Instagram has made our life easier with the coolest features. You can instantly modify your pictures and videos with a variety of special effects available within the app. Surprisingly, people prefer stories over normal posts to share their pictures. Mostly because of the artistic options available. Don’t we all like creating anaesthetic to make our profile stand out?
However, artistic would be an understatement if you haven’t tried these hacks before. Mentioned below are some features in Instagram you’d wish you knew sooner:
Creating Rainbow Text
Sometimes, you need extra colours in your life. Well, Instagram Story offers a way to add colourful hues to your regular font. The step is slightly tricky for starters. But you can master it with a bit of practice.
Firstly, type your regular text. Then tap on the “font colour” icon as usual. Proceed by long pressing the colour of your choice. Within seconds, you will find a colour gradient through which you can choose any shade. Now, use your left thumb to hover the cursor around your text, while the gradient is active. Continue doing this till you notice an ombré effect appearing.
Turning Live Photos into Boomerangs
Stories have a hidden feature wherein the boomerang effect can be added to a live photo. Interestingly, this feature is accessible only for live photos clicked within 24 hours.
All you must do is select a live photo from the camera roll. Once selected, press on the screen for a few seconds until the word “boomerang” pops up. Voila, your picture comes to life!
A scratch card effect?
You probably know how a scratch card works. Let’s say you’ve some upcoming news to share. But you don’t want to let the surprise slip.
Firstly, you must create a solid colour effect. This can be achieved through the colour tool on the top right corner. Select a colour of your choice and tap on the screen. Keep pressing for seconds till a solid colour fills the entire screen. A regular marker icon can be used to create this effect. Furthermore, tap on the eraser icon on the upper right-hand corner and use it for the areas you wish to reveal. There you have it! A creative way to share surprises.
Drop Shadow Text Effect
Give the text on your stories a vintage effect. Now play with two different texts. Write the same thing but apply different colours. Next thing to do is placing the one text over the other. Although, be careful with the placing to create a shadow effect.
Add more than one question responses in your story
Till now, you were aware of answering just one question sticker per story. If you’re lazy about answering subsequent question one post at a time, then this hack is for you. All your effort requires screenshotting. Just answer a response, take a screenshot and discard the story. Now use the same screenshot to answer a different question as background and take another screenshot. Keep doing this a long as you want. Finally, post the picture with maximum responses.
Add cute characters to your Bio
You must’ve stumbled upon Instagram Bios with cute little hearts and flowers. Well, the secret lies in your regular MS Word Document. All you’ve got to do is type your bio. Choose advanced symbols in the Insert Tab. When you’re done, copy the result and paste it in the “Edit Bio” section in Instagram Settings. You can also use the link below to add funky font styles for fun.
https://lingojam.com/FontChanger – a creative way to change your font style.
Hide Tagged Photos Of Yourself
Maybe one of your friends tagged you in an embarrassing photo. If that photo bothers you, try to hide it by using these simple steps. Click on the “Photos Of You” icon. Select an unwanted picture and tap on “options icon” on the top right corner. Choose photo options and select “Hide From My Profile”. You can also use the archive option for the same.
You can also mute unwanted stories and posts without unfollowing the person. Just tap on to the profile name and click on the “…” icon on the top right.
Download Instagram videos online for free
Now you don’t have to worry about downloading special apps from play store for downloading Instagram videos. These online sites are at your service for free. Simply bookmark these links for future references.
https://insta-downloader.net/instagram-video – downloading IG video was never easier.
https://thumbtube.com/igtv-downloader – for viewing or downloading IGTV videos.
So, try these cool hacks for fun and engage your social media audiences.
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iPhone SE: All That You Need To Know
THE NEW APPLE: iPhone SE
Apple unveiled the all-new iPhone SE on its website on 15 April 2020. There’s more than just speculation and excitement about the new product. Needless to say, this new iPhone has left the IOS lovers atwitter.
While there are loads of articles about the technical aspects of the new iPhone, here are a few things that you need to know in the simplest terms.
A-13 Bionic chip, 3 GB RAM
It has the same chip as that of the amazing iPhone 11 Pro. This allows you to easily switch between apps and makes your experience far smooth and engaging.
Glass and Aluminium Body
iPhone SE comes in glass and aluminium body as opposed to all the models of the iPhone launched iPhone 8 onwards.
4.7-inch Retina HD Display
Like the previous SE, this new model to packs the brilliance of the newer models into the old compact versions. The Retina HD display means clearer vision and clearer memories.
iPhone SE is available in three colour- Black, White and Red(known as Product Red).
Camera- 12 mp/ f 1.8 mm; 7 mp/ f 2.2 mm
Click amazing group pictures and selfies with the all-time amazing camera. Portrait mode that was usually a part of the more expensive versions has found its way to iPhone SE. With six lightening effects and special depth effects, your pictures will be better than ever.
The coveted home button with the fingerprint sensor makes its return with iPhone SE.
Dust, Splash, Spatter Resistant
The iPhone is water-resistant upto 1m depth for 30 mins. It is also splash resistant and dust resistant.
The iPhone is already known for its amazing sound quality. The presence of stereo-speakers makes the audio experience even better.
iPhone SE supports dual sims. It is compatible with GSM, CDMA, LTE and all other variants.
It can be charged on a wireless charger or the wired adapter. It claims to have a ceaselessly stream a video for 13 hours if the phone is fully charged. Also, the charging goes from 0 to 50 percent in less than 30 mins.
Price and Variants
The iPhone is available in three colours and features options with storage spaces of 64, 128 and 256 gb. With a starting price of ₹42,500, iPhone SE has made more fans than was expected of it.
With the brilliance of iPhone 11 Pro and the classic body of the older versions, iPhone SE is expected to be the perfect buy for all the iPhone lovers.
Image Credits: https://www.apple.com/
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PUBG To Roll Out Latest Update Very Soon
PUBG players worldwide are eagerly waiting for new changes in this action-packed game. As it is structured in a season-wise pattern, this will be it’s Season 9. Ever since rumours came out, the internet has been rife with guesses and the like. People are speculating that this ultimate battle royale game will launch the updates around September 13th.
More about Pubg version 0.14.5
This quite grand update is going to seriously rev up the PUBG experience in big ways. The way players have been transporting so far is going to change drastically. As each new update and season brings something great to this widely popular game, the expectations are set high already.
Fly with your squad in helicopters
A YouTuber who goes by Mr. Ghost Gaming has revealed a few big details. He did so using the Chinese version of the game. The game will now allow players to fly around in helicopters. Earlier, you may have noticed unused and unmoving choppers in the game. Now, these helicopters are more than just specks on the map.
Heavy weapons mode vs. Classic mode
A lot of people are saying that this exciting update will only be seen on the special heavy weapons mode. This mode is where all the high power weaponry is found. From the MGL and M79 grenade launchers to M3E1-A rocket launcher, it has some of the best. If that is true, will the Classic mode not have it? Many users online have suggested that the update can be added to the game in the form of an arcade mode as well.
Whatever the mode they choose in the end, there is no denying that the update itself is brilliant. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for days around September 13, then!
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Explained: The Technology Behind The Lion King
Simba and Nala stole our hearts more than twenty-five years ago with the iconic Lion King. What made the movie work then, and what made its remake that was released in July work – is the technology.
The minds that devise how to put to use all the relevant and available technology into use in a way that will best bring out all the emotions, facial expressions, feelings, and simply the whole personality of a small cub when paired with background music and voice-overs – they take the movie from just another release to one of the most awaited ones this year. Though overall, there have come to light quite a bit of mixed reviews regarding The Lion King, the common consensus has been that the graphics of the film are impeccable.
“A Virtual Lion King Production Process.”
The team behind The Lion King described the making of the film as a “virtual production process.”
Director Jon Favreau told journalists that they aimed to apply the technology used. They wanted live-action filmmaking to the virtual recreation of Serengeti they would develop.
A dedicated team went to Kenya in order to conduct extensive research on the features of the landscapes and wildlife there. A huge number of photographs were taken which would later help the graphics team. The effects team to reimagine that place accurately for a worldwide audience.
The director revealed that AI was used to feed the 3D model of the lion in various scenarios. For scenes like crying or being hungry which were then used in the film, in order to help the computer make a connection between intent and behaviour.
Huge effort and thought go into creating a film like this. Bringing together filmmaking tools and animation in order to create a whole new world.
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