Letter Peak Review

Letter Peak Review

Letter Peak – Word Search Up is a challenging and fun anagram word game from the developers at SMART UP INC.

Easy for the kids to pick up and play or great for grown-ups to practice their word skills, Letter Peak – Word Search Up presents you with a number of letters in a circle that you need to make words from.

The game introduces you to its simple yet brain-expanding concept very succinctly.
Each level, starting from “Baby” difficulty and ranging through to “Genius” difficulty, presents you with a number of differing length words to guess. By swiping your finger across each letter in the circle, you form words to place in those empty boxes. Sometimes you might be presented with easy two-letter words, other times you might have to guess difficult seven-letter words.

Letter Peak – Word Search Up is a very devious game that will seriously challenge your vocabulary. To help you out, hints can be provided that fill in letters for you. Hints are gained for free by finishing each section of the game, but they can also be purchased via in-app purchases.

Sidenote: If you get stuck in any level while playing the game we suggest you to take a look at Letter Peak Answers

The presentation of the game is smooth, easy to get used to and incorporates some gorgeous and simplistic graphics.

In summary, if you’re a fan of word games, or just looking for something to help expand your knowledge, Letter Peak – Word Search Up is definitely something you should consider downloading for free.

Pictoword Answers

Pictoword is a word puzzle game developed by Kooapps. The game is currently available to play in both Android and iOS.

 

Gameplay

Pictoword is a word guessing game designed to test how well you can associate two pictures together to come up with one word. The game is easy to get used to and has a straightforward principle.

Recommendations

The game is addictive and it starts off easy but as any other game it gets challenging quickly and in order to progress through hard level the game provides hints. Hints should be used carefully since they cost coins earner in every solved level.

Answers

There are multiple places where you can get answers, we recommended these Pictoword Answers as per their quality and completeness.

WordBrain Themes

WordBrain Themes is a puzzle game developed by the same people as WordBrain (MAG Interactive) so you feel very familiar with it. The game offers an uniqueness to it though.

Gameplay

The game is developed in grids of scrambled words and the user has to unscramble them each level. The uniqueness of the game stand at the fact that every level offers you a theme from which the words come from and the theme is always changing. The game is available in both Android and iOS.

Difficulty

The game starts off easy in the first couple of levels and as you progress through it, the harder it gets. The first level you will be presents with a grid 2x2 and as you progress you will see grids of 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 .

Recommendations

The game is fun and addictive and it offers players a challenge when it comes to solving higher level in increasing difficulties. It becomes necessary for players to use the hits that the game provides in order to keep on progressing. We do recommend you to use them with caution since you will need them later on in the game and you give out won coins in order to use them.

Answers

There are multiple places where you can get answers, we recommended these Wordbrain Themes Answers as per their quality and completeness.

Wordbrain Answers

Wordbrain is a popular word answers game featuring around 600 different unique levels. Developed by MAG Interactive it is one of the highest rated games out there.

 

Game-play

The game features a scrambled grid of words, that begins from 2x2 simple grids and exaggerates into really big grid. For you to progress you need to unscramble the grid which in turn will count as progress in the game. This game features over 15 languages, so if you do not like to play it in English, I am pretty sure that they can accommodate you.

Difficulty 

As every puzzle game, it starts easy and it becomes a lot more difficult as the levels progress. The English language levels are quite hard, but when it comes to the other languages – truthfully, the one we tried, was quite easy for us. Being a freemium type of game, if you get stuck, there are packages of help that you can buy. Some tend to be a little expensive, but sometimes, when you are stuck, you are stuck.

Recommendation

Wordbrain is one of the most comprehensive word puzzle games there is, especially when it comes to trying something other than English together with that, being so comprehensive, it’s fun for everyone.

Answers

There are multiple places where you can get answers, we recommended these Wordbrain Answers as per their quality and completeness.

Word Trek Answers

Word Trek is a word puzzle game and currently one of the most popular. It features countless categories divided by 10 levels each where you have to find the word in a mix of letters.

 

Game-play

The game features a scrambled word grid, that starts from the simple 2x2 grids and extends to a 6x6 grid. In order for you to pass the levels you have to find the hidden words in the scrambled grid. Once you find them the game will automatically progress to the next level. It will automatically tell you if your word is wrong (even though it’s a proper English word) and if the unscrambling is also not in the right order. On every occasion you will have to restart the level.

Difficulty 

The first grids from 2x2 to 3x3 are pretty easy and do not require any attention. once the grid changes from 4x4 to 5x5 and 6x6 the game gets extremely hard on the other hand the difficulty across the same category remains the same. This game requires a strong vocabulary accompanied with great spelling together with an eye for detail and patterns considering that in the difficult levels all the different words are related to each other

Recommendation

Play it, you must! (there is a Yoda level as well) It will enhance your puzzle skills, helps you develop a perky sense of patterns and refreshes your vocabulary – not to mention that it is so much fun to play it.

Answers

There are multiple places where you can get answers, we recommended these Word Trek Answers as per their quality and completeness.

Tips for Solving a Crossword Puzzle

Tips for Solving a Crossword Puzzle

Whether you’re just starting out with crossword puzzles or are an old pro, these tips are geared toward helping you become more successful in completing any crossword puzzle that you attempt.

• Use a pencil or white-out.
This allows you to erase or cover up your mistakes so that you may keep going instead of having to throw out the entire unfinished puzzle.

• Use the same sources for your puzzles.
Using the same source for your puzzles will allow you to get familiar with the authors’ style and habits. If the person writing the crossword puzzle in your daily newspaper is partial to French, you will quickly find yourself able to fill in all the French clues right away.

• When stuck, mark the plural clues.
Clues denoting plural are almost always hinting that the word ends with an “s.” Find these clues and write an “s” at the end of each of their corresponding answers.

• Use references and resources.
It’s perfectly acceptable to use a thesaurus, dictionary, crossword solvers, or even a friend to help you solve your crossword puzzle. Most people simply cannot complete the tough ones with no external help.

• Think of uncommon meanings and homonyms.
Learn to see the base of a word with all its possible meanings. The clue “flower” could describe something that flows, such as a river. Also, watch out for homonyms – words which have the same spelling, but different meanings (such as tear, wind, bore).

• Try multi-word answers.
Answers do not always have to be just one word. Try thinking of answers with multiple word answers. For example, the 5-letter answer to “exit” might not be “LEAVE,” but instead, “GOOUT.”

• Fill in the small (less than 5 letter) words first.
Pick out all the shortest words, and attempt to fill those in first. This will get you off to a great start, as many of these short words are easy answers.

• Learn the language of “crosswordese.”
Speaking of small words, “Crosswordese” is a common tool employed by puzzle makers. This term is used for words often found in crossword puzzles but with rare usage in day to day conversation. These words are short (3-5 letters), and can be unofficial abbreviations.

Some examples of common crosswordese:
• Directions:
• ESE = East-southeast (112.5°)
• SBW = South by west (191.25°)
• Foreign words
• Erse – Scottish Gaelic
• Été – summer in French
• Srta. – abbreviation for señorita (Spanish)
• Words Found in Poetry
• E’en – contraction of “even”
• Erin – poetic name for Ireland
• O’er – contraction of “over”
• Roman numerals
• Remember, letters can double up as numbers. HENRYVIII is the answer to a clue about the famous Tudor King.
• Examples of U.S. States/Canadian Provinces:
• Ala. – Alabama
• Kans. – Kansas (unofficially; also “Kan.” or “Kas.”)
• Penn. – Pennsylvania (unofficially)
• Que. – Quebec

Where is my Mr “Call to Action” ?

Where is my Mr “Call to Action” ?

the immense cluster of websites being born every day we are constantly bombarded with things to buy, see, try out, register to. I am asking, who really is Mr “Call to Action” and why is it so important to have him in the online crowd today. As a regular internet user, I come across websites that are searching or have clearly lost their Mr “Call to Action.” Others have found him and today they are probably quoted as the most popular web pages out there. I am here to tell you my observations on what grabs the attention of the user, what makes the user perform an action by clicking on a specific button and how you can find your Mr “Call to Action.” To break it down for you, I will start by specifying the term “Call to action.” In web design terms – it is a name used for an element that seeks an action from a user. It usually is in the form of a clickable button and when clicked it performs an action, such as “Register.”

1. Mr “Call to Action” is seductive

When landing on some web page you should be seduced by the call to action. This should be valid even after having a few drinks. This means that your statement should be large in size, with a great contrast, different from all other elements and very special. I made a little experiment, which I tested among a small focus group. I sent out a web page and asked them to define their Mr “Call to Action” for me. Results showed that the most seductive element when landing on oreilly.com is the cute animal on the left side of the page. This is a good example in which the action button gets lost in the mist of cuteness.

2. Your Mr “Call to Action” should be loud and screaming

Despite the popular belief that talking out loud is not polite in public, your Mr “Call to Action” should be screaming in your face once you land on a page. For the most part, you should have your action in a large size, in a visible position on the page and should be inviting you to click. If you open the new Nexus 5 promotional landing page, you will instantly get seduced and screamed at by the “Buy now” button, which stands so distinctively on the right side corner. See how the image points exactly towards the action button? This is no coincidence, visuals can play a big role in pointing you towards the right direction.

3. Give an attractive name to your Mr Action

Think about all the popular names that you come across very often. To give you an example, I will start my asking you how many times you have been acquainted to Maria? Now think about how many times have you seen an action button, which tells you to “Buy now.” How would you react if the button told you to “Buy now, it will make you smile?” This will surely make you think about smiling, since it is not something that you usually see. Although, I think that the name of your Mister should be cool and very different, I am afraid that most users will sticks to familiar call to actions. Your Mr “Call to Action” should not bewilder users, in fact it should create a sense of urgency.Give a name that will create a sense of urgency, which will encourage users to click.

4. Your Mr “Call to Action” should always tell the truth

Speaking about bewildering the public I took a walk on a landing page, which advertises Pinterest’s new feature “Place Boards.” I was wondering why I didn’t come across this new functionality beforehand and found out that I seldom click on the menu bar in Pinterest. Since I get my dose of fresh pins every time I open the web page, I never actually felt the need to look for new boards from the main menu. Moreover, landing on the page where you can read the story behind this new feature, I got even more puzzled. It took me some time to understand that this is a recruitment page for Pinterest creatives and that the call to action, which says “Careers in creatives” asks me to join their team. So, if you are on a journey of finding your Mr “Call to Action,” remember to think about how well you are going to shape him for the public. Don’t forget that he should be seductive, loud and extremely attractive. Also make sure he always tells the truth, since this way you will make others “fall in love” with him instantly.

Why the work-life balance concept is wrong

Why the work-life balance concept is wrong

Let’s talk about something cool today, not visually, but socially and a little about the work live balance. An article that is circulating lately on the web about German efficiency followed by a related article on how to cheat working in an American Company. Truthfully whatever you do, no matter how well you try to do anything (which the Cool will not approve) there is something that goes without saying, when there is work to do, it will have to be done, period. I am pretty sure that all our target audience, is importantly looking forward to us telling you how to specifically have this proper ideal work life balance. Well who are we to tell you how to live your life? On the other hand we can recommend that having a healthy work life balance can be done, or better stated it can be a work in progress.

1-      Difference

The most important factor is that this balance is different from one person to the other. Let’s take us at cool and geek. One properly gets out of the office on time, the other just sucks at it. In the end that balancing act is more of a personal goal. Time is relative when it comes to achieving your goals and some goals are time consuming.

2-      Acceptance

Another important factor is identifying with yourself and understanding with yourself your limits.  Are you willing to go that extra mile? What will this extra mile do for you? Is it worthy? Depending on how you answer these questions, this relative amount of time, differs from one to the other.

3-      Doing

The previous two points did not make a difference? Then get out of work at 5:30, period. No matter how much work you have and no matter what you have to do and if you cannot manage that, quit.

4-      Quitting

Ok, so now you are close to thinking about quitting and then reasons why you need the job come into consideration.  If this is so, start by understanding yourself. Can you? For most of us, doing something that we love, and quitting corporate life, is hard and close to impossible.

5-      Why did we go through this process?

Because having a healthy work life balance is not about hours but it’s about understanding what you want from life.

I got you thinking right?

The Geeks take on making money

The Geeks take on making money

First of all let me start by enhancing the fact that I am not rich in terms of cold cash and/or properties. And second let me introduce to my way of trying to, making, failing and trying some more to make something of myself.

Implementation on the fly

My most general rule of all is that when an idea rolls in your head, implement it. It doesn’t matter, it could be the worst idea of the world, but as long as it’s yours, then it deserves to be implemented, period. Take Cool and Geek for example. This thing has been rolled out in a week.

Innovation that comes as a result

Implementation on the fly makes something out of nothing that is usually never done before. Revolutionizing this market is why we are here and why we are getting paid. Once in a while there is this really bright person that creates this unique never heard before thing that goes viral. Keep in mind that this uniqueness doesn’t come only in a global form, but rather a local one.

Failure which is inevitable

Most of our projects, let’s face it, they will fail, and miserably. Why do they fail? Well in today’s world, that the only commodities are time and attention, we fail to provide the time and the attention necessary to these projects. Even if money is no issue (which let’s be realistic, if you are reading this and I have the time to write this, it’s an issue) our lack of continuous time, attention and effort will provide a basis for failure. Additionally there are some cases that the project is not solid enough, and those are the actual cases that we have to sit in silence and start acting dumb, because we already gone dumber.

The scapable Success and cutting losses.

Let’s define success. Success in most of startup projects comes in:

  • Actually monetary success that makes a project so nice that it can be sold of incorporated.
  • Business Case success which you have to rinse, polish and repeat.
  • Cutting your losses success, where you have realized that you are getting dumber and have to step down to being dumb again

Not so viable conclusions are two, at least on my point of view. First and foremost never stop working on your next dream, and second and most important, be humble enough to learn from your business cases and on a step by step basis you will have enough data to turn a startup project into a solid business idea. That is where you have grown up.

Freelancing: Overcome project stagnation and payment issues

Freelancing: Overcome project stagnation and payment issues

So I do a little of this and a little of that, but mainly digital marketing, and though the course of the service, usually i get the average weird email: can you convert this .eps logo into a word document. You know these – I am sure you do :P.  I also get the occasional, I will pay you next month and the invoice doesn’t get paid for the whole next month until you forcefully remind them – which is also fine.

But what gets on my nerves is  the moment that you get confirmed on a project, and you do the work and you never get a review back and the project goes on and on non stop…you know that – yes that?

What I forcefully try to do at this point is focus on three different directions:

Pre-payment

You must always opt in for prepayment. I usually go for my direct project costs. Sometimes it’s just 20% but in some projects is about 70%. Putting down a payment incentivised the client to be completely involved – because in the end it is something that has already cost them something.

Invoice dates based on project kick-off

Usually one gives out an invoice based on a deliverable. I try to keep my invoices based on dates. On the offer define payment dates so that the client is prepared to meet them.

Meet the client

Weekly meetings are a must – even if it just coffee or just a simple hi over skype. The client must feel you around – because if they don’t they will not be inclined to pay you.

Bonus: Lawyer up in case nothing works. 

Usually just a simple request from a law office gets the payment through.

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