Sep 15 AT 2:21 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: VUDU, PENUP

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.

Canary – Smart Home Security - Version 2.8.1


Canary - Smart Home Security

What’s new in this version:

  • Improved Watch Live: Latency has been reduced. Enjoy a virtually real-time view of your home from the Canary app.
  • Two-way Canary Talk: Talk to anyone in your home from anywhere! Users with Canary Membership can watch live and speak through their Canary All-in-One like a walkie-talkie.
  • Desktop Streaming: Users with Canary Membership can log into to Watch Live or view video events from a browser.
  • As always, this update includes bug fixes and performance improvements.


Hulu – Version 3.10.1



What’s new in this version:

  • Seek for scenes with a full-screen preview. Tap and then slide your finger horizontally along the screen to scrub.
  • The show details menu now takes only half of your screen, but it’s still your one-stop place to look for all the info you need (and you’ll even find a +My Stuff button!)


PENUP - Version 2.7.01



What’s new in this version:

  • Enjoy the fantastic Coloring feature.
  • Draw beautiful artwork directly in the PENUP.
  • The Bixby feature is supported for some main views in the Galaxy Note8.
  • The right-to-left (RTL) layouts are supported.


Feedly - Version 38.0.0



What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed crash issue
  • Keeps scroll position if you swipe horizontally from one article to the next and back


Nova Launcher Beta - Version 5.5.0


Nova Launcher Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Intelligently reshape legacy icons to adaptive
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Adaptive icons for Android 5.0+


Google Photos - Version 3.5.0


Google Photos

What’s new in this version:

  • Once you watch a video it will be cached for faster replay without using additional data
  • Performance improvements


IFTTT – Version 3.3.14



What’s new in this version:

  • We’re working to make your Activity feed even more rich and relevant. Now when you tap on an image, message, or link in your Activity feed we’ll send you straight to that content.
  • Our collections are themed groups of Applets that can help you discover new ways to use IFTTT. We gathered them all in one place, so you can easily browse — swipe to the last banner in the Discover carousel to find it!


VUDU - Version 5.3.167



What’s new in this version:

  • Watch List – Continue watching your recent titles
  • 30-second jumps – Go back or forward 30 seconds
  • Shop for Swag – Buy collectables, toys, and more from (select titles)
  • Zoom In – Zoom in on player
  • Rate the App – Send us feedback with an in-app prompt


Amazon Shopping – Version 12.7.0


Amazon Shopping

What’s new in this version:

  • Enjoy our latest update where we have fixed some bugs and improved our app to provide you a seamless shopping experience.
  • Say hello to Alexa on Android! Tap the mic icon and ask Alexa to buy/reorder products, play music, tell jokes, read Kindle books, control smart home devices on the go and more.


SwiftKey – Version


SwiftKey Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Support for Chinese handwriting
  • GIFs will display in 3 columns on larger devices
  • We’ve added the following languages: Bislama, Lower Sorbian, Nuosu, Limburgish, Silesian, Venetan & Makhuwa


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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