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Simple Sudoku Help

Simple Sudoku 1.2 functionality described based on the main screen features (refer to the image below):

  • Game #: displays the game number. Simple Sudoku has millions of potential games that can be played. The Game # shows the current game being played.
  • Difficulty Level: The current difficulty level. Level 0 is the easiest and level 15 is the most difficult. It can be adjusted from the Option Menu (see below).
  • Timer: The current game time. The time starts when a new game is started.  It is paused when the app is closed and resumes when the app is opened again.  Best time are recorded when games are played without assistance (see Best Times below).
  • Interface features:
    • The Sudoku board is the main feature of the game and displays both static and completed numbers as described below.
    • Static numbers are displayed in dark grey on the board and cannot be changed.
    • The currently selected number is framed on the keypad. Select a number by tapping it on the keypad, or by tapping a static number on the board. The background of the selected number on the board is also displayed in dark grey if the option is enabled in preferences (see Preference below).
    • Complete numbers on the board by selecting the desired number on the keypad or by tapping on a static number on the board. Note that tapping on a completed number will change it to the currently selected number.
    • Completed numbers are displayed in blue on the board.
    • Each number on the keypad also displays the remaining count for that number on the board at the top left of the digit key. In the example above for the number six on the number nine (9) it is showing that 5 nines still need to be completed on the board. This option and be enabled/disabled in preferences (see Preference below).
    • The Error Count button shows the number of errors for completed numbers on the board. It does not show where the errors are.  This option can be enabled/disabled in preferences (see Preference below). Note that best times cannot be achieved if this option is enabled (see Best Times below).
    • Errors can be highlighted on the board by toggling the highlight errors button (below Error Count). This option can also be enabled/disabled in preferences (see Preference below). Note that best times cannot be achieved if this option is enabled or toggled during a game (see Best Times below).
    • The clear key can be used to remove a completed value form the board: select the clear key, then tap on the completed number on the board to remove it.

Options Menu

The options menu has the following functions:

  • Best Times: opens the best times screen (see Best Times below).
  • Change Difficulty Level: displays a slider to adjust the difficulty level. Level 0 is the easiest and level 15 is the most difficult. Changing the difficulty level will only take effect from the next game being played. Note the due to the boards being dynamically created it may take longer at higher levels to generate boards.
  • Playing Specific Game number (Game #): If you want to play a specific game number, it can be selected from the options menu. Note that not all games are valid at all difficulty levels (see general Notes below for more information).
  • Recent Update: Displays the most recent app updates in this version of the app.
  • Help: opens online help, an internet connection is required.

New Game

Start a new game by tapping the new game icon and selecting either a new random game (Game #) or to play the next valid game.  The next valid game will be selected and depends on the difficulty level selected (see General Notes for more information).

Preferences

  • Highlight Selected: highlights the currently selected number on the board.
  • Show Remaining Count: displays the remaining count for each number on the keypad.
  • Error Count: show the total number of errors on the board. Note that best times cannot be set with this option enabled (see Best Times below).
  • Highlight Errors: Highlight incorrect numbers on the board. Note that best times cannot be set with this option enabled (see Best Times below).

General Notes

  • Not all games (Game #) are valid at all difficulty levels: Game configuration is done by removing numbers from each board (Game #) based on the difficulty level. If the resulting game cannot be solved or results in a game with multiple solutions it is considered invalid.
  • Due to the boards being dynamically created it will take longer to generate games at higher difficulty levels. Board creation time also depends on the processing power of the device being used.

Be Times

Best times can only be achieved when the Error Count is turned off and no Error highlighting was done during the game. When playing a game and the timer is green you’re eligible for recording a best time.  If the timer is red, it means you’re not eligible to record a best time.

Support

Email issues or suggestions to support [at] tomfusion.com

How to play Sudoku

Sudoku rules can be found here http://www.sudokukingdom.com/rules.php

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the following Tomfusion mobile apps:

  • All Weather
  • Au Weather (all versions; Android & iOS)
  • Card Number Validator
  • Coin Pool Monitor (all versions)
  • Simple Sudoku

Tomfusion does not store personal information or share any personal information with third parties.

No personal information, network details or location data generated or consumed during the use of the app is stored.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 01 Feb 2017.

Note this privacy statement excludes email communications to the Tomfusion support email (since the apps don’t have integrated email functionality).

If you have any questions feel free to contact Tomfusion via email at: support [at] tomfusion.com.



Au Weather iPhone Help

Au Weather iOS Help

If you’re interested in becoming a pre-release tester, please contact support at tomfusion.com for access.

Favourites

Tap the menu icon (top left) or swipe in from the left of the screen to view favourites:

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Click the plus (+) icon (bottom left to add favourites:

  • Add nearest*
  • Select form nearby locations*
  • Select by state

Keep in mind some stations are only updated once or twice a day or is no longer in use by BOM.  In these cases, please select an alternative station.

* location access must be allowed for this feature to work

Station Data

The top section displays the basic observation details (scroll up/down to view all the details):

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The bottom section displays tabs with:

  • Forecast details (station dependent)
  • Detailed observations including sunrise and sunset times (station dependent)
  • Warnings for the station state

Radar Loop

Tap Radar (where available) at the bottom of the details tab to view the closest radar loop. The radar button is only displayed when a radar is within ~550km (~250km free version) of the currently displayed station.

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Important: Note that all radar loops are not always active and may be taken off-line by BOM.

Today Widget

Au Weather includes a today widget showing any stations added as favourites*. The Au Weather notification widget can be added to Notification Center[sic] and displays current and forecast station information.

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* No stations are added to favourites by default – favourite stations must be added manually as described in the favourites section above.
Notes

  • The notification widget can be moved to the top of the notification area if required.
  • More information on how to add and order notification widgets can be found at iGeeksBlog by clicking here.

Au Weather 2.x Help

Au Weather 2.x Help

Favourites

Tap the menu icon (toolbar, top left) or swipe in from the left of the screen to view favourites:

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Click the plus (+) sign to add favourites:

  • Select form nearby locations
  • Select by state
  • Use nearest (follow me):
    • available if location services are enabled on the device
    • will default to the closest BOM weather station (unless the station is excluded – see below)

What if the “nearest” station is a dud? Maybe it’s only updated once or twice a day or it’s no longer being updated by BOM. To prevent station being used as ‘nearest” station:

  • long-press the station name on the favourites list
  • select “Exclude as nearest” from the pop-up menu

Note: to later include the station in the nearest list again:

  • add the station from the “nearby” list or via the state selection list
  • long-press the station name in the favourites list
  • select “Include as nearest” from the pop-up menu

Station Data

The top section displays the basic observation details (swipe up/down to view all the details).

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The bottom section displays tabs with:

  • forecast details (up to 6 days where available)
  • observation details including sunrise and sunset times (station dependent) :
    • tap the icons for a description
    • details can be set to text only (via preferences)
    • details can be set to be the first tab (via preferences)
  • weather warnings for the station state

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Radar

Tap the radar icon (if available) in the observation details section to view the closest radar loop. The radar button is only displayed when a radar is within ~550km (~250km free version) of the currently displayed station. The free version only shows the 256km radar loop for the currently selected station.

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The paid version allows for selecting 512km/256km/128km radar loops when the radar loop is displayed (via menu). The default radar range to use can be set via preferences in the paid version.

Important: Note that all radar loops are not always on and may be taken off-line by BOM.

Widgets

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When adding an Au Weather widget to a home screen the Widget Settings screen is displayed. The following options are available:

  • Station: select the water station’s data to display on the widget.
  • Widget background*: select the background to use on the widget.
  • Widget temperature in status bar: select this option to display an ongoing notification in the status bar with the temperature. This can only be set for one widget at a time.
  • Show station name: display the station name on the widget.

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Notes:

  • the default temperature colour is white and my not be visible if the status bar is light/white: this can be changed in the application preferences
  • multiple widgets for different stations can be added
  • widget text colours can be set via preferences (min/max/ temperature/general text)

*only available for the 2×1 widget