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Google Assistant gets Siri Shortcuts support on iOS

If you’ve been looking for a less clunky way to access Google Assistant on your iPhone, the newest update to the app might help you out a bit. The latest version of Google Assistant gets support for Apple’s Shortcuts app. This app lets you program a list of tasks to perform based on a programmed vocal phrase on Siri or via a shortcut on your homescreen. Now, you can use the Shortcuts app to open Google Assistant app with a phrase. You can, for example, program it to open Google Assistant with the phrase, “Hey Google.” So, the next time you say, “Hey Siri, Hey Google,” it’ll open the app for you. And then you can speak your voice commands to Google. While not the most elegant solution, as GSMArena points out, it does take out the middle man of sorts. It’s definitely better than saying, “Hey Siri, open Google Assistant” and then having to go say, “Hey Google” all over again.


Netflix updates playback controls on iOS app

Bingeing episodes is going to be easier on your iPhone or iPad with the new Netflix update. The app adds forward and back 10-second buttons, the play/pause button is also bigger now. At the bottom of the screen there’s a row of icons at the bottom that shows Episodes list, Audio & Subtitles menu, and Next Episode button. It’s similar to what you see on the Android app. You can also now double tap the left or right side of the screen to fast forward or rewind a scene. You can download this update from the Apple App Store.

Source: The Verge


Blizzard announces ‘full-fledged’ ‘Diablo’ mobile RPG

Blizzard will be bringing Diablo to both Android and iOS. The developer announced at BlizzCon 2018 that the game is getting a “full-fledged action RPG” called Diablo Immortal. The game picks up after Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. The game will be a massive multiplayer online action game. It’ll let players drop in and out of groups as well as play through “dynamic events” as they travel through the Sanctuary. The classes include barbarian, crusader, demon hunter, monk, necromancer, and wizard.

Blizzard has opened pre-registration for those who would be interested to join the game’s upcoming beta. The game creator is working with NetEase to develop the game. They promise that there will be new characters and storylines introduced into the RPG.

Source: The Verge


Gmail for iOS can now show you all your email accounts in a single inbox

Following in the footsteps of the Gmail app on Android, Gmail on iOS will now let you multiple Gmail accounts into one universal inbox. If you have the left-hand side drawer out, the “All inboxes” option there will, as the name suggests, show you all the emails you get from different accounts in one inbox. Google assures that no emails will be shared between accounts, even with this feature enabled. It’ll be coming to Gmail and G Suite users over the next 15 days.

Source: The Verge