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Game Machine – Delivers The Greatest Free Online Games to Your Desktop

For all the online game lovers, here is an ultimate Adobe AIR application that is unbelievably cool!

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Game Machine from Candyland Studios delivers the latest online games directly on to your computer desktop without the need for you to search for them on the web. The Game Machine offers the latest published games from 10 different categories from Board games to Strategy Games.

Select the Category

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Select the Game

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Add to favorites if you like the game

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Start playing!

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This is the easiest way to play an online game and its free. Just download the Adobe AIR application for your desktop here.

Candyland Studio also provides an option to add a widget on your iGoogle-home or to your own web site.

To add the Game Browser Widget on your website, just put this JavaScript into the source code of your HTML:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://apps.candylandstudios.de/gamebrowser/mochi/js/gamemachine.js></script>

Jigsawlite – A Simple Free Jigsaw Puzzle Game

Want to make own digital photos into your original jigsaw puzzle games? Well, Jigsawlite does it in a blink of an eye.

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Though there are plenty of apps out there, what makes Jigsawlite different is that its an Adobe AIR app that is simple to install, easy to use, drag-and-drop and play.

Features

  • Easy-to-use drag-and-drop-and-play: Rich and simple user interface allows you to directly and quickly import an image file into the application by a single drag-and-drop action.
  • Automatic Tesselation: It automatically breaks up your source image into optimized number of pieces around 50p and produces well-tesselated jigsaw
  • Durable jigsaw puzzle game: The game playable on the application is a rather traditional and durable drag-and-drop jigsaw puzzle game consisting of nearly-freely-rotatable pieces. You can use the mouse-wheel to rotate the pieces and alt-mouse wheel to zoom-in and zoom-out
  • Customizable background: The game provides option to choose between various background preference like paper, linen , canvas etc. The auto save functionality saves the state of the game automatically. Read more here.

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Download here and play. Its quick to install and free.

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7 Easy To Install And Play – Free Adobe AIR Games

We had earlier featured some interesting Adobe AIR applications for Flickr fans. In this post we look at some simple, easy to install games that are similar to the simple DOS based games that we would have played in the past. They are Adobe AIR version, easy to install and quick to play. These games are are not as intricate as the games we had featured earlier.

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1. Lines 2 Puzzle Game

One of the most addictive games that you will easily get hooked on to. The game’s objective is to make as many lines a possible, by lining a minimum number of elements horizontally, vertically or diagonally (or combined). The minimum number of elements can be set in the game’s settings board and it varies between five and seven (seven is recommended for larger board sizes). The elements are colored in seven different colors, chosen as different as possible.

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You can install the software from here. Its free.

2. Blob Attack Game

You have a small black and yellow ship that fires missiles and shoot the yellow blob, black torpedos, mutant ameba that fires little guided green starfish missile. You can use the arrow keys to move the ship. This game is in beta currently.

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Download this from here. Its free.

3. Creeper World

Creeper World is a unique and fresh look at Defense, RTS, and Management based games. What is different from this game from the other Tower Defense games, RTS games is that it has a new kind of enemy.

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It has a free demo to try and buy a full version.

4. SuDoQ

If you like playing SUDOKU, this is a must try application. You can play SudoQ games, save templates and share templates with friends.

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Download the software here. Its free.

5. PacMan

This is the Adobe AIR version of the original PacMan game that you would have played on DOS.

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Download it here. Its free and quick to play.

6. Classic Snake Game

This is a simple game of Snake that you would have played before. It lets you to select a speed then use your arrow keys to attempt and eat the apple(red block). But watch out for the walls! At any time you can pause the game by pressing the space bar.

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Its free and download it here.

7. JavaScript Tetris

This is the classic falling blocks game written in JavaScript.

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Its free. Download here and play.

Well, try these games and let us know if you like them.

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TimesReader 2.0 The Next Generation Newspaper – Get Times News In Seconds And Carry As You Go!

Good news for people who carry the news paper while they travel. Here is a next generation news paper that lets you read the news via your laptop without the need to stay online once you have synced.

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What is Times Reader?

TimesReader 2.0 is a next generation news paper that offers a digital experience of The Times that’s very much like reading the printed newspaper. Its an Adobe AIR application that can be installed on Windows, Mac OS or Linux.

Ten striking features of Times Reader 2.0:

  1. Easy-to-read format: The format is very much like reading the printed newspaper and easy to read. The news sections are presented with the same story selection and editorial judgment as in the printed paper. The layout is preserved as expressed in the printed news paper.Times_1
  2. Ability to read offline: After you’ve synched, no Internet connection is needed, so you can take the most insightful journalism with you wherever you go
  3. Seven-day archive: You an configure to store seven days of issues. To access the full Times archive, go to www.nytimes.com.Times_sevenday0Times_sevenday
  4. News in pictures: Features all the images in a day’s issue.Times_news_in_picture
  5. Today’s News only: You will see only today’s stories, and only in the sections in which they were published in print
  6. Breaking news: A news feed from the home page of NYTimes.com downloads every five minutes into a “Latest News” section front. Also the top breaking news headlines appear at the top of the Front Page section.Times_latest_news
  7. Most emailed: The “most e-mailed” feature lists all news that were emailed the most.Times_most_emailed
  8. News in videos: Video is now a part of the Times Reader. Click “News in Video” to see the latest set of clips from The Times. You’ll need to be online to watch video.Times_news_in_video
  9. Crossword insider Reader: There’s no longer a need to leave and open a separate application to do crossword. The framed Times crossword puzzle comes with options to erase, change answers and even get hints.Times_crossword
  10. Browse Feature: The “Browse” feature lets you fly above the pages of the paper. This is useful for scanning the news paper.Times_borwse

What is the cost?

Times Reader 2.0 is free to try, but only subscribers can get full content. Times Reader 2.0 is available as a monthly subscription for $14.95 per month ($3.45 per week on an annualized basis).

Home Delivery customers and other subscribers to The New York Times are eligible to receive Times Reader 2.0 for free as part of their newspaper subscription.

Download and try!

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12 Interesting Adobe AIR Applications For Flickr Fans

Launched in February 2004, Flickr embodies what has come to be known as Web 2.0 technology. The site provides great tools and the value derived from the contributions of the user community—photos, comments, ratings, and organization and the connections that the site facilitates between individuals is huge. As the number of Flickr users are increasing and as a result of exposing Flickr APIs, there are a number of applications that are getting developed for Flickr.

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Here in this article we feature 12 best Adobe AIR free applications that every user of flickr would want to try out.

1. DestroyFlickr

With the support of both drag and drop uploading and downloading, posting and saving photos is done in one easy motion. Now you can download the highest resolution version of a photo without having to see it first—just drag a thumbnail to the download menu and the download begins

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2. Skimmer

Skimmer is an Adobe AIR desktop application designed to streamline, beautify, and enhance the experience of participating in your most frequently used social networking activities. It improves upon your day-to-day interaction with multiple social networks, removing distractions and providing a rich experience that is particularly suited to multimedia content. We bet, everyone would enjoy browsing all their friends’ Flickr sets and photo streams in a completely new way using Skimmer. You can quickly see which friends have recently added photos and efficiently browse through them right from your desktop, or enjoy them in a high-resolution slideshow.

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3. Flair

Flair is an application which runs in AIR and will search Flickr‘s database for matched photo tags. Once complete the results are displayed first as thumbnails, you can then view a larger size of an image which also provides the uploader’s user information and links to their photo stream.

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4. zFlickr

zFlick enables you to search for anything that your mind could desire. If you come across a really cool image, just drag-n-drop to your desktop to save it. zFlick takes the capabilities of Adobe AIR and produces a rich user friendly animated interface for casual image browsing. Key features include Drag n’ Drop saving, Drag n’ Drop directly into any application that accepts PNGs(iChat, MS Word, PhotoShop, etc), Auto-Updating, Rich user Experience, Unique Navigation and Transitions.

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5. Colrful

Colrful desktop allows you to search flickr images based on color or based on another image in the internet. color search of colrful desktop is powered by Idée lab’s technology. Built using Adobe AIR and Adobe Flex , colrful desktop also lets you search for images based on Adobe kuler themes.

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6. WebKut

WebKut is an Adobe AIR application that allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way. It provides you 3 capture options: the entire page, the current view, or as the name says, only a selection. You can choose to upload the screenshots to your flickr account.

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7. Flickr Photo Browser

A simple Adobe Flex Application using which you can browse photos on Flickr. Right mouse click on the images to print.

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8. ImageDropr

ImageDropr is a tool for uploading your images to flickr. This application takes a unique approach towards preparing your content, titles, tags, etc. by creating tools that expedite this process. You will have to simply drag your images into the application at which time your global flickr tags are automatically applied. You may then add additional tags to the entire upload set or click into the image’s settings to further customize the image properties. Next, just click the upload button and get per image and overall upload status feedback. Finally, you an review all of your uploads in the upload log!

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9. FlickrOla!

FlickrOla is a desktop application for Flickr, that gives you an update your contacts’ photo stream. You can configure the time interval when you want to auto check for updates. It also provides an option to show preview of pictures.

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10. AnyFlickr

AnyFlickr enables you to enjoy Flickr on the desktop. You can list or slide photos, add or remove favorites with your flickr account and manage people your are interested in with local database.

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11. Flickr Flipper

Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users. It uses Papervision to display the photos one at a time and even allows you to download the photo to your computer. Currently it only returns up to 100 photos of your search.

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12. PhotoPile

A simple Adobe AIR application that grabs the first 50 “interesting” photos for the day from a random Flickr page and piles it up on your desktop. You can just click on the thumb nail images to view it big.

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