Nov 29 AT 2:04 PM Steve Raycraft 4 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: DoubleTwist, Titanium Backup, Amazon

app updates

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but I’m going to make an exception for apps that had significant updates. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature and discover some apps that you might find useful.

Cheapcast – Version 0.4.1

Cheapcast

Why update? Support for streaming tabs has been added in this version.

What’s new in this version:

  • CheapCast is now powered by Chromium.
  • Added Support for Tab Casting.
  • Resolve ChromeCast Apps via Google Service.
  • Moved Donations to IAP due to Play Store ToS changes.

 

DoubleTwist – Version 2.3

doubletwist

Why update? This update gives you a new UI for 7″ and 10″ tablets.

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed crash on Albums screen affecting some users.
  • Fixed crash on launch on devices with 240×320 resolution screens.
  • Worked around Sony bug on Xperia devices that was causing a crash on launch.
  • Redesigned UI, including new UI for 7″ & 10″ tablets.
  • Artist view now shows artist image and biography (if available).
  • Easily create new playlists, batch-add songs to the Play Queue or delete songs using our new multi-select design.

 

iHeartRadio – Version 4.10.0

iHeartRadio

Why update? The Favorites feature allows you to easily access your favorite music.

What’s new in this version:

  • New Menu – Find more, faster, with our new side navigation menu.
  • Favorites – Tap + to add a station to your Presets. Instantly listen to your Favorites.
  • iHeartRadio Talk – Your favorites shows and personalities. Your Way.

 

YouTube – Version 5.3.23

YouTube

Why update? Improved search function makes it easier to find the video you are looking for.

What’s new in this version:

  • Find videos, playlists and channels together in search results
  • Tabs on channel pages, for activity, videos and playlists
  • Various bug fixes and improvements, notably a fix for the Cast icon appearing over the player when Bluetooth is connected

 

Titanium Backup – Version 6.1.4.1

Titanium Backup

Why update? Support for Android Runtime(ART) found in Android 4.4 KitKat.

What’s new in this version:

  • Added initial support for ART runtime on Android 4.4 (KitKat).
  • com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup

 

SoundSeeder – Version 0.8.6

Sound Seeder

Why update? Google Play Music support has been added.

What’s new in this version:

  • Shuffle and repeat buttons are now restored on app start
  • Connect/disconnect Speaker right from the Volume dialog
  • Player audio output can now be muted
  • Google Music support!
  • Many improvements in stability, performance and usability

 

Amazon  - Version 2.8.0

Amazon

Why update? The Holiday season is here and this app can help you make those purchases while on the go. The new version lets you add new payment options to your account.

What’s new in this version:

  • Eligible customers can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime to experience the benefits that millions of Prime members enjoy.
  • Additional payment methods now available: shop with points, redeem gift cards, and securely add bank accounts.
  • Amazon.ca now has Lightning Deals available; featuring great deals on products this holiday season!
  • Bug fixes.

 

Tweedle for Twitter – Version 2.0

Tweedle

Why update? The completely rewritten apps is slick with nice customization options.

What’s new in this version:

  • I rewrote everything.

 

Planimeter – Version 3.6

Planimeter

Why update?  You can now use the app in fullscreen.

What’s new in this version:

  • Fullscreen option
  • P2P distances
  • Quick open in Google Earth

 

Microsoft Remote Desktop – Version 8.0.2

RDP

Why update? You can now use pinch-to zoom when in Mouse Pointer mode.

What’s new in this version:

  • Pinch-to-zoom support in Mouse Pointer mode
  • Performance improvements
  •  Improved support for stylus input

 

I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

    Most Tweeted This Week