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New Android apps worth downloading: Instagram update, PGA Championship 2013, Gentlemen!

by Phil Hornshaw

You've probably tried taking photos with Instagram, but have you always wanted to add video to your sharing repertoire? Thanks to Instagram's latest update, now you can – and that's why it graces the top of our Apps Worth Downloading list today. Second up is PGA Championship 2013, which brings users all the information they need about the tournament, and even lets them stream video from the event. Finally, we have Gentlemen!, an arcade game about dueling Victorians that players face off in by each using one side of a tablet screen to control their characters.

Instagram update (Free)

InstagramWhat’s it about? Photo-sharing social network Instagram encourages users to snap photos with their Android devices and to add vintage effects with a wide array of filters.

What’s cool? Instagram is a pretty simple tool for taking and sharing photos, and yet its popularity has driven it to become one of the biggest things in mobile apps. Users snap a shot with their devices, apply a filter if they so designer to change the way their photos work, and share them through Instagram's network, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. There are quite a few filters on-hand for users to try, and the social networking half of the app allows you to view photos from users all over the world, as well as to follow friends and “like” or leave comments on their images. Instagram has recently been updated to support shooting and sharing video on all Android devices, as well.

Who’s it for? Fans of Android photography and sharing photos and videos will find a lot to like about Instagram.

What’s it like? You might also check out the photography options found in Facebook and Path.

PGA Championship 2013 (Free)

PGA Championship 2013What’s it about? Tap into the year's biggest event in golf with PGA Championship 2013.

What’s cool? Even if you can't catch the PGA Championship on TV this year, you're not out of luck for serving your golf cravings. Thanks to PGA Championship 2013, you can access and follow the full tournament from your Android device. The app allows you to follow your favorite players, catch up on the latest news, watch leaderboards to see where each golfer stands, and even stream events from the championship over your Internet connection, without paying for anything but the data. There's also a player locator that shows you where your golfers of interest currently are on the course, and scorecards from each hole.

Who’s it for? Golf fans, PGA Championship 2013 lets you keep on top of the tournament no matter where you are.

What’s it like? Get more on PGA events with the PGA Tour app.

 

Gentlemen! ($3.03)

Gentlemen!What’s it about? Take on a friend in a gravity bending battle arena in Gentlemen!, in which players each take one end of a tablet screen and play head-to-head.

What’s cool? A name like Gentlemen! suggests multiplayer gamepay that's kind, but the reality is any but. In Gentlemen!, two players fight in side-scrolling platforming level, using all manner of implements of death to do one another in. The goal is to chase and defeat your opponent, much like in old arcade titles such as Mario Bros. (not to be confused with Super Mario Bros.), and Gentlemen! throws players a further curveball by requiring them each to use one side of a tablet screen to control their characters. The game also features three different modes to give players some variety in their battles.

Who’s it for? If you've got a friend and a tablet, and like facing off in arcade games, Gentlemen! is for you.

What’s it like? Try Homerun Battle 3D and Words With Friends for a couple more titles that put a serious emphasis on multiplayer action.

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