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OS X Mountain Lion Galaxy Wallpaper

Feb 16, 2012 - 12 Comments

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

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

4 New iPad Wallpapers from iOS 5.1

Dec 16, 2011 - 7 Comments

We’re suckers for new wallpapers around here, and iOS 5.1 includes four new gorgeous background pictures sized at 1024×1024 for the iPad. Extracted from the iOS 5.1 beta releases, 9to5mac found and resized the images to fit the iPhone 640×960 display as well. Grab them in a bundle from Mediafire or via the 9to5 links … Read More

45+ Wallpapers from the National Geographic Photo Contest

Nov 13, 2011 - 9 Comments

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

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

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

6 Beautiful Aurora Wallpapers

Oct 20, 2011 - 4 Comments

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

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

Pixel Version of Andromeda Galaxy Wallpaper from OS X Lion

Aug 30, 2011 - 10 Comments

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

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

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

Linen Wallpaper from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Mission Control

Jun 10, 2011 - 12 Comments

Another day, another nice wallpaper from Mac OS X Lion. This one comes from the background of the Mission Control app in the latest Lion Developer Preview 4, it’s not quite as flashy as the galaxy wallpaper but it’s a nice subtle grey shaded linen pattern and it’s a lot more subdued than some of … Read More

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