your money, time and efforts, if you go for this service, exclusively offered by the site.

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Smartphone Finder Feature – You can pinpoint the best smartphone available that suits your needs and affordability with the smartphone finder tool. Furthermore, narrowing down your choice becomes easier in terms of brand, processor, price and other relevant criterion. This feature makes the choice-making process much easier for you.

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Why 27coupons is the Best?

The Alexa Rank < 22k speaks it all for 27coupons. Customers have experienced the astounding services provided by the site. The expert team backed with years of experience at 27coupons fetches the best coupons for you. Each minute detail can be accessed instantly through the newsletters. Chances are high that the goods you have always felt like buying will come under your budget, as you access these codes.

Get your own account on the site, and you get an opportunity to submit your own coupons, while participating in the best shopping deals ever on internet. So, start your shopping spree today, and save on the best deals with 27coupons coupon codes and offers. All the best!

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5 Best Cooking Apps for Android

With the coming of the phones run on the Android OS, the very definition of mobile devices used to commute with others changed. These pocket equipments emerged as a mini universe that one can grab within his fists. Several apps were designed, compatible with an android phone to make the mobile using experience a better edge. When on one hand, some apps allows one to play his favorite games in his device, there are some really cool cooking apps for android. These apps are found in abundance over the internet. Some are available for free, while for the rest one would have to pay a certain some of money.

This article aims at giving a quick overview of some of these exclusive apps.

1. Cooking Master

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One has to mention the Cooking Master app at the first of the list. Here, you get the opportunity to become one of the most celebrated chefs once you have fed the hungry patrons. This is one app which shall keep you hooked to it. With the kind of speed this game offers, you shall be able to serve your customers as fast as possible.

The gaming process is also very simple. One would need to keep on tapping the food, the pan etc and finally to serve the dishes.

2. Ice-Cream maker

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For kids who have a fascination for cooking games, the Ice-Cream maker is going to be a treat. One, who has this app in his mobile, will be able to virtually prepare his favorite ice creams. There is hardly a soul, who doesn’t like ice creams and if it is a personalized ice cream with delicious taste and awesome look, no matter even if it is a game, you will surely have your mouths watering.

3. Make Juice Now

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This is another fun-filled cooking game for the kids. Kids always have a thing for fruit juices. Now they can prepare one for themselves by installing Make Juice app in their respective android mobiles.

4. Cupcake-Maker

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Just like ice creams and juices, cupcakes have their own fan following. Now to be able to prepare a personalized cupcake you would need to download this free app in your android device. You will be playing the role of a chef and decorate or design a baby cake or a wedding cake all by yourself.

You would then need to bake it and your cupcake would be ready to be served. This app is again meant for the kids. The plethora of colorful toppings, creams and decorations make the game all the more exciting.

5. Make Cookies

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Another fun-filled cooking app, meant especially for the kids (most of these apps are meant for the kids) is the Make Cookies apps. If you are cookie lover and desire to prepare your own cooks, here is your opportunity, well virtually of course.

The above mentioned five best cooking apps for android phones are just a few names amongst a plethora of names. There are several websites from which one can download these apps. So happy Cooking!

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Now You Can Hear Every Word You Type on iPhone with Speaking Keyboard

The far-famed VoiceOver screen reader used on the Mac has now been made available as a default feature on iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS. It’s proudly known as the world’s premier gesture-grounded screen reader that will allow you to enjoy the amusive yet user-friendly iPhone even if you see the screen. It is truly commendable that VoiceOver allows you to access using easy gestures to physically interact with the icons on the screen. With VoiceOver you can easily touch the screen and hear the verbal description of the icons pressed followed by a drag or a double tap on the screen.

VoiceOver interacts with you as it can naturally discern the location and context of the objects on the screen. This allows you to truly sense how everything appears on the screen rather than just the narration of the descriptions. It lets you know every single detail such as battery status, Wi-Fi, Time of day, Display changes, and even if the screen is locked or unlocked.

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It allows you to adjust the speaking rate to the best the suits your listening ability and special alert effects for each application that you open or when a message appears and more.

How it works:

All you need to enable the VoiceOver is just the latest version of iTunes and a PC. Its going to be a little different yet simple gestures like instead of tapping to open an icon, you’ll just need to tap the button to hear the description and then double tap the same to open the icon.

When you select an item on the screen, a black rectangle cursor appears around the item. This is mainly used when your sharing you phone with someone, else it includes a screen curtain that hides the display of the cursor so no one gets to read without your knowledge.

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Texting:

When texting or emailing, you will be able to hear the echoes of each character as you touch the keyboard which also confirms when it’s entered. Also to type more accurately and quickly, if offers word prediction that suggests the accurate spelling of each word.

With the option called Speak Auto-text, you can let your iPhone speaking the suggested word automatically using sound effects as you type. This feature can be ignored by continuing with you typing or simply pressing the space key will have the iPhone type the words on your behalf.

Applications:

This VoiceOver works exceedingly well with all the built-in applications that come default with iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS. The rotor navigation can also be used on web pages that contain common items like images, links and so on.

If you are looking for a revolutionary iPhone that enables you to make the applications VoiceOver compatible, then your search ends here. No matter what, this iPhone 4S, 4 or 3GS will certainly be a treat to you. This new feature of VoiceOver will make history!

Author Bio: Brianne is a writer blogger. She loves writing, travelling and reading books.  She contributes to Rich Gorman Reputation Changer. If you would like to guest post at RealTimeTricks, check our guest posting guidelines.

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