eBay was updated last month on iOS and Android to make it easier for buyers to get around the app and provide better access to the ‘Top deals’, ‘Promotions’ and ‘Events’ sections. It should also now be easier to jump between the ‘Activity’, ‘Shop’ and ‘Sell’ tabs.
New sellers also now get a few more tips and tricks to maximise their sales.
There’s also a new in-app dashboard, which will appeal to regular sellers as it makes it a doddle to keep track of all your sales and limits.
This one isn’t going to be a whole lot of use if you’re not an Amazon Prime subscriber, but if you are you can now take your favorite tv shows and movies offline for playback, making it possible to watch titles on flights or anywhere else you have no (or poor) connectivity.
Not all Amazon’s content is available, but you can find Amazon Originals and hit titles like ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘The Wire’.
Don’t hang around in watching them though, you only get either 15 or 30 days before they’ll automatically disappear from your device.
While Skype for iPhone got revamped navigation and better search last month – making it easier to find specific friends, groups, conversations or contacts – it was really the iPad version that got the most significant upgrade.
Among the “ton of new features” Microsoft said it delivered is location sharing, large animated emoticons, the ability to start group chats, interaction with notifications, and new options for sharing and receiving photos more easily.
Frankly, it’s confusing that it took this long for those features to make their way across to Apple’s tablet.
Perusing Wikipedia is practically a hobby for some people, but it’s all too easy to start researching one thing, click a few links and before you know it you’re somewhere completely different with little idea how you got there.
That’s no longer a problem for Android users though, thanks to a new preview option that shows a snippet of info and some images before you go anywhere – clicking through allows you to go on and read the whole article.
As well as the preview mode, the updated Wikipedia app also now has tabbed browsing and there’s a quick language switcher button that appears near the search bar.
Not-for-profit Khan Academy made 5,000 video tutorials on subjects like history, maths, science, art history and programming available via a beta Android app last month.
Yes, they were all already freely available on YouTube but pulling them all together in a native Android app makes it considerably more convenient to pore your way through. Plus it lets you view transcripts and add clips to a watch list for later.
That said, it’s not perfect – there’s no interactive features, as you’d find on the Web and iOS versions but it’s still early days.