Jan 20 AT 5:35 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Hulu, Waze

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.

 Roku - Version 4.0.010

Roku

What’s new in this version:

  • Start streaming your favorite channels with just a tap of your phone screen
  • A new navigation bar helps you access popular features with a single tap
  • Never wonder what to watch next. The new What’s On feature puts an entertainment guide in the palm of your hand.

 

CBS Sports – Version 8.4.7

CBS Sports

What’s new in this version:

  • Watch CBS Sports videos on your Android TV device!
  • Choose content from categories including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Golf, and more.

 

Lumosity - Version 2.0.9961

Lumosity

What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Workout Modes. These sets of games use your training habits and preferences to target different ways to train your brain.
  • Feeling creative? In the new game Masterpiece, you’ll complete mosaics by arranging the last pieces — challenging your spatial reasoning.
  • Or you can challenge your Vocabulary with Continuum. You’ll discern the subtleties between words as you sort them by meaning.

 

Waze - Version 4.18.0.1

Waze

What’s new in this version:

  • Search by category: Find places by category, like nearby parking, restaurants, hotels, shopping, and more without having to type exact names
  • Search by voice update: Search for a street by speaking its name in the language of the country you’re in, even if your Waze is in another language
  • Auto complete distance: See the distance to any location as you type it in the Search box, with new auto complete distance feature

 

Microsoft Word - Version 16.0.7766

Microsoft Word

What’s new in this version:

  • Capture whiteboards: Use the functionality of Office Lens to capture, clean up and crop pictures of a whiteboard and add them to your documents.

 

Microsoft OneDrive – Version 4.8.0

OneDrive

What’s new in this version:

  • Now you can hold and drag to select multiple items in the Photos and tiles view! This has been a top customer ask, so let us know what you think about this feature by shaking to send us feedback.

 

Microsoft PowerPoint - Version 16.0.7766

Microsoft PowerPoint

What’s new in this version:

  • Share one slide: Don’t send a whole presentation when all you want to share is one thing. PowerPoint lets you share a single slide with others.
  • Capture whiteboards: Use the functionality of Office Lens to capture, clean up and crop pictures of a whiteboard and add them to your slide.

 

Hulu – Version 2.28.0

Hulu

What’s new in this version:

  •  Creating individual profiles enables you to keep track of all of your favorite shows and movies regardless of what other viewers in your household watch. Each profile created within the same Hulu account will have its own personalized Watchlist, recommendations, and viewing history. 

 

ZEDGE™ Ringtones & Wallpapers - Version 5.12.0

Zedge

What’s new in this version:

  •  Beautiful new item pages.
  • Improved navigation – Tap more places to find more stuff!
  • Various bug fixes and stability updates

 

Google TalkBack - Version 5.1.0

Google TalkBack

What’s new in this version:

  • Webpage load progress is announced (Chrome 52 and up)
  • Screen stays unlocked while reading text
  • TalkBack doesn’t interrupt voice search or dictation
  • New keyboard shortcut opens custom actions
  • “Read from top” and “Read from next” work better

 

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