Sep 19 AT 6:56 PM Steve Raycraft 3 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Harmony®, Simple

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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.

Harmony® - Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Now supports Harmony Living Home products: Harmony Ultimate Home, Harmony Home Control, and Harmony Home Hub
  • New UI provides easy access to your Activities and your AV and Home Control Devices
  • Start Activities and control devices from out of home (requires new Harmony Living Home product)
  • Start or end Activities based on schedules, or in response to sensors (sold separately, requires new Harmony Living Home product)


Instapaper - Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Text-to-Speech
  • User profiles & new Browse section: create your own profile, share articles you’ve saved and browse what your friends are saving
  • Introducing Instapaper Premium: enjoy additional features including full-text search, unlimited highlights and Text-to-Speech playlists


TunnelBear VPN - Version v90


What’s new in this version:

  • - Brand new UI and lots of updates.


Starbucks - Version 2.7.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Digital Tipping (U.S. company-operated stores): Leave a digital tip up to two hours after your Starbucks Card purchase.
  • Shake to Pay: For added convenience, simply shake your device to display your favorite Starbucks Card.
  • Rewards List on Payment Screen: See all available rewards and offers on your barcode screen. Now highly visible at time of payment.
  • Integrated History: See your account history in a single view.
  • Widget: Choose from 1×2, 1×3 or 1×4 widget for your home screen.


Slingplayer - Version 2.10.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Improvements to Roku handoff: After you send your video to Slingplayer on Roku, the phone is not required to keep video streaming on Roku. Leave the room, answer a phone call, or turn off the phone entirely and continue enjoying your TV on the big screen.
  • visual design updates
  • various performance improvements and bug fixes


iHeartRadio - Version 5.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Google Chromecast-enabled so you can stream iHeartRadio on your TV
  • Search for any mood or activity like ‘yoga’ and find the music you’re looking for
  • Listen longer with more battery life and fewer bugs.


Photo Editor by Aviary - Version 3.5.0


What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve finally added our #1 feature request: UNDO! Undo or redo any recent edits by swiping over your photo after applying an edit.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements


Sunrise Calendar - Version 1.3.0

Sunrise Calendar

What’s new in this version:

  • Push for Google Calendar: No more waiting for events to sync! Any changes to your events will be pushed in real-time to Sunrise.
  • Todoist and Trello


Bank of America - Version 6.0.2

Bank of America

What’s new in this version:

  • A Sign Out button is now on the Accounts screen
  • Navigation buttons are more responsive when tapped
  • Check deposit images are captured easier
  • Scheduled one-time transfers can be edited
  • Sending money to someone using your device’s contacts is now easier
  • Help & Support now includes troubleshooting tips


Simple - Version 2.1


What’s new in this version:

  •  Photo and Doc attachments available for transactions.
  • Improved Android Wear notification support.
  • Improved Accessibility support.
  • Bug 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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  • Alba

    I generally used Photo Editor on my LG G3 to edit my best captured photographs before uploading them on Instagram. Well, I even recently purchased a qi wireless charger for LG G3 to keep its 3000mAh battery fully charged in order to explore more apps and features.

  • NachoKingP

    The new Harmony app is completely and utterly broken, do NOT download an update! If you check the Play Store reviews, almost every user gave the app 1 star recently because the new version completely broke many of the features of the Harmony app. Logitech is also refusing to comment on the problem.