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How to Change an Icon in Mac OS X

Jun 4, 2013 - 1 Comment
Change an Icon on the Mac

You can change the icon of just about any file, folder, volume, or application in Mac OS X. This is an easy way to customize the appearance of items in the file system, and it can be a fun way to add a customized look to the desktop and home folder on a Mac. It … Read More

How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X

May 21, 2013 - 7 Comments
Change the Dock Indicator Lights color in Mac OS X

The color indicators in the Mac OS X Dock provide an easy way to tell what apps are running just by glancing at the Dock. OS X basically provides you with two options for those indicators, which is to either show them or not, but because we like to customize things we’ll cover how to … Read More

9 Awesome Wave Wallpapers to Decorate Backgrounds Like an Apple Product Shot

May 8, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Tahiti wave wallpaper

Apple has long had a love affair with including incredible ocean and wave imagery into their product shots. They’ve been doing it for years, with some stunning wave and surf photography featured prominently on the screens of Macs, whether it’s from the old PowerBook days, to even right now on Apple.com with the iMac, Retina … Read More

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

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