Jun 17 AT 12:45 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: VSCO, Xbox

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.

Dictionary.com - Version 7.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • New, streamlined design makes searching and exploring additional features easier.
  • Get Dictionary.com definitions from any app or website: Simply press and hold the word you want to search and select “define” from the menu.
  • Manage your favorite words effortlessly and access your most recently searched terms.


VSCO - Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • New in app navigation – featuring gesture-based UI that allows for quick navigation between your personal space and a feed with updates from the people you follow and VSCO Original content
  • Redesigned personal space – create, edit and publish images to your profile
  • Improved image capture and search
  • Improved app speed and functionality


BigOven - Version 5.0.5


What’s new in this version:

  • Recipes now keep the device screen on for as long as you are viewing the recipe; perfect for preparing recipes!
  • Offline status indicator so you can see when you are using the app offline.
  • Removed Wifi permission as it is no longer needed.
  • Fixed crash on viewing saved recipes or clipping a recipe
  • Fixed bug in viewing other user profiles.


Memrise - Version 2.9_3842


What’s new in this version:

  • This release marks the launch of a new voyage of discovery – rockets, planets and space! When opening the app, you’ll see the course you’ve learned most recently.
  • Tapping on the top-left menu will display a list of the courses you’re learning.
  • Your Daily Streak is displayed both in your dashboard and in the course list.


Shazam - Version 6.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Auto Shazam is now on Android! Tap ‘Auto’ on your home screen and Shazam will automatically identify the music playing around you, so you’ll never miss another song – or worry about about tapping each time one comes on. 


TED - Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve redesigned and rebuilt the TED app from the ground up, and we hope you love it!
  • You can still stream and download the full library of TED Talks, with a brand new design and easier navigation. We’ve added a new option to browse curated playlists by topic. And we’re excited to include episodes of TED Radio Hour, a podcast co-produced with NP.


Walgreens - Version 6.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Photos are easier to find, quicker to select, and you can preview them before ordering prints
  • Scheduling an appointment at a healthcare clinic is now simpler and more intuitive
  • Wondering why we have certain permissions? Mystery solved!
  • Bluetooth: Using your phone’s location and Bluetooth, we’ll show you relevant deals, give you quick access to your Balance Rewards card and more


Xbox - Version 3.1606.0610


What’s new in this version:

  • Updated home – The Activity Feed is the home of the Xbox app
  • Added Trending content – Find out what’s popular on Xbox Live
  • Facebook friend finder – Add your Facebook friends who are also on Xbox
  • Contact list friend finder – Use your phones contact list to add friends to Xbox Live
  • Real name sharing – Be able to share your real name with your friends
  • Game hubs – Game Hubs now added to Xbox app


AnkiDroid Flashcards- Version 2.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Add two new themes (black, plain), selectable in preferences
  • Make reviewer app bar icons customizable
  • Split “hide / delete” menu in reviewer into “bury”, “suspend”, “delete note”
  • Reviewer undo button now removes last stroke when whiteboard in use
  • Add menu entry to change TTS language from reviewer
  • Add more of the statistics available on the desktop client


Telegram - Version 3.10.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Drafts: Seamless syncing for unsent messages on all your devices. Drafts are now visible in your chats list.
  • New internal video player (Android 4.1 and above).
  • Unread messages counter on the ‘Scroll to bottom’ button.
  • View earlier profile pictures in groups.


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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