iOS 8 isn't too far away, but, in the meantime, if you're still unsatisfied with the appearance of iOS 7, you can take advantage of some settings to adjust how your iOS device looks. Some options, such as Reduce Motion, speed up your phone by disabling animations. Others, such as Button Shapes and Bold Text, arguably make iOS 7 more readable. Make these changes by going to Settings > General > Accessibility.
If you've ever wanted a clear idea of how opposed Apple is to the idea of customizable interfaces, consider the case of poor Themer, which was pulled from Google Play earlier this month following a copyright claim from Apple. The offender? According to TechCrunch, it's a little Android skin called Seven that mimicked the look of Apple's latest mobile operating system for devotees of Cupertino's mobile arch rival.
Sometimes, the Dock seems like the most static item on your Desktop. But, you can input a few Terminal commands to give it a little more function, rather than just leaving it to stare at you from the bottom of the screen. Read on to find out how.
We all try to keep our desktops clean and organized, but sometimes it's just hard to cut down on the clutter. If you're the type that has 10 folders you need to access on a daily basis and loads to do, these organizational desktops might just come in handy. They feature plenty of grids, circles, shelves, and pin-boards to keep all your loose icons neatly categorized and in place. Now, we aren't suggesting that you have 50 wild icons on your desk, but for those of you that have more than two these wallpapers will give them a home.
You can easily utilize apps like TinkerTool and MacPilot to customize your Dock, or you can be a real superstar and use a couple of Terminal tricks. There are a ton of Dock tricks you can do, but here are four that are practical and easy to do. Follow along to learn how to pin your dock to one size, get super enlarged icons, turn your 3D Dock into a 2D Dock and disable Dashboard -- once a for all!
In the past couple weeks we've covered desktop customization, iPad customization, and even put together an icon gallery. This week we've got some eye candy for the one device that's always with you--your iPhone. These beautiful iPhone wallpapers represent some of the best out there and are fully optimized for the iPhone 4, retina resolution and all.
These icon sets by some of the most respected graphic designers in the Mac community will add some flare to your Dock and a little fun to your Finder. The sets range from classic and cool, to cute and silly. We're certain you'll find some you like!
The easiest way to apply these icons is with the nifty app, CandyBar. It's $30 and lets you fully customize your Mac's icons. Or, you could always download the icons and change them each individually.
Last week we brought you a gallery of 20 beautiful Mac OS desktops, but the customization doesn't stop there. This week we bring you 20 beautifully customized iPad homescreens. iOS customization is a little more challenging than OS X customization, particularly on the iPad, but with a little time and perseverence, these themers achieve beautiful results. Hopefully their work will inspire you to give iPad theming a try, too.
Mac OS X is a beautiful operating system with a nearly flawless UI, we won't deny that. But, for people with an eye for detail, it gets even better. Here's a gallery of 20 beautifully customized desktops that take your average finder, dock, icons, and more to a whole new level. Maybe they'll even inspire you to get your desktop spring-cleaning on.