Instagram not so square now,allows portrait and landscape orientation

We’ve gotten used to cropping our photos into a square and viewing them as well in this format ever since Instagram came into our lives. But sometimes it gets frustrating, especially if the photo or video looks better when in landscape mode, especially if it’s that of a sprawling mountain range, the glorious sunset on a beach, or even those panoramic shots which some smartphones can take. But now Instagram has finally relented and is now allowing users to post their images and videos in formats other than the square one.

Samsung opens beta testing for Samsung Pay for qualified parties

Samsung Pay is set to launch by September 29, but as early as now, you can sign up and be a beta tester. There are certain requirements that you need to meet in order to qualify for the program, specifically regarding your Samsung unit, having an active account, having a qualifying credit card, and lastly, which carrier you’re currently subscribed to. It’s also a given that you understand that beta testing is meant as a dry run and so not all the spokes and wheels might turn, so frustration with the service is a given.

Join clans and fight the mightly Immortals in Clicker Heroes

The weekend is upon us which means more hours to play new games and get addicted to. Fans of role-playing games (RPGs) may want to add this 'Clicker Heroes' to your queue. If you think this one is somewhat familiar, it's the same PC-web game that also became popular on Steam. Now, Clicker Heroes is ready to excite the whole Android community. Game is easy to play yet very addictive as there are tons of heroes and upgrades to unlock and discover.

Tiny Empire is Angry Birds, without the birds and more orcs

Here’s another casual game that might catch your fancy, or tide you over while commuting or waiting for your date to show up. “Tiny Empire” uses the tried and tested cannonball puzzle genre, made famous by those ill-tempered birds and not-so-nice piggies. And why would you play this? Because it makes wasting minutes fun, as killing orcs are fun.

Fight for the survival of humanity in The Battle of Sol

Some people enjoy brainless mobile games, while some like something a little more challenging like puzzles and the like. Some want to play games where you just shoot or hit things without backstories while some would like a little more cinematic story while they’re playing the game. If you like that last one we mentioned, a new Android game called The Battle of Sol may be for you as you take command of a ship that may just be humanity’s last hope.

Camera360 overhauls app, brings “Inspiration” and “Discovery”

There are tons of camera and photo editing apps competing with each other, and developers are constantly looking for something that will make them stand out, as well as constantly updating their product to keep up with consumers’ varying needs. One of the most popular ones out there is Camera360, and their version 7.0 not only redesigns the app itself, but brings two features that not a lot of their competitors have: Inspiration and Discovery.

Etsy adds local tab to help you discover and support nearby retailers

Before there was Pinterest, there was the Etsy website so you could look at pretty things. But more than just a repository of creative crafts, artsy items, and beautiful things, the goal of the site, and now the app, is to connect us buyers and browsers to those that produce these things you want to own (even if it’s just someday). The latest update to their app enhances that purpose as it now has a Local tab so you can connect with Etsy retailers near you.

AMIDuOS Android emulator brings Lollipop in version update

Android emulators for PC bring you the comfort and convenience of being able to run all your Android apps with keyboard, mouse, and big screen support. That is why software like Bluestacks, or even the new Nox App Player, are getting the time of day. If you want to move into the premium market, AMIDuOS from American Megatrends should be the way to go, especially as they have just updated the software and are bringing Lollipop into the picture.

HERE adds one more country in city-to-city full transit coverage

While a lot of navigation apps available cater to those driving or riding private vehicles, as well as car rentals and services like Uber, there is a huge number of the population that actually use public transport and who still need an app’s guidance. That’s why apps like HERE that have a transit aspect are very important, especially if you’re not familiar with the schedule and means of public transport in a city. HERE has added one more country in their growing list of areas that have city-to-city full transit coverage.

Pocket app for Android updated with Recommendations

As if the stuff we see on all of our social media feeds are not enough, Pocket app's recent update includes a new Recommendations feature so you can see articles and videos you might be interested in or might have missed. On the Pocket app, you'll see a Recommended tab that features the items the app thinks you might want to read or view.
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