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Change the Notification Center Background Pattern in Mac OS X

May 2, 2013 - 1 Comment
Notification Center wallpaper background before and after being replaced in OS X

Tired of seeing that linen wallpaper in the background of Notification Center of OS X? You can change that linen pattern to something else, giving a nice customized appearance to the Notifications panel when you’re checking alerts on the Mac. There are actually two ways to swap out the Notifications background, the harder manual way … Read More

20 Amazing 2048×2048 Wallpapers Perfect for the iPad Retina Display

Apr 13, 2013 - 8 Comments
20 Awesome high resolution iPad wallpapers

It’s been a while since we’ve done an iPad specific wallpaper roundup, so we took the time to gather a collection of 20 absolutely gorgeous high resolution retina wallpapers for the iPad, sized at 2048×2048. You’ll find a mixture of amazing scenery, abstractions, and textures that are so good you can almost feel them. Click … Read More

Customize the Command Line by Adding Emoji Icons to the Bash Prompt

Apr 8, 2013 - 8 Comments
Add Emoji icons to the Terminal prompt

A very unique and amusing way to customize the bash prompt appearance is to add one of OS X’s Emoji icons to transform the appearance of the prompt itself. This isn’t going to be the most practical tweak in the world on it’s own, but it is entertaining and because it’s using traditional methods of … Read More

9 Snazzy Wallpapers to Decorate Your Desktop Backgrounds

Mar 15, 2013 - 2 Comments
Black Hole

Getting bored with your desktop wallpapers lately? We’ve got a nice batch of 9 snazzy high-res wallpapers for whatever device you’re looking to decorate, whether it’s a Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, you’re sure to find something nice here. There’s no particular theme this time around, it’s just a collection of nice pictures acquired from a … Read More

Automatically Stream Photos from iPhone to a Mac Screen Saver with Photo Stream

Feb 20, 2013 - 1 Comment
Stream photos from iPhone to a Mac screen saver automatically

The latest versions of iPhoto (11+) and OS X (Mountain Lion+) support Photo Stream screen savers, this means you can have your Mac display a screen saver show that automatically updates the stream of photos based on pictures that are taken on the go with an iPhone, without ever having to manually copy pictures over … Read More

12 Stunning High-Resolution Wallpapers

Feb 15, 2013 - 2 Comments
Milky way over Quiver trees

Getting bored with the current crop of wallpapers scattered across the backgrounds of your various Macs, PC’s and iOS devices? You’re in the right place. We’ve gathered a great collection of ultra-high resolution stunning images from NASA, Hubble, and National Geographic that encompass some crazy pictures from space to equally surreal photos on our own … Read More

Add an iOS Inspired Multitasking Bar to Mac OS X with TaskBoard

Feb 10, 2013 - 33 Comments
Taskboard in Mac OS X

The mobile world of iOS and desktop world of OS X continue to converge, but some features remain absent or different in either OS. One such example is how multitasking and running multiple applications is handled, which is managed quite simply in the multitasking bar of iOS. On the OS X side of things, the … Read More

Add Weather & Other Dashboard Widgets to the Desktop in Mac OS X

Jan 18, 2013 - 8 Comments
Turn off Dashboard as a space

A fun way to customize the Mac desktop is to add floating widgets for things like weather, ski conditions, stocks, and time. These widgets are actually from Dashboard, a largely forgotten feature of OS X that can be made useful again by bringing them more to the forefront of your desktop experience. This is different … Read More

6 Amazing High-Resolution Nebula Wallpapers from NASA

Jan 13, 2013 - 4 Comments
NGC 602

Like many of you, I’m a sucker for fancy new wallpapers of neat looking stuff, and if there’s one place that routinely cranks out some of the most mind-blowing amazing imagery that is perfect for wallpapers, it’s NASA. This little mini-collection is a handful of freakishly gorgeous pictures of various nebulas around the universe, and … Read More

A Nice & Simple Binary Clock Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Dec 29, 2012 - 23 Comments
Binary clock screen saver

Minimally styled clock screen savers are fairly popular and we’ve shared a variety of them here before, but it’s hard to get more minimal than a binary clock. The aptly named BinaryClock is just that, a free and simple binary clock screen saver for OS X that has some nice color effects that change with … Read More

5 Incredible Wallpapers of Earth at Night from a NASA Satellite

Dec 11, 2012 - 2 Comments
NASA image of USA at night

Wallpaper time! But first, some backstory: NASA and NOAA joined up last year to launch the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, and other than delivering tons of interesting scientific details of the Earth’s atmosphere and surface, that satellite has provided some incredible imagery of our little blue dot at night. That aforementioned imagery makes for … Read More

13 Amazing Wallpapers from the National Geographic 2012 Photo Contest

Dec 4, 2012 - 6 Comments
under a glacier wallpaper

Everyone loves good wallpapers, and it’s hard to beat the incredible selections that National Geographic puts up once a year through their photo contests. This year is no different, and there are quite literally tons of freakishly beautiful wallpapers available to download in sizes fit for the desktop, iPad, and iPhone. We’ve provided a small … Read More

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