Most Apple Watch owners already know that you can bounce between different watch faces by flicking your finger across its screen. But did you also know that you can use your own photos and images as your Apple Watch's wallpaper? You can display a single photo for your wallpaper or a collection of photos that change each time you tap your watch or raise your wrist, and this customisation works on any Apple Watch — from the old-school original to the Series 4.
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The best part about being an Android user is that if you don't like what you see, you can always download an app to change the way your device looks and feels. Perhaps you're not too keen on the way Samsung skins its feature-packed Galaxy smartphones, or you can't stand Android Pie's new gestures on your Pixel phone. Try Lawnchair Launcher instead, a malleable, sort-of-DIY version of the Pixel launcher.
Although this week's featured desktop doesn't come with many bells and whistles, inaudiblewhisper did something really neat: created a desktop with a dynamic piece of paper where the handwritten note changes based on statistics and other activity.
Perhaps receiving a kick in the pants from Apple with its new dark theme for macOS, Microsoft has added its own take for Windows 10's File Explorer, as part of a recent Insider build.
A few years ago, I decided to organise the apps on my home screen by colour, creating neat little columns of green, blue, red and grey. Over time, as apps updated their designs or disappeared entirely, my meticulously crafted system devolved into randomness, but a recent Twitter thread has me thinking about the beauty (and usefulness) of organising your app icons by colour all over again.
The login screen greets you every single time you boot up your computer, but it's often neglected when it comes to tweaking and customising your system. Here's how to make changes to the login screen on macOS Sierra or Windows 10 so it's very much your own.
Reader Yezra submitted this desktop to our Desktop Showcase, pointing out that he's a big fan of simple, clean desktops, and finally built one that fit the bill. Yours doesn't have to look quite the same, but if you like the gist, here's what you'll need to make your own.
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.
Mac: Reader Brisngr loves the natural beauty of Nepal, and combined it with OS X Yosemite and a few Übersicht widgets to make a good-looking, functional desktop that's inspiring and informative. Here's how you can set it up yourself.
That's Windows under there if you couldn't tell, which means Rainmeter is the tool of the day. If you're unfamiliar with it, our getting started guide to Rainmeter will help you get your bearings.
Reader ravenclawwit is no stranger to our featured desktop series, and submitted this beautiful setup to our Desktop Showcase a few weeks ago. It looks great, from top to bottom, and is pretty heavily personalised. It also has a little secret.
If there's one thing I love about the possibility of wearables, it's swapping in new watch faces. While many companies either prevent users from making custom watch faces or require some decent coding skills, Android Wear has a few workarounds -- and they're awesome. If you want to make your very own, custom watch face that nobody else has, read on. Even iOS users can do it!