Huemory : Color Memory Review

Huemory : Color Memory Review

Jun 10, 2015

To be honest, I don’t get into too many memory type games. I mean, why get into something that can potentially make me feel even older? Vanity aside, I kind of dig what Huemory purports to bring to the table. The game merges several fun elements to ensure it ain’t your every day recall caper.

It’s a brightly themed game based on the use of matching colored shapes on a stark background.

It game has several play modes (with arcade being our favorite); a bunch are locked, and can be unlocked with tokens. The game is an interesting take on memory teasers; it uses the aforementioned colored shapes as the base template for playing. A typical series with a bunch of colored shapes demarcated by a few colors; they are usually not all grouped together by color, but are spread out to a degree. The idea is to pick a color set, and the game is activated when one hue1of the shapes is tapped. The rest almost completely disappear, leaving behind only shape silhouettes behind, with the idea being for the player to remember the position of matching shapes and tap them all — and only them — to clear the level. Yep, tapping a wrong color is not good. Did we mention there is a time limit to clear the level? No, you cannot tarry too long selecting a color to pick.

The number of cleared levels equated to points which can be used to purchase power-ups and such.

What makes the game interesting are the extra pieces that cloak the main play element. The varying sizes of the dots up the challenge quotient, as do the use of different colors. Running in arcade mode, I quite liked the ability to procure and use power-ups that can help the gameplay along… stuff like clock slowdowns, vision and combos.

Going through the modes, the game provides a bit more fun that I would have guessed. It is more-or-less self-contained, in that real cash can be used, but doesn’t feel necessary. It’s a fantastic time-waster, and the high score mechanism is primed to get people addicted.

Sandisk Releases App for Managing Memory on Android and Sharing to Online Storage

Sandisk Releases App for Managing Memory on Android and Sharing to Online Storage

Sep 28, 2011

Sandisk has introduced a new app for users looking to manage their phone’s data and content. Sandisk Memory Zone allows for users to browse the music, pictures, videos, documents, and even the apps on their phone. From there they can open them, delete them, and even upload them to various online storage options.

Yes, the Sandisk Memory Zone app also supports online cloud-based storage management. Users can log in to their Dropbox, Google Docs, Picasa, and/or Box accounts to view and manage files on those services, or even backup their phone’s entire contents to those services. Individual files can be uploaded as well.

For users of external SD cards, this app supports copying files to there as well. This combined with the online storage support makes this app more than just the typical app from a company looking to promote their brand name, as there are some interesting possible uses that could come from this. Sandisk Memory Zone is available for free from the Android Market.

SystemPanel App / Task Manager Review

SystemPanel App / Task Manager Review

Aug 24, 2010

Ever wonder just how much ram is being used by your apps? How about what speed your processor is running at RIGHT now? Want to magically increase your battery life with one simple click? Sorry that last one just ‘aint gonna happen. SystemPanel App will certainly tell you whats going on with your Android phone, though—and in great detail at that. However, just what use it holds, especially with the changes in the way Froyo manages memory, is not really clear.

The SystemPanel app has a gauge on its main screen for just about every aspect of your phone’s internals. At the top, there are pie charts for CPU percentage, memory, and storage, along with bars with CPU clock clock speed, and network traffic. These gauges update in real time—just do some scrolling in the app and you’ll see the CPU gauge jump up. Prominently displayed below that is a list of active applications and their memory usage. At the bottom there are three large buttons: one for refreshing the data, end all tasks, and menu.