Tag Archive: Background


Change OS X’s Notification Center Background [Video How-To]

With the debut of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple brought over Notification Center from iOS. Unfortunately, they’ve still chosen to go with the now familiar dark grey linen background. Looking to change it? Well, you’re in luck, because in this video, I’ll show you how to do just that.

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Switch Between Background Effects In Launchpad [OS X Tips]

OS X Lion’s new Launchpad feature isn’t exactly known for its customizability. The whole point is to give Mac noobs more familiar with iOS than OS X a way to effortlessly interact with their Mac, with little drama or tweaking. One of the few things in Launchpad you can tweak, however, is the way your desktop background is displayed on it. By default, Launchpad defaults to blurring it,  [Read More…]

Make an Active Console Log the Background Wallpaper of iPad or iPhone

WallpaperLog for iOS A new free app will soon be available on the Cydia store that puts an active Console log as the background wallpaper of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, giving you an overview of all low level events going on with iOS on the device. WallpaperLog will be a free download on Cydia. Of course, to use and access the Cydia store you will need to have a  [Read More…]

Turn A Photo Of Your Underpants (Or Anything Else) Into Siri’s Background Image [Jailbreak]

Sick of the boring old gray linen background on your Siri? If you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone 4S, why not try the new Custom Siri Background Cydia tweak, which allows you to apply a picture from your Camera Roll as Siri’s background wallpaper.   As you can see, it works a treat. Above, a picture of my seasonal boxer shorts design serves Siri well as  [Read More…]

[Review] Custom Siri Background – Change Siri’s Background!

Have you ever wanted to change the background of Siri? Siri has that dreaded and despised generic Apple background that we see in Notification Center, folders, and a few other places. Have you ever wanted to change it to something different so that every place on your iDevice wasn’t exactly the same? Now you can; thanks to a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Custom Siri Background by iOS developer Ori Kadosh. Using it is simple too. If you  [Read More…]

[Review] Disable the Lock Screen Notifications Background With NoLockNotificationsBG

Does that transparent shade of black just annoy you? Now you can do away with it. If you’re the kind of person that lets notificatins stack up on your lock screen and you have a really nice wallpaper, then you might get annoyed by the black shade that backgrounds every notification on your lock screen with iOS 5. This tweak isn’t for the average iOS user, it’s more for the O.C.D. kind of iOS user  [Read More…]

[Review] Change the Background Image of Notification Center

Now you can easily change the background of your Notification Center. There have been numerous attempts to make the Notification Center customizable. Whether it be by themes or by SSH, neither situation was pleasant to deal with. Today, a new jailbreak tweak called Custom NC Background has found itself onto the Cydia store. It’s by the same iOS developer that brought us Applocker; Ori Kadosh. Before you say that you could always do this in the past, read  [Read More…]

Move Background Windows While Keeping Them Out of the Foreground in Mac OS X

Move background windows in Mac OS X Want to shuffle around some windows in the background without bringing them into the foreground? Hold down the Command key, and then click on a windows titlebar, the window can now be moved and dragged around in the background without bringing it to the foreground. This should work in all versions of Mac OS X. This is a great little trick to clear the  [Read More…]

Replace Gray Linen With A Colorful Blurred Background In iOS 5 [Jailbreak]

Every couple of years, Apple gets a new design fetish in their UIs: brushed aluminum, for example, or that god awful faux leather look Cupertino’s rocking for iCal and Address Book. Less objectionable than most of Apple’s UI fetishes is the gray linen background we’ve been seeing creep through iOS and Lion over the last year or so, but if you’re sick of drab gray,  [Read More…]

Background Music from the iPhone 4S Commercial

Apple has been airing several iPhone 4S commercials, a few focus on Siri, while others center on iCloud or the new camera. Each ad shares the same background music, and what’s the tunes name? The song is Orchestral – “Goldengrove v2? by Keith Kenniff, an American composer. The song is instrumental, contrasting the poppy sound of the song played in the new iPod touch ad or The Beatles classic heard in the recent “Cover” commercial. Somewhat strangely, Orchestral – “Goldengrove  [Read More…]