Explore a lost world and solve puzzles in Lara Croft GO

The controls in the game are simple and intuitive, showing that the developers put mobile touch screens first when crafting the game. To move Lara, just swipe anywhere on the screen — as long as there is a path that she can walk on (indicated by the lines), she will walk in that direction. She can interact with objects like levers and switches with a tap. Each move counts as a turn, so if there are enemies, for example, they can strike after you move in front of them (you kill them by attacking from the sides or back). Sometimes a square in the path will break after you cross over it twice, so be careful. I recommend taking your time to think things through, since there is no limit on moves or time, and no scoring system.


Like other puzzle games, Lara Croft GO is based on levels that you must go through in chronological order, as everything is connected. The main goal in each stage is to navigate Lara from the starting point to the end point (marked by a glowing portal), but naturally, that is easier said than done. She will have to overcome many different types of puzzles along the way, even taking out enemies before they strike, and avoid getting sliced up by hazards and traps. For the collectors out there, they even brought back artifacts and relics, and sometimes you will need key items in order to move forward.


The visuals in Lara Croft GO are stunning and beautiful, featuring a style that reminds me of Monument Valley in terms of puzzle layouts. As Lara Croft, players will explore a long-forgotten world that is lush and rich in both color and detail. Character models look great, from Lara Croft herself to the various enemies that you’ll come across, and the animations in the game are super smooth. The ambient and atmospheric music is also a delight to listen to, so I recommend grabbing your favorite earbuds or headphones for a truly immersive experience. And for the long-time Tomb Raider fans, you’ll be pleased to know that the sound effects remain true to the original, such as Lara’s grunts and firing her pistols, and even so there is a sense of nostalgia.


Even though I’ve been around since the first Tomb Raider game, I honestly never got into them too much. At the time, they weren’t my type of game. However, when I first heard that Square Enix was releasing a Lara Croft puzzle game, I was intrigued from the start. I love puzzle games, and even though I didn’t play much of the original games, this one looked like an interesting new direction. Now that it is out, I grabbed it and gave it a whirl — I’m not disappointed.


Lara Croft GO ($4.99) by SQUARE ENIX INC is a fresh new take on the classic Tomb Raider franchise starring British archaeologist, Lara Croft. Rather than going with the traditional action video game that the franchise is known for, Square Enix went with a turn-based puzzle game here, similar to Hitman GO, which also strayed from the style of the original titles.

Have A Less Difficult Time Controlling Time with these and Time Management

Time management is difficult for just about anyone, no matter who they are or what they do. Even those who take pride in managing their lives like clockwork can be late, forget goals and have trouble with procrastination. There are numerous reasons for this. The biggest reason is that, due to smartphones and tablets, many of us have forms of distractions at our fingertips just begging for our attention. In this article we will show you how to take your iPhone or iPad and change it from a tool of distraction into a tool of time management.

Instapaper is really worth looking at. Instapaper is an application that you can use on your iPhone, your iPad and even on your computer. It is a “read later” application which can save you tons of time. How many times, during your day, do you find interesting websites or articles that you truly want to read but don’t have time to really look at? How frequently have you thrown off your entire schedule by reading or looking at it anyway because you knew you wouldn’t remember it later? Instapaper can be integrated with Twitter and several other apps and save all of the links you want to explore for a later time. All the links you save are stored in one primary account. That means that you are able to use any device you want (phone, tablet, laptop or computer) to catch up and look through them when you’ve got the time.

Wunderlist is among the better programs. It is your basic to-do list software but it doesn’t get bogged down in a lot of heavy graphics or a sophisticated user interface. You can sit down with this app daily and enter all of the things you would like to accomplish. The app costs nothing. You could synchronize it to different devices and it is simple to use. If you train yourself to check your software as often as you check your email, you will find it a lot easier to keep yourself on task.

Evernote is super great and handy. It’s a central place to sort out just about everything: your emails, downloads, photos, notes, thoughts, and so forth. It is not just syncable between devices (like your personal computer) you’ll be able to use it with your other software (like Wunderlist) as well. The major drawback is that this software costs money. You could pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or buy one year of service for forty five dollars.

Agenda is the must have calendar software. This is true for a lot of reasons but the biggest is that it syncs with both iCalendar (the calendar application the majority of Macs, iphones and iPads use) and Google calendar. This makes managing a calendar a lot easier for people who’ve PCs and iPhones because they’re going to just have to type in their information into one place and it is accessible on all their devices. Additionally, it’s really attractive.

There are many different time management programs you can use. We believe these are the best but if you do a little homework you’ll find plenty of others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author