How to use dark or light backgrounds for Notes on iPhone and iPad

Dark and light backgrounds in the iPhone Notes app

For many people, dark mode is a handy feature that makes it comfortable to view the screen. Instead of all that brightness, you could have your device and the apps carry a soothing, dark appearance.

Plenty of apps offer built-in options to enable or disable dark mode, giving you a choice to use it or not. On the other hand, many apps just follow your system's default appearance setting. That is, if your iPhone is in dark mode, the app will also be in that mode.

In this tutorial, we show you how to use both dark and light backgrounds in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad. Plus, we have included a handy option to permanently keep the Notes app in dark mode, even if your iPhone is in light mode.

How to add backgrounds and borders to slides in Keynote

Keynote Slide Background and Border Mac

Getting your Keynote slideshows just right is important. Whether they’re for your company, an organization, or educational purpose, of course, you want an attractive look and feel.

One way to spruce up your Keynote presentations is to add backgrounds to your slides. This lets you create a consistent appearance for your slideshow. Another way is to add borders to your slides. This can help keep your objects and elements within the slide area and gives a neat and clean visual.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do both. Here’s how to add backgrounds and borders to slides in Keynote.

Amazing free animated screen savers for Mac with moving scenes

Best animated screen savers for Mac

At iDB, we offer up some terrific wallpapers for your devices. Our Jim Gresham continually finds the best backgrounds for all tastes and preferences. So if you’re in the market for a cool screen saver to go along with your awesome wallpaper, this list is for you.

We’ve assembled some of the best free animated screen savers for Mac. Whether you step away from your computer for a few minutes or just let that screen saver pop up so you can relax for a bit, check out these amazing moving screen saver options. And as a bonus, some double as wallpapers too!

How to change the background color in Numbers and Keynote

Sheet Background Color Numbers Mac

We’ve shown you how to change the background color of a document in Pages. And with an April 2020 update, it’s now possible to do the same in Numbers and Keynote.

So if you want to add a little pizzazz like a gradient or something meaningful like an image, here’s how to change the background color in Numbers and Keynote. We’ll also show you how to do this on both Mac and iOS.

The fastest way to set a photo as wallpaper on iOS and Mac

Set Photo Wallpaper Background Mac

If you like to use your own photos as wallpapers for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, there are different ways to go about doing it. And it’s possible that you want to edit the photo first. But if you have a perfect picture and want to pop it up as your background right away, you can do it without opening your settings.

Here’s the fastest way to set a photo as wallpaper on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to reduce background noise in iMovie

How to remove background noise in iMovie

If you captured a video that you’d like to use in another creation or simply edit in iMovie, you may have to make some adjustments. You might need to repair the color or fix a shaky video. Another enhancement you might want to make is to remove background noise.

If you shot your video outside on a windy day or around another distracting sound, background noise can hinder an otherwise terrific video. Here’s how you can reduce background noise in iMovie on Mac and iOS.

How to use animated travel map backgrounds in iMovie

Animated map background iMovie Mac

One cool movie idea that you can create in iMovie is for your travels. You can include photos or videos from a vacation, honeymoon, or road trip adventure. And to go along with this nifty project, iMovie offers animated map backgrounds.

With these backgrounds, you can show the moving route for your trip on a map in your movie. This can add something a little extra to your already memorable trip and movie.

Here’s how to add and adjust the animated travel map backgrounds in iMovie on Mac.

This tweak gives iOS’ native Weather widget an animated background

Among all the widgets that can be activated via your iPhone or iPad’s Today page, perhaps one of my favorites is Apple’s native Weather widget. On one hand, it’s particularly concise and can be expanded to show hourly forecast information; but at the same time, it’s particularly bland, especially when compared to decked out alternatives such as Yahoo! Weather.

Given the circumstances afoot, we’re particularly excited to show you a newly released jailbreak tweak called AnimatedWeatherWidget by iOS developer Cole Cabral. Just as the name implies, this tweak updates the background of your iOS device’s native Weather widget to display the same animated background that you’d typically observe in the Weather app itself.