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3 Awesome Space Wallpapers

Oct 27, 2012 - 7 Comments
3 Space Wallpapers from Nostalgia for the Light

Everyone loves good looking wallpapers, and here are a few great space wallpapers being posted by request of our readers after seeing one shown in a recent tip screenshot. The images are originally from the press page of a very interesting documentary on Chile’s Atacama Desert titled Nostalgia for the Light, they aren’t intended to … Read More

Transparent iPhone 5 Wallpaper Gives You X-Ray Vision to See Internals

Sep 26, 2012 - 3 Comments
Transparent iPhone 5 wallpaper

Have you ever wished you had x-ray vision so you could peer right through the enclosure of your iPhone 5 to see the fancy hardware insides? Now you can pretend you’re Superman with the help of a snazzy transparent wallpaper pack from iFixIt, which shows you precisely what the internals of an iPhone 5 look … Read More

Add More Wallpapers to the OS X Desktop Preference Panel with a Drag & Drop

Sep 8, 2012 - 5 Comments
Drag and drop folders into the Desktop preferences to add more wallpaper choices

Want to add more wallpapers to the Desktops preference panel in Mac OS X? It’s as easy as drag and drop. All you need to do is: Open System Preferences and click on “Desktops & Screen Saver” Select any folder(s) in the OS X Finder Drag the folder(s) into the Desktop preference panel to add … Read More

43 Amazingly Gorgeous Secret Wallpapers Hidden in OS X Mountain Lion

Sep 7, 2012 - 42 Comments
Over 40 amazingly beautiful secret wallpapers hidden in OS X

Did you know OS X Mountain Lion includes 44 ridiculously beautiful high resolution wallpapers? They’re hidden inside the four equally attractive new screen savers and feature some truly stunning scenery from National Geographic, the Hubble Space telescope, and some amazing photographers. Each image is a whopping 3200×2000 resolution, here’s how to access these on your … Read More

Bring Retro Macintosh Sound Effects to OS X

Aug 23, 2012 - 7 Comments
Get Classic Macintosh System Sounds in OS X

If you’ve been using the Macintosh platform long enough you’ll undoubtedly have fond memories of the classic Mac OS system sounds like Quack, Wild Eep, moof, Boing, Droplet, Monkey, Laugh, and Logjam. Those sound effects from the wee old days of System 6, System 7, and System 8, echoed throughout many school computer labs throughout … Read More

4 Beautiful New Screen Savers and 14 Ways to Show Them Off in OS X Mountain Lion

Aug 16, 2012 - 13 Comments
New screen savers in OS X Mountain Lion

Bored with your Mac screen savers? Don’t forget to check out the four beautiful new screensaver additions to OS X Mountain Lion, or the 14 new ways to display them. If you haven’t seen them yet: Open System Preferences from the  Apple menu and click on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” panel Find them … Read More

Show a “Now Playing” Song Notification from iTunes in OS X Notification Center

Aug 13, 2012 - 17 Comments
Show a "Now Playing" song alert from iTunes in Notification Center

Previous versions of Mac OS X allowed you to see a “Now Playing” notification pop up over the iTunes Dock icon, the alert showed the song and artist name anytime a track switched and is a really popular tweak. It turns out that hidden feature is missing from OS X Mountain Lion, but with the … Read More

Make Custom High-Resolution Wallpapers Using Instagram Photos with InstaWP

Jul 20, 2012 - Leave a Comment
Instagram wallpaper

InstaWP is a new free service that lets you create high resolution wallpaper collages compiled from Instagram photos. You don’t even need to have an Instagram account to use the service, just feed the InstaWP panel a username, category, or tag, set a few parameters, and it will automatically generate a wallpaper consisting of the … Read More

Remove Leather Appearance from Address Book & iCal Easily with Lion Tweaks

Jul 16, 2012 - 9 Comments
Remove the leather from iCal and Address Book

There’s a strong love and hate relationship with the leather UI skeuomorphism that has adorned many OS X and iOS apps as of late, and if you’re in the “hate” crowd then you’ll probably be pleased to discover that a free tool called Lion Tweaks makes removing the leather appearance from the interfaces of Address … Read More

Change Finder Windows View Style from the Command Line in Mac OS X

Jul 4, 2012 - 5 Comments
Finder window list view options

Unless it’s been disabled, any Finder window in Mac OS X has the View option buttons in the windows toolbar. From left to right you can select icon view, list, columns, and coverflow. You may have noticed the window view style doesn’t always persist across Finder windows though, even if you selected “Always Open With … Read More

Theme Mac OS X with an Ultra-Minimalist & Clean Silver Appearance

Jul 3, 2012 - 7 Comments
Custom grayscale Mac OS X appearance

Mac OS X doesn’t really have “themes” in the traditional sense, but you can create themes of sorts yourself by applying a few system tweaks. We’ve shown you how to do this before with a retro-inspired Classic Mac OS appearance and making OS X look like iOS, and now we’ll show you how to bring … Read More

9 Fantastic High-Resolution Wallpapers for the Retina MacBook Pro

Jun 29, 2012 - 5 Comments
Mountains of France wallpaper

Looking for some beautiful ultra-high resolution wallpapers to dress up your snazzy new MacBook Pro’s retina display? You’re in the right place, here are nine great images that come in at least 2880×1800 resolution, perfect for the humungous pixel density of the retina Mac. Of course, being such a high resolution means these wallpapers will … Read More

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