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Instagram photos now saved in bigger 1080p resolution

After a few years and even after being acquired by Facebook, Instagram is still going strong. The photo sharing site is still popular and it’s getting more members than ever. Just recently, the app was updated with new Explore page and search functions so you can discover more photos, places, and people. While Instagram (IG to some) can be everyone’s favorite social app, it can’t be your main photo backup site because photos are saved in smaller sizes. But this time, the service is now able to save images in larger resolution from 640 X 640 to 1080 x 1080 pixels.

HERE app now includes reversible lanes across all platforms

Navigation apps are becoming more competitive by adding features and other goodies that will one-up their competition. One of the more aggressive apps to do so is Nokia's HERE, and this week, what they are adding are the reversible express lanes that some cities employ to help curb the rush-hour traffics in highways and expressways. They are actually the first app to do so, and they're doing it in real time of course, providing even more helpful information for drivers and passengers as well.

Solid Explorer File Manager goes Material Design, gets Chromecast support

File manager apps are a dime a dozen but not all of them offer a rich file browsing and cloud management experience. The Solid Explorer File Manager app was recently given an update with some Material Design love, eye catchy animations, and more options for customization. This Solid Explorer File and Cloud Manager now allows dual panels as file browsers with drag and drop action between them. You can now customize the app with your preferred themes, icons sets, and color schemes.

Snapchat update: tap to view, snapcodes with picture, two-step authentication

If you're a Snapchat user for the longest time, you've probably had calluses grow on your finger if you view a lot of snaps and stories on the app. That's because, for those who don't know, you have to hold a finger down in order to view them. That's okay if it's just a single picture. But if you're watching a 30 second video, it gets kind of annoying. A new update to the ephemeral messaging app now allows you to just tap to view, and brings other features as well.

Android Lollipop (Preview) now available for Huwaei Ascend Mate 2

If you're a proud owner of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 and you've been waiting like forever to update your smartphone to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, well then you'd have to wait a little longer. But the good news is that the Lollipop preview is now available for your device, so at least that's something. The bad news is that it will take a little more effort on your part to enjoy at least some semblance of the major update, as you would have to flash it out yourself.

YouTube brings 60fps support to its mobile Android app

Even though mobile devices are of course much more convenient, there are times when you'd rather do something on the desktop version of an app because the quality is so much better. One of those things is watch YouTube videos, spefically, action videos or gaming trailers or walk-throughs, etc. But now, your YouTube mobile app has something to sing (or rather, watch) about as the video sharing giant brings the 60 frames per second support for Android devices. They are also bringing changes and improvements to both desktop and mobile, most of which will be applied in the coming weeks.

SwiftKey adds adaptive layouts for nine more Indian languages

The team behind SwiftKey has done it again. The last one went out of beta phase back in May but the developers just announced additional adaptive layouts for nine more Indian languages. This may not matter to most SwiftKey users but those in India will appreciate that they are now allowed easier typing on the Android app for their native languages such as Manipuri, Oriya, Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Konkani, Telugu, and Assamese.

Yahoo Aviate Launcher receives Smart Stream feature

Launchers are heaven-sent because they make browsing and sifting through all those Android apps easier. You know how hard it is to locate that one app you really need especially if you have tons of pages of all apps that you don't actually use. That's why launchers are needed because they show the apps you frequently use quickly especially when you need them right away. Yahoo Aviate Launcher is one app for Android that brings relevant information to the user. It was recently updated to include a special feature called Smart Stream.

Out There back with new chapters, spaceships in Omega Edition

If you watched Alfonso Cuaron's award-winning film Gravity, you've probably wondered what it would be like if you were trapped in space, all alone, with just your spaceship with you. Well, you can live it out somewhat through the mobile game Out There. And the best news is that it now has an updated version with the Omega Edition, and it comes with updated graphics, new chapters to explore, and new spaceships to explore it with.

Pushbullet gets an all-new design and improved UI

Perhaps one of the most widely used productivity apps out there is Pushbullet. This app has been updated several times throughout the years but the recent release is the biggest update yet. Before this one, Pushbullet has allowed replying to BBM and GroupMe, as well as, Hangouts, WhatsApp, and other instant messaging apps. Avid Pushbullet fans will see the noticeable changes right away as enhancements have been made on every level for both the iOS and Android versions.