Apps News Updates/Software

Instagram update to v6.20.0 with three new filters and emoji hashtags

Crucial news ahead, folks! Instagram gets an update to version v6.20.0 and the new things you get are hashtag emojis and three new filters. That means you have three new ways to twist the colors in your photos before uploading them. Considering the fact that we don’t get new filters very often, this little update means business to those addicted to Instagram.


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The new filters are on the subtle side and are named Juno, Reyes and Lark. Juno shifts cool colors to green while making the warm tones pop and the white colors glow for vibrant photos. Reyes makes your photos look vintage or dusty whereas Lark intensifies blues and greens and desaturates reds in order to bring life into landscapes.

The other “big” improvement is including emojis in hashtags. It appears these things are everywhere now, and they may just conquer all of the internet.

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CF Lumen – the app that adjusts color settings according to sunrise and sunset

CF Lumen, the oh-so-popular app found on Gingerbread devices can now be used on KitKat devices as well! If what Chainfire says is true, people still want the night mode and color adjustment apps, which means at least one of them has to be ported to KitKat devices, right?

Right! CF Lumen is now available on Google store and it offers the usual possible adjustments of color on your screen. The app allows you to adjust colors and color temperatures on your phone or tablet and brings tones in line with the changing eye expectations in relation to the sun. If it does relate to sun light, CF Lumen reacts well to artificial lighting as well, and presents a sleep mode which turns the screen red to keep your eyes from straining. Users can override the service or use the light sensors on basically any device to adjust settings.

The app has color filters and a colorblind setting that redistributes colors across the spectrum, thus enhancing screen clarity and color detail.

The app can be used in Google Maps as well to set locations in order to adapt settings to sunrise and sunset times and it can make the phone or tablet vibrate for haptic feedback in the case of some UI components.

For some users the app may not work as it still is a work in progress and it does require KitKat devices to be rooted. It is said by the developers to be available for KitKat devices.