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Eurogames for iOS / mobile devices

For the past several years I've started playing Eurogames. Eurogames are board games that are much more strategic in nature than the games we grew up with. Basically they require significantly more skill than luck. It's a great alternative to sitting in front of a computer by yourself playing a game.

More recently there have been apps created that work just like the board games, and making setup and cleanup much easier. Most of these games have options to play against online opponents, pass-around mode, and a built-in AI. (Yes it puts you back on an electronic device, but you can do it in the living room or other public place.) I've enjoyed a few of these apps as they offer multiple benefits:
Ability to practice strategiesUsually faster than waiting on each person to take their turnYou don't have to wait for a convenient time to gather enough playersYou can stop in the middle and resume laterThese have been my favorites Le Havre: Played on iPad 2 and iPhone 5.
(The iPhone…

Help with iTunes 11

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With the changes to iTunes 11, I struggled finding a couple of features. First, the left side-bar was missing.
Hide or show the left side-bar by clicking CTRL-s (or CMD-s). The other thing I struggled with was finding the option to Manually manage music and video. It was quite easy once I found it. The problem was that it was hidden below the fold.
Go to your device (iPod, iPhone, or iPad), and click on the Summary section.From the Summary section, scroll down.The option is located just above the Reset Warnings button.Then it's simply checking or unchecking the box and clicking Apply.