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The PressReader App provides an authentic reading experience in a digital format, providing access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world on personal computers, smartphones, tablets and eReaders.

This app provides convenience for people who wish to read articles and news updates using one medium and separates articles into specific categories so that users can easily navigate to articles of interest.

Flip pages just as you would in-print but without the hassle of doing so like you do with large newspapers. Zoom into to pages if you wish to get a clearer view. Search across titles and choose which ones you want to download and even listen to publications using on-demand audio.

So many features in one app.

While traditional newspapers may not be totally out of the count, slowly but surely people have gone digital and for me, I think it is more convenient to read them in my 7″ tablet than opening up a huge newspaper and stretching my arms to flip them page by page.

If i want to look for something, technical features enable me to find what I am looking for rather than having to scour the entire paperback newspaper.

There are not that many apps out there that provides different kinds of publications and news articles in one medium. PressReader does exactly just that.

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pvz2It is about time indeed! I was very happy when news of Plants VS Zombies 2 came out. I mean, how many years has it been? I thought Popcap would have never made another sequel for this hit game.

The game is just loaded with so many levels and variety that this game will definitely keep you glued for so long. Players get to see more of the same plants from the first one and some new ones this time around.

While this game is free, the game features in-app purchasing for those who cannot wait to earn gold, stars, keys and new plants and of course new enemies. Sad to say, you cannot have any chance in getting a snow pea plant yourself. This is by far the strongest plant, not counting the snow watermelon plant but this one is expensive so the snow pea is economical, yet powerful.

You will have to buy that and those other plants that cannot be obtained by playing the game except buying them. It does not mean you cannot enjoy the whole game for free. You can! But for PopCap, it also gives them an opportunity to boost profits from players who want to get bonuses outright.


The game can really keep you occupied for days or months. After you clear a level, you can replay that same level according to certain conditions in order to get a stars. You can play the same level as much as you want even you already have 3 stars in each of them.

Keys are also another new feature in the game where unlocking them can earn you upgrades or new plants to use.


The game is really simply to understand and can get you started right away. The key here is to choose the right plants to help you in every level. Plus a few cheat powers that require gold like extra lightning, flipping zombies out of the screen and a few others, all while using your fingers.

Even though if this was a paid app, it still is one helluva worth it app. And the fact that this is free all the more made it better.

Go get this app. Explore the various worlds in the game. It is time to plant!

Well, the truth is, there is no one step way to do this. This is what users tend to do:

  • Extract the Jar file
  • Delete the Jar file
  • Run the Jar command to re-create the Jar file.

So yeah, I can make a batch file for this but since I have no idea how to make one, I decided to use Ant.

Here is my script.

The following explains the steps that the build script executes:

  • Go over all folders recursively to look for existing jar files.
  • Extracts them one by one in a folder name that is the name of the Jar file + “_folder”.
  • Delete the old Jar file
  • Re-create the Jar file
  • Delete the folder

That’s it! Simply put the build script file in any folder you want it to start searching for Jar files and it does the rest.

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