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Cool Wallpapers HD offers more than 8,000 free images

Wallpaper apps are commonplace, but so many have really second-rate images. On my own iPhone I prefer to use photos I have taken, especially landscapes, but Cool Wallpapers HD (free - ad supported) has some simply beautiful images that are tempting me to add them to my library. The photos work wi...

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PolyGen: Create unique new iOS wallpapers with a tap

PolyGen is a free (with one in-app purchase) universal app that creates attractive wallpapers with a single tap. If you don't like the design, tap again. When you are finally happy with the generated design, you can export it to your camera roll, mail it, or send it via the Messages app. PolyGen ...

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MyLock creates attractive lock screens for your iOS device

There are many apps that let you create a custom lock screen, and occasionally I like to see what's new in the category. One notable app is MyLock (free with an-app purchases). It provides photos and graphics for your use, or you can use anything on your camera roll. There are also themes, which ar...

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Daily App: Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer for iOS

Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer (currently on sale for US$0.99) is a clever little app that lets you make an attractive lock screen for your iOS device that keeps the date and time legible. To use the app, grant it access to your photo library. Choose an image, and select a rounded, square or star ...

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The transparent Mac trick

Usually these wallpapers don't work well with desktops, but this is a big exception. [Photo credit: Thomas Huxley]...

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How to craft the perfect parallax wallpaper for your iPhone and iPad

Sick of stretched, blurry or otherwise lame wallpapers on your iPhone or iPad? Apple's decision to make your background come alive with the parallax effect in iOS 7 means that using your standard wallpapers ends up giving you some not-so-sharp effects. But fear not: You can create a wallpaper of ...

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Wallgram: Convert Instagram shots into iOS 7 parallax wallpaper

Are you at a loss for wallpapers to decorate your lock and home screens? Wallgram (US$1.99) is a new app that resolves that problem by letting you convert any Instagram photo -- your own included -- into attractive and functional iOS 7 parallax wallpaper. The app, from developer Capable Bits, is ra...

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Photo Blur for iPhone lets you create cool wallpapers

Photo Blur (free) is a clever app that uses your existing pictures to create nice-looking wallpaper on your iOS device. The app is simple to use. Select a photo from your library, or take a picture directly from the app using the iPhone's camera. You'll see a slider that lets you determine the amou...

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Download iOS 7 wallpapers now

If you watched yesterday's Apple event, you probably noticed the colorful and dramatic wallpapers that were shown on each of the iPhones displayed on the screen. Those wallpapers are all available in the iOS 7 Gold Master (GM) that shipped yesterday to developers. Dom Esposito of MacMixing.com has m...

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A look at OS X desktop pictures

Thomas Brand at Egg Freckles has written a short history of Apple desktop pictures through the years. "Mavericks' New Wave" talks about how the Apple desktop has evolved since Mac OS 8 and the quality of the desktop patterns and photos. Thomas includes download links to copies of the desktop pict...

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Grab the OS X Mavericks wallpaper now

That beautiful image of a cresting wave that you've seen on banners and promo shots of OS X 10.9 Mavericks is meant to represent the surfing spot that the OS is named after. As with all OS X operating systems, Apple usually spotlights one wallpaper as the default desktop image for marketing materia...

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2048px.com lets you customize iPad wallpaper

Tired of the same old wallpaper on your Retina display iPad? 2048px.com may be just the place to visit in order to turn your wallpaper from boring to WOW! The site is the brainchild of Kal Michael, Joe Workman and former TUAWite David Chartier. To quote the "About" page on the website, "Apple...

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Daily iPhone App: ScreenDIY lets you beautify your iPhone homescreen

If you want to spruce up your home screen or add some flair to your iPhone's lock screen, then you should check out ScreenDIY from SoftEase. The app has a repository of retina wallpapers, but at 152 images, it's not an overwhelming amount. You'll find a nice mix of frames, patterns and professi...

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Gmail 1.3 for iOS now saves image attachments

The official Gmail app for iPhone recently got a nice update, and in addition to a few bugfixes and performance enhancements, users now have the ability to save picture attachments straight to their iPhone (or iPad's) camera reel. That's a nice feature -- it means that you can browse and save a...

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OS X Lion wallpaper missing a few astronomical bodies

Just like the default iPad wallpaper comes from a real lake called Pyramid Lake (which is supposed to be in Nevada, though I'm sure I pass signs for it every time I drive up to San Fran from here in LA), so too is the default Lion wallpaper based on a real picture of a real galaxy, specifically...

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