Nov 06 AT 3:31 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Android Pay, Pixlr

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.

Android Pay - Version 1.1.0

Android Pay

What’s new in this version:

  • Previous Google Wallet users can add loyalty cards, gift cards, and offers without first setting up a credit or debit card.
  • UI and performance improvements


Opera browser - Version 33.0.2002


What’s new in this version:

  • Black tiles issue fix
  • New Opera icons
  • Updated video controls
  • Video compression
  • Pull-to-refresh handle in the Discover feature
  • A Chromium upgrade to version 46


Enpass Password Manager - Version 4.6.4


What’s new in this version:

  • Fingerprint unlock on Android M.
  • More material User Interface with round icons.
  • Field re-ordering.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Other productive improvements.


IF by IFTTT - Version 1.5.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Adding new Recipes now begins with selecting your favorite apps and devices. Get more out of your connected life!
  • One search to rule them all! We combined Channel and Recipe search results for easy, breezy, beautiful browsing.
  • New Channels include Medium, Salesforce, Netatmo Thermostat, Netatmo Welcome, tado Smart Thermostat, RescueTime, Myfox Security, and Envoy.
  • Android Marshmallow permissions model is now up and running for IF.


Today Calendar – Version 4.0.0

Today Calendar

What’s new in this version:

  • Natural Language Processing: Today now allows you to input events using natural language. Simply say something like “Party at John’s house, next Friday at 8pm.” and Today will handle the rest.


YouTube - Version 10.43.60


What’s new in this version:

  • support for Cardboard-compatible VR viewers


Pixlr - Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • History Brush is now the enhanced Eraser tool – it is conveniently present in the upper left corner of the app after you apply an edit. Use it across all tools to selectively remove your edits and effects.
  • Check out the MADE WITH PIXLR feed, curated by the Pixlr team, and be inspired by the community.
  • All adjustments, like brightness, hue, and saturation, are now conveniently grouped together under an adjustments menu.
  • New Brushes–try brighten, darken, pixelate, and doodle.
  • New interface.


Cardboard - Version 1.7.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Added About page
  • Bug fixes
  • Welcome video
  • Updated demo screen


Pushbullet - Version 17.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Uses runtime permissions (Android 6.0+)
  • Added Direct Share support, putting your recent devices right in the Share menu (Android 6.0+)
  • Notification actions are mirrored now on Marshmallow
  • Reduced apk size by 25%
  • Many bugfixes and performance improvements


Google Wallet - Version 11.0.0

Google Wallet New

What’s new in this version:

  • We heard you loud and clear, and we’ve brought back the ability to manually lock Google Wallet.
  • Improved our contact suggestions for sending and requesting money, so people you send money to most will show up first.
  • You can now add a second verified bank account.
  • Bug fixes and visual improvements.


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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