Jul 18 AT 3:24 PM Steve Raycraft 2 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Tasker, Unified Remote

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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.

Tasker - Version 4.4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Multiple additions and fixes. Chang log here: net.dinglisch.android.taskerm


Google Wallet – Version 2.0R172

Google Wallet

What’s new in this version:

  • Request money from your friends and family in the US
  • Digitize your gift cards, track their balances and redeem them in stores
  • Enable Spanish language by setting device language preferences to Español (Estados Unidos)
  • Get notified on your device when online orders have shipped


Duolingo - Version 2.7.1


What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve added courses for learning English from Greek, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese.
  • French course for German speakers.
  • German course for Spanish speakers.


LocalCast - Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Material Design
  • Apple TV and DLNA renderers (e.g. Xbox 360)
  • Bug fixes
  • Full changelog in the app


doubleTwist - Version 2.5.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Magic Radio now supports streaming to AirPlay devices as well as WiFi speakers powered by Qualcomm AllPlay.
  • Updated Now Playing screen design to avoid blasphemous cropping of artwork :-)
  • Support for syncing media to the sandbox folder on KitKat SD card devices (subject to limits and drawbacks imposed by Android).


PayPal - Version 5.5.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Vroom! Faster logins are here. We did some work behind the scenes to speed things up for you.
  • Link all of your favorite loyalty cards to PayPal. Carry virtual versions on your phone. Your wallet deserves the break.
  • We’re no longer offering the “scan a check” feature. Not to worry. You can still add money to PayPal directly from your bank account.


Commandr - Version 2.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • No more “Note to Self”! Found an improved workaround which uses an accessibility service to listen for commands. (I have kept the “note to self” for users uncomfortable about the increased permissions)
  • No more waiting for “saving note…”. Commands happen instantly.
  • Commands now work offline! Even the note command which used to only work online
  • Bug and Crash fixes


ESPN Fantasy Football - Version 1.0.0

ESPN Fantasy Football

What’s new in this version:

  • NEW! Alerts! Get notified of trades, injuries, and scoring updates.
  • NEW! Sign in or register right from the app or use Facebook to login!
  • NEW! Draft: live auction and snake drafts, including access to our Mock and Live Draft Lobbies.
  • NEW! Invite friends to your league via social media
  • NEW! An updated modern look and feel
  • Team and Roster Management: Start/bench players, add, drop, and claim players off waivers, propose, accept or reject trades.


Unified Remote - Version 3.0.21

Unified Remote

What’s new in this version:

  • Complete UI overhaul
  • New navigation
  • New server manager
  • New quick switch menu
  • New mouse overlay
  • Added Spanish translation


CloudMagic - Version 5.0.19


What’s new in this version:

  • You can now access your complete mailbox
  • Access to Spam folder and option to move emails to spam
  • Quick filters from inbox to reach unread or starred emails
  • Choose color for each of your email accounts
  • Set email alert notification tone of your choice
  • Set nickname to your email accounts


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