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Instagram now has a new quick edit screen for Android

Sometimes, when you’re traveling or at an event, or just in a real hurry, those many windows, or rather those 3 windows that you have to go through to post on Instagram may seem like an eternity. It looks like the folks over at the photo sharing giant may have heard you, as a minor but crucial change has been added. The Android app now has a new edit screen where you can do all the basic things in just one page before posting your precious picture.

Changes afoot in Google+ profiles, YouTube comments 

As Google continues to figure out what to do with Google+, they are slowly making changes to the “social network” and admitting that they may have made several mistakes along the way. Today, they shared some tweaks they are doing, just a few days after they announced how Google+ Photos and Google Photos will be different as well as changing the private management aspect of the former. YouTube is also undergoing a few minor changes, specifically in how creators can manage comments.

Google Text-to-Speech app adds four more languages

Sometimes, those who live in huge English speaking countries and societies tend to forget that the rest of the world do not always speak the same language. This is still true when it comes to devices and apps, that is why, even if it might not be relevant to you, we tell you about new languages added in updates, because somewhere in the world, some people are relieved that their language has been included. Google’s Text-to-Speech app has now added four more languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, and Turkish.

Opera Max update: design changes, more control over app management

Even the most practical of apps need a design makeover every once in a while. Data management and data saving app Opera Max has undergone one, and the latest update to the app brings improvements not just in the app management functionalities, but also the aesthetic and functional design as well. And all these changes come from user feedback or most requested features from users. It’s always a good thing when developers show their users that they actually listen to their suggestions and requests.

YouTube Android app now automatically adjusts vertical videos

No matter how many video tutorials you put out there, no matter how many strangers you see taking mobile videos the wrong way in public, people will still take videos vertically. Whether it’s stubbornness, laziness, or just plain ignorance, a lot of people still take their videos vertically, even though we all know that horizontal is the right way. Some apps have resorted to just embrace it rather than whine about it. YouTube is the latest one to do so, as its Android app now recognizes and adjusts it accordingly.

Skype update: more chats, round avatars, better chat bubbles

Skype has been continually updating its Android app in order to keep up with the other free call and messaging apps that are popular right now in the market like Viber, Snapchat, LINE, etc that are offering so much more. Just this month, this is already the second update that they are bringing to the Android app, and while the changes this time are minor, they’re still an improvement that users might welcome and enjoy.

Link your wallpaper to a friend’s with APUS launcher new beta feature

If you’ve been using the APUS launcher as your default Android smartphone home screen launcher, a new beta feature might make you happy, if you’re into having the same wallpaper with a loved one. The Linked Wallpaper feature allows you to link your accounts together, making it easier to share photos or other images so that the two of you will be able to either stay in touch through your home screen or relive memories that only a photo can bring.

Snapseed releases version 2.0.3 with minor updates

Just a few weeks after Snapseed released version 2.0, they’re providing even more updates, albeit minor, as version 2.0.3 is now being rolled out for users of the mobile photo editing app. This seems a bit surprising because before April this year, it was two years since the app received an update, after being bought by Google back in 2012. So now an update in April, June, and now July seems proof that the tech giant is not neglecting the app, despite their all out push for Google Photos, which also has a few editing capabilities.