Weekly Wallpaper: Make Your Desktop Meditate With These Zen-Inspired Wallpapers

Zen is both a practice and a philosophy. The word itself, translated as “meditative state”, suggests focus, calm and simplicity. That makes Zen-themed images perfect for your desktop background when you’re getting into the zone.

Ask LH: How Can I Manage My Wife's iPad Photos?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently purchased my other half a DSLR camera for Christmas. She doesn’t have a laptop or PC, and I’m not sure we could warrant buying a computer for the purpose of touching up photographs. She does have an iPad Air, and I’m contemplating purchasing a single-bay NAS for photo backups (which will sync to my own NAS for redundancy).

The Glass Circles Home Screen

For a simple look, My Color Screen user Avinash Barua created this design which features Dashclock-like widgets, peppered with large, eye-catching circles to denote important information or start common tasks.

The Distant Pyramid Desktop

Our friend Dobbie03 makes some great-looking Linux desktops, and this one is no exception. Having recently moved back to Manjaro after a tryst with Arch, he built this desktop with a few easy-to-download components. Here’s how you can set it up, too.

Pixelmator Updated With New Interface, Yosemite Features

Mac: Pixelmator, our pick for the best image editor on Mac, was updated today with a bunch of new Yosemite features alongside a redesigned interface.

This Cheat Sheet Has The Best Resolutions For Social Media Pictures

If you use social sites like Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably had to upload a bajillion (that’s the scientific term) pictures — and some probably look crappy. This cheat sheet helps you nail down the right resolution.

This Infographic Suggests Good-Looking Fonts To Replace Dull, Overused Ones

Everyone knows not to use Comic Sans, but it’s not the only played-out, overused font found all over the web. This graphic offers some great alternatives for some of the web’s most popular fonts and typefaces so you can give your website, document or presentation a fresh look.

The Floating Cards Home Screen

If old cartoons taught us anything, it’s that monochrome colour palettes go pretty well with a dash of red. My Color Screen user JRS takes this approach with today’s home screen design.

The Very Yosemite Desktop

Reader joshnroy just upgraded to Yosemite, did just a little tweaking, and submitted this serene desktop of Yosemite National Park running on OS X Yosemite. Here’s what he used to set it up.

Chrome's Signed Distance Field Font Rendering Still Needs Work

Despite years of research to get it right, rendering crisp, pixel-perfect fonts is a difficult business — Microsoft even has a dedicated API in the form of DirectWrite and as Chrome’s recent update to support it shows, even it’s not considered ideal by everyone. Like many graphics-related tasks however, the prevalence of powerful 3D accelerators in most devices has allowed text-rendering to take the next step in quality, using a technique called “signed distance field”. In fact, you can check it out right now in Chrome.