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Windows 8 wallpaper available to download, Jupiter and Twin UI spotted

With Windows 8 milestone 3 now up for grabs for select Microsoft Connect partners, it's inevitable that leaked bits and pieces will start popping up around the Web. In fact, the first "official" wallpaper image from the still-brewing OS is already making the rounds. As you can see, it's got a similar feel to the good ol' Windows 7 default background, but features a more subdued smattering of...

Download official Android 3.0 Honeycomb wallpaper images

As is usually the case with new Android SDK releases, various bits and pieces have been ripped out and shared with the world thanks to an enthusiastic and ambitious dev community. Over at the Android Central forums, Alex Dobie has shared nine new wallpaper images which are bundled in the tablet-friendly Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK. The images are fairly high-res, too, at 1980x1408 pixels -- so...

Microsoft Insider app introduces users to Windows Phone 7

Got a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone? Looking for a an app to help you get familiar with your new device? Microsoft's Insider app does exactly that, offering a look at other top apps, phone-friendly wallpapers from Bing, tips on how to use your new mobile OS, and social networking updates from the WP7 team. Insider is the kind of app it would have been nice to see when Windows Phone 7...

InterfaceLift for webOS makes finding awesome wallpapers easy

If you own a Palm Pre or Pixi and you like to change your wallpaper on a regular basis, InterfaceLift for webOS is a must-have app. It's a slick mobile interface to the uber-popular eye candy site InterfaceLift.com, which boasts thousands of gorgeous background images. You can browse or search images by creator or tag, or just flip through all the available images sorted by date, downloads, or...

Google teams up with Coca-Cola for a festive Android treat

Adding to the magical wonder of Coke's 'Snow Globe Santa' Christmas commercial, Google's AdMob team has collaborated with the One True Soda Master to create a truly festive Android experience: a snow globe live wallpaper (QR code after the break). The live wallpaper -- which basically turns your Android phone into a very cute snow globe -- will be promoted via the AdMob network, which many...

Microsoft publishes creepy Halloween theme pack for Windows 7

Dubbed with the disgustingly politically correct name "Eerie Autumn," you can now enjoy a ton of creepy wallpapers and sounds for the entirety of this hallowed season. The wallpaper images vary in quality -- some of them look like amateur attempts with point-and-click cameras -- but with 15 images to select from, there should be more than enough to sate your ghoulish urges. This is also the...

Set an image as your desktop wallpaper in Google Chrome

Chrome's inability to set an image as desktop wallpaper is a shortcoming I've harped on before. It's a feature that just about every non-power user I know who tries Chrome wishes was there -- but even at version 8 Chrome still can't do some things that Internet Explorer 6 could. A little while back, the Chrome Pig extension arrived -- finally bringing a third-party solution. Still, it's a bit...

Grab the auto-updating Bing Dynamic theme for Windows 7, enjoy some pretty pictures

Originally launched back in August (yes, we missed it!), the Bing Dynamic theme pack is a quick and easy way to get the latest and greatest Bing photos pasted all over your Windows 7 desktop wallpaper. Four new images were added to the rotation today, but I honestly have no idea how many images are actually part of the pack. Apparently two new images are added every week -- it uses an RSS feed...

Chrome Pig extension checks Gmail, takes screenshots -- and lets you set clipboard images as wallpaper!

In general, I prefer Chrome extensions which don't try to do too much. Do one thing, and do it well is a good general rule, after all. However, once in a while a Swiss-knife extension crops up which is filled to overflowing with useful features and just begs to be installed. Enter Chrome Pig. Yes, it's weirdly named. Yes, it includes a somewhat random mish-mosh of features, but dang, are they...

Desktop Earth turns your desktop into a beautiful, real-time globe

OK, maybe it's my inner explorer, scientist and photographer speaking when I say this, but: DESKTOP EARTH IS AWESOME. It's so simple, yet so damn beautiful. All the developer has done is grab a bunch of images from NASA and compiled them into a program that changes your wallpaper depending on the time of day and the season. Look at the picture above -- click it for a larger view if you like. ...

Screenshot tour: JustPictures is an awesome photo app with powerful web integration

Android's built-in image browser, 'Gallery', isn't fantastic. By default it displays a load of tiny, unwieldy and laggy thumbnails. While you can strongarm it into behaving better, why bother when excellent alternatives like JustPictures are available? From the outset, JustPictures replicates the built-in Android app -- but it's faster, prettier, and less fiddly. You are presented with a simple...

John's Background Switcher and Vladstudio wallpapers = wallpaper win

John's Background Switcher is one of my favorite Windows applications; it's a fantastic free wallpaper switcher with excellent multiple monitor support. That's a must, since I enjoy having a different wallpaper on each of my monitors. The application can rotate wallpapers from a number of sources, such as Flickr accounts, the local hard drive, Google Images, ... and as of version 4.2, the...

Microsoft releases Earth Day photo contest winners as beautiful Windows 7 theme pack

We (or some of us at least) celebrated Earth Day last month. As the name suggests, it's all about inspiring both awareness and appreciation for our beloved blue-green planet Earth. Bing, of course, celebrated the day in the only way it knows how... lots and lots of pretty photos! Microsoft has compiled the winners from four age groups (seriously, some of these photos are taken by 5-year-olds!)...

Firefox Friday Five: Mozilla Labs in overdrive and some lovely Firefox wallpapers

A happy, sweaty Friday to you all! This week we were meant to see the final release of 3.6.4, the minor release that 'crash proofs' Firefox. Instead, we have a release candidate -- the final release will probably come later in the month (along with the first beta of Firefox 4.0!) Early testing from Mozilla suggests that 3.6.4's Crash Protection may significantly reduce crashes, so even if you...

New Windows 7 theme proves that mind-altering substances still run rife at Microsoft

Whether you're an oldie that experienced everything the 70s had to offer, or you're anti-drugs with an itching curiosity to live through an LSD trip, Surreal Territory is the Windows 7 theme for you. In essence, Surreal Territory is just a bunch of pretty landscapes with the colors of the rainbow fantastically splashed across them. There are also some, er, 'magical lines'. You know... those...