by Jim Gresham on Feb 2, 2016
Recently, finding time in my schedule to offer a review has been very difficult. However, some products just beg to have a closer look and Joli Original’s iPad sleeve for iPad Pro is one of those accessories. After receiving my iPad Pro, I began the quest to find a protective covering, but was not interested in Apple’s expensive cases or the Smart Keyboard. As a fan of using naked devices, I was only looking for a simple, protective case when I found Joli Originals.
After browsing the product site, I felt like a sleeve was the best way of protecting my iPad Pro, but still giving me quick access to the device in its truest form. Based on the product images, I was convinced the Smooth Collection was a high quality sleeve, that would very well match the premium experience of the iPad Pro. Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and this case certainly fits the bill. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Jan 31, 2016
Each Sunday, iDownloadBlog brings you the Wallpapers of the Week. Last week, we decided to take things back to the basics. An all natural selection of Earth images, taken by satellite. It proved to be quite popular and improving on the genre, this week is another selection of nature photography.
Staring at our phones for hours each day, it is easy to forget the natural beauty around us. Knowing we are not going to give up our device habits, simply bring nature to your device. Certainly, taking a hike and breathing the fresh air is best for your health, but capture the natural beauty on your Lock screen. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Jan 24, 2016
Going all natural, today’s wallpaper selection contains satellite images of Earth. We found out galaxy wallpapers are extremely popular in the Wallpapers of the Week section, which led me to wonder, what if we looked the other direction?
Featuring a website and dedicated app, WLPPR collects images from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA). Take a step inside for your downloads. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Jan 17, 2016
Deep in January, winter continues to press into the northern hemisphere; consequently, “happy summer” to our readers below the equator! Winter images are among my favorite category of wallpapers because everything is crisp and clean.
The Wallpapers of the Week section is focused on iPhone, but this week provide matching images for both iPhone and iPad. The wallpaper section strives to bring you quality images from the web or submitted by individual iDB readers. Step inside for today’s selection! Read More
by Jim Gresham on Jan 10, 2016
Often, the Wallpapers of the Week section is a compilation of images found around the Internet and wallpapers sent to me for consideration from iDB readers. Last week’s images were the best user-submitted images of 2015 and I encourage you to visit the collection!
It is always fun to feature the work of an avid iDB reader and, today, we highlight several walls from @bart172_, Giulio. He explained, the stock Photos app icon and the 2015 WWDC invitation art inspired the three wallpaper designs. You can see, the pinwheel design is present on both of Apple’s renderings and carries through to the wallpapers. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Jan 3, 2016
iDownloadBlog’s Wallpapers of the Week section is, surprise, a weekly posting of fresh wallpapers for your favorite iOS devices, most notably the iPhone. The curated section draws a large amount of visitors on Sunday afternoons and many of you enjoy sharing your own walls!
The best way to have your image considered for a post, is to connect with me via @jim_gresham. However, many readers simply use the comment section below each post to share their favorite wallpapers. With another year down, I combed through the 2015 comments and pulled out the best user-posted wallpapers that were photo quality for your updated devices. Take a step inside to see if your post made the list! Read More
by Jim Gresham on Dec 27, 2015
All avid iDownloadBlog readers know to expect a fresh set of wallpapers on Sunday afternoons. Since the summer of 2013, our Wallpapers of the Week section has drawn a steady following. Today’s collection, however, is not a new set, but a highlight of the year’s most popular images.
Going back through the year, we pulled wallpapers that were popular throughout 2015. Some of the favored styles included galaxy, geometric, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers. Several key wallpaper contributors through 2015 section included @JasonZigrino; @AR72014; and @iDeviceArt. Step inside for this year’s hottest wallpapers! Read More
by Jim Gresham on Dec 20, 2015
As we roll into the final parts of the year, the weather is beginning to cool down, at least for the northern hemisphere. With the cold weather comes Christmas and snow. Winter is my favorite season and, not coincidentally, my favorite weather related wallpaper.
Inside we have a set of new wallpapers by crowd favorite, @AR72014. Additionally, there is a curated list of previous year’s wallpaper posts, featuring winterized selections. Step below the fold for your latest Wallpapers of the Week downloads. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Dec 13, 2015
The week is finally arrived. This Friday, December 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters. With more than $500M in ticket presales, the next installment in the Star Wars saga is prepared to shatter box office records, making it one of the most highly anticipated films in history.
It comes as no surprise the film is so popular, given the smashing success of the franchise since the 1970’s. Now with Disney’s backing, it is impossible to go anywhere, see anything, or watch TV without being pummeled by advertising. To ensure your entire life is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, download your favorite iPhone wallpapers from our collection. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Dec 6, 2015
If you are a wallpaper fanatic, nothing seems better than having the perfect image to match your favorite iOS devices. Previously, we posted wallpapers that matched the iPhone’s aluminum body colors. In addition to this collection, we are excited to offer wallpapers for matching Apple accessories.
Inside the post you will find some amazing texture and color matching graphic design by iDB regular, Jason Zigrino. He recently posted these Apple Leather Case-inspired wallpapers to his Deviant Art gallery. Navigate past the fold to find direct download links of his latest creation! Read More
by Jim Gresham on Dec 1, 2015
Each year, Apple helps spread the word about the fight against AIDS. In so doing, they often announce or publicize apps or products that help generate revenue for the World AIDS Day organization. This year, Apple released the leather PRODUCT (RED) case for iPhone 6s and iPad.
Inside, we have a wallpaper set that is similarly inspired by the PRODUCT(RED) initiative. Designer @Axinen quickly jumped at the chance to support AIDS awareness, by creating a set for iOS devices and desktop. You can find more images via Axinen’s homepage and step inside for the latest download. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Nov 29, 2015
Apple’s newest flagship iOS device, iPad Pro, offers a screen with 5.6 million pixels. The engrossing screen is quite spectacular, even if recent reports peg the iPad mini 4 display as best. I was surprised to find very few iPad Pro wallpapers around the Internet, that took advantage of the massive new screen. Consequently, I was left on my own to scramble up some options.
Inside, you will find several iPad Pro wallpapers. It is a shame to have that giant screen, but no customizable wallpaper options. There are two different orientations, which are explained within, helping take advantage of the landscape size. Take a step inside for great downloads for your newest device. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Nov 25, 2015
The smell is what first grabs you. After receiving several Nodus items since their inception in 2013, it is the smell, every time, that first catches my senses. Maybe, it is the long trip across the pond from the UK that lets the leather scent build up in the box. Cracking open the package on any Nodus Collection item springs forth the best premium leather smell you will find on an iPhone case.
Certainly, there are many other things that make the Nodus line exceptional, but you can tell the attention to detail by smelling the quality of leather. It is something that should not be overlooked, when investing in a nice case.
Having attended CES for the last three years and milling over case after case, this is truly something incredible. It is leaps and bounds above Apple’s similar leather cases. Step inside for your next iPhone case purchase and a great Black Friday special discount. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Nov 22, 2015
The Wallpapers of the Week section has continued for longer than two years! Over this time and more than 100 posts, we are able to see certain trends in popularity. Other than starry galaxy wallpapers, geometric wallpapers seem to be the biggest hit each time they are posted.
Today, the new Blackberry Priv wallpapers fit the geometric category. These wallpapers were optimized by @AR72014. Follow him online to see a steady stream of creativity and other images. Step inside for a download of the five new Blackberry Priv wallpapers. Additionally, find links to some of our previous posts with similar themes. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Nov 15, 2015
The recently released James Bond film Spectre has been showing good numbers in the box office. A harkening back to the good old days of Bond, Spectre is full of gadgets, cars, and explosions. It puts Casino Royal’s only gadget, the heart defibrillator, to shame, but Spectre doesn’t quite hang with Skyfall.
My personal movie commentary aside, it was a bang up James Bond film and a few iOS device wallpapers will show your support. Inside, there are Spectre wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, and desktop. Although today’s Wallpapers of the Week post is a mixed bag of devices, there is something for everyone. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Nov 8, 2015
The Force Awakens trailer releases are causing a great disturbance in the Force. If you are particularly interested in seeing additional sneak preview details, any Star Wars fan would tell you to view the Disney release Japanese trailer that contains footage not released to English speaking audiences.
With the movie just more than one month away, the Wallpapers of the Week section is hoping to help celebrate the excitement. Inside this week’s installment are a few images from and inspired by The Force Awakens. Of course, we must also pay homage to the original trilogy. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Nov 1, 2015
This past week, Apple launched the new generation Apple TV. Pre-orders began to arrive Friday, October 30 and a plentiful supply of stock was available in Apple Stores. Two new features for the device include Siri enhanced search and navigation, along with new time lapse motion screen savers.
To commemorate the occasion, the included images are inspired by Siri and Apple TV in this Wallpapers of the Week installment. Take a step inside for a plethora of download options, including Apple Watch and iPad Pro sized images. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Oct 25, 2015
One of the more popular wallpaper categories, are those images inspired by actual Apple events, banners, website designs, and advertisements. Last week, Apple released seven new Apple Watch TV ads, promoting their popular wearable device. The ads appear to harken back to the original iPod advertising days, with great color schemes and simplistic messages.
Inside, find wallpaper inspired by 12 of the Apple Watch October campaign TV spots, by crowd favorite, Jason Zigrino. An image is ready for each of your devices. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Oct 18, 2015
With the launch of WatchOS 2, Apple Watch owners can now more effectively control the look of their watch faces. By adding the ability to change photo based faces, Apple provided unlimited options to make Apple Watch fit your preferences.
Using a photo album, Apple Watch users are able to cycle through photos at each wrist raise, or have the photo remain constant. Last week, we released a set of Apple Watch wallpapers based on all previous iOS stock wallpaper images. Back by popular request, today, another giant collection is ready for download. Read More
by Jim Gresham on Oct 18, 2015
One of the most popular ways to customize your iOS device is the Springtomize tweak. With the ability to drastically modify the UI, Springtomize allows for modifications like the number of dock icons, status bar clean up, animation changes, and, my personal favorite, icon label manipulation. I absolutely hate icon labels and for several iOS generations, Springtomize saved the day.
There are a lot of questions about when the tweak will be available for the recently jailbroken iOS 9. I was able to chat with the Springtomize developer, Filippo Bigarella, this afternoon. Read More