Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Catch Pokemon on your Google Map Today!

Google Map has a new game today- Catch Pokemons!

Try catching Pokemon on your phone with Google Maps.
1) Launch Google Map app
2) Click on the start bar
3) Click on ''Press Start"
4) Start collecting the Pokemons!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Microsoft Releases Office Mobile for iPhone and Android Phones

Just thought this might be of interest to some of us. If you are interested in Microsoft Office on your mobile devices, read on.

Image source: Microsoft website

A few hours ago, Microsoft announced the release of the Office Mobile app for iPhone and Android phones.
Did a quick preview/check of the app while on the train this morning:
  • It’s available free for users. However, you would need to register an acct (https://signup.live.com/). If you have an existing Office365 subscription, you can sign in with your Office 365 account.
  • One con/pro (depending on how you view it) is that files would only be saved to OneDrive (Cloud server that is associated with your Microsoft acct)
  • Cons: Limited formatting choices. Only simple choices available.
  • According to websites, app not yet available for Android tablets but it seems that they have plans to do so.
  • Some users have complained about the lack of support to edit password-protected documents.

Note: App is available for iPads already. But need an Office 365 subscription.

You might also wish to try Quickoffice by Google or some office apps in the Play Store or App Store, which are alternatives to Microsoft Office. Quickoffice is available for both iOS and Android.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thursday, November 21, 2013

FIFA14- Advice for playing Arsenal Team

Thought I wanted to just write a quick note for players using Arsenal on FIFA14 on Android.

If you are using Arsenal, you might wish to note the following:
1.) Podolski is better played as striker. His stats went from 77 as LM to 85 as LS.
2.) Walcott is better played as striker. His stats went from 83 as RM to 86 at RS.
3.) Wilshere is a gem. His stats went from 80+ to 90 (and still developing).
4.) Ozil is a gem. His stats is now 92 and still developing.
5.) Santi Carzola is amazing. At age 30+ with stats at 86, his stats is still growing.
6.) Giroud. Give him time to bloom. His stats will improve.
7.) Ramsey. You guys know him. Woo hoo.
8.) Mertesacker. Extremely talented defender. Strong, pacey. Stats is now at 86 after 3 seasons and still developing.
9.) Koscielny. Good player.

And btw, I used 3-4-1-2 because this fits the Arsenal team's players positions better.

Unusual Player
Well, this player is unusual as he is the only player who reduces his salary for contract extension. He is none other than Flamini. I have extended contracts for most of the players in the team for the past seasons but have never encountered any players who reduced the salary on their own accord. The players usually requested for more salary. Flamini is the only player so far to reduce his salary request. Flamini is very strong defensively and has knocked in goals from afar. Good player.

Do you need to buy new players for Arsenal team?
I don't think you need to buy new players for Arsenal team. Really. The team has players at different stages of their career. Prime, developing. Stats for very young players such as Chamberlain, Ryo, Afobe, Gnabry, Akpom, Sanogo, Frimpong, Jenkinson will grow. And if you play the players to their positions, the team's stats will be quite strong. The youths in Arsenal team are exceptional. You might wish to get more defenders if you like.

Watch some of the replays which I uploaded from FIFA14 to YouTube here: www.youtube.com/wenhwee

Monday, November 18, 2013

FIFA14- A Review and get this player Ángelo Henríquez

Having played FIFA14 on my Android Samsung Galaxy Note for the past month, I decided to do a quick review.  Overall, it was a good experience. The additional controls to execute trick moves is very good. But would have been better if there's a reference on which control does what trick moves.

My own ratings for the game (mostly based on Career Mode (Easy Mode) and compared to FIFA13 on Android):

FIFA 14 on Android
FIFA 13 on Android
Game Control
Game play
New features
Ability to upload replays to YouTube, Connect to FB, more controls for trick moves.
Ultimate Team.

"Play Sim City" advert pops up even after I paid to unlock the career and cup modes. I don't mind the advert if I use the free version. But when your customer paid for the game, then there should not be any adverts popping up. We don't pay to look at the adverts.
The other missing part to the game is also a record of the players' transfer fees, form and performance. So it is hard to track back the data for players.

There are tonnes of articles telling you which players to sign. I did attempt to sign a few but couldn't get them. Anyway, I'm using Arsenal team which has a lot of good young players so signing new players were not a concern for the near term. I did managed to get very good players through the scout.
Scouted players:

  • C. Hargreaves. GK. Overall 79 currently. Age 19.
  • T. Hilbert. RB. Overall 75+ but developed to 80 currently. Age 22
  • S. Blank. CAM. Overall 75+ but developed to 80 currently. Age 20
  • B. Perpaoli. LM. Overall 80+ but developed to 87 currently. Age 24.

Signed players

Recommendation: Ángelo Henríquez. ST at overall 79 on sign up but develop to 89 after 2 seasons.
I would like to recommend this extremely good player - Ángelo Henríquez. On wikipedia, it was stated that he "is a Chilean footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Zaragoza, on loan from English club Manchester United". However, I signed him from Real Zaragoza without any issue. The system did not indicate he was on loan from Man Utd. Signed him for about $8-12 million when he was age 19 with overall 79 rating (can't really remember the exact price. Now, he is 22 with overall 89 rating and valued at $26 million. He is very fast with extremely good finishing. Unfortunately, the system did not allow me to train him over 90. Read more about him here: http://espnfc.com/player/_/id/177410/angelo-henriquez?cc=4716

I have signed 2 other players, all defenders.
  • Doria (forgot where I signed him from)- CB with overall 82 at age of 22 (I think it's this player: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%B3ria . Signed for about $3.5-5 million (can't remember) but valued at $7.1million currently. Refer to screenshot for his stats.
  • Luiz Eduardo- CB with overall 79 at age of 22. Still observing his development. Signed for about $3.5 (can't remember) but valued at $6.9 million currently.  Refer to screenshot for his stats. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luiz_Eduardo_Felix_da_Costa)

Watch some of the replays which I uploaded from FIFA14 to YouTube here: www.youtube.com/wenhwee