Jetpack Joyride has enjoyed unbelievable popularity on Android on iOS phones for devices, but its latest release lets users on Windows join in on the fun. But does the fun carry over?

When I heard that Jetpack Joyride had been released for Windows 8 I could hardly wait to download it. I was a self-confessed addict of the game on my iPhone, and I could picture my productivity dwindle right before my eyes as the download bar reached 100% on my Windows PC.

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Control-C to copy. Control-V to paste. Control-X to cut. Proficient PC users know about these and other keyboard shortcuts for Windows. Ever wonder about the history behind them?

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Like any other person, I spend a lot of my free time playing games on my mobile. I was on the look out for a new game when I came across Pencil Blade. One thing I should probably mention is that it is exactly like Fruit Ninja.

What made me download this game is that it has a very catchy interface. Even though it is the same as Fruit Ninja, people don’t seem to mind. I know this as a fact because I saw the ratings and reviews and it is actually very persuasive. Now, let me give you a gist about why this game is pretty cool.

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Emergency Kit: Be Prepared For The Unexpected

Recently I was looking through the finalists for the Next App Star awards to see if there were any apps that were worth using. And one which really stood out to me was Emergency Kit, mainly because of the innovative nature of it. In Emergency Kit users can create profiles highlighting all of their medical history, allergies and much more. This is an app which acts as a helper when disastrous times occur.

In my opinion, people should have a form of this on themselves at all times to make situations far easier to deal with. And by having this on your phone, the device you always have in your pocket, you can be assured that it will always be accessible. Read on to find out how to use Emergency Kit!

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Get the Lowdown on Your System with PC Hunter

There is no end to the amount of utilities that proclaim to “help” you out with your computer, by scanning files, cleaning things up and grabbing system information. Its an area of software that is fraught with danger, though. Many are unreputable and some even pop up messages warning you of danger to your system in an effort to prompt you to purchase them. Others simply either do not work or work a little too well, giving unknowledgeable users the opportunity to harm their own system by removing a file that Windows finds essential to run.

If you are careful, however, you can find some good utilities. Pay attention to reviews and what experts have to say and, when in doubt, simply avoid the software.

One of the better apps for gathering information about what is going on with your computer is called PC Hunter, which was recently updated to version 1.0.0.2.

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What can you do if you find yourself with access to only a wired internet connection, but need to get devices online wirelessly? With Virtual Router Plus you can easily transform your laptop into a wireless hotspot to do just this.

This is a great option if you are able to physically connect your laptop to a network, but also want to be able to get online with your tablet or iPod. Read on to find out to use this fantastic free tool.

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You’d think it would be easy to make a good to-do app for a platform. After all, paper and pencil have been doing the job for years on end already, haven’t they? Still, it’s proven to be surprisingly hard to find a simple, functional to-do list app for Windows 8. Like Goldilocks, they’re either too clunky to use, too chock-full of features, or too sparse.

My gold standard, as with most PIM apps, is the Tasks app for Palm OS. Though it’s over a decade old, the Palm OS got a lot of things right. The right balance of simple with being full-featured enough to use daily is a terribly hard balance to strike. Minimalist for Windows 8 gets a lot of the balancing right, though.

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Like its predecessors, Windows 8 makes customization of the computer mostly easy and, where it lacks, third-party software makers have stepped up and filled in. There are multiple free and paid ways of adding the lost Start button and menu and making numerous other tweaks like adding tabs to Explorer and more. 

As for the desktop and lock screen, customers can use built-in functionality to change the background to any image they wish to use, but the Start screen has a limited number of options — users can only change the color and choose from a limited number of design options.

Enter Stardock. The company makes numerous affordable apps that customers can try and buy to make tweaks to almost every aspect of the Windows 8 operating system.

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When I laid my eyes and lent my ear to all the hype surrounding Defiance, I was impressed. It was an ambitious concept that brought together a lot of elements together and concentrated on the marriage of these elements. A massively multiplayer, huge world; combination of RPG and FPS, just like Borderlands; A parallel TV series that will run along the game; and I was totally impressed.

However, at the back of my mind, there was a lingering thought, a possibility that, given that the game was coming from Trion Worlds, a master in MMO field given its last product ‘Rift’, had a slight chance of occurring. What if the marriage of these elements was too much and it failed? The entire game would collapse and we would have nothing out of a brilliant concept. Unfortunately, despite my finger crossing and all sorts of voodoo, the worse happened. (more…)

The cheapest way to backup and share files right now is through online cloud storage. There are several companies that have tried to make this process as seamless as possible, Box Inc is one of them. They are the company behind Box, the online file storage, sharing and collaboration solution.

I recently had the chance to interview Simon Tan, the Product Manager of Mobile at Box. Read on to get behind the scene information on the roadmap for Box, challenges during development and many more…

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