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OS X Mountain Lion Galaxy Wallpaper

Feb 16, 2012 - 12 Comments
OS X Mountain Lion Galaxy Wallpaper

Apple has a knack for picking gorgeous desktop wallpapers, and the all new OS X Mountain Lion is no exception. As you’ve undoubtedly seen in the developer preview information and screen shots, the new default wallpaper is another beautiful space themed image of a swirling blue galaxy (maybe a white dwarf, actually), a bit more … Read More

See the Inside of iMac, iPad, and iPhone with These X-Ray Wallpapers

Jan 8, 2012 - 12 Comments
X-Ray iMac wallpaper

Recently we posted a Mac museum collection that featured an iMac using wallpaper that made it appear like you could see right through to the logic board. It turns out these images are from iFixIt, the company that likes to tear down Apple hardware. In the process of documenting their teardowns, iFixIt also has taken … Read More

45+ Wallpapers from the National Geographic Photo Contest

Nov 13, 2011 - 9 Comments
Nature wallpapers

The entries into the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest make for some spectacular wallpapers, one of which was shown in a recent tip screenshot and requested. You can find them split between TheAtlantic and National Geographic: NationalGeographic: National Geographic Contest Entries Wallpapers TheAtlantic: National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 Most of the wallpapers are best on … Read More

6 Colorful Aurora Wallpapers

Nov 8, 2011 - 1 Comment
Colorful Aurora Wallpapers

Looking for a few more gorgeous wallpapers for your desktop? This pack of colorful aurora themed images should do the trick, with two variations of each image, one with a Windows 7ish aurora stripey look and the other a blurred faint aurora more reminiscent of OS X. They all look great, and with the 2560×1600 … Read More

Night Sky Starfield Wallpaper

Oct 30, 2011 - 7 Comments
Blue Sky Star Field wallpaper

Here’s another nice background picture, by request, it’s the blue sky star field wallpaper that was shown in a recent screenshot of Mission Control. This one isn’t part of a pack, but it does include the base PSD file so you can make your own variations of the blue night sky if you are up … Read More

How to Tile Desktop Background Wallpaper in Mac OS X Lion

Oct 26, 2011 - 8 Comments
set a background image to tile in Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X Lion changed the way desktop background pictures are handled. In short, if the image is fit to or larger than your Macs screen resolution, it won’t tile. Likewise, the default OS X Lion wallpapers don’t have the option to tile or change how they are orientated on your display. The easiest solution … Read More

6 Beautiful Aurora Wallpapers

Oct 20, 2011 - 4 Comments
Where to find a DeviantArt download link

By request, here is a great 6 wallpaper pack of original variations on the classic OS X Aurora style wallpaper, each image is 2560×1600 and looks great on any Mac (or iPad). This pack was sent in to us but we can’t track down the source again, so thanks to whoever that was. Download them … Read More

Get the Grey Linen Wallpaper Tiles Found in Mac OS X & iOS

Oct 15, 2011 - 23 Comments
Mac OS X Lion's grey linen wallpaper tile

The lightly shaded large linen wallpaper from the OS X Lion developer previews didn’t end up being the final shipping version, instead a linen repeating pattern and tile came with the final release of OS X Lion and is still around in Mountain Lion and beyond. This linen tile appears everywhere in new versions of … Read More

Remembering Steve Jobs: Wallpaper Tribute

Oct 6, 2011 - 16 Comments
Steve Jobs silhouette within the Apple logo

This is a rather simple but beautiful tribute to Steve Jobs in wallpaper form. The image is of the Apple logo with silhouetted profile of Steve Jobs forming the bite. Full size wallpaper here (2560×1600) or click the image above.

Pixel Version of Andromeda Galaxy Wallpaper from OS X Lion

Aug 30, 2011 - 10 Comments
Pixel Andromeda Galaxy

The default OS X Lion galaxy wallpaper is gorgeous, but there’s something fun about this pixelated version of it that makes it a joy on a desktop too. Click the image above or the link below for a full sized version of the background. Click here to download the full version (2560×1600) There’s a similar … Read More

iCloud Beta Wallpaper

Aug 2, 2011 - 11 Comments
iCloud wallpaper screenshot

Want the iCloud.com beta background image as your desktop wallpaper? I did too, so I grabbed the background image file from iCloud’s springboard, tiled it, and put a similar shadow on it with Photoshop. The result is this 2000×1080 PNG file, ready to be set as your desktop background Click here or the image above … Read More

Linen & Apple Logo Wallpaper from the Mac OS X Lion Login Screen

Jun 22, 2011 - 9 Comments
Linen wallpaper with Apple logo

The latest developer preview of Mac OS X Lion includes a nice looking new login screen that features an Apple logo placed over the ubiquitous Lion linen. If just plain linen wasn’t enough for you, now you can have the Apple logo version as your wallpaper too. Click the image above or here for the … Read More

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