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Add a Windows 8 user tile to your Windows 7 taskbar

Now that Windows 8 images have begun leaking out, it's only a matter of time until developers start releasing mods for Windows 7 which mimic upcoming features. Over at Into Windows, they've spotted one such mod already. In the earliest Windows 8 images, we saw Windows Live integration on the taskbar. In the far right corner, there's a user tile displayed. If you'd like to do the same on...

CyanogenMod-7 RC brings Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the masses

CyanogenMod-7 -- which brings Android 2.3 Gingerbread to more than two dozen supported devices -- now has a release candidate. If you've been waiting for the popular Android remaster to shed its beta tag before flashing the new version, now's your chance! CM7 is built on Android 2.3.2, so you're one update short of the NFC bits Google recently pushed -- but that's no big loss, since there's a...

Windows 7 Logon Reworked is a sexy welcome screen replacement

Just about everyone customizes his or her Windows desktop somehow, but most probably don't bother tinkering with the Welcome screen. After all, you really don't see it that often unless you're a stickler for security and always log off when you're AFK (which is a good habit to get into, really). If that's how you roll, take a look at Windows 7 Logon Reworked. It's available in three variations...

Motorola on Droid X self-destruct controversy: it won't brick your phone, just put it in recovery mode

Our sister site, Engadget, has done some laudable reporting on the Droid X "self-destruct" controversy I covered yesterday. The Droid X was rumored to brick itself if a user modified the bootloader, but Engadget asked Motorola about those rumors and found out they're only half-true. Yes, the eFuse chip in the Droid X will "protect users" by forcing the phone into recovery mode, but it won't brick...

Android modders beware: Droid X bricks itself if you try to modify it

Android fans love that their OS is much more freely modified than a relatively closed system like Apple's iOS, but the new Droid X is reportedly far from mod-friendly. Droid X has a self-destruct sequence built on a technology called eFuse, which disables the bootloader and bricks the phone if you try to tinker with it. The only way to get your Droid X working again after eFuse has been triggered...

Customize Task Manager colors with Task Manager Modder

You may not call Task Manager up all that often -- and if you do, you've probably grown accustomed to its green-on-black color scheme. If, on the other hand, you're a customizer of all things Windows, you might want to tweak those defaults to something which coordinates better with your overall desktop theme. Task Manager Modder is just the tool for the job. Launch it, adjust the sliders (or...

Play yourself at Rock, Paper, Scissors with an open source training glove

We've all been there... Those dark, dreary, lonely nights when you're up to date with your video games and you're out of books. You look at your last good friend, your ever-present ally that's seen you through thick and thin: your hand. Just one more time... I'll get a girlfriend soon, I promise... I'm talking, of course, about Rock-paper-scissors: the fairest of compromise, the inexorable...

How to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into an "iPad"

iPad fever seems to have gripped the iNation. If looking at your diminutive iPhone or iPod Touch is getting you down, and you wish you could be stroking a beautiful new iPad, maybe the mod described at Redmond Pie will tide you over. Modifying the iPhone operating system isn't possible unless you jailbreak your device, but once you do a huge number of possible modifications are available. For this...

Fresh install of XP, now what?

I had the mothership send me a Dell Latitude so I can finally quit angering Parallels on my Mac (which is down to about 2GB of HD space anyway), and it's about as clean an install as any "corporate" computer will get. For example, since our parent company is publicly traded, the rules insist AV software be included. I'm running GuardianEdge for disk encryption (so those Yahoos don't steal my...

Cubicle Flood Screen Saver

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for a fancy new screen saver. And if it's something that is totally unique, so much the better. Cubicle Flood certainly meets that criteria. In the Cubicle Flood screen saver, you get to see various views of what appears to be an empty office space through the office's security cameras. Over the course of eight or so hours the office starts to flood, until the...

Line Rider Updated - Today's Time Waster

When I originally posted about Flash game/drawing toy Line Rider, I had no idea that it was already well on its way to becoming a huge cult hit. If you check YouTube you'll find dozens of breathtaking runs in which the little sledder is sent around huge loops and over immense gaps, and, more often than not, subjected to intense--but entertaining for us--pain toward the end. In my original post I...

iconaholic.com - Today's Mod

One of the easiest and best ways to update a boring desktop is to swap out the ugly default icons for fancy updated ones. For anyone that enjoys making their desktop look as good as possible, they'll want to make iconaholic.com a regular stop. There you'll find beautiful icon updates for applications like µTorrent and Google Talk, amongst other more generic icon sets. What more is there to...

StudioTwentyEight - Today's Mod

It's been awhile since we've done a Daily Mod, so rather than point out one single modification for your desktop look, today we're pointing out a site dedicated to mods. StudioTwentyEight is a personal design site run by Francisco Javier Ocasio Gotay, who is better known on desktop design sites like deviantART, WinCustomize and GetSkinned as KoL. He's been running the site for four years, using it...

Jumpcut - multi-clip clipboard tool for OS X

Something that blew me away, back in the day, were the multiple clipboard slots I started using when Office 2000 came out. This blew me away because, as a mostly Mac user, I was used to the old copy/paste one thing at a time routine. Well Office 2k spoiled me, because despite efforts like iClip Lite (a Dashboard widget), I have yet to find a great clipboard tool. But Jumpcut might fit the bill....

InterfaceLIFT - Today's Mod

Today's mod is our first truly cross-platform feature in this category - a site full of mods for OS X, Windows and Linux. InterfaceLIFT contains a raft of customizations for your PC, from wallpaper to icons, Mac OS X themes, and Windows visual styles. Pretty much everything is covered, and done with a good dollop of style. The sheer number of possible downloads are mind boggling, and the...