Trying to pass the time when you're on the go can be a lot more difficult than you might have imagined. Even though there are a lot of different games out there, it can be hard to find the one that's really going to be interesting without being more challenging than what it's worth. If you have your Android phone handy and you want to get an app that really rocks, this is the one for you.

We looked at the EyeSpy Hidden Objects Quest game, a captivating and super colorful game where you have to really put your concentration skills to the test. Can you find all of the hidden objects? It's really not as easy as you might imagine! You see, your character is a cute bunny that has to work off of a single clue in order to find the objects in question. You have a bunch of random objects, but you don't get to just sit and think about it all day long: you only get so much time on the clock to find all of the items. For us, we really liked that it was a time based challenge. It's far too easy to find everything if you don't have the pressure of time.

EyeSpy Hidden Objects Quest game

But time changes the game, and in a good way. As long as you're willing to focus, you can beat the levels. But don't think that you only have a few to beat. This game comes with plenty of new levels to go with. You just need to make sure that you stay committed, because the later ones are really tough!

All in all, we definitely enjoyed this little app. It's available right now in the Google Play store, so why not check it out? After all, every Android owner knows that sometimes you just need a good time waster app to get from the dentist's office and back again! 🙂

Preparation for the 1Z0-045 Oracle Database 10g DBA New Features for Oracle 8i OCPs should begin with the exam guide itself. This is where a good grasp of the topics and objectives that will be covered in the seventy-eight questions will begin.

The guide is where a breakdown of the topics such as Oracle Server security, online operations, memory management, manageability infrastructure, and loading and unloading data begins. It takes all the topics and shows the objectives whether they be descriptions, monitoring, managing, using or creating. A minimum score of seventy-three percent will be the requirement to pass. A solid place to start acquiring these skills and knowledge is through taking the Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Oracle8i DBAs.

During this course the following topics are just a sample of what will be covered; backup and recovery, globalization support, resource manager enhancements, tablespace management, installation, and application tuning.

Certification Exam

It will take a minimum of seventy-three percent to pass the exam and apply the credit towards the Oracle Database 10g Administrator Professional certification. Before taking the exam a suggested way to determine if the knowledge is up to par is by taking practice exams. These practice exams from ExamTrace can determine areas that need more work before the actual exam.

There's always a new app coming out, and there's never a bad time to highlight them. Sometimes we get bogged down with the sheer amount of apps to be covered, but hey -- it is what it is. We definitely wanted to cover Flipboard, especially now that it's being placed over to Android. This is an app that started out on the iPad scene and was ported over.

What does it do that's so earth shattering? Well, it makes reading things on your tablet a lot more streamlined. Everything is turned into a magazine like view that you can flip through -- hence the name. Facebook feeds? No problem. Google+? No problem. Twitter? Too easy. YouTube? You bet.

But what also makes Flipboard interesting is that it scales to cover both the 7 inch tablets and the 10 inch tablets. The tablet experience isn't as solid across different sizes as many would like, but it's getting better. The app handles various screen sizes with ease -- not having a problem with taking advantage of widescreen displays. It's all good as far as Flipboard is concerned.

Flipboard android

Flipboard HQ indicated that it worked with Samsung closely to make sure that the app performs great on both the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note, but any other Android tablet will do nicely. This means you Nook and Kindle people can join the party as well.

Google is really trying to get developers on board for this push to make the tablet experience more interesting. Will it stick? Perhaps -- but only time will really tell what users have to look forward to.

Flipboard is a free app that you should definitely download and check out today. Have fun!

2013 is here, but that doesn't mean that we're not already on the hunt for great Android apps. What you will find is that we have looked up the best Android applications for your needs, but these lists are subjective. We’re going to list what we think is a good fit, and then we'll turn things over to you. Check it out below first, then sound off in the comments:

JuiceDefender:

JuiceDefender

When it comes to automation apps, Android is where it's at. You can make your phone do a lot of really cool stuff -- all without alerting you, if that's what you want.

JuiceDefender tweaks your device settings to provide maximum battery life -- how cool is that?

Viber:

viber android

This is a very popular VoIP app that runs circles round Skype. If you're tired of the classic issues with Skype, then you need to look at Viber a little closer.

imo.im:

imo.im

This is our favorite IM client. It covers Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, ICQ/AIM, Yahoo, Jabber, and MySpace. Just about everything you need is included in this app.

AnkiDroid Flashcards:

AnkiDroid Flashcards

Need to memorize something for class? You should check out AnkiDroid. It'll let you flip through virtual index cards faster than if you had them out on your own. ...continue reading More Android Apps We Overlooked in 2012

We covered the Nexus 4, the 7, and now it's time to go ahead and talk about the Nexus 10. In our traditional fashion, we staggered the review to catch any type of updates that might have come out. Bleeding edge tech definitely has its share of bugs, we have to admit -- we've been dying to cover the Nexus 10. Google has really outdone themselves with this tablet, but we figured that we'd give you a full review. Catching technology after it's had a chance to "age" also gives you a break on the price, but you're still going to find that full retail value exists for the Nexus 10 in most cases.

Let's go ahead and start with the obvious: this is a 10.1-inch panel with a stunning 2560x1600 resolution. You might remember that resolution first with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The tablet itself is manufactured by Samsung, which isn't a bad partnership.

You'll fight a 5MP camera that can handle 1080p recording, along with an LED flash. Sorry tech fans, we know you're tired of LED flashes but it looks like they are definitely here to stay. Nothing we can really do about all of that. There's two physical controls -- the volume rocker and a power/lock button. However on the left of the tablet edge you're going to find micro-USB and a headphone jack (3.5mm). There's a pogo pin connector and micro-HDMI along the bottom. We really find ourselves excited about micro-HDMI, which means that we can beam our stuff to a bigger display -- like that 60" flat screen you picked up on Black Friday or as a totally sweet Christmas present.

Nexus 10

The speakers really carry this tablet, and there's also another camera -- this time 1.9MP that's capable of 720p video recording.

As far as connectivity goes, it's only Wi-Fi. There's some talk about expanding this to actual cellular tech, but it's not coming anytime soon. There's support for b/g/n, but no 'a'. I guess it's time for the 802.11a people to upgrade already.

You have some power under here -- a 1.7GHz chip, which has dual-core configuration even though it could easily go quad-core in the future. There's a dedicated GPU along with 2GB of RAM. You can go with either 16GB or 32GB storage. It's not expandable, so if you really get worried about space -- go with the 32GB.

GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC also fill in for you, which isn't a bad thing either.

The Display

We had to really jump back to the display. It really is a thing of beauty. There are a lot of pixels involved in a small 10.1-inch LCD panel. Certainly more than HDTV would have, and that's at 1080p. The display is incredibly sharp -- graphics pop, and text is very sharp. The user interface practically begs you to navigate it.

The brightness of the display doesn't go as high as other devices, but it's definitely good enough. The Nexus 10 is protected by Gorilla Glass 2, which makes it very durable. ...continue reading It’s Time to Finally Cover the Nexus 10