Have Fun With Mobile Bingo Games

Until recently Bingo was considered to be a game played by the elderly women in town halls and churches. It also conjured images of smoky and crowded halls where women had their favourite seats and waited with bated breath for the winning number to be called out. In the last couple of years the game has gone from strength to strength and has re-invented and adapted to the changing times. Today, the word Bingo brings to mind playing it from the comfort of home, lounging in your favourite pyjamas. Many fans of the game have taken to the online version with gusto and have helped make it popular.

The rise of the game continues thanks to the Internet boom and now with mobile bingo it has only added to its popularity. This game is fast becoming a rage and can now be accessed from iPhones, Blackberries, iPads and Android devices. The growth in this sphere has been extraordinary and the already profitable online industry is leveraging the power of mobile bingo. The mobile gaming industry is large and there are millions of players all over the world accessing sites with their mobile devices.

There are several advantages and disadvantages of mobile bingo games. One that springs to mind immediately is that fans of the game can now play it anywhere and any time. Play while waiting for the bus or the tube, in a park bench, the train or any place that you are in. It can put an end to the time lost, and expense incurred, that travelling to and from town halls or church halls. Just think, you can play a game whilst watching your favourite TV show, or whilst going about your daily chores.

Something to be kept in mind is that the technology involved in mobile gaming is that it needs to be up to the job. After all, phones were not built to play online bingo on them; it’s just an additional benefit. One key issue that providers are contemplating is the distractions that come with mobiles! It is possible to take a phone call during a game, but what if the call becomes drawn out and the games ends? Many companies are also troubled about connectivity issues especially how well the software will cope when in weak service areas.

There are some precautions that players must keep in mind while playing mobile games. It is a good idea to try out the free or the demo version especially when you are playing for the first time. It is always good to read reviews of the application prior to investing your money in it. Many sites have come up with innovative awards and ways to review applications. These reviews are based on factors like – ease of application download, offers of free trial or not, ease of the sign-up process, value of money being offered to players, the fun factor, the payment process and the customer services etc. Ensure that the site you choose has a 128 bit SSL digital encryption to protect your personal information.

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?!

Try Free Online Flight Simulator Games

The power of flight has only really existed for mankind for roughly the last 100 years, although people have always envied birds and their ability to fly. There is something alluring about soaring through the air. Many of us will never get to fly, and if we do, it will only be as a passenger. However, there are ways to mimic flight. Flight simulator games can let you control a virtual airplane and see how it handles.

There are many kinds of aircraft, so there are lots of different kinds of games. Some of the most popular ones are games centered around the World Wars, which both had a significant amount of aerial combat. You can imagine yourself as a heroic pilot in WWI, trusting your bi-plane hundreds of feet above the air. You will be attempting to outmaneuver opposing planes while simultaneously up your machine gun sights for that crucial shot.

By WWII, planes had evolved a lot more. Navigational tools had improved, and guns and gas tanks were bigger and better. Instead of merely seeking to shoot down opposing aircraft or scout enemy positions, many planes were used as long-range bombers designed to wreak havoc on enemy cities. If you play a game based around a WWII plane, you may have to worry about dodging flak fire, running out of fuel on long missions, hitting your target, and avoiding enemy planes. Some free online flight simulator games will even have campaign modes, where you start out on simple missions and advance to more complex ones as you show you have what it takes to succeed in the air.

Some games are not based around combat, but more on demonstrating skill based around handling a plane. These types of games will reward you for your ability to do barrel rolls, loops, and other difficult maneuvers. Some may give you a course with obstacles to fly around and might add a timer to increase the pressure.

Games can vary on their control and what perspective you see the plane from. The most authentic games strive to recreate the cockpit and present you with information about altitude, fuel, and navigation. Other games will have you controlling a plane, but typically the view is from the side or from the top, instead of inside the cockpit.

Most of the time the controls will be somewhat similar. You normally have the option to speed up, slow down, and to use your wing flaps to change direction. The skill lies in knowing how to combine these movements to direct yourself in the air.

Flying is not as easy as it looks. Luckily, if you want to get some practice in, you have all kinds of free online flight simulator games to try. You can try dog fighting in WWI, important bombing missions in WWII, or simply seeing how well you can handle a plan by executing intricate maneuvers. Go with a classic feel and see things from inside the cockpit, or it makes you more comfortable, control the plane from an outside view.