Sep 11 AT 2:12 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Twitch, Periscope

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.

Twitch - Version 4.4.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Push notifications
  • You can toggle push notification sounds off / on in the app settings
  • Video playback fixes


Google Play Newsstand - Version 3.4.4

Google Play Newsstand

What’s new in this version:

  • Sports Scores: Get scores and articles about your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB teams (more sports and leagues to come). Search and subscribe to your favorite team to get started.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


Google My Business - Version 2.1.0

Google My Business

What’s new in this version:

  • Update your info in a reimagined editor inspired by Google Search and Maps. It’s simpler, quicker, and a whole lot prettier. (And now supports businesses open 24hrs).
  • Serve customers at their locations? Now show where by city, postal code, or radius
  • View your business on Search, Maps and Google+ with a single tap. Like magic, but better.
  • Gain insights on who your Google+ posts are reaching
  • See more detailed feedback about your business info.


Periscope - Version 1.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • LANDSCAPE: When a broadcaster holds their phone in landscape, the video will now be oriented properly for all viewers. Viewers can continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to maintain full screen video. Either way, you’ll never need to watch sideways video again!
  • BROADCAST TO MUTUALS: Now when you select a Private Broadcast, you are presented with your followers that you also follow back.


Wikipedia – Version 2.0.110


What’s new in this version:

  • Link previews: tap on links to see a preview of the article, including a swipeable image thumbnail gallery, without losing your place while reading.
  • More options when pressing-and-holding links: Save for offline reading, Share, and Copy.
  • Improved performance when rotating screen.
  • Improved ordering of search results.
  • Improved behavior of offline saved pages.
  • Share a link to the current article directly from the overflow menu.


Google Wallet – Version 9.0-R206

Google Wallet

What’s new in this version:

  • Search tool to easily find transactions right in the app
  • Updated receipts that show the merchant and location of each transaction


YouTube Kids – Version 1.28.3

YouTube Kids

What’s new in this version:

  • Enjoy videos on the big screen using Chromecast! Plus, set a custom passcode for access to parental controls and settings. Authenticator - Version 2.0.2 Authenticator

What’s new in this version:

  • Brand new design – Authenticator has received a modern design refresh and an extra layer of polish, plus you can see great Blizzard franchise art every time you load up the digital code.
  • Usability improvements – Getting a code now features an improved visual indicator, easy clipboard copy, and an animated count-down.


eBay - Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Activity: Quick access and timely updates to the things that matter to you
  • Shop: Browse a blend of curated and personalized items by department
  • Sell: Tools and tips to start listing in minutes or manage your listings on the go


Google News and Weather - Version 2.4.2

Google News & Weather

What’s new in this version:

  • Notifications for important news pushed to your phone or tablet
  • New “Suggested For You” section with stories on topics that are interesting to you


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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