Feb 12 AT 2:54 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: 1Password, Clock

App Updates 2015

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.

Whatsapp Messenger - Version 2.12.441

WhatsApp

What’s new in this version:

  • Google Drive Backup: You can now back up your chats and media to Google Drive, so if you lose your phone, switch or upgrade to a new Android phone, you can easily restore your chats and media. You can set up backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat backup.
  • Starred messages: Now you can tap and hold on any message in a chat to star it so you can easily find it later (works like a bookmark). You can browse starred messages from the Chats tab > Menu > Starred Messages.

 

Audiobooks from Audible - Version 2.2.0

Audiobooks from Audible

What’s new in this version:

  • Playback speed – you can now fine tune playback speed between 0.5x to 3x
  • Android Auto support
  • Store – easier access to your wish list, best sellers, categories and pre-orders

 

Google Maps - Version 9.2.0

Maps

What’s new in this version:

  • One tap shortcut to driving mode without entering destination: traffic overview of your commute, travel time to familiar places, quick access to turn-by-turn navigation and searching for places along the route
  • Suggested subway exits in transit details (currently available in Barcelona, Hong Kong, Madrid, and Paris)
  • Bug Fixes

 

1Password - Version 6.0.1

1Password

What’s new in this version:

  • 1Password 6 aims to simplify, clarify, and delight. Our new Material Design interface will delight your eyeballs. Unlock 1Password more simply than ever with Fingerprint Unlock.
  • Display system requirements for 1Password for Teams on older devices.
  • Fixed issue with Folders disappearing in rare cases after updating to 6.0.

 

Clock - Version 4.3.0

Clock

What’s new in this version:

  • Analog and digital clock widgets are resizable
  • Drop shadow added to digital clock widget
  • Fixes for several minor bugs

 

Talon for Twitter - Version 4.0.0

Talon for Twitter

What’s new in this version:

  • [New] Become a 2016 SUPPORTER from settings (does not provide app enhancements)
  • [New] Dual panel main screen to view 2 timelines at once (tablets in landscape)
  • [New] Access quick actions (like, retweet, reply) on a tweet by pressing the date
  • [New] Tablet layouts
  • [New] Faster account switching and improved drawer
  • [Improve] Favorite user notifications no longer require timeline notifications to be turned on

 

VNC Viewer - Version 2.0.0

VNC Viewer

What’s new in this version:

  • NEW: ‘Material Design’ user interface, featuring immersive full-screen mode for Android 4.4 (KitKat) and above.
  • NEW: Connections can now be made view only.
  • NEW: A memorable catchphrase is shown in addition to VNC Server’s unique signature when making a new connection. This helps deter man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.
  • NEW: VNC Viewer can now create logs to help diagnose connection issues. Logging can be enabled on the Settings page.

 

Runtastic Six Pack Addominali - Version 1.4.0

Runtastic Six Pack Addominali

What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast: Say goodbye to small screens & conveniently watch all exercise videos on your PC or TV screen via Chromecast.
  • New app languages: Traditional Chinese, Czech and Polish

 

Pujie Black Watch Face - Version 3.3.18

Pujie Black Watch Face

What’s new in this version:

  • New Material UI. Color adjusts to your preset, to make it feel welcome :)
  • Navigation drawer
  • New UI for the preset library
  • Rearranged customization section in separate tabs
  • Directly change the current palette
  • Improved the UI of the color picker

 

Moto Voice - Version Varies

Moto Voice

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixes Facebook and Whatsapp recognition
  • Improves recognition for Motorola commands in Portuguese
  • Improves Dual SIM interaction in Talk to Me
  • Fixes “call looping” when Talkback is on and command “Call” is used
  • Improves Call command for German

 

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