Ninite is a Helpful Application for Getting Programs on a New Computer

When you get a new computer, it takes some time to have to download all of the applications that you need. And then when you think you have them all, you realize you forgot something. But this issue can go away with Ninite. It is an application that will install all your applications you want at once. Here’s an example for clarification. I had recently got a new laptop. There were many applications I needed like Chrome, Steam, Skype, WinRAR, Microsoft Security, the list goes on. Instead of going to every site and downloading these one by one, I simply select all the programs I need, click the “Get Installer” button, and it will install all the applications for me. And what makes it even more convenient is that it doesn’t require you to go through the installers, so no having to press ENTER and agreeing to terms and conditions. I’d definitely say that Ninite is worth checking out and you can do so by clicking here.

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Is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Worth It?

In case you missed it, Samsung has recently unveiled the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5. It packs in a lot of new features, such as a finger print scanner and a heart rate monitor. Also has a couple of minor new features like the ultra power saver mode. The ultra power saver mode turns the display on the screen black and white so you can save battery life. It has also got a new 16MP camera. Other than that, the S5 is almost like the S4. But still, do you think the upgrades are worth it? Write in the comments below.

Facebook Home Review

Facebook Home is an Android launcher and lock screen replacement that turns your phone into a Facebook hub. I’ll start this review with the lock screen.

Image from Mashable

Lock Screen

In general, I think the lock screen of Facebook home is quite nice, but could use some improvements. The way the lock screen works is that you start out by seeing the time, date, and weather. From there, swiping down would either unlock the phone or prompt the unlock password if one is set. Swiping to the left would bring the camera. Swiping to the right would load your news feed for Facebook, letting you like and comment on posts. The feature is nice, I like it a lot. What I don’t like about it though is that is someone gets a hold of your phone, they will be able to like and comment on your friends posts. So, while the lock screen is cool, you need to be extra careful that no one steals your phone.

Launcher

As for the launcher, it was OK nothing great in my opinion. They added a lot of Facebook features like instant status update buttons, but got rid of the widgets. The home screen is just a list of apps, which I am not a huge fan of. Other than that there is nothing else

Conclusion

It was nice to see Facebook make a lock screen replacement and launcher for Android, but with privacy concerns of the lock screen and the lack of customization of the launcher, I think I will be sticking with my default launcher and lock screen instead.

2/5

Check out Facebook Home for yourself by clicking here.

Nintendo, where they are, how they got there, what they need to do

Where they are
Nintendo is in a very bad position currently. On January 17th, Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, stated that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS sales did not reach the projected forecast. Nintendo had predicted to sell 9M Wii Us in 2013, but only sold 2.8M (ouch). Also the Nintendo 3DS was supposed to sell 18M, but only sold 13.5M. The Nintendo 3DS isn’t a huge problem for Nintendo right now since it was still the #1 selling system this holiday. Long story short, the Wii U is doing horribly and Nintendo needs to do something fast because they are losing money day by day.

How they got there
In my opinion, the Wii U is a great system. I’d totally prefer Wii U over the PS4 and Xbox One. The problem is, thats not what most people think. And heres the reason why. Nobody knows about it. This is because when Nintendo released the Wii, hardcore gamers didn’t like it and stopped following what Nintendo did and focused more on what Microsoft and Sony were up to. But, when Nintendo did release the Wii, it attracted lots of non-gamers. These non-gamers don’t really follow what is going on in the gaming world at all. So when Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at E3 2010, the only people who found out about it were the hardcore Nintendo fans. So basically Nintendo had built an audience with the Wii that they couldn’t sustain in the next generation. That is why the Wii U sales are poor. Hardcore gamers moved to Sony and Microsoft, and Wii users moved to smartphones and tablets.

What they need to do
If Nintendo doesn’t act, they will most likely go bankrupt by 2015. To prevent this, first they need to stop the Wii U production. Then they need to work on a new system with improved hardware. In my opinion, hardware doesn’t matter as long as the experience of playing games is rich, but the majority of people will disagree with me on that matter. Also, Nintendo’s new system needs to come with a stranded controller. Doing this should improve sales, but there is no guarantee.

Conclusion
It’s a shame to see the inventor of gaming in America to be in this position, but if Nintendo can pull something off quick, they can hopefully be saved.

Android App Review: Paperland Live Wallpaper

Paperland

Paperland

Paperland is a live background for Android devices. As you can see from the picture, the background matches with the conditions outside. It is personally my favorite background. The pros of this app are: the cool paper/cartoon setting, the automatic weather changes, and best of all it’s free. There are a few cons to this application though. One, if you have a bad battery, don’t download. Two, sometimes app shortcuts might not work properly. Other than that, Paperland is a great background and I’d recommend everyone with an Android to try it. Link to app.

Apple’s Plans for 2014

With 2013 coming to a finish, Apple is already getting ready to surprise us in 2014. Here is a list of what is expected to be seen.

  • New Larger iPad: Rumors are going around that Apple is making a 12.9 in tablet, their largest yet. Digitimes claims that the new tablet will release in October 2014
  • New Larger iPhone: Along with a larger iPad, Apple is working on a larger iPhone. The size of the phone will be around Galaxy S4 size (finally!)
  • NEW PRODUCT: iWatch: Apple is rumored to be working on a brand new product called the iWatch. Samsung has already made their Smart Watch called the Galaxy Gear. Not much is known about the iWatch so we’ll have to wait and see

So there is lots of excitement that Apple is gearing up for 2014. Thanks for reading and if you liked this article, follow it and share it with your friends!

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak Released

After a few months of the release of iOS 7, the Evad3rs have finally released an official iOS 7 jailbreak. It is untethered, meaning you can safely power off and on your device without worrying about your device breaking. The jailbreak is available at evasi0n.com FOR EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK