For those who have not downloaded the Google Opinion Rewards app for Android, should give it a look. Every day or so you get a notification asking for your opinion on a wide range of subjects. Most of these 1-4 question surveys take a few minutes and give you a bit of money for taking the time to complete it. That money goes into your Google Play account to help you fund those gaming habits. A new update to the app is now in the Play Store that has a few cosmetic changes but also brings the survey app to three new countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
If you use the shopping & auction app eBay on your phone, the latest update to the app is one you will want to get when it hits your updates. The new version 5.0 build sports a whole host of changes including a complete makeover with Material Design. This version of the app, visually, is much cleaner than the previous versions and is more fitting to the contemporary design of Android apps. Along with this new design, navigation has also been improved and is more consistent with other apps.
The latest update to Google Street View brings a handful of enhancements to the VR-meets-map app, including a much improved handling of Photo Sphere images. The update is version 2.12 for those keeping score at home and it is rolling out to the Google Play Store now. In the update, you can now create a connection between photo spheres within the app and you can tap and hold to select multiple published photo spheres. Photo spheres are automatically grouped together in the app as well so you can find them a bit easier when you are looking at a location in the app.
[Spoiler Alert: This post contains references to the latest episode of Game of Thrones.]
If you are a fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones, there is a new app in the Google Play Store that is for you. Map of Game of Thrones, as the name suggest, gives you a zoomable map of Westeros and all of the lands of the fantasy series. The app is intuitive and gives you a wealth of information about locations – even those not featured in the show – as well as character information and episode information.
For a while now, Netflix has been throttling users data consumption on AT&T and T-Mobile to help users not kill their entire data allotment on a streaming movie. Now Netflix has brought that capability to everyone thanks to the latest update of the Android app from the streaming service. The updated build, version 4.5.0 for those keeping score at home, is rolling out now in the Google Play Store. If you have the app installed, you should see the OTA update over the course of the next day or so.