customisation

The Mavericks Home Screen

Android: If you like your like your Android phone with a side of Apple-ish deviance, My Color Screen user Leche Style shares a home screen that takes inspiration from OS X Mavericks.


The Rocky Beach Linux Desktop

Flickr user Skarjoko’s Linux desktop utilises elementaryOS, one of our favourite Linux distros for customisation. Here’s how you can make your computer look like this.


Weekly Wallpaper: Show Your Windows Pride

Windows users, unite! Let’s celebrate our favourite operating system, whether you’re running 8, 7 or XP…though you should definitely stop running XP.


Rebar Tweaker Hides The Up Button And Search Box In Windows Explorer

Windows 8 brought a few handy improvements to Windows Explorer, including the “one folder up” button from previous incarnations of Windows. Explorer Rebar Tweaker is a small program that lets you customise the Windows Explorer address bar.


The Atomic Polygon Desktop

The icons are big and bright on this desktop, but it doesn’t make this design by Flickr user Aswath any less interesting. It’s a nice mix of fun and functional, perfect for a laptop display. Here’s how he set it up.


Your Quarterly Jailbreak Roundup, April 2014

We’re well into the lifecycle of the iOS 7 jailbreak, and that means jailbreakers can enjoy many more advanced tweaks and apps. We’ve already covered the first and second waves of apps, but here are some more of our favourites.


Five Best Android Home Screen Replacements

There are plenty of Android launchers around, but we’re starting to see the emergence of a category that we might call “contextual launchers” — something that personalises your Android phone, is context-aware and surfaces information you need when you need it, and changes the way you interact with your device. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.


The Taillights Desktop

Our friend Dobbie03 has been playing with Manjaro Linux, and customised this good-looking desktop that makes us want to switch, too. Here’s how he set it all up.


Weekly Wallpaper: Put Some Music On Your Desktop

Musical instruments don’t just have an aural appeal, but a visual one, too. While you can’t shove an awesome guitar or drum kit into your computer, you can put these great music-themed wallpapers on your desktop.


The Dancing Space Desktop

Ollie Terrance wanted a desktop that offered enough space to work, kept the taskbar out of the way, but still gave him quick access to a few useful things, like his music player. This is what he created and what you’ll need to set it up on your computer.