While last week Android hijacked the tech world with whiz-bang launches at IFA, this week Apple overshadowed everything else with the unveiling of two iPhones (Apple iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus) and its first wearable, the Apple Watch. But that doesn't mean that there wasn't any news on the Android side, especially with regards to apps. So as always, read on to check the curated list of apps and games that deserve your attention.
3D is the in thing nowadays with all the latest Hollywood movies aiming to give you an immersive experience by adding an extra dimension. But with the 123D Catch app, the ability to create 3D models comes to you, and that too from a smartphone. The app comes from leading graphics software company Autodesk and allows you to convert anything to 3D by capturing the scene from different angles. You can save your masterpieces on the cloud so that they can be accessed from anywhere as well as share them with friends through social media websites.
Google has recently updated its popular browser to bring it up to speed with the design changes in the upcoming Android L release. It also gets a useful option of signing in to your favourite websites by simply signing into Chrome itself. Apart from these noticeable changes, version 37 also brings several performance improvements.
This app is the latest entrant in the music streaming service space. Interestingly, the app is carrier agnostic and works on all smartphones irrespective of the telecom operator. What differentiates the app from the competition is its ad-free interface and lower subscription fees to download songs. It also has support for a Hindi UI. In terms of catalogue, the app has over 17 lakh songs, including regional ones.
Google’s instant messaging service Hangouts have received a huge update with this version . One of the most important things is that it now offers Google Voice support, but sadly the service isn’t available in India. You’ll also notice a new user interface as well as different tabs for recent chats and contacts, making them easier to access.
Hangouts isn’t the only communication app to feature in our weekly list. Viber, which has a made a name for itself with its voice-calling feature, is now taking the next logical step with the addition of the video calling facility. With version 5.0 of the app, you’ll be greeted by a fresh design along with the ability to make free video calls and manage your contacts easily.
Humble Bundle is one of the best ways to lay your hands on awesome games at bargain prices. Not only that, you’re also doing some good by donating money to charity. In its seventh version, the bundle comes with a number of popular games such as The Tiny Bang Story, Color Zen Premium and Heroes of Loot. If you beat the average price, then you’ll also be getting Kingdom Rush Frontiers, Horn, Sorcery along with others to be added later.
That rounds up this week’s edition of Android apps and games, and as usual, we'll have more coming up next week.
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