Oct 16 AT 3:28 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Lyft, BaconReader

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.

VLC for Android - Version 1.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve worked a lot to improve the internal decoding speed and the interface speed, and at the same time, prepare for Android 6.0.
  • The number of permissions needed were reduced, especially for KitKat (4.4) and more recent.
  • We’ve accelerated the video playback speed, for 4K support.
  • The interface was cleaned and speed up, with more Material look.
  • And a few new features, like USB auto-detection, better audio/video sync or better chapters support.


Lyft - Version 3.14.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Take a trip down memory lane. We’ve added your ride history, complete with details about every trip, to the app.
  • See the price breakdown, check out the map, report lost items, request a review, or pay a tip for every Lyft ride you’ve taken.


BaconReader - Version 5.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed downloading gifv files
  • Fixed audio pausing when playing gifv and gfycat
  • Fixed Image cache no such file error
  • Changed Reply/Comment icon
  • Fixed ‘Hide Read Posts’
  • Fixed Expand/Collapse comments


YouTube Gaming - Version 1.1.0

YouTube Gaming

What’s new in this version:

  • Mobile Capture! Live stream or record your mobile games. Host your stream with your selfie cam and record your commentary with your phone’s microphone. (Supported devices on Lollipop+)
  • Faster discovery of live streams for games in your collection
  • Support your favorite creators with Fan Funding (tap “$” and choose your tip)
  • Easy video bookmarking with Watch Later
  • Import existing subscriptions from YouTube in Settings
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes


CloudPlayer by doubleTwist - Version 1.0.9


What’s new in this version:

  • Added Android Wear support. Control playback from your fancy watch.
  • Added Android Auto support. Vrooom!
  • Added support for AllPlay streaming devices.


Yahoo Mail - Version 5.0.0

Yahoo Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Add Outlook, AOL or multiple Yahoo mailboxes and easily switch between them.
  • Attach multiple photos and videos, all at once.
  • Search across all of your messages, contacts, files and photos, faster than ever.
  • Use Smart Views to sort your emails by categories.
  • Press down on the compose button to quickly compose a message to yourself.
  • Stay in the know with news from Yahoo and the Yahoo Magazines.
  • Enable Account Key for password-free sign in.


Tumblr - Version 4.8.0


What’s new in this version:

  • More substantiated visuals.
  • Sturdier, more erect pixels.
  • Reversed out-of-frame colors.
  • Smoothed the visible plane.
  • Re-proportioned user actuations.
  • Divulgated temporal errors.
  • Future-proofed for Android: Tangerine.


Health Mate - Version 2.10.50

Health Mate

What’s new in this version:

  • Spotify integration: Wake/Sleep to favorite songs & playlists
  • Internet radio: Wake/Sleep to favorite stations
  • Personalize alarms & set multiple alarms per day
  • Snooze via push notification
  • New widget tracks environmental data 24/7


NPR One - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Sharing stories that you heard on NPR One now include story and podcast images on social media. Now you can give your friends one more reason to listen to the stories you just shared with them.
  • Google Sign-in no longer requests permission to access your friends or circles—we’ve never used that info, anyway.
  • And we’ve updated the sign in screen to make it simpler the next time you sign in.


Flipboard - Version 3.3.13


What’s new in this version:

  • Enjoy more content with related story suggestions at the end of articles.


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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