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When Mountain Lion was released, a bunch of fantastic wallpapers were hidden away and only used for screen savers. It turns out Apple hid those wallpapers in a different place this time with Mavericks, but users over at StackExchange managed to find them again.
The parallax wallpaper in iOS 7 is one of people’s biggest annoyances with the operating system, but that doesn’t mean everyone hates it. If you enjoy the effect where the wallpaper moves around a little behind the icons, CNET put together a guide on making the perfect wallpaper that actually works properly with parallax.
iOS 7 brings some new gestures for old tricks, which can be hard to remember when you first update. Some of you may be expert swipers, but for those who aren’t, Wired has a set of wallpapers that reminds you which gestures do what.
So you have a favourite show, but it’s on once a week at best. You may have to wait for the next episode, but there’s no reason you still can’t show your love via your desktop. Here’s a (large) selection of some of our favourite TV wallpapers.
iOS (Jailbroken): The standard iPhone doesn’t support multiple wallpapers. If you like to spice things up and have a jailbroken device, Pages+ allows you to customise the background for each page on your home screen.
There are a lot of great wallpaper sites out there, but Desktoppr is a little different. With a focus on only beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers, it uses Dropbox to download and upload the wallpapers you like, so your desktop always has a fresh look without a lot of work involved.
Prefer Google’s search but wish you had Bing’s beautiful daily images? With the “Bing wallpaper for Google homepage” Chrome extension, you can set Bing’s wallpaper to automatically load on your Google homepage. The extension offers different themes and loading settings.
We’ve previously mentioned the Firefox-themed Foxkeh calendars, with their embedded calendars and irony-defeating anime fox mascot. The Foxkeh maker has opened up a tool that lets anyone create a cutomised, calendar-toting wallpaper for desktops or mobile screens, along with Firefox Personas themes.