Nov 17 AT 4:06 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Pocket Casts, IFTTT

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.

Smart Life - Version 3.6.0

Smart Life

What’s new in this version:

  • ZigBee device supports creating groups
  • Smart scene execution action supports group management
  • The optimization of family member management


Google Keep – Version 5.0.441

Google Keep

What’s new in this version:

  • Updated design to Google Material theme
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


Owl Car Cam – Version 2.012

Owl Car Cam

What’s new in this version:

  • Extended Guard Mode – now up to 72 hours
  • Alert severity labels in History
  • Faster Alerts – as quickly as 5 seconds


GBoard - Version 7.7.12


What’s new in this version:

  • Emoji styled Minis: Create stickers that look and feel like you, inspired by emojis
  • Floating keyboard: Move your keyboard anywhere
  • 40+ language varieties, including: Balinese, Baoulé, Simalungun, Fang, Fantse, Gagauz, Guianan Creole, Hawaiian Pidgin, Ibibio, Ebira, Isoko, Lakota, Nandi, Nigerian Pidgin, Rangpuri, Pontic Greek, Bengkulu, Tiv, Cameroon Pidgin, Ladino, and Maay Maay


IFTTT – Version 3.7.4


What’s new in this version:

  • We fixed a bug that prevented some users from viewing their selected location on a map during Location Applet configuration.
  • Brand new services on IFTTT include: Sonos, Flo, OOLER, mui, Home Connect Roxxter, beam, ChatWork, Anyware Services, AduroSmart, innogy SmartHome, LiveSmart, Connexoon Asia & Oceania, and Fort Collins Utilities Commercial Conservation Events


Pocket Casts - Version 7.0.0

Pocket Casts

What’s new in this version:

  • Redesigned almost every aspect of the app to make it smoother, faster, better
  • Play without subscribing
  • Search podcast episodes
  • Up Next Syncing to other platforms
  • So much more, but Google limit us to 500 characters in this little box :(


Microsoft OneNote - Version 16.0.11029


What’s new in this version:

  • Do more with the Camera- Ink on images, Gallery access in camera view, front camera capture, optional shutter sound, and easy document boundary selection for cropping.
  • Sticky Notes- Sync your Sticky Notes with Outlook, Windows, and OneNote on your mobile devices
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


Yahoo Fantasy Sports - Version 10.3.2

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

What’s new in this version:

  • Added “Player Updates” on your team page. Now see when new notes come in for players on your roster.
  • Added a news article carousel to the Players tab of your league pages
  • Now get news from your favorite college football team under your league’s players tab


Hallmark Movie Checklist - Version 1.2.0

Hallmark Movie Checklist

What’s new in this version:

  • The new Time Zone Settings feature which allows users to review and change their time zone to ensure their reminders are set for the correct time
  • Push Notifications to keep users up-to-date with the latest information
  • Bug fixes and general improvements


Microsoft Cortana - Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • A new conversational experience for answers
  • A new place to manage and set up your Cortana devices
  • Stay on top of your tasks managing meetings, emails, reminders and To Do on the go
  • Performance fixes


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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