Solve puzzles with tricky tiles in Ghosts of Memories

If you’ve played other games like this, then the controls should be second nature to you by now. To move your character, just tap on the tile that you want to be on. Of course, you can’t go on a tile that you cannot reach, but the game has a remedy for that. Any tile that has arrows on it can be slid around on the screen, though there are limits. The direction it can move is indicated by the arrow, and they can only go so far. Your job is to move the tiles around until you can reach all of the crystal fragments and repair them, then get to the fully restored crystal at the end to move on to the next stage. As new mechanics are introduced, the game will tell you how to use them.


Ghosts of Memories features four different worlds to explore that have a handful of levels each. The game’s plot has you, a lone traveler, on a quest to help free a woman who is somehow trapped in a crystal. That means for each stage, you have to repair the crystal fragments by figuring out the puzzle laid out before you. Naturally, the beginning is pretty straightforward, but things get more complex and complicated the further you get in the game, since there are always new mechanics introduced in each world.


The visual style of Ghosts of Memories is gorgeous. The game has a 2.5-D isometric perspective like Monument Valley and Lara Croft GO, and the colors are rich and vibrant all the way through. The character design is done well, as I like the aesthetic of the lone traveler that you’ll be controlling. Details and textures on the environment are nicely done, as you’ll feel immersed in the world, especially after hearing the atmospheric soundtrack that goes along with it. The voiceover that speaks to you during the game is decent, and the animations are smooth and fluid. Speaking in terms of aesthetic and sound design, the developers have done a good job here.


When Monument Valley first came out, I was ecstatic. As a big fan of puzzles as well as games that are more like works of art, Monument Valley has become one of my favorite games of all time. Since then, other games have popped up that are clearly inspired by Monument Valley, and I welcome them with open arms — more games means more fun, right? When I first heard of Ghosts of Memories, I was excited to get my hands on it and check it out myself. But unfortunately, I was a bit let down.


Ghosts of Memories ($2.99) by Paplus International Sp. z o.o. is a beautiful adventure puzzle that is similar to other games like Monument Valley and Back to Bed. If these types of puzzle games interest you, then you may like what Ghosts of Memories has to offer, but it is not without its own set of flaws.

The Best and Apps for Time Management

Time management is a challenge for pretty much anyone, irrespective of who they are or what they do. Even people who try and run their lives like clockwork can have difficulty staying on task, being punctual and remembering the things they need to do on a daily basis. There are numerous reasons for this. The main reason is that, due to smartphones and tablets, most of us have forms of distractions at our disposal just asking for our attention. In this article we’ll teach you how to take your iPhone or iPad and turn it from a tool of distraction into a tool of time management.

Use Instapaper. Instapaper is software you can use not just on your cell phone or tablet but on your computer also. It’s a “read later” software that will save you a lot of time. How often during the day do you run into an interesting article or website that you really wish to explore but do not have the time to dedicate to it? How often have you thrown off your entire schedule by reading or looking at it anyway because you knew you wouldn’t remember it later on? You can integrate Instapaper into your Twitter account as well as some other apps, and save yourself all kinds of time by saving the links you wish to read for a time that is more convenient. The links are saved to one central account. This means that you are able to use any device you want (phone, tablet, computer) to catch up and look through them when you’ve got the time.

Wunderlist is an incredible program. It’s your usual to-do list program but it hasn’t been dragged down by all kinds of graphics or sophisticated interfaces. You can sit down with this app daily and enter all of the things you would like to accomplish. It is absolutely free. It syncs between devices and it’s simple to use. All you have to do is train yourself to check this application as frequently as you check your email and you’ll see just how straightforward it is to stay on task.

Evernote is incredibly useful. It is a centralized location in which you can manage your random thoughts, your pictures, your downloads, your emails, and so on. It can also be synced between devices–including a desktop computer–and is quite easy to incorporate with other programs like Wunderlist. Unfortunately, this program isn’t free of charge–which is its only true negative quality. You may pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or buy a year of service for forty five dollars.

In terms of calendar apps, Agenda is the greatest. This is true for all kinds of different reasons but the major reason you need this is that you can sync it both to iCalendar (the calendar Macs and Apple products use) and Google calendar. This makes managing your calendar easier if you are somebody with a PC and an iPhone since you only have to enter your information into one place and then you can access it on any device you wish. It also looks great.

There are many different time management programs which you can use. These are the best, but you will turn up lots more with some extra research.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author