New iPad Apps: Dots, Google Now

It's been a long Monday, so take a break. You deserve it. Whether you want to lose yourself in an impossibly simple, endlessly addictive game, take a shortcut to old-fashioned correspondence, or have your new AI friend do all the dirty work for you, we've got you covered. Enjoy.

Google Now: Google Now, for those not familiar, is a very slick app that debuted in Android last June. Its main selling point is that it gives you the information you want before you even ask for it. It can tell you when you need to leave for your next appointment, and give you directions for getting there. It can automatically track everything from your FedEx packages to your favourite sports teams in real time. You decide how much or how little of your personal information you give it access to, but of course the more access you give it, the more it can do. [Free]

Dots: If you've made it through elementary school, chances are you already know how to play. Simply connect the horizontal or vertical rows of matching colours and watch as they disappear from the screen while new ones come tumbling in. You have 60 seconds to kill as many rows as you can. Simple? Sure. Addictive? Well, just don't say we didn't warn you. [Free]

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