Aug 15 AT 8:17 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Uber, Dropbox

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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.

Dropbox - Version 2.4.3


What’s new in this version:

  • In-app previews of Word, PowerPoint and PDF files
  • New search experience that tracks recent queries and shows typeahead suggestions
  • View-only permissions for shared folders for Dropbox for Business users
  • Cache performance enhancements
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements


Xbox One SmartGlass Beta - Version 2.4.1408

Xbox One Smartglass

What’s new in this version:

  •  Share and post activity feed items
  • Post status updates to your activity feed
  • See your activity feed on your profile
  • Display messages in a new conversations view
  • Record game clips


Mailbox - Version 1.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • - Now translated into 19 languages, including Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (both European and Latin American), Swedish, Thai and English
  • Swipe and hold to create an Auto-swipe pattern
  • Batch swipe
  • Print your emails (Android 4.4 and up)
  • View spam and mark messages as spam


Amazon Kindle - Version 4.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Read books in immersive full-screen mode (Android OS 4.4+)
  • Tap the bottom right corner of a page to lock orientation
  • Control playback from the lock screen while audio is playing in the book
  • Choose system brightness in reader settings
  • Navigate table of contents by sub chapter
  • Pair with Bluetooth devices (Permission)


Box - Version 3.2.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Box Notes on Android! Including the ability to bold, italic, underline, bullet, number list, indent, outdent, and cut/copy/paste.
  • New Recently Opened files list
  • New options for shared links: set expiration dates and prevent downloading
  • New client settings that admins can control: copy/paste, opening into other apps, and automatic content uploading
  • Ability to pull to refresh a folder list


Seagate Media App - Version

Seagate Media

What’s new in this version:

  • Play to Chromecast, LG TV* and Roku* (*require newer devices)


Uber - Version 3.9.1


What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up, and – simply put – it works much faster and better. Expect enhanced performance, revamped design, and easier access to your favorite features like Fare Split and Share My ETA.


Google+ – Version

Google Plus

What’s new in this version:

  • Cast a slideshow of the photos, videos and links shared to your stream, directly on your TV
  • Edit Auto Awesome Movies on select devices (
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements


HTC Sense TV - Version varies

HTC Sense TV

What’s new in this version:

  • Sense TV Sports now support American Football (NFL, NCAA)
  • Sense TV Sports now support Tri-Nation Rugby


iHeartRadio - Version 5.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • For You – Find a new world of stations you’ll love, based on the music you listen to.
    New Player – Go to Settings > Player Display to unlock it.
    Search — Rebuilt and lightning fast. Millions of tracks, thousands of stations.
    Listen longer with more battery life and fewer bugs.


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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