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How to Set a Screen Saver to Run at the Login Window of Mac OS X

Mar 7, 2014 - 8 Comments
Set a login window screen saver in Mac OS X

The Macs default boot login screen is fairly boring by default, and though it can be spruced up with custom wallpaper, another option is to set a screen saver to run at the login window of OS X. This requires using a defaults command string entered at the command line, which then makes the screen … Read More

Get Confused with Android Kit Kat & Galaxy S5 Wallpapers for the iPhone

Mar 7, 2014 - 1 Comment
All KitKat wallpapers

Most smartphone owners are pretty set on their preference towards the iPhone or Android, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cross-pollinate a bit… at least with your device wallpaper. With the general bright-color trend, many of the Android wallpapers look absolutely fantastic on the iPhone and iPad too, and some of the KitKat wallpapers are … Read More

8 Colorfully Abstract Parallax Wallpapers Sized for the iPhone

Feb 15, 2014 - 1 Comment
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Simple or abstract wallpapers tend to work best with iOS 7′s bright color scheme and generally flat appearance, and this pack of eight colorful abstractions sent to us by a reader are no exception. The images are sized generously at 900×1400, meaning they’ll easily accommodate for the motion parallax wallpaper effect on the iPhone 5/5S/5C … Read More

6 Beautiful Bokeh City Light Wallpapers

Feb 9, 2014 - 3 Comments
tokyo-bokeh

Bokeh is a photography effect that uses intentional blurring of pictures for a pleasant abstract appearance. The resulting unfocused images often wind up making fantastic wallpapers for your desktop and device backgrounds, and that’s what we’re focusing on here with six gorgeously abstract bokeh images of various city lights and elements.

Give Your Mac a Black Menu Bar in OS X Mavericks with ObsidianMenuBar

Jan 28, 2014 - 12 Comments
Black menu bar in OS X Mavericks

The menu bar of OS X has two default color choices, simple grey, or translucent, which varies a bit based upon the wallpaper used. Neither of these looks are really anything to write home about. That’s why the third party mod ObsidianMenuBar is a nice alternative, it gives your Mac a black menu bar. It’s … Read More

20 Excellent Apple Logo Wallpapers

Jan 26, 2014 - 12 Comments
aluminum-apple-logo-wallpaper

Looking for some new wallpaper to decorate your Mac desktop, or the home screen of an iPad or iPhone with? How about some that are themed with the Apple logo, or maybe even the 30th Mac Anniversary logo from this past week? That’s what this wallpaper roundup is focused on. We’ve got 16 20 of … Read More

Customize the Mac Menu Bar Clock Appearance in OS X with Emoji

Jan 24, 2014 - 4 Comments
Custom Mac Menu Bar clock with Emoji

The Mac menu bar clock isn’t particularly fancy nor is it meant to be, but if you’re a tinkerer and like to customize things, you might find some enjoyment in adding some time-changing emoji characters to the clock as an addition to the standard AM / PM indicators that show up alongside the time. It’s … Read More

Get a Space Vortex Screen Saver from Time Machine Animation in Mac OS X

Jan 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
Green vortex Time Machine screen saver

Do you remember the original Time Machine backup animation of the slowly spinning green galaxy vortex? Triggered when a user entered Time Machine for backups, backup file management, or restoring files, the original animation was a snazzy space rendering that sort of looked like entering into a spinning black hole, shooting out stars and space … Read More

Get a Gorgeous iOS 7 Lock Screen Inspired Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Jan 14, 2014 - 16 Comments
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Though some of iOS 7′s appearance has become a matter of controversy, the one portion of the iOS facelift that is practically universally adored is the new, simplified, image-focused lock screen, which displays nothing but a clock and the date in minimally thin text overlaid against the devices wallpaper. It’s beautiful, and now thanks to … Read More

6 Abstract Wallpapers to Make Your Backgrounds Beautiful

Dec 15, 2013 - 1 Comment
6 Beautiful Abstract Wallpapers

It has been a little while since we have done a wallpaper roundup, but for those who are bored with their existing device backgrounds we’ve got six beautiful high resolution choices to pick from to spruce things up. They’re all following a loosely abstract focused theme, which makes them particularly good for iOS 7 devices, … Read More

Re-Theme OS X with Flat White Windows & Retro Mac Pinstripes

Nov 20, 2013 - 14 Comments
White theme in Mac OS X

The general appearance of Mac OS X has remained mostly the same for several major OS X releases now, but earlier versions of the operating system had a brighter whiter look for window frames and panels, with some pin striping thrown in there. If you’re tired of the newer darker modern theme that exists throughout … Read More

Get a Transparent Dock in OS X Mavericks by Disabling the Frost Effect

Nov 15, 2013 - 28 Comments
Transparent Dock in OS X

The Dock received a visual overhaul in OS X Mavericks which defaults to removing a minor transparency effect. It’s a subtle change that many users won’t even notice, but the difference is that now the content of windows, images, and items moved below/behind the Dock are no longer visible through what looks like a frosty … Read More

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