Expedia update: book your activities and ground travel

When Expedia started back in the late 90s, its goal was simply to help book flights and hotels for travelers to different parts of the world. However, as things slowly went digital and traveling became one of the favorite hobbies of people, users started to look for things beyond hotel and plane booking. The newest update to their mobile app now includes other travel must-haves, like booking travel activities as well as your on-ground transport to wherever you are going.

Glide update: material design, offline recording, super emojis

Sometimes, a text message or even an emoji or a GIF is not enough to express what you want to say to a loved one. Yes you can call or you can Skype or wharever free video calling app you have, but you won't be able to save your video or to go back and view it again. That's why you have apps like Glide where you can send video messages to friends and family members and capture your memories at that very moment. The latest update to the app brings a design make-over and other new features to enhance your video messages.

Google Play Books: changes in interface, fonts, notes in Drive soon

It's Wednesday, so that means one of our Google products will probably be changing, hopefully for the better. Today, it's the turn of Google Play Books, and while the update to Version 3.4.5 doesn't seem much on paper, they are still very much welcome, especially if you're a frequent or heavy user of the app. There are slight changes to the translation interface, a change in the default font, and a hint of a useful feature that will hopefully come in the future.

Snapchat updates its Discover platform for the first time

Since it launched a few months back in January, Snapchat's Discovery section has gotten positive engagement, particularly during the beginning. But recent reports have been saying interest has dropped off since then, which means maybe it's time for an update. The ephemeral messaging app seems to think so too, and their first ever update to their news platform gives users more options on how to share the content they like to people they know.

Minuum Keyboard updated with advanced character options, new numbers layout

Virtual keyboard Minuum has just received the latest update since January and after more languages, new themes, and better spacing were included. The newest version boasts of a new numbers layout, some advanced character options, and easier adding of hashtags among others. Numbers and symbols are now organized into two layers and app switching back to the letters layer once you hit enter or type a space.

Updated Google Maps now allows quick access to flights, hotel bookings

The Google Maps app got a recent minor update to v9.8. Version was released earlier this week on the Play Store and included adding batch photo uploads plus restricting bookings from being shown in location screens. In this app update, doing a search will also yield results related to your personal bookings already made and saved. When you search for your hotels, flights, events, or reservations, Google Maps will also show a short list of related results.

Microsoft Remote Desktop update: new UI, improved user experience

If you're still one of those people who use a desktop and it runs on Windows, you've probably gotten frustrated when you're mobile and you needed to access your PC. Yes, Microsoft released its Remote Desktop app for some time now, but the look, features, and over-all user experience left a lot to be desired. But now, in keeping with Microsoft's "generosity" with the Android community, they've released a new update which will please existing users and maybe get new ones on board as well.

Feedly app updated with Google Now integration

Feedly has got a new version but it's not yet ready on the Google Play Store. It's currently on beta release but this one seems an exciting app update because of the Google Now integration. This means a Google Now card of Feedly will soon show on your phone's screen once you set a schedule for the app to push Feedly stories. As you know, more Google Now cards have been recently added and we can expect more Cards from other apps to follow.

Dolphin Browser updated for Android 5.1

Because of the Android Lollipop update, most Android apps on Google Play Store are being updated as well. This is normal and it's no different for the Dolphin Browser which features smarter downloads, improvements for Android 5.1, faster URL Input, enhanced Dolphin Connect functionality, Wi-Fi only download limit, and a Flash game mode.

HTC One M9 now supports RAW photo files

The camera of HTC's new flagship, the One M9, may have received some early criticism (or praise, if you hated the one before) for changing it up from the highly-touted Ultrapixel to their current 20MP camera, but it's now bringing a software update that may please serious mobile photography enthusiasts. The smartphone becomes the first mobile device to offer support for RAW files, giving you even more freedom to tweak and edit photos to your heart's content.