Tag: app update

Minor Pocket Casts update fixes a few issues with the app’s recent controversial changes

To say that Pocket Casts’ latest update to version 7 wasn’t well received is an understatement. The app modified several of its core mechanics, removed some beloved features, and podcast addicts have been quite vocal about their displeasure with the changes. It’s true that you can get used to most of them, but the team’s […]

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Pocket Cast’s huge – and controversial – material design update is finally live

After about four months of beta testing, the new version of Pocket Casts is out, and to say it’s divisive is an understatement. The app does look fresher and smoother, and there are plenty of nifty additions, but those of us who have used Pocket Casts for years can notice many regressions that make the […]

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Pocket Casts v7 exits beta with all-new interface, useful features, and lots of confusing changes

After about four months of beta testing, the new version of Pocket Casts is out, and to say it’s divisive is an understatement. The app does look fresher and smoother, and there are plenty of nifty additions, but those of us who have used Pocket Casts for years can notice many regressions that make the […]

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Fortnite 7.30 update adds controller support for Android

Before today one of the playerbase’s most wanted features for the mobile version of Fortnite was controller support. Well, it looks like the developers have been listening to the fans as the 7.30 update released today finally adds in support for bluetooth controllers, such as the Steelseries Stratus XL, Gamevice, Xbox One, Razer Raiju, and Moto […]

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Android Q might let you turn back time by reversing app updates

Android currently supports uninstalling updates to a certain app, but only for system applications. Also, it’s usually only a temporary measure, as the Play Store will eventually check for updates once again and restore the latest version. Android Q might allow users to revert any app to an earlier version, if deconstructed code from a […]

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WhatsApp 2.19.17 makes it easier to call all participants in a group

Group calls on WhatsApp aren’t new. The feature began showing up last May and rolled out to everyone in July, but many users still don’t know it exists. The reason is that you couldn’t actually call a group, you had to start by calling to one person then add other participants. It wasn’t until a few […]

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Enpass 6 update is out with dark mode, multiple vaults, and sharing

Popular password manager Enpass has released its v6 update, branding it “The Himalayan Edition.” It had been in beta for a few months already and has been called the single largest update since the app’s inception. Noteworthy new features include multiple vaults, shared vaults, and a new third-party audited security architecture.     The UI is clean and uncluttered […]

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Cocktail Flow shakes itself from the Gingerbread era and pours out as a gorgeous Material Design app

For years now, I’ve been looking for a modern replacement to Cocktail Flow, one of our favorite cocktail recipes apps back in 2011. The alternatives have all been rather disappointing, and I’ve resigned to just Googling a recipe whenever I need it. But let’s just say that my spirit is a little buzzed now because […]

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The Weather Channel v9.0 forecasts a fresh UI with 100% chance of weather “stories” and trending conditions

Weather apps are a dime a dozen on the Play Store, but few are as popular or as religiously used as The Weather Channel’s app. Over the past few days, the app has received an update that refreshes the entire interface and adds a few new features. The new homescreen shows important alerts on top, […]

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Google Keep gets expanded canvas for hand-drawn notes [APK Download]

Google Keep is getting a small update today on both Android and the web, but it’s an important one if you use hand-drawing notes a lot. From now on, you won’t be constrained to a single screen for your drawing — instead, Keep will add more space at the bottom of the note so you […]

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Instagram lets you send short voice notes in Direct messages

Instagram’s foray into messaging is slowly expanding. What began as a simple messaging section for users to communicate without leaving the image-sharing app is now a quasi full-fledged messenger with support for GIFs, tight integration with Stories, video calling, disappearing media, and more. The latest addition that began rolling out yesterday is voice messages. If […]

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Google Maps updates the side menu to fit its new Material look

… Total Shares2 Over the past few months, Google Maps has received several updates to its design, bottom tabs, and various place listings, all in an effort to make it fit with Google’s new Material Design look. What hadn’t changed however was the side menu. But that’s no longer the case now as Maps has […]

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In-app updates API will let Android apps update while you use them

Android applications can have issues when you’re not on the latest version – especially ones that integrate with external services (social media, email, etc). Many apps, like Snapchat, have built-in checks to determine if they are out of date, and prompt users to install the latest version from the Play Store. Google today announced a new […]

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WhatsApp beta adds Unicode 11 emojis, private replies in groups

Back when I was six years old, a teacher showed us the image of an animal and asked us what it was. Several students answered “hippopotamus,” and I was left wide-eyed and speechless. I was not used to being one of those who didn’t know something, so the feeling stuck with me and I started […]

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[Update: Formally available for all] Gboard 7.5.6 beta introduces two personalized ‘Minis’ sticker packs

In his teardown of Gboard v 7.4, Cody saw signs of a new personalized “minis” sticker pack coming. The feature is now live in v7.5.6 beta, which started rolling out today. The new minis stickers are a re-implementation of the selfie stickers that launched on Allo last year — as a matter of fact, many of […]

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[Update: Formally available for all, plus emoji] Gboard 7.5.6 beta introduces two personalized ‘Minis’ sticker packs

In his teardown of Gboard v 7.4, Cody saw signs of a new personalized “minis” sticker pack coming. The feature is now live in v7.5.6 beta, which started rolling out today. The new minis stickers are a re-implementation of the selfie stickers that launched on Allo last year — as a matter of fact, many of […]

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Messages 3.7.052 brings back Smart Reply and fixes the constant crashing on Wear OS [APK Download]

When Messages 3.7 rolled out a few days ago, something wasn’t right with the app. On Android phones, Smart Reply was gone while other features were added, and on Wear OS watches, the app was crashing constantly. Thankfully, a new update to v3.7.052 on both phones and watches is rolling out, and it fixes both issues. If […]

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Sonos now lets you update devices automatically

Our connected life is certainly getting more complex with time. With the convenience of smart/Wi-Fi enabled devices comes the trouble of keeping everything up-to-date. Some companies choose to stick with manual updates, forcing you to manually approve every minor version change. Others opt for automatic updates, removing the guesswork and friction out of the process. […]

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Instagram two-factor authentication app support is now live

Securing your account logins with two-factor authentication (2FA) is a very healthy online habit to get into, but it can be annoying when services decide to only send the codes via SMS. An authentication app isn’t only more convenient, it’s also safer because regular messages could still be intercepted or forwarded. For a while now, […]

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Google News 5.5 brings a dark theme to the entire app [APK Download]

The march of the dark themed apps continues. After YouTube, Android Messages, the new Google Discover feed, Gboard, and teasers for several other apps, Google News is the lucky recipient of a dark theme update in version 5.5. The option for the dark theme can be found under Settings -> Dark theme. You can set it […]

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Gboard 7.6.13 can automatically turn on a dark theme when battery saver is active [APK Download]

It’s been a few months since Cody found signs of Gboard’s support for a battery saver dark theme toggle, but now the feature is finally rearing its head in the latest update to the app, v7.6.13. If you’re running that version of Gboard, you should go digging in the app’s settings under Preferences and scroll down […]

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