Monday, March 11, 2013

Kindle Tips: "3 Hidden Objects Adventures" HD app released for Kindle Fire. Amazon sale on Canon cameras, includ'g one I use these days

7 Dragons Inc. releases new Adventures app for Kindle Fire

The 7 Dragons group is one of my favorite app makers since the early Kindle days.  Now they've released an app that has beautiful graphics! and which has a history of high marks by customers at Barnes & Noble, where it is still on a "Launch Sale" at 75% off, for the same $1.00 price currently and with a sales rank of 95 for all the apps at that Nook store, with review comments like:

  "One of the best seek/find games I have ever seen. Awesome graphics. Highly recommend this!" and  "So many options, fun music and great graphics..this is definitely the most fun and challlenging hidden object game I've played yet. I would highly recommend purchasing this!"

  One feature I like is that you can play it with and without hints or a timer.

  7 Dragons mentions that while you need 600 MB of free space on the Kindle Fire to download the graphics involved for the 3 Hidden Objects adventures app, it uses just 295 MB (not 600 MB) after download to hold the "158 beautiful Hidden Objects scenes with 2,382 hidden objects for you to find."

  While 'HD' is in the Amazon product-page title, it's downloadable for the basic Kindle Fire also, but the Kindle HD tablets will display HD graphics.

Amazon's new Canon Powershot (and EOS DSLR) camera sale until March 30
Here's the page for the Canon Powershot sale, while the "Best Deals" including other Canon cameras are seen here.
  I was additionally drawn to the 3 Hidden Objects app, which has a "Lost Zoo" adventure, because, as you can see, at the right, that I just recently enjoyed a relatively lush Zoo in Oakland, which I then got a membership for, and have reservations to go to the San Francisco zoo soon and to SafariWest in May.
  The Hidden Objects graphics for "The Lost Zoo" are very similar in look.

   The giraffes in the Hidden Objects adventure were of interest too as I was able to appreciate these creatures almost up close, with a newish pocket camera with a built-in 20X zoom! (Canon SX260) that has excellent image stabilization and really good image quality for a camera that size, and the zoom-in/out flexibility makes it my most-used everyday carry-camera now.  Recently $260 or more, it's $213 for the sale.

  While it's not ideal (slower lens) for fast-moving children indoors, some have said, I've had good luck with it indoors, with moving jazz musicians, and in a short videoclip in that lighting.  The videoclip uses the zoom-in feature.

  For those new to the camera, I recommend using the "Live" mode which is mostly automatic but lets you, with a press on the back control-wheel center button, adjust, live, the brightness/darkness of the final image and matches that to the LCD display image you see.  That also also lets you adjust color strength and a cool/warm tint to your preference on any shot.  Outside of that, I tend to like to use the Canon's spot-meter feature, but "Live" is good for a lot, and it has a night-time hand-held function that works really well.

  So, two interests coincided today, and I decided to blog on both.  (An earlier draft went out inadvertently and seems to not be deletable in the Google Reader feed.)

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