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Blak – The ultimate video game for Android

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

It had originally started as an April’s Fool joke for 2014, but has since become loved by those who dared to download it.

One reviewer, for instance, goes on to say:

Incredible Top notch graphics, gripping storyline, great gameplay. What more do you need? Play this game to discover yourself.

And what is your task? Stare at the black screen, and tap it when it flashes white. The screen can stay black for anywhere from 1 second to, wait for it, one month.

And what happens when you tap on the black screen? Well, it’s game over I’m afraid. Retry?

Land on the Moon – with Google Earth

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Google Earth is a great way to discover our planet, using either the browser plugin or the standalone version. But the browser plugin is more than just a map plugin to scroll around, as it has got some exciting features if you know how to use them.

One example of the funny features can be tried on the website of PlanetInAction. In this mini applet you can try your skills as an astronaut and land your spacecraft on the Moon in the exact same circumstances as Neil Armstrong faced during the Apollo 11 mission.

During the final landing phase it became apparent that the computer was steering directly towards a crater and big boulders, with only seconds of fuel to spare. We know that Neil Armstrong landed safely – but can you? Download the latest Google Earth plugin, and open the link above to prove your skills!

By Gergely Sumegi

Google keeps fighting spam – Penguin 2.1 announced

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Matt Cutts, the head of the webspam team of Google, has recently announced the launch of a new update to the Penguin spam fighting algorithm. The first version of Penguin was launched in April 2012, and then two unnumbered updates came out in the same year. Penguin 2.0, actually the fourth major version was launched in May 2013, and version 2.1 is now the latest update, officially dated October 4, 2013.

Matt Cutts announces Penguin 2.1

So, what does Penguin 2.1 do? Google doesn’t say too much – the link in Matt Cutts’s tweet just goes to the original Google blog post in 2012 explaining the launch of the first version. Fighting spam that is, with Penguin 2.1 affecting about 1% of all searches to a noticeable degree.

Penguin is the spam-filtering part of the overall Hummingbird search ranking algorithm, announced recently. If your website has been affected by the latest update, you might consider looking into the link profile, and disavow bad links in Webmaster tools or remove them manually.

By Gergely Sumegi