Tag Archive: Filter


Here’s why OnePlus is temporarily disabling the color filter lens in India

The OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera is disabled out of the box in India, but it will be usable via a future OTA update.

What you need to know The OnePlus 8 Pro is launching with the color filter camera disabled out of the box in India. The move comes after it was found that the 5MP lens can see through thin layers of plastic and clothing. OnePlus is working on an OTA to fix the  [Read More…]

OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera will soon be temporarily disabled

The company will tweak how the sensor works before re-enabling it.

What you need to know OnePlus will disable the OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera with an upcoming update. It was recently discovered that the color filter camera is capable of seeing through plastic and certain types of cloth. OnePlus says the camera will be re-enabled in the future after it fixes the “x-ray” problem.

Earlier this month, a few OnePlus 8 Pro users on Reddit  [Read More…]

What is a color filter camera and how does it work on the OnePlus 8 Pro?

If you want your pictures to have that Instagram filter look, then you’ll love the color filter lens on the OnePlus 8 Pro.

A lot of people like to add a photo filter effect to some of the pictures they take with their phones. Whether you want a softened look or a sepia wash, there is a multitude of apps that will add the effect, and chances are your camera and gallery app will do it, too.

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YouTube now lets you filter your subscriptions for easier content discovery

First on iOS, then Android later.

What you need to know Google will add filters to its YouTube app, letting users now tab between select categories on its subscription page. These new filters are coming to iOS first, and then Android soon after. Google first introduced content filters on the homepage.

If you’re anything like me, your YouTube subscription tab is chockfull of half-watched videos sandwiched between a torrent of new content pushed by YouTubers. It can  [Read More…]

Do I need a blue light filter for my Kindle Paperwhite?

Best answer: Yes. The Amazon Paperwhite is one of the least intrusive blue-light e-readers available on the market. However, it does still use one for back-lighting and can cause irritation and disrupt your sleep cycle. A simple stick-on filter or pair of specialty glasses can help put your eyes at ease.

Stick-on solution: Dadanism screen protector ($ 11 at Amazon) Stylish eye-care: Magic Jing glasses ($ 20 at Amazon) Do I need a blue light filter for  [Read More…]

Can the Echo Dot Kids Edition filter explicit songs?

Best answer: Yes, all Amazon Alex-enabled devices have an option to block explicit songs, and that setting is on by default on the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. Not all music services compatible with Amazon Alexa work with the explicit filter, but Amazon Music and Spotify do.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70)

Automatically blocking crude ditties

There’s a lot of music out there in the world, and some of it is not safe  [Read More…]

You can now filter movies by location, showtimes, and more in Google Search

There’s also an updated user interface.

Although there are plenty of apps dedicated for finding movie showtimes and purchasing tickets, I still often turn to Google Search for my movie-searching needs. Google Search has been doing a solid job at presenting movie info for some time now, but a new update is bringing a fresh look and handy features.

Next time you search “movies” or “showtimes” on the Google app on your phone, you’ll see a new  [Read More…]

How to use the blue light filter on the Galaxy S8

In lieu of turning off our screens altogether, we’re focusing on limiting blue light.

There’s a big trend in consumer electronics relating to reducing the amount of blue light we’re exposed to at night, and Samsung does its part on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with its “blue light filter.” The feature tints the screen to a reddish glow in an attempt to help you transition to sleeping at night, and it offers a few settings so  [Read More…]

Latest ZTE Axon 7 update brings a blue light filter, support for 256GB microSD cards

ZTE continues to improve the Axon 7’s functionality.

ZTE is rolling out an update to the Axon 7 that introduces several new features. Build B25 offers a Night Mode setting that acts as a blue light filter to prevent eye strain while viewing the screen at night. The latest build also includes fixes for Wi-Fi calling, as well as performance improvements, stability fixes, and support for 256GB microSD cards.

Here’s the official changelog:

Enables “Night Mode”  [Read More…]

Try a blue light filter on your phone or tablet, your eyes will thank you

You might pass over this feature if you have it, but your eyes would appreciate you trying it.

Some tablets and phones come with a feature built in called a blue light shield, or filter. I have one in right now for review from Acer with just that. And it’s absolutely magnificent.

It’s something I’ve never even thought about before, despite having heard all the warnings about how blue light can cause some pretty bad eye  [Read More…]