Windows Phone Hacker’s new homebrew, Tweaks
, might not be something like the previously released Bazaar
for Windows Phone 7 devices, but the rather small collection of tweaks offered by this WPH app is pretty impressive in its own right. If you own a Mango phone that is interop unlocked, then there is no way you are not going to like this homebrew. Some of the tweaks offered by WPH might not be new, but some are, and even for older ones, it is nice to have them in one place, where you can use them with convenient toggle buttons. Read on to know everything about all the options WPH Tweaks brings to WP7. Read More
Most users want their Windows to be customized to their own liking and comfort, and they start changing options here and there soon after installing the OS to their system. Customizing your Windows, starting from your desktop icons and background to the way your queries are handled and files are displayed in Windows Explorer, are part of the customization process. Sometimes, however, it happens that you change a setting which causes an issue and when you go back to revert it back to normal mode, you cannot seem to remember where exactly the option was located. That is where tweaking tools come in. They provide you with a unified interface to access and change multiple default and added settings for Windows that allow you to quickly tweak your system according to your requirement. Sunrise Seven
is one such application that is designed for Windows 7 and provides you with a long list of tweaks to change and manage from within the interface. Keep reading to find out more about Sunrise Seven.
If you have a jailbroken iOS device, then you must be familiar with the plethora of themes and other cosmetic accessories which form the bulk of objects on offer in most repositories. The personalized themes let you make changes to your iPhone’s keyboard, background colors, lockscreen and even the slider at the unlock screen. SlideToMod
is a new Cydia tweak which will ensure that you can customize the lockscreen and slider of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in the exact way you want. The tweak will let you personalize the unlock slider’s text, and you can also remove any stock icons you want as well. Read on to know all about this easy-to-use tweak.
The whole point of jailbreaking and having a Cydia store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is to gain the ability to customize different areas of iOS. From time to time, the developers over at the jailbreak store keep coming up with ways to tweak not only stock iOS apps, but even a few third party ones as well. Customize Facebook
, as the name suggests, is a jailbreak tweak which will let you revamp the Facebook app for iOS. Not only does it come with options to add a lot of new animations to the app, using it, you also get to tinker with a lot of other aspects of Facebook, to give the app a completely new look.
A few weeks back we brought you our handpicked collection of the best free and most beautiful Android Live wallpapers
, with a promise to bring you a similar one of the best free and functional Android Live wallpapers. The wait is finally over, so read on to find out how you can add fun as well as functionality to your phone using these amazingly functional Live wallpapers for Android.
Love tinkering with the looks of your Android’s screen? Try Full Screen Launcher
– a free homescreen replacement app for Android that takes an altogether different route to display your homescreen and the various contents that are present on it. Apart from sporting graphically appealing UI and a brand new concept of merging various homescreens into one large, unending wall, all packed with contacts, shortcuts, widgets et al, Full Screen Launcher
provides you with 3D folders that are displayed on your screen as rotating cubes, whose each side carries thumbnails of the content that is present within.
What’s best is that you can even place widgets, as well as contacts, within those folders, and access them in the same way as your homescreen or app drawer.The eye-catching animations and transition effects while navigating to various segments of the launcher and reflection of all the icons at the bottom of the screen are nothing but sheer feast for the eyes. The ability to zoom in/out of the walls (screens), effective support for the launcher in landscape/portrait orientation and the extension of all the elegant animations/effects to the app drawer are some of the other highlighting features of Full Screen Launcher.
The recently-released iOS 5 brought with it a very handy feature of assigning custom vibration patters to specific contacts. Not only does this feature help users easily identify incoming calls from any contact, it also lends a helping hand to visually/audibly impaired users in figuring out as to who’s calling them. Android users need not be envious of this feature anymore, as ViBe
is here! Based on the aforementioned concept, ViBe lets you assign custom vibrations to your contacts, so you can easily know your caller without even having to look at your phone. The app comes with as many as 10 different free/paid custom vibration patterns that work equally effectively in silent, as well as in ringer mode.
Hardcore Android users who have a special craving for customizing their beloved device to the extreme must have rejoiced upon the arrival of recently reviewed StatusBar+
– a free Android app that lets you customize your status bar to give it a WP7 style look. For those who wish for a bit more, here’s a handy status bar replacement and it comes from XDA-Developers member FireZenk. Super Status Bar
lets you replace the layout of the status bar with it’s own classic
layout but more importantly, it lets you replace the your status bar’s background with an image of your choice.
While the concept of wallpaper is universal to most desktop as well as mobile operating systems
, Android extends this concept one step further by letting you set dynamic content as your wallpaper – a concept known as Android Live Wallpapers. It is Android Wallpaper Weekend here at AddictiveTips. A few days back, we taught you how to take Android wallpaper customization to the next level
. Join us today as we take you for a tour of the prettiest and most eye-catching Live wallpapers available for Android that we have hand-picked for you from the countless options out there.
Ever wondered if you could do more with the wallpaper on your Android device, like choose it from countless options directly from your phone, rotate your wallpaper automatically after a set interval or even set a video as your phone or tablet’s wallpaper, you are at the right place. It’s Android Wallpaper Weekend here at AddictiveTips and we’re all hyped up about this phase of our Android modification madness, so stay with us as we take you through wallpaper customization like never before.
is a small window resizing application that lets you define custom window sizes which can be easily toggled in a click. You can also configure altering the position of the window when a specific size is selected for it. This is useful for instantly viewing a particular website in smaller resolution or making sure that the size of all windows is the same when taking screenshots.
We all are quite familiar with the fact that of all the mobile platforms, it is Android that offers the greatest degree of customization. One thing, however, that few of you may know is that there are numerous apps out there that let you alter and personalize each individual facet of your device's layout. Be it the lock screen or just the app drawer, Android users can control them all with ease. Alt Drawer
is a launcher-independent app drawer for Android users who prefer customization of their phones at a moderate level rather than replacing the entire native launcher with home screen replacement apps the likes of LauncherPro, ADW Launcher and GO Launcher EX. Alt Drawer is subtle, its simple and provides the most basic app drawer options to users so that they may manage and view their apps in a better and simpler way.
The Android lock screen is what you see whenever you resume your device from standby, making it one of the frequently accessed featured of the operating system. In the fourth installment of our Android customization series, we are going to show you how you can customize the Android lock screen both in looks and in functionality for a fully personalized experience.
The boot animation is the first thing that you see when powering on your Android phone or tablet, after the operator or manufacturer logo. Although it does not serve a purpose functionally, an eye-catching boot animation can certainly make your device stand out while booting. In this third installment of our Android customization series, we will take a look at how to change or even create your Android boot animation and will feature some of the prettiest and geekiest boot animations we have come across.
Splash Screen Creator
is a batch script that lets you make and flash a splash screen of your choice to your Android device. If you are tired of seeing the same old splash screen each time your phone boots and want to change it or give it a personalized look, read on for details and instructions.
Let’s face it, looks aren’t exactly the strong point of Android. Some might say beauty is only skin-deep but we’ll say skin-deep is deep enough, as most people don’t exactly care for a handsome liver or an adorable pancreas. Same goes for Android phones and tablets. If you are tired of the dull stock looks or even of the same old HTC Sense, worry no more, as we bring you an entire series on customizing the looks of your Android phone or tablet to your heart’s content and we will try to include every aspect of skinning your phone or tablet to make it uniquely stand out as your own!
Customization may be the key to variety, and for users keen on this aspect of an operating system, Custom Folder
may sound very appealing. This very small application lets a user customize folder backgrounds
in Windows, with custom image
, font color, folder icon etc. It is also free and portable.
Update: Custom Folder has been discontinued. However, you can use Windows 7 Folder Background Changer to change the background of specified folders.
Do you have hundreds of applications installed, with even hundreds of icons spread all over your computer? It is hard sometimes to find the shortcut of a program when they are all cluttered up on ever single place on the computer. This is where Microsoft’s Speed Launch comes in(It requires .Net Framework 3.0). Start menu search in Windows Vista does help sometimes but Speed Launch even lets you assign multiple applications or websites to launch with a single click. Read More