The recent movie release of “TRON: Legacy” has lots of geeks salivating over the amazing universe of “The Grid.” I went and saw the movie this past weekend, and I was blown away by the special effects used to create the world of the film.
Luckily, I’ve found some nice TRON iPhone wallpapers and an awesome theme for jailbreakers. After using these wallpapers and theme, your iPhone will look like it was designed by Kevin Flynn himself…
Most apps in iOS support both portrait and landscape mode. The iPad even supports portrait and landscape on the home screen. Apple has limited the iPhone’s home screen to portrait mode only, but there is now a jailbreak tweak for adding landscape rotation to your iPhone’s home screen.
SBRotator changes your home screen to match your iPhone’s orientation, just like most apps will already do in iOS. If you have been dying to have this capability since you saw the iPad’s rotated home screen, you should be very happy with SBRotator… Read More
In the recent Steve Jobs keynote, Apple introduced the next major version of Mac OS X. “Lion” boasts many new graphical innovations, and iOS seems to have been sewn into the new interface. One of the most interesting additions to Lion was the “Launchpad.”
Launchpad brings the iOS home screen to OS X. In OS X Lion, when you activate your Launchpad, your desktop wallpaper is blurred and given a nice vignette so that you can clearly see your app icons. The effect is very pretty. And, fortunately, it’s fairly simple to duplicate this visual effect with your iPhone’s locks screen and home screen…
I love non-distracting wallpapers. Both on the iPhone and desktop, I like my wallpaper to not overwhelm my focus every time I look at it. I’m always looking for simple, pretty wallpapers that I can use on all of my devices.
Recently, I stumbled on Hector Simpson’s “Redefined Desktop Collection.” This free wallpaper pack consists of three different designs for multiple desktop resolutions and the iPhone…
Here is an interesting tweak for jailbroken iPhones. Parallax is a new jailbreak app that allows you to add a panoramic widescreen wallpaper to your iPhone springboard. Once set up, you can flick through the panoramic image simply by scrolling left and right.
Simply select a widescreen wallpaper from Settings or Photos, and watch your background scroll behind your icons! The wallpaper scroll speed is configurable from Settings.
Watch the video below to Parallax it in action… Read More
Do you remember the day? It was the Stevenote of June 7th, 2010. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the day that Apple unveiled iOS 4 for the iPhone. Every Apple geek was brimming with excitement as the first, official look at Apple’s new software on the iPhone 4′s mind-blowing retina display.
That beautiful water droplet wallpaper on Steve Job’s iPhone 4 made every wallpaper geek drool. Apparently, Apple’s pre-installed wallpaper on the iPhone 4 has inspired some designers out there to create more amazing water droplet wallpapers for your iPhones. I have collected three of the best water droplet wallpapers for the iPhone…
I get many offers from websites to do paid reviews of their services but I rarely (if ever) do it because I usually don’t think the site is good enough to share with you. I was recently contacted by the guys over at eSeth.net to do a review of their site. To be honest, they’re paying me money for this but that doesn’t mean I’m going to be gentle with them.
The site is a mobile community where quality content like themes, wallpapers and ringtones are shared by members around the globe. The site currently has over 500 iPhone 4 wallpapers, and over 1,000 wallpapers for iPhone 3GS. There are also over 2,600 mp3 ringtones. Obviously these numbers are changing everyday as more and more content is added by members… Read More
I found this awesome lockscreen on Cydia yesterday, with a little help from AtomicMufin on Twitter. It’s called TypoPhone 4 and it’s basically a lockscreen theme that shows the time and date in large bold letters. It also contains this cool unlock slider. You can download it from Cydia and activate it with Winterboard.
To have it look exactly like the image above, you’ll also need to download Lockscreen Clock Hide from Cydia, which like the name suggests, hides the clock on your iPhone.
I think that’s an awesome mod and it is without a doubt the coolest iPhone lockscreen I’ve seen so far. Now this thing just needs a little bit of colors to make it perfect.
There is a new mod in town. Its name is vWallpaper and it’s an awesome jailbreak app that will bring video wallpaper to your iPhone homescreen. Redmond Pie has a video of it in action and I have to admit it’s pretty impressive.
vWallpaper comes pre-loaded with a few video wallpapers but you can also download some new ones from within the application. Really neat! Read More
A few of you have asked me what wallpaper I use on my iPhone so I figured I’d post it here for you to download. I found it online a few weeks ago but I can’t remember exactly where. If you know where it’s from, please post the link so I can credit the designer of this wallpaper.
Update: Thanks Stan for the update. This wallpaper is from Effektive Design. They have more colors there.
Seriously, isn’t this the most awesome wallpaper for iPhone you’ve seen so far? It lines up perfectly with your icons to give you a glimpse of retro on every page. The downside? It’s been designed for 4 rows of apps. If like me you prefer having only 3 rows of apps per page, then you may want to use my tweaked version instead:
Is your girlfriend’s iPhone a little boring? Then spice it up with this selection of 17 pink iPhone themes for women, or for men with very girlie tastes…
All these pink iPhone themes are available from Cydia and are for use with WinterBoard. Needless to say that you have to jailbreak your iPhone before being able to install any of these themes. Read More
Every once in a while I find a great theme on Cydia and I have to say that Ellseedee (as in LCD) is one of the most beautiful simple themes I have seen.
The problem with that type of theme is that if you don’t have an icon for a particular application, then your theme looks all funky. This theme for example doesn’t come with many icons and it doesn’t have an icon for Tweetie. If I was to put the Tweetie icon on the springboard, it would look out of place.
Oh well, it’s still a great theme that deserves a little attention.
This is my new iPhone theme. I find it absolutely gorgeous! It’s called Aladar and it’s available through the MacCiti repo on Cydia. I tweaked it a little bit so it doesn’t look exactly like the original, but it’s still very close. You will need WinterBoard to activate this theme.
Smashing Magazine has an amazing post with 100 absolutely breath taking iPhone/iPod Touch wallpapers.
Here, we proudly present the 100 Beautiful iPhone wallpapers, designed by some of the finest and most creative artists around. The wallpapers are 320×480 pixels in resolution and are usable on the iPod Touch as well. In this post we cover typography, nature, retro and vintage, illustrations and artwork, Apple wallpapers, abstract, space. Other topics will be covered in next posts. All of the images are clickable and linked to their source.
I am not a big “theme guy” but from time to time, I find some very cool themes and I like to feature them on the blog. That is the case of a new theme that is available since this morning in Cydia called Elegance.
I had to manually customize this theme a little bit as it was created by an Italian designer and most of the icons were in Italian, which prevented my iPhone to recognize most of them and display them correctly. For example, the “Maps” icon is named Maps.png but it is named Mappe.png in Italian, and my iPhone didn’t show it as it was looking for the English version.
To edit some of the icon names, I plugged my iPhone to my computer and launched iPhoneBrowser. In a couple minutes, I renamed the 5-6 icons that I needed… and voila!
Elegance includes a lock screen, custom slider, wallpaper, tons of icons, SMS background and more. As you can see from the image above, Elegance really deserves that name. I think it is a beautiful theme that might get to stay on my iPhone for a while…
New website iPhone Theme Generator does exactly what its name tells you: it allows you to create your own iPhone theme, in just a few clicks. Simply choose your wallpaper, dock and status bar from a library or upload your own. You also have the ability to choose your own icons.
Once you’re done, click “Compile Theme” and it will generate a download link. Download the zip file, unzip it and install the theme through SSH or using iPhoneBrowser.
I think this website has great potential, expecially for theme freaks like me that love to create their own.
If like me you’re a kid of the 80′s, you probably had a Nintendo GameBoy at some point. I remember begging my Mom to get what at the time was the best portable gaming device. That was before Sega showed up with its Game Gear. Anyways.
There is a theme available in Cydia that replicates the look of the GameBoy screen; you know this greenish and pixelized screen. I couldn’t resist so I downloaded this theme and activated it with WinterBoard.
This theme you see below is called iGameBoy Buttons. There is another version called iGameBoy Fullscreen, which is the same except it doens’t show the control pad.