Spin and tap to make matches in a puzzling Sea of Squares

The controls in the game are simple and intuitive. To make matches of at least two squares or cubes, just tap on the cluster. Once they’re removed, the other pieces will shift over accordingly, giving you even more possibilities. And since the game is in 3-D, that means more depth and layers to the layouts, so you can rotate the entire puzzle by dragging your finger around. Doing the pinching gesture will zoom in or out, giving you a better view of the stage.


There are three game modes in Sea of Squares: Relaxing (four colors), Timekilling (five colors), and Challenging (six colors). There are 100 different puzzle layouts in the game that are duplicated across all three game modes. This means that while there are only 100 different puzzles, it will be different depending on the mode that you choose to play. The goal remains the same no matter which route you go, though: match up two or more adjacent cubes of the same color until there are no more. While it sounds easy, it gets pretty difficult later on.


Sea of Squares has a minimalistic design to it that I’m loving, as it sports a flat look throughout the menus and buttons, but has some nice 3-D rendering when it comes to the layout of each puzzle. The background is completely black, so it makes the colored squares and cubes contrast nicely against it. The chosen typeface is sleek and modern, giving the game a chic appearance overall. Animations are smooth and fluid, and while there is no soundtrack to the game, the clicking and swooshing sound effects are fun to hear.


I’ve gone through hundreds of games on my iOS devices over the years, but the one genre that I just can’t ever get enough of is definitely the puzzle game. While I like to relax with a good video game, I prefer to keep my mind stimulated and “on,” so-to-speak, so naturally puzzle games are a great fit. I look forward to grabbing some new puzzles each week on the App Store, and Sea of Squares is one that got my attention when it came out last week.


Sea of Squares (Free) by Electrofish Interactive Ltd is a relaxing puzzle game that will help you unwind after a long day. If you liked other games like Zirkel, Manowar, and Domino Drop, then the chances are high that you will enjoy Sea of Squares.

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

Time management is challenging for pretty much anyone, no matter who they are or what they do. Even individuals who try to run their lives by a precise schedule can have a difficult time staying on task, showing up promptly and remembering their day-to-day goals. There are lots of different reasons this is true. The primary reason this is true is that there are countless distractions just sitting at our fingertips daily, which has become even more true since smart phones and tablets got to be fashionable. In this article we are going to tell you how to use that iphone or iPad as a time management aid instead of as a time management wrecking ball.

Download and install Instapaper. Instapaper is an application you can use on your iPhone, your iPad and even on your pc. It is one of those “read later” applications which helps you save time. How often during the day do you run into a useful article or web site that you really wish to explore but don’t have the time to dedicate to it? And how frequently have you allowed your schedule to be derailed because you didn’t think you’ll remember the article or site later so you read or explored it right then? Instapaper integrates with Twitter and other apps to help you save all of those links so that you can read it later. The links are saved to one central account. This makes it easy to use any device you like (laptop, tablet or mobile phone) to catch up on those links when you actually have the time for them.

Wunderlist is a fantastic program. It’s a basic to-do list software but it’s not slowed down by a lot of sophisticated interfaces or graphics. Each day it’s possible to sit down to this application and then enter all of the things that you need to do throughout the day. The app costs nothing. Along with being easy to use, it is simple to sync with a number of devices. If you can train yourself to check your application as frequently as you check your email, you’ll find it much easier to keep yourself on task.

Evernote is really great and useful. It’s a central place to sort out just about all: your emails, downloads, photographs, notes, thoughts, and so forth. It can also be synced between devices–including a desktop computer–and is extremely easy to incorporate with other programs like Wunderlist. The main downside is that this application costs money. It’s possible to pay $5 monthly for a monthly subscription or you can spend $45 and invest in a year’s worth of service.

Concerning calendar software, Agenda is the greatest. This is true for a lot of reasons but the biggest is that it syncs with both iCalendar (the calendar app nearly all Macs, iphones and iPads use) and Google calendar. This makes the management of your calendar easier, especially for people with PCs and iPhones because they only have to enter their information into a single, centralized location and it can be accessed on several other devices. It is also really pretty.

The assortment of time management tools available for downloading is huge. These are the best of them but a little bit of research will turn up several others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author