Mar 14 AT 3:27 PM Steve Raycraft 2 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Plex, Yelp, Dropcam

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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently-upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than going after the apps with 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’ll going to make an exception for apps that have had significant updates. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Plex – Version 3.28

Plex What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast support, now including music and photos Massive improvements for remote controlling Plex players

 

Yatse XMBC remote - Version 4

Yatse What’s new in this version:

  • Offline media
  • Internal audio player
  • Chromecast support for stream To (Stream plugin 2.0)
  • Muzei extension
  • Complete polish of design

 

Google Wallet – Version 2.0-R151

Google Wallet What’s new in this version:

  • Automatically track your online orders, get notified when they’re shipped, plus view your order history in one place
  • Performance improvements

 

Instagram – Version 5.1

instagram What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing an updated design for Instagram on Android, making it faster and more responsive. All of your favorite features with an improved interface.

 

YouTube – Version 5.5

YouTube 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.

 

UP by Jawbone – Version 3.0

Jawbone UP What’s new in this version:

  • Real-time: UP24 is always connected through Bluetooth. Version 3.0 of the app adds a real-time experience.
  • Today I Will Insights: UP analyzes your data and suggests goals that fit your lifestyle.
  • Streaks & Milestones: UP celebrates your progress, such as taking your millionth step.
  • Sleep Recovery: Forgot to put your band in sleep mode? UP lets you capture last night’s data.
  • Activity Alerts: Customized move notifications by step increment (ex. every 2,000 steps) and time of day. UP24 only.

 

Dropcam – Version 2.6

Dropcam What’s new in this version:

  • A cleaner, more refined design
  • Improved navigation
  • Multi-camera view home screen with auto refresh
  • Rewind for video playback (customers with Cloud Recording)
  • Location-aware features (beta)
  • Ability to follow Live Demo video streams

 

Yelp – Version 5.5.1

Yelp What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve added a ton of new search filter options. Only want to see places that are good for kids? Accepts credit cards? Offers delivery? We’ve got you covered!
  • We’ve refreshed toggles/switches throughout the app: you’ll notice them when you check in or on any screens with on/off settings.
  • More prominent review search: Tap on “More Reviews” at any business and the search field is more visible at the top of the page. It’ll allow you to search inside all reviews (if there are more than 20).

 

MyScript Calculator – Version 1.2

MyScript Calculator What’s new in this version:

  • New graphical user interface
  • Calculation on demand: automatic calculation can be disabled and replaced by a “Calculate” button
  • New operators (n-root, hyperbolic functions)
  • Rounding option: choose between rounded and truncated result

 

Talon for Twitter – Version 2.0.5

Talon What’s new in this version:

  • Search friends by Twitter handle from the Action Bar search icon
  • Fixed some links not appearing properly
  • More crash fixes
  • More RTL fixes

 

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.

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