How to play the SimCity Buildit

Let see how to play the SimCity Buildit

1. The players will get 3 plots at maximum to be engaged in and you can build with the resources that are available at various stages of the game.
2. There are five upgrades that are available for a building after 5th upgrade at 6th the building comes in the final form and cannot be upgraded further. The stages are Base Residential Zone, Small Family Home, Large Family Home, Small Apartment, Large Apartment, Small Tower, and Skyscraper.

At T6 you will have a high rise building in your city, but the look will depend on upon the land value and wealth forecast. This is the last stage of up gradation of the city.simcity buildit hacks

3. Earn by raising the land value: Whenever you go to upgrade screen of the land you will see there is a blue icon divided into 3 bars. This is known as the land value screen. The 3 bars resembles the attractiveness of the land to the sims, the deep blue screen depicts the higher and lower blue screen depicts the lower value.
4. Building wealth forecast: The land value is also a part of the wealth forecast and it is depicted in the terms of yellow hat for the people to click. The higher value will upgrade to luxurious homes. There are different categories of wealth forecast available and that are Standard, premium, and luxurious homes. Premium homes have 1 specialization and Luxurious homes have 2 specializations.
5. Upgrade and enjoy Skyscrapers city but do make sure that you have luxury land value and wealth luxurious zones. If you have reached to T6 then remember to be Skyscraper that is the dream of yours.

Cheats for Simcity Buildit can be brought into consideration if you are looking forward to playing the game in a full swing. The cheats will trigger your success and give you a boost which was very much required by you at this point in time. There are lots of websites on which these cheats are available and can have the access at any point of time by anyone.

Do install the same in your PC, mobiles, and the laptops to have the access of the same at any point of time. This kind of games has been one of the kinds that are loved by all age groups. Especially as they are never ending and you can start from where you have ended at any point of time, this will surely give you lots of exposure to the similar industry to you.So do not look for reviews to start playing take your own cause and start building your own Skyscrapers as they will be the one that you will be proud of for sure in near future GOODLUCK!!!!

Rumors Abound on CES Phones

I’m an old-school journalist, so I only report on things I’ve held in my hands and information I can officially verify. That doesn’t mean I don’t read rumors, but I take them with a block of salt. And whoo, have there been a lot of rumors around the cell phone space recently.Leaks and rumors in the cell phone world are a natural outcome of the wireless carriers’ paranoid approach to product launches, where they try to let out as little information as they can before the products hit retail.  The leaks generally come from one of four places:Thieves. Especially in eastern Europe, thieves sneak into factories and make off with pre-production products, selling them for huge prices to the highest bidder. Or they buy them from corrupt employees.

Rumors Abound on CES Phones“Friendly” users. Every carrier runs “friendly user trials” before they launch a phone, to make sure it works in a real-world context. Those friendly users are sworn to secrecy, but sometimes they get a bit too friendly with bloggers.
The FCC. All phones released in the USA must be filed with the FCC, because they’re radio transmitters. A careful search of FCC files can reveal plenty of as-yet-unreleased phones. That’s how Rich Brome, the scrupulously ethical owner of Phone Scoop, gets his scoops. I don’t report on those because FCC approval, sadly, doesn’t mean a phone will be picked up by a US carrier any time soon.
Retail sales staff. Carriers put their new releases into their internal computer systems a few weeks in advance. Sales staff check out what’s coming, and then post the details anonymously on bulletin boards like Howard Forums.If you’re interested in rumors, you probably already read some of the other blogs out there. (Heck, I’m interested in rumors, so I read those blogs, too!) Here are a few of the more exciting phones that might appear at CES, but that I couldn’t get reliable enough confirmation on to give the PC Mag stamp of approval.Nokia 6305i (photo from the FCC at left)This is Nokia’s first phone for Verizon’s high speed EV-DO network. Nokia is the world’s #1 phone maker, but they’re only #4 in the US because of their lack of products for the CDMA/EV-DO networks run by Verizon and Sprint. The 6305i could help even the odds … if it appears, which, well, I have no clue.Motorola SLVR L7The big brother of the SLVR L6 will have EDGE, an MP3 player, and a memory card slot. It might even have iTunes. But will Motorola have closed a deal to sell it in the US? Who knows?

Verizon Wireless XV6700 – Verizon employees on bulletin boards have been saying this high-speed handheld, the twin of Sprint’s excellent PPC-6700, might drop at CES. It would provide some pretty stiff competition to that new Treo everybody’s talking about.Kyocera SwitchbackThe blogs were buzzing a little while ago about this bizarro handset, which would be the first thing with a keyboard you could use on Virgin Mobile. I’ll swing by and see if it’s in the Kyocera booth.

Best Use of USB Memory: The MedicAlert E-Health

KEYThe MedicAlert Foundation has come up with best use I’ve seen for USB flash memory: A key fob that stores a patient’s medical records and emergency information.Most people are familiar with MedicAlert bracelets and necklaces, worn to alert emergency workers to a patient’s medical conditions and history. These are commonly worn by people with chronic medical conditions, such has heart disease or diabetes; implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers or heart valves; potentially life-threatening allergies; or something as simple as the wearing of contact lenses (which need to be removed from an unconscious person).The system works because each emblem is engraved with a personalized ID number, a toll-free number for caregivers to call, and a brief summary of medical conditions. (Mine says “Diabetes, Hypertension”).

Best Use of USB Memory: The MedicAlert E-Health

When the EMT, nurse, emergency physician, or other emergency responder calls the number, MedicAlert can provide as much health information as the user has provided, such as medications and dosages, physician information, and emergency contacts. (My record includes my Kaiser HMO Medical Record Number, which provides access to all my charts; medications and dosages; and whom to contact in case of emergency).The MedicAlert E-HealthKEY ($39.95 until 1/7/06, $49.95 after, plus membership) comes with software that stores both emergency information, which appears on a splash screen when the USB key is inserted into a PC, and other information, potentially including images and lab results, that can be password-protected. The information is loaded using desktop PC (not Mac) software that also provides medical reminders and other features. Information entered into the software is also transmitted to MedicAlert’s data center for storage as part of the member’s personal record.Available only to members ($35 first year, $20 thereafter), the E-HealthKEY is not a replacement for a MedicAlert bracelet or pendant ($19.95 and up, sometimes way up) as you may become separated from your keys in an emergency. The E-HealthKEY is, of course, also useful during routine medical visits, not just emergencies.

This is not a solution for everyone and your first choice should be a MedicAlert bracelet or necklace, but if you have multiple physicians who may not have access to all your information, this would be a good way to provide it to them. (As a Kaiser member, all my doctors already have electronic access to my charts, so all I need is a bracelet).IMPORTANT NOTE TO MEDICALERT BRACELET WEARERS: The bracelet should normally be worn on the left wrist. Why? Because in most ambulances, the caregiver will be on the patient’s left side, making the bracelet more likely to be noticed than if worn on the patient’s right wrist. This really shouldn’t matter, but why take the chance?

Too Geeky for Giving? The Scott eVest Jacket

Yes, the Scott eVest ($279, as shown, direct) people promise they can still get you one delivered in time for Christmas. But, I won’t be getting one. Chosen as PC Mag’s gift-of-the-day for today, these James Bond-meets-Maxwell Smart garments have up to 52 pockets as well as channels for the wiring to run from pocket to pocket to collar (for earpieces). I’ve been looking at these jackets for years, vaguely lusting for one, but always knowing that I’m not the sort of self-contained guy these jackets are designed for. Nor am I a Secret Service agent, talking into my lapel or my cuff links.I am happy to carry a briefcase or an Eagle Creek bag in some parts of my life. I have a 5.11 Tactical vest and a Domke photographer’s vest that I use (though not very often).


I have a Jansport shoulder bag (discontinued) that was designed for birding and is very handy for carrying binoculars and field guides. There’s the Hawke EMT fanny pack and the day-glo green EMT rain jacket and the radio chest harness. I also have an Ex Officio travel jacket that has enough pockets that I manage to lose things that I can still hear rattling around inside the jacket. Just imagine what I could lose if I had Scott’s 52 pockets, one of which is large enough to hold a laptop? Isn’t that when you go to a backpack–of which I have three, come to think about it. I was going to say I never asked for a Scott eVest for Christmas because I never considered myself geeky enough to wear one with the appropriate panache. Having just added up all the jackets and bags that I already own, I realize that I have the geeky thing down pretty well. Of course, it’s not like I use these all the time and my wife keeps telling me I should just pick one tp use as a purse and be done with it. Of course, any single bag won’t hold all my stuff, but maybe if I had 52 pockets? Nah, the jacket would be so heavy I wouldn’t be able to stand up.

Good I don’t want one, huh?

Five Phones We Won’t Review (And Why)

If you page through newspaper ads in a big city like New York or LA, you’ll find ads for a lot of cool phones I won’t review, like the Samsung SGH-D600. I won’t review them because I get most of my phones through the carriers, who control more than 80% of phone sales in the US. I’ll make occasional exceptions for phones the manufacturers want to push in the US through direct sales, like the Sony Ericsson Walkman W800i, or phones that independent dealers specifically contact me about, like the Motorola SLVR L6.The bigger question is why carriers don’t sell these cool handsets (and the even cooler handsets coming out of China and Korea.) A Cingular rep once explained the banal truth to me.First of all, carriers want handsets that aren’t any trouble. They don’t want to have to train their salespeople on too many products, so they want to keep the product lines relatively short. They also want to deal with big manufacturers with reliable supply chains, not little guys with no English-speaking support people.Second, carriers only want features that will help their strategic goals. High-megapixel cameraphones are worthless without high-speed networks to send those multi-megapixel picture messages.

Five Phones We Won't Review (And Why)

Phones that sync music with your PC only become useful if you’re trying to compete with another carrier’s music-on-demand service. Handset features are not about consumer choice – they’re about maximizing carrier revenue.Third, carriers want handsets that will work best in the US. That means handsets with the North America-only 850 Mhz band, which counts out direct importation of a lot of cool European phones.Finally, carriers want to deal in bulk. And the bulk of US customers want voice phones.That doesn’t mean you can’t get phones like the SGH-D600. It just means you have to be crafty. Go to smaller, independent authorized dealers in your city, not the official carrier stores. Look at well-known Web sites like,, and even Amazon. Check out newspaper ads.

Dealers will usually sell these cool phones bundled with T-Mobile plans for reasonable prices.Samsung SGH-D600Lowest Price: I bet you can find it at around $200 with T-Mobile activation if you hunt around. An unlocked version sells for $419-525.Who does it work with? Either T-Mobile or Cingular. This one is quad-band, so it can hit everybody’s networks.Why is it so cool? It’s as cute as the Samsung e635, but it has performance. Lots of performance: a 2-megapixel camera, 80 MB of RAM, a memory card slot, Bluetooth and even stereo Bluetooth music output for super-cool wireless headphones.So what’s the down side? You’re going to have to hunt for it.Would I recommend it? I’m excited about it, and I’m not getting one.

Not MY Worst Product of 2015

For the Oakley Thump2 sunglasses/MP3 player to be, as has been alleged here, one of the “10 worst products” of 2015, then it would have to have been a magic year for products. Which it wasn’t. I’ve seen lots worse products than the Thump2, though I respect the opinion of those who just don’t get what this product is about.PC Magazine gave the product 2-1/2 of 5 “stars” in its review. Their review gave demerits for lacking MP3 features; mine would add points for making my riding safer so I’d give the Thump2 3-1/2 stars. We agree that at $449 for the 1GB model, you’re paying a hefty premium for Oakley fashion. (There are also 256MB and 512MB versions, as well as different frame and lens choices. Prices start at $299).The Thump2 is the second generation of a product that combines Oakey’s sport optics with a flash MP3 player. I think everyone agrees the new model is better than the old one, thanks to better designed earpieces and a redesign of the glasses themselves. I’ve been using a pair on my bike rides and found them a very pleasant riding companion, improving my safety as compared to riding with an iPod or other MP3 player.Here’s the pitch: The Oakley Thump2 gives you Oakley’s excellent optics (shown above right with the black Iridium coating) along with a flash music player that lacks a cord and allows the earpieces to sit outside the ear in a variety of positions.

Why does this matter? Because it’s not safe to ride with earbuds on as they prevent you from hearing what’s going on around you. In the past, I’d ride with just a single earbud in my right (away from traffic) ear. The problem is the tendency for the earbud to fall out of my ear while riding, the need to string the cord through the helmet, usually with the earbud I’m wearing wrapped around the strap so that when it falls from my ear it doesn’t fall to the ground.There is still the problem of what to do with the other earbud–the one I am not wearing. You can either remove it entirely or stow it someplace. Then there is the issue of the cable that runs from the earbud back to the music player, usually kept in the rear pocket of my bike jersey. The player is kept in a plastic bag, I should add, to prevent sweat damage. Of course, with the player so hidden away it’s pretty hard to control it, whether for adjusting volume or changing songs.Yes, an iPod Shuffle might be a better option, dangling from my neck or attached to an armband, but that wouldn’t relieve me from having to deal with the cord, which always seems to be in the way.With the Thump2, there are no cables, no plastic bag, and nothing in my pocket or strapped to my arm.

Not MY Worst Product of 2016

The unit is controlled by buttons located on the top of the frame at the temples on each side. Each earpiece is at the end of a three-jointed arm, allowing it to be placed right up inext the ear or off to the side, pivoting up, down, in, or out. This allows the user to “mix” music with ambient sound, still maintaining stereo as well as the ability to hear what’s going on around you. (You can see the buttons as well as the one of the triple-jointed earpieces in the picture, left).Overall, I’d rate the sound as better than I expected and quite acceptable, though not great. Battery life was measured by PC Magazine at 5 hours 40 minutes, which covers all my bike riding needs but might not get a you through a Century ride. The unit, which works with both PCs and Macs, uses a mini USB connection on the glasses and a cable to connect to the computer for downloading and charging.

Oakleys are an acquired taste, and an expensive one. Some of the company’s eyewear leaves me cold, some makes the user look, as PC Mag put it, “dangerous.” Almost all Oakleys look better on someone in motion than standing still. Compared to many sport glasses, the Thump2 looks almost conservative, though the electronics makes for very wide temples. I think a hat or helmet improves “the look.”As a cyclist, I’d had Oakleys for two decades. Paying $150 for sunglasses is nothing new to me and my prescription reading glasses just set me back $500. But, the Thump2 still seems expensive. The MP3 player in the Thump2 is equivalent to someone else’s $150 model. By me, that makes the Thump2 as much as $150 “too expensive” compared to purchasing separate glasses and MP3 player. But, what price can I put on convenience and safety? Probably enough that I might actually buy the $299 model. These are great sunglasses and the first MP3 player that didn’t get in my way while riding. Definitely not one of my worst products of 2015.

5 Chrome Extensions You Can’t Live Without

Google Chrome Extensions are what takes Google Chrome from a good browser to an exceptional browser.  The Chrome Store is loaded with tons of extensions, but which ones are worth your time?  You could spend weeks downloading and testing them all out, or you could just read this article and get the best Chrome Extensions from the get go.

5 Chrome Extensions You Can't Live Without

Checker Plus for Google Calendar

This is a great calendar extension that allows you to manage your Google Calendar without having to open the Google Calendar website.  Clicking on the calendar icon in the Chrome Browser brings up a calendar drop down that shows you the entire current month.  You can view all of your events, create new events, and manage current event right from this dropdown menu.  It is fast and easy.

Google +1 button

Ever wanted to share a site with your friends on Google Plus, but the site doesn’t have a Google Plus share button?  This little extension sits in your chrome browser and allows you to +1 whatever site you are on.  It also opens a Comment Box and adds the link of the site so that you can share it with whatever circle you see fit.
Checker Plus for Gmail
This is from the same person that made the Calendar Extension.  A feature packed email extension, Checker Plus will even read your emails (or just the subjects of your email).  When you click on the mail icon in your Chrome Browser, a drop down screen appears containing the subjects for your most recent email.  You can choose to open or delete the email from there.  Opening the email brings the email up in the drop down menu where you can read and reply to it.  You can manage all your email without ever having to open the actual Gmail website.

Google+ Notifications

My little red distraction.  When you are using Google products such as search, gmail docs, etc, Google provides you with a Google Plus notification box on the right hand corner of the screen.  This box makes you aware of posts made within Google Plus and can be configured to your specifications.   By downloading the Google Plus Notifications Extension, you get access to this wonderful little box even when you aren’t in the Google universe.  When you couple this with creating a Notify Me circle in Google Plus, you can turn Google Plus into a very powerful communication tool.

Google Hangouts

I have been wanting a way to receive my Google Plus Messenger on my desktop since Google Plus came out.    Now that I have it, I love it.  Google has merged Talk and Messenger into one program.  Hangouts are built inside Google Plus and Gmail, but by installing Hangouts into Chrome, you can be notified of  and access your new messages from any site.  Message can be sent and received across mobile devices and your desktop.  It’s wonderful and really handy.
Have you tried any of these Extensions?  Are there any extensions that you really enjoy?  Let us know in the comments below..

4 Innovative Ways NFC is Being Developed for the Future Matt Talks Tech

In my post yesterday, I discussed some of the exciting things that are currently being done with NFC.  Today we are going to talk about some of the cool innovations that are being developed for the future of NFC.  These are projects that are not currently out yet, but they give us an idea of the exciting promise that developers see in this technology.

Cars – Hyundai is working to implement NFC into their cars by 2015.  With a wave of your enabled device, you will be able to unlock your car doors and start the ignition.  The NFC connection would also be able to personalize the cars settings like climate control and the radio to your preferences.


BrandTables – Australian startup S_Digital has created a special table so that you don’t even have to go to the counter at your favorite food court restaurant to order your food.  BrandTables will have the logo of the restaurants in the food court.  Tap the logo of the restaurant that you want and you will be able to place your order from your phone.  Once your order is placed, your phone will notify you you when your food is ready to be picked up. Digital Gumball Machine – Advertising firm Razorfish has come up with the idea for a digital “gumball” machine.  For some spare changes these machines would dispenses a range of digital products.  Song downloads, movies, e-book and location-specific coupons could be feed from the machine to the users phone with a quick tap. Medical Care – Medical company Gentag is looking to use NFC tags to revolutionize medicine.  They are using disposable, wireless, low cost, non-invasive, diagnostic sensors such as “smart” skin patches or personal drug delivery systems.  They can be combined with a cellphone to run diagnostic test for things like fever, glucose, or blood pressure monitoring.

The really cool thing about NFC is that the tag technology is fairly cheap, programmable, and small enough to be placed anywhere.  Companies could place NFC stickers in everyday items, like a box of cereal.  When the box was empty, we could scan it and have it automatically added to our shopping list.  The possibilities are endless.  Just little, everyday things like that are going to be what drives NFC adoption.

Does anybody have any innovative ideas for NFC.  Let us know in the comments below.

Are passwords becoming too much hassle?

In October, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Twitter separately announced that they will offer added security to user accounts (see page 7). Security updates are nothing new, but what was significant about their announcements was that they all introduced different types of two-factor authentication (2FA) as an extra security measure on top of our passwords. The message from the tech companies is clear: the best way to make your password secure is to add another password to it. At a time when we’re going through a digital revolution, is this really the best thing they can come up with to keep our online accounts safe? From a security perspective, the answer is ‘yes’. Experts say that for now 2FA is the most effective way to stop hackers stealing our passwords, and that users should accept the extra effort it requires. Malwarebytes researcher Chris Boyd says: “Anything you use on a daily basis is likely important enough to you that you’d spend the extra 10 seconds grabbing a new authentication code”.


So 2FA may be secure and not too much hassle if you use it on only one account, but we seem to be heading in a direction where you’ll need a USB stick to log into Google, a fob to log into your bank account, and your phone to log into your Microsoft accounts. If other companies join this trend, then soon we’ll need to start carrying special pouches to hold our collection of 2FA-related gizmos. All this is, of course, optional. You can keep using your single password, but then you’re back to worrying that hackers will get their hands on it the next time a password-leaking bug like Heartbleed is discovered, or millions of passwords are stolen from sites like eBay, Gmail and Dropbox.

The recent adoption of 2FA feels like a response to the online security disasters of the past year. But why should we be forced to go through more complicated password procedures just because companies can’t take care of their security? Experts say that “two or more layers” of security are better than one, but by that logic we’ll soon have to use 3FA, 4FA, and so on. If our passwords weren’t constantly finding their way from popular websites onto hackers’ databases, then a single password would be enough unless a hacker specifically targeted you (which is unlikely to happen unless you’re a celebrity). In fairness, forward-thinking companies are trying to come up with more convenient alternatives to 2FA.

Many smartphones now have eye scanners, and the iPhone 6 unlocked using your fingerprint. Devices running Android 5.0 and all future Chromebooks will have a personal unlocking’ feature, which lets you set locations where your device will be automatically unlocked. These are still relatively new ideas, but give us hope that soon there will be better security solutions than simply piling on more passwords. In the meantime, however, you should read about the new 2FA security options offered by Google, Microsoft and other companies you have accounts with, and decide for yourself if the added protection is worth the hassle. 2FA is not the quick-and-easy log-in method we’d hope for in this digital age, but for now it remains the best way to keep your online accounts safe.

Government to hit nuisance callers with bigger fines

The Government wants to make it easier to fine companies the maximum £500,000 for pestering people with marketing phone calls and text messages. Current law puts the onus on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to prove that a company has caused ‘substantial damage or substantial distress’ by its actions to be liable for the full penalty. But a Government consultation has proposed lowering this threshold so that the maximum fine can be imposed on companies causing ‘annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety’.

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Companies have bombarded people with unwanted marketing calls and texts, but have escaped punishment because they did not cause enough harm. I want to make it easier for companies to face the consequences of ignoring the law and subjecting us to calls or texts we have said we don’t want”. Javid didn’t refer to any specific cases, but a highprofile example of the current regulations’ flaws occurred in 2012, when a £300,000 fine imposed on Christopher Niebel for running an unlawful spam-texting service was overturned on appeal because the messages were not deemed to cause ‘substantial distress’.

The ICO said the case demonstrated how powerless it was to deter companies from sending vast quantities of spam. If you are being harassed by nuisance callers, you can sign up to the free Telephone Preference Service (TPS, www., which will block marketing calls from a particular company unless you have consented to them. You can block calls to your mobile-phone and landline numbers, and this should come into effect within 28 days of your request. Almost four-fifths of UK households are currently registered to the TPS – around 20 million phone numbers.