Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 10, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

ROME: Total War is now available for the iPad. A game of epic real-time warfare, it offers players a mix of strategy and tactics to fight battles, while using diplomacy, subterfuge and assassination to pave the road to ultimate victory. 

Encompassing three centuries of conflict from the Punic Wars to the death of Augustus, the game captures the challenge of conquering and ruling the legendary Roman Empire. ROME: Total War is one of the first AAA desktop strategy games to come to iPad and has been heavily optimized for the device, with reworked visuals and a host of features designed specifically for mobile gaming, according to David Stephen, managing director at Feral Interactive. 

ROME: Total War for iPad will retail on the Apple App Store for a one-time purchase of $9.99. There are no in-app purchases.

Calming Lia, a “night and play” puzzle adventure game, has launched. The free app is designed to help reduce the negative effects of playing games before bedtime. Calming Lia is intended specifically for night time gameplay and encourages the use of the iOS Night Shift mode.