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The World At Your Fingertips

This isn't about zooming in to an image, though there are many zoom for Instagram apps, but about entering hashtags to spread the post further than your own followers

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Like Prisma For Video
The neural art istry app Prisma has been over-capacity since it launched on Android. Presumably the developers weren't prepared for the response they got. You can end up waiting forever for an image to render.

Meanwhile, someone decided to go ahead and create a Prisma-like app for video. It's called Artisto and you can get it on Android only, for now.

Unfortunately, it's almost as frustrating, but here's how it works. You take a 30 second video then the artifying begins — and here's where you have to just wait it out. Wait. Wait. Wait. Watch a twirling triangle. If you don't lose patience, you'll be rewarded with a heavily effected little video — with sound — to show off on social networks.

Magnify For Instagram
This isn't about zooming in to an image, though there are many zoom for Instagram apps, but about entering hashtags to spread the post further than your own followers. It's a nuisance entering these no matter what you do and Magnify comes in as a workaround — though a rather expensive one, I must say. The full version is for Rs 300.

Magnify isn't the most elegant solution, but at least it's a solution. You open it up to see a bunch of categories such as travel, cats, (one can't do without cats) fashion, fitness, nature, food etc. You click on one of those and you'll get a collection of hashtags. You get to copy the lot to your device's clipboard.

Now you have to get out of Magnify and into Instagram. When you're ready to post your photo, paste in the hashtags.

Explore The World
Google arts & Culture is an app I have to admit to instantly having fallen in love with. It's a feast for the eyes. There are places and wonders to explore endlessly.

Currently, the app opens up to news on some aspects of the Olympic Games in Rio and interesting snippets from there. But move along and you can visit places, looking at images that are either 360 degree or can be zoomed into. You have short write ups on places.

You can also explore history, wonders of the world, and artists and their work. You can easily pick an artist and lose yourself looking at one painting after another. You can also visit museums and palaces. The app is not only nice to get an overview of many things at one go but a great way to get students interested.


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