Android App Updates – March 20, 2015: HTC Dot View App, Outlook, Rdio and More!


HTC's Dot View App gets major update

This week, HTC updated their dot view app with a pretty large update. This is the app that controls the dot view case that HTC sells with the One M8 and soon the One M9. The update now allows you to play games on Dot view, as well as display a scrolling message. There's also support for animated themes, and you'll even get a special surprise from Dot View on your birthday. There's lots more that's new in this update as well.

Outlook gets updated



Microsoft updated their Outlook app this week. It brings plenty of changes to the People feature. Which Microsoft says they are now syncing your address book, as well as showing the contacts that are on your phone. They've also improved details for your contacts. You can also now view a 3-day view by turning your phone to landscape, in the calendar. There's tons  more in this update as well.

Rdio Allows you to share full songs on Twitter


With the latest update, Rdio – a music streaming service offering both free and paid services – now allows you to share full songs on Twitter. They've also added Songkick Tour info into the app as well.


SiriusXM Gets a fresh Look

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SiriusXM got a huge UI update this past week. It's the first major UI update in a few years. It's now mostly all flat, it's not quite material design, but it does look pretty darn nice. However, users are complaining about the number of bugs found in the update. So you may want to proceed with caution before updating yourself.

Dabbler gets updated with better oil painting effects and more

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NVIDIA updated their Dabbler app this week. The update includes even better oil painting effects thanks to the new GPU-accelerated simulation engine. There's also an enhanced user interface to improve the workflow for artists, as well as the addition of customizable positions for various UI elements. Quite the change here from NVIDIA. However, this app only works on NVIDIA's tablets, as all of my devices are incompatible with the app, unfortunately.