Sleek aluminum. Beautiful black bevels. We’ll be the first to admire the loveliness that emerges from one of those ingeniously crafted boxes sold by Apple. And we’ll also be the first to argue that, once you settle in with your new device, a little personalization is in order. After all, you don’t want your gear to look like every other Mac or iDevice out there. We live with these things the way we live with the paintings, photos, and other doodads that adorn our homes, so why shouldn’t we give our gear the same level of customization?
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.
Mac OS 10 has given Mac users a slick GUI full of fancy visual goodies, and with the release of Lion right around the corner, it's only going to get slicker. However, we must not forget that Apple's attention to detail hasn't just been limited to their most recent releases -- they've always been pioneers on the interface front. This gallery features Apple's most humble beginnings -- their most famous icons you're sure to remember with fondness, and a few current updates as well.
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.
I use a MacBook with an external monitor and keep the MacBook’s lid closed. When I want to go somewhere, I disconnect the MacBook from the display and stick it in my bag. But when I open the lid, the MacBook wakes up, and most of the time the icons that were on my Desktop are gone. The menubar and Dock are still around, just no icons. How do I bring them back? I’ve been restarting the MacBook every time, but that takes a while and isn’t so convenient.
Ah, another day, another to-the-point one-line email response from the desk of Steve Jobs. This time around, Apple's founder and CEO has rallied the full fury of his typing skills to protest against the evil-doers that would dare to protest the new hotness of iTunes 10's icon--you know, the one that just about everyone seems to hate.