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Oh My Tech: How to play Facebook games on your tablet
By Vince Horiuchi The Salt Lake Tribune
· February 6, 2012 3:59 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.
A week ago I bought an iPad 2, but because of the lack of Flash, I returned it yesterday. I did lots of reading about the comparison with the [Samsung] Galaxy, but the one thing I completely forgot was playing games on Facebook! I wanted something portable that my daughter and I could read our books on but also needed something to play FB games on (like MonsterWorld, Puzzle Saga, etc.). Please say there is hope for me. I really want to keep the Galaxy to keep on top of the latest and greatest … but I will return it in exchange for a laptop if this frustration with the FB games can't be resolved Laurie Crovo.
I've touched on this subject before in a previous column where I wrote that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was not an ideal way to play Facebook games, even though it can run Flash animation.
The fact is, Flash for mobile devices does not work well, and it's not going to get better. Adobe, which makes Flash, announced in November that it is ceasing further development of Flash for mobile devices.
But you still want to play Flash-based Facebook games on your tablet. I know of only two choices right now that will make that possible: using a cloud-based service or hoping someone makes an Android- or iPad-specific app for the Facebook games you play.
Facebook game developers such as Zynga are making iPad or Android apps of some games, including FarmVille and Words With Friends. A downside for many of them is the Facebook versions on your desktop computer and the mobile app versions are not tied to the same servers, so you can't play on one and save your progress for the other.
The other way to play these games is through cloud-based apps. These are mobile apps like iSwifter ($4.99) or Social Games ($3.99) that allow you to play Facebook games on a server somewhere in the country, but the game is streamed to your device. The problem is there can be such a delay between you and the server, and things can be slow or choppy.
I have found one app that uses this same idea of cloud-based gaming but seems to do it much better than the others. It's called Splashtop and involves installing free server software on your PC or Mac at home and then installing the Splashtop Remote Desktop app on your mobile device ($4.99 for iOS and Android, http://www.splashtop.com).
When you turn it on, it treats your desktop at home as a server that your mobile device connects to and allows you to operate your desktop remotely. You can then turn on your web browser on your computer and play Facebook games. The advantage with this over other cloud-based apps is you have a better, closer connection to your computer, leading to a clearer image on your mobile device with little to no lag. It might be worth trying if you're willing to give up $5.
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Feb. 13 - Feb. 15
- A perfect compact Mac, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "There's something special about a friendly little computer that smiles when it wakes up."
- Personalize and customize Microsoft Word, Michel Munger, iBasics. A guide to making Microsoft Word work your way.
- Give me a word processor, Marten van de Kraats, My Turn. Isn't anyone going to give us a lean word processor for Mac OS X?
- Byte, April 1995, Dan Knight, Blast From the Past. Pentium Pro, PowerPC 603e, Macintosh clones, best laptops (including a PowerBook), and a DOS compatible.
- Quadra revives a passion for computing, Genevieve Gauthier, My First Mac. I thank my friend every day for pushing me in the fantastic world of Macintosh.
- Computer elitism, cars, and online retail woes, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The classic Mac OS, classic cars, and the Canadian online order blues.
- Why monopolies are bad, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Whether we're talking about the board game, Boss Tweed, AT&T, or Microsoft, monopolies always end up taking advantage of consumers.
- Measuring the Reality Distortion Field, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Preliminary analysis of the Reality Distortion Field indicates strength does not fall off by an inverse square factor.
- Windows, Macs, OS X, and real world performance, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. As Mac OS X improves and hardware gets faster, complaints of sluggishness will become nothing but a memory.
- Safari update, Mac OS X 10.2.4, a neat haxie, and how Mail can better fight spam, Dan Knight, 10 Forward. Safari mostly improved but adds a glitch, 10.2.4 seems just fine, a better CPU monitor, and ways Apple can leverage Mail to better fight spam.
- Do it yourself Pismo screen replacement, new laptop stand, USB laptop night light, new 1.0 and 1.3 GHz G4s, and more, The 'Book Review. Also PC Magazine praises the 12" PowerBook, new bags from Booq and Willow Design, and bargain 'Books from $190 to $2,499.
- The best Mac for writing, online banking with a 68K Mac, network advice, Move2X, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. The Mac as a writer's tool, secure online banking with older Macs, solving a network problem, and still more on the Radeon 7000 on a beige G3 with Mac OS X.
- What's the fastest browser on the Mac? Across platforms?, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. Comparison of browser speed for many different browsers on Mac OS X, OS 9, Linux, and Windows XP. What's fastest?
- Opera 8.0 for Mac: The promise finally realized?, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Earlier version of 'the world's fastest browser' weren't so fast, crashed a lot, and weren't very Mac-like. Has Opera 8.0 fixed everything?
- 15" MacBook Pro begins shipping.
- Retro computing: First impressions of a newly acquired Apple Lisa, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living. Saved from the trash and given a new home, this old Lisa is a slow, friendly computer.
- Finding and using free wireless Internet access, Joe Rivera, Mac Fallout Shelter. There are lots of free WiFi hotspots out there. Here are the tools you need to detect them and make the connection.
- If Apple won't support Classic on Intel Macs, it should liberate OS 9, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Although a lot of Mac users depend on Classic mode in OS X, Apple has seen fit to drop it on their newest hardware. That being the case, they should declare it unsupported and give it away for free.
- Falling in love with Mac OS X, Germán Rotondo, My Turn. Helping a friend get an iMac up and running was the author's first exposure to Macs. Today he only wishes he'd discovered Mac OS X sooner.
- Apple a pro at building buzz for new products, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. The recent introduction of the MacBook Air is just one example of how the whole world is paying attention to what Apple is doing.
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Words With Friends – Word Game 4+
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The World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game now has even more ways to play! Try new rewards and boosts to help you play smarter and faster!
Words With Friends is the fun, free word game that lets you connect with friends and family while expanding your vocabulary and sharpening your wit. Test your brain power and spell your way to victory.
May the Best Friend Win.™
• WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Play the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges
• BEAT THE CLOCK: Challenge friends to beat the clock in fast play!
• SOLO PLAY: Play offline and sharpen your skills with solo play
• HINDSIGHT: Uncover the best word you could have played after each turn
• WORD RADAR: Heat map reveals the location of all possible moves before you take a turn
• PROFILE FRAMES: Show off your unique style with custom profile frames
• SMART MATCH: Connect with players of a similar skill with Smart Match
• 6 LANGUAGES: Choose to play in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English
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“The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.”
Just another title from Zynga’s Games With Friends™
Play your best words in the latest release from Words With Friends!
Compete with friends and family or find the perfect match to complete your Daily Goals!
Smoother gameplay than ever before with new updates and bug fixes.
Ameliorate your vocabulary and dextrously deracinate adversaries with your incomparably declamatory submissions — or totally cheat and pretend you know what big words mean as you furiously search through a dictionary to try and find anything that beats your friend’s triple letter score. Seriously, what are we going to spell with all of these Qs?
HC in Oregon ,
I love this game... and have played it for years every morning with my morning cup of coffee…I play the old-fashioned way with none of the colorful play options perched above for the less astute player. I play with like-minded players (I think!) and play just for the sheer fun of building words! A wordsmith at heart I suppose. I enjoy the badges and find myself trying to achieve the set goal, however, I wish those weekly goals would scramble from high to low, low to high, and everywhere in between... not just demanding a higher target every week making it sometimes too difficult to achieve it in the time I allow myself to play. Even in the case of other players using the enticing bling aids, I still enjoy the simple pleasure of mixing letters with the use of my own brain and it matters not if other players do or do not. Somehow, with time, you find compatible playmates who keep the game challenging, yet stay true to the integrity of the basic game of Scrabble. Oh! And I occasionally like to look at my stats ... rather interesting! Thank you for this enjoyable game!
Words with Cheaters
The new version of the game features “power ups,” three options to give you an advantage over your opponent. “Hindsight” shows you the best move you could have played in a round, which may be available to you in the next round. “Word radar” shows you were you can play on the board for the current round. “Swap and play” enables you to swap letters without losing a turn. You can earn these advantages or buy them. Your use of these advantages is NOT transparent to your opponent. Moreover, may use these features repeatedly throughout the game. If you repeatedly use the swap and play feature, it is almost impossible for your opponent to get quality letters. You are no longer using your skills to compete against your opponent, you are using these advantages to win. The new features are enabling rampant cheating and sadly it now seems to be the norm. I can see maybe allowing use of one advantage during a game, but that should be transparent to your opponent. There is no opt-out to the new features and I simply do not want to play someone who is cheating. And why should my earned stats be given the same weight as someone who purchased a win? The new features of Words With Friends have driven me away from the game. Sadly, I doubt Zynga cares about enthusiasts like me, because they are certainly making a lot more money off of the new features.
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- © 2018 Zynga Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Pack of Coins$0.99
- Handful of Coins$4.99
- Stack of Coins$9.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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