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FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!

Taptu - DJ Your News

Today's app is Taptu.

Taptu is another great new and RSS reader for android phone, with the ability to load a variety of news sources into streams and then flick left and right to see the stories at a glance. The interface of Taptu is similar in many ways to Pulse, however, where Pulse allows greater customisation through multiple "pages" onto which a number of streams can be loaded, Taptu provides greater customisation for the actual streams themselves.

As an example, categories of streams can me merged into "super streams". As a practical example, I have loaded all my Google Reader RSS's (yes, it has Google Reade support) into a single stream. I also have all my social networks (facebook, twitter, linkedin) loaded up into another stream. This is great, as it means by loading a single app, at a glance I can see all my latest news and social network updates.


Other than being easy to use and featuring a great UI, Taptu is packed with features. These include support for read-it-later, instapaper, sharing, Google Reader, Facebook (updating status, liking, posting), Twitter, Linkedin and some great widget options.


If you already have Pulse, you may not find a need for Taptu in your life, but the relationship works both ways. In my opinion, it is worth getting both and making your own mind up about which you prefer. Either that or use both! 

Price: Free

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