May 16 AT 4:29 PM Steve Raycraft 1 Comment

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Dropcam, SoundHound

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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. We’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 selecting 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 we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Swype Keyboard – Version 1.6.16

Swype

What’s new in this version:

  • Improved user adaptation and word completion for tapped words
  • Strengthened syncing logic surrounding Backup & Sync to reduce data usage
  • Reduced the number of location notifications Swype receives from the Android OS
  • New keyboard languages, Burmese & Khmer
  • Performance improvements
  • Fixed a conflict with Android spell checker

 

MyGlass – Version 3.0.0

MyGlass

What’s new in this version:

  • Improved Glassware UI
  • Share locations from Google Maps app
  • Bug fixes

 

Soundhound – Version 6.0

SoundHound

What’s new in this version:

  • Dive into SoundHound with our redesigned Song, Artist, and Album pages
  • Immerse yourself in music search, discovery, listening, sharing, and music video watching. Enjoy!
  • Song Pages – Beautiful new photo galleries – More relevant music videos – Enhanced Recommended songs
  • Artist Pages – Date formed, City formed, and Biographies – Top Songs and Videos by the Artist – All Albums by the Artist
  • Album Pages – Album release date – Tracks on the Album

 

Yahoo Fantasy Sports – Version 4.4.0

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

What’s new in this version:

  •  To streamline sign in and provide faster customer support, a Yahoo account is needed to sign in. If you sign in through Facebook or Google, we’ll help you retrieve or create your Yahoo ID.
  • Fixed frequent logging out issues
  • Fixed bug preventing player edits in PPD baseball games before scheduled game start
  • Roster alerts flag hides on scroll
  • New ad format

 

Plex – Version 3.3.2

Plex

What’s new in this version:

  • Camera Upload (Plex Pass Required): Automatically upload your mobile’s photos to your Plex Media Server
  • Fix bug that caused all sync content to be deleted for some users.
  • Do a better job of finding photos to upload in phones with KitKat and an external SD card.

 

GrooVe IP – Version 2.9.7

GrooVe IP

What’s new in this version:

  • Replace Google Voice will new service. ALL USERS WILL HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR A NEW ACCOUNT

 

Dropcam – Version 3.0.0

Dropcam

What’s new in this version:

  • A more polished design, performance improvements and bug fixes
  • An All-New Activity Feed: View and filter recorded video by the activities you care about
  • Customizable Activity Categories and Alerts: Manage labels, colors and alerts for all of your activity categories
  • Fast Mobile Setup: Set up Dropcam Pro wirelessly using your Android device.

 

Yahoo Mail – Version 3.1.3

Yahoo Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Stability and performance enhancements
  • Security enhancement: Block loading images by default. Can be toggled in Settings.
  • Draft auto recovery.
  • Smart contact suggest: Smart rankings of contacts when composing a message.
  • Various bug fixes.

 

doubleTwist – Version 2.4.3

doubletwist

What’s new in this version:

  •  Support for WiFi speakers powered by Qualcomm AllPlay.
  • Support for syncing media to the sandbox folder on KitKat SD-card devices (subject to limits and drawbacks imposed by Android, such as synced media being automatically deleted if you uninstall the app). If you are syncing with a Windows PC make sure to also update to the latest version of our Windows client.
  • Removed support for importing pinned Play Music tracks per request from Mountain View. Sorry, root users :(

 

Feedly – Version 20.1.0

Feedly

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixes Evernote notebook loading bug
  • Fixes Twitter login bug

 

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