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Recently Updating On iOS: Cortana, AutoSleep, Causality … (and More!)

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Recently Updating On iOS: Cortana, AutoSleep, Causality … (and More!)

As the App Store continues to serve up a whole bunch of new apps (and games) for users to explore, so keep coming updates aiming to further perfect them …

… and being just a few months out from the company likely previewing the next iterations of its mobile and desktop operating systems – at this year’s WWDC – now more than ever, developers are beginning to make preparations for the arrival of Apple’s next wave of major software updates.

Here’s the most-recent ones we think you should know about …


Updating to version 2.0 over the weekend, the iOS counterpart for Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana now includes a fresh new look with an improved user experience, plus completely redesigned calling, texting, and reminder flows, more immersive full-page answers, faster page transitions and generally improved app responsiveness.

More info

iPhone Only



Quickly jumping into the U.S Top 100 upon its release on Friday, GalacticThumb’s new casual pick-up-and-play game Float just received its first-ever update – bringing with it relaxing sounds, music and art, in addition to simple one-tap control and support for haptic feedback on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

More info

iPhone + iPad



App Store featured puzzle game Causality – which tasks players to manipulate time, altering the sequence of events and changing the outcome of each level, is also receiving an update this weekend.

Adding an option to disable the game’s VHS effect, version 1.2 brings with it a number of tweaks and enhancements all designed to improve play.

More info

iPhone + iPad


Google Hangouts

Google’s original Hangouts app was just split into separate offerings: Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat.

Chat is built not only to reflect the way teams work, but to provide a platform for the enterprise tools they work with.

The Hangouts Chat platform supports a wide range of capabilities — from bots to simple scripting using Google App Script — and integrates with third-party applications so teams can do more right from within the conversation.

More info

iPhone + iPad

More info

iPhone Only


Designed to allow for the automatic tracking of your sleep directly from Apple Watch, using advanced ‘heuristics’ AutoSleep claims to be able to chart how long you’ve slept… so you don’t have to.

Now with a simple app designed especially for Apple’s wrist wearable, the developers note that you do not need to install this on your watch – rather, the app simply acts as a widget to show both “recharge” whilst also letting you use the ‘lights off’ feature via your Watch – they note.

Also in this version:

– a new history calendar
– Support for Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese.

More info

iPhone Only

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