Easter Egg Fun On Internet: Eight Hirarious Tricks You Should Try

Google is known for adding fun Easter Eggs to its products every now and then. The recent version of the app- v9.12 has a jocular trick that gets activated when a voice command says, “Are we there yet?”  If it’s said four times, the apps responds, “if you ask me again, we won’t stop for ice cream” imitating the really irked mommy.

Just like on Google Maps, there are many other places on the web where entertaining Easter Eggs have been hidden by their mastermind programmers. We hunt down the most entertaining of them:

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Game Over: Did you know that when Google Chrome is unable to connect to a web page, you can actually play a game. Press the space bar and save the dinosaurs from hitting the cactus.

 

Google Hangout Easter Eggs

 

Hangout with Google: Did you know Google Hangout is full of happy tricks. Type “/ponies” to see a pony run across the chat screen and to see many of them just type “/ponystream”. You can change the chat’s background color in Google Hangouts by typing “/bikeshed”. Oh! They also have a “/shydino”. Try it!

 

In Google Maps, find the walking directions from  “The Shire” to “Mordor” and you will get a interesting message which reads, “One does not simply walks into Mordor.”

Not many know that Google Maps lets you play Pac Man. Go hunt the small icon for this classic arcade game adventure. Send us picture if you have any!

Facebook English Pirate

 

Facebook has also hidden some interesting tricks for users. For some ship adventure, change your language setting to English (Pirate). Home will read “Home Port” and the news will read “Captain’s Log.” Go to Facebook and find out what will your photos will read.

 

When you are travelling the world, you can also see the map change on Facebook’s globe icon.

Here’s another favourite for us. Type “Blue” in Netflix and see beautiful blue smudges appear on the side bar. Fun!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Rumoured Specifications

Samsung is reportedly planning to introduce dual-edge display to its upcoming smartphones and tablet lineup. The extraordinary feature was first introduced in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.  A recent report, indicating the release date and specs of Galaxy Note 5 states that it will have display almost similar to that of Galaxy S6 Edge and the curved edge will be an essential part of it. Rumors also suggest that the mobile will sport a 4k display, which is so far not available in any such devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Expected To Release in October Updates are also expected to be on the RAM provisions. Even though there is no official confirmation, sources suggest that the device will be supported with Exynos chip CPU for better functioning. Yet, some other sources indicate the device to use Snapdragon of Qualcomm, which is expected to be released anytime soon.

The device, which is expected to be out in the market by October 2015 may also feature the latest version of Android that Google is planning to unleash anytime in the second half of the year. It is speculated that Galaxy Note 5 release may be used to introduce the replacement of Android 5.x Lollipop.  Though there is already much hype regarding the specs and features of the phones, the makers are tight-lipped about the details.

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Nintendo Announces 200 CC Mario Kart 8 Update on 23 April

Speeding is going to take a whole new twist with the latest update to the Nintendo Mario Kart 8. The new, spunked up Mario Kart 8 update will come with an all new speed grade of 200 cc for the delightful kart. Come April 23 and fans will see how fast Mario Kart 8 can actually get. The makers have also posted three videos that compare variation of speed after the game has seen the 200 cc tag addition, versus the older Piranha Plant Pipeway, 150 cc.

Video footages reveal that the ramp jump distances have gone for a hike andMario Kart 8 Game In April the momentum will now permit gamers to swish around corners on rough surfaces. With the 200 cc mark, racers will now also be able to take a complete jump over an arch on the last third on the track. However, not just speed, this calls for gamers to have more focus and better practice with the break.

The update, as revealed above, will be free and on the very same day Mario Kart 8 will also receive the second DLC pack. The pack will include new and playable versions of Villager and Isabelle too.

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Microsoft Rolls Out April Update For Xbox One, Brings In Party Chat Revamps But Skips Voice Messaging

Microsoft has finally launched the Xbox One April update after a long wait. While rumors about plausible additions via the update had been rife for long, it is only now that we will be able to get hands of improvements to the Xbox One. For starters, the good news comes from the revamped party chat feature and the dashboard achievement notifications.

Microsoft Rolls Out April Update For Xbox OneWith the party chat feature improved, users will now gain access to troubleshooting guides easily. In fact, this party feature will also enable the microphone to be used. This means that the party can inform users about plausible network or settings issues that might have held inter-party communications. However, a dedicated party chat server has not made through with this update.

Specifically for those having an Xbox One in China, Microsoft’s April update has removed the region lock. While the makers have not given an official statement on this firmware update, the buzz around this is strong. For the unacquainted, this means that gaming addicts in China will no longer be restricted from accessing play options based on location. The Xbox One Disc will now be operable in any geography.

One disappointment with the April update is that Microsoft has still not added the much-anticipated voice messaging spec. Perhaps, we have got to wait until the next update rolls out for all these features. 

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Apple Watch vs Samsung Smartwatch: It’s a War of the Titans

Samsung and Apple, which have been arch-rivals in the smartphone markets have Apple Watch vs Samsung smartwatchmaintained the same relation, when it comes to smartwatch. While Apple Watch is praised for its look, its high price is allowing many prospective buyers to switch over to the Samsung smartwatch, which is available at a much cheaper rate.

Where the Samsung Gear S costs only $300 and has its own cellular connectivity, the cheapest model of Apple starts from $349 and the luxury model is exorbitantly priced from $10,000 to $17,000. It also does not have any independent connection and to make or receive calls, it is necessary to have an iPhone.

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While Samsung smartwatch is leading the market in terms of connectivity and price, Apple smartwatch deserves a mention for its striking design. Apple Watch comes with a rectangular design yet it is available with a wide range of choice in terms of bands, materials, colors as well as sizes.

Users can also customize the watch face as per their choice. App development is also another criterion that makes the Apple Watch a better choice than Samsung smartwatch or other competitors as they are quite slow in this race.

Both companies have their dedicated mobile pay services to serve users well. Battery life of Apple watch is also quite low compared to Samsung or any other smartwatch.… Read the rest

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Apple iOS 8.4 May Feature Beats Music Streaming Service

There is some great news for music lovers using Apple devices. As the company is improving constantly on its iOS, with the iOS 8.3 beta recently, news has already started coming that they might be working on an iOS 8.4 and may apply the update to launch its Beats-based music streaming service.Apple iPad Pro May Feature Digital Stylus

Codenamed as Copper, the new iOS is expected to release in a few days. Even though there is no official update about the iOS 8.4, rumors suggest that it will be a rebranding of Beats music service, which it has already purchased. It also suggests that it will reduce the offerings of Beats as well.

Whether it rebrands Beats or not, Apple is expected to provide a great audio support with this latest addition. Though the iOS 8.4 release is still not confirmed, iOS 8.3 available with developers features CarPlay menu in the general category Settings.

The latest update will also support two-step verification of Google when someone adds Google account on the handset. It also includes redesigned Emoji keyboard with a transparent background. … Read the rest

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Game of Thrones: Lost Lords Review

Are you a fan of Game of Throne series? If yes, some good news is in store for you. Game of Thrones has been released on Android as also on iOS. So if you are among those who enjoy interactive fiction with some betrayal and bloodshed stories in the background, Game of Thrones: Lost Lords is for you.

Game of thrones lost lord reviewThe downside of the game is that if you fail to avoid an attack, the game ends in one go and you need to start all over again. Some of the key characters in the game, such as Tyrion Lannister look and feel great. But some like Margaery Tyrell feel terribly wrong.

The episode begins with son of House Forrester in Yunkai. Characters keep switching between Asher Forrester and Forrester squire Gared Tuttle. These characters end up meeting Jon Snow eventually.

The good point in Lost Lord is the ease with which humor and horror mix up convincingly. However, if you are among those whose had played the first episode, the end of Lost Lord might seem to be of little interest as it is only a fade image of the ending the first episode in the series had.… Read the rest

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The Phoenix Rises: 20,000 Nokia N1 Tablets Sold in 4 Minutes

Nokia N1 Tablet soldNokia rose to the pinnacle in early 1990’s with their mobile phones selling like hot cake. The advent of smartphone virtually swept them out of the market as Apple and Samsung took over the scenario. However, Nokia seems to be making a comeback with the Nokia N1 tablet.

An indication of this is the success story of Nokia N1 tablets. Reports suggest that Nokia could be able to script a beautiful story as it sold 20,000 N1 units in 4 minutes and two seconds of launch, which is a record of sorts.

Making a formidable comeback

Nokia N1 was sold in China for $257 a unit, moments after the sale opened up for those eagerly waiting for the tablet. Adding proof to the popularity of Nokia’s first tablet is the fact that about 566,438 people are still in line for purchasing this tablet.

Innovative Features

The tablet features 7.9 inch, 2048×1536 pixels IPS LED backlit display. At the same time, it is safe to handle as it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The tablet has ample storage space with 32GB of internal storage capacity. Additionally, it runs on Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating system. The tablet is lightweight as it weighs 318 gram.

If you are among those for whom photography is a passion, the N1 tablet can prove to be your perfect bet. The tablet has a 8 megapixel rear autofocus camera along with a 5 megapixel fixed focus camera. N1 tablet comes with a 5300 mAh battery which gives it a unique battery life.

The tablet will be available in Natural Aluminium and Lava Grey Colour. However, if you are a Nokia fan and wish to buy N1 tablet, you might have to wait longer as currently the tablet is only available in China.… Read the rest

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WhatsApp Web Version Could Be Coming Soon

whatsapp web versionGood news is in store for WhatsApp lovers. The messaging service is likely to be available as a WhatsApp web version soon. These rumors gained ground after Pavel Durov, the co-founder of Telegram, another app-based service told TechCrunch that he thought that WhatsApp was working on a web version. He said Whatsapp! had tried to hire web development from Telegram.

Though WhatsApp has still to make any official announcement to this effect, a team from AndroidWorld.nl also confirmed Durov’s thoughts. They found that a recent code of WhatsApp update has a mention of “WhatsApp Web”.

 

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Besides the mention of WhatsApp Web, the code also has references of logging into a web service and has references that help in tracking of its status online. Though all these facts cannot be taken as a certain proof but it does hint at WhatsApp is working on a web-friendly model.

Interestingly, WhatsApp is the only messaging service that does not have a web version. WhatsApp is the largest messaging service and has a user base of over 600 million. This is in contrast to other messaging services such as Viber, Line, Telegram and WeChat that come in both mobile and web versions.… Read the rest

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5 Reasons Why Apple Watch Could Be A Good Buy

Apple Watch is all set to hit the market in 2015. This wonderful wearable technology is going to have some distinct advantages and disadvantages.Here’s How To Save Your Apple Watch From Stubborn Scratches

1. It is meant to be a helpful fitness companion because it takes constant note of how much you have moved around along with monitoring your heart beat and pulse rate.

2. For those who move time zones often, the Apple Watch adjusts itself automatically. This also happens when it’s daylight time so you need not save a new time each time. This smartwatch efficiently meets global time standards and has the same kind of precision found in GPS satellites.

3.Use this wonderful smartwatch to send messages, get weather updates and to receive stock quotes in easy steps.

4.The design is a definite advantage because it is sleek and good looking.

5. It would work better with an iPhone but the Apple Watch can also work independently.… Read the rest

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