Dec 30 AT 2:51 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Duolingo, Opera Max

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.

Periscope - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • TELEPORT IS BACK – When there’s nothing LIVE on your watch tab, click on the teleport button to go to a LIVE broadcast happening in the world.
  • NIGHT MODE – Go to Profile settings and turn on night mode to watch Periscopes in the dark.
  • Fixed issue some users experienced when switching between front and back camera on Android 7+ devices.


Custom Quick Settings - Version 2.0.0

What’s new in this version:

  • Tile Actions – A tile can now have multiple actions, and switches between them on click.
  • UI Change – There’s now two screens in the customisation view, one is for presets and allows for setting up simple tiles, one is for advanced users and allows customisation – adding actions, setting custom labels, icons and states.
  • Live Tiles – Tiles that show the CPU speed, free RAM, Internal/External Storage space, battery & current weather conditions (BBC & Yahoo – pro only). 


Duolingo - Version 3.39.1


What’s new in this version:

  • New layout for the home screen
  • Challenge correct streak animation and bonus XP
  • Duolingo clubs


PhotoDirector - Version 5.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Now you can apply Live Blur and Skin Beautifying effects to your photos even before you’ve taken them with the in-app camera. Know that you have the perfect shot even before you’ve snapped it!
  • We’ve also added Overlays to the in-app Store so you can now explore even more creative options when editing.


Voice Access - Version 2.0.0

Voice Access

What’s new in this version:

  • New commands: Hide keyboard, Show keyboard
  • New Settings: Cancel on touch, Show keyboard when stopped


Opera Max – Version 2.4.44

Opera Max

What’s new in this version:

  • Added VIP mode to give you unlimited data savings and privacy
  • Additional changes in latest version:
    -Chargescreen improvements
    -Fixes and stability improvements


Instagram – Version 10.3.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Stickers: No matter where you are or what you’re up to, add context to your story with stickers.
  • Holiday Fun: Make your story more festive with holiday stickers.
  • Hands-Free Video: A new option in the format picker lets you record a video without having to press and hold.
  • Text Enhancements: Add as much text as you’d like to a photo or video.


Sync for reddit – Version 12.8.1

Sync for Reddit

What’s new in this version:

  • Lots of multireddit enhancements!
  • Big updates to the offline sync manager
  • By popular demand the posts FAB can now be customized
  • Added new missing thumbnail icons
  • Added an icon picker to the settings (settings > general > Icon)


Hello Mars – Version 1.0.0

Hello Mars

What’s new in this version:

  • Added “Journey to Mars” session in showroom to show the history of all missions to Mars
  • Added “Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV)” in showroom with cockpit view
  • Revised voice over
  • Fixed spatial audio bugs


Dashlane – Version 4.8.0


What’s new in this version:

  • The logo has been centered when loading the app
  • More stable.


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