A Quick Look at Domo, Kovdev’s New Icon Pack, Plus That Wallpaper You Keep Asking About

“What’s that wallpaper?” “Wallpaper please.” “I do want that wallpaper.” I think someone even recreated it from the video. Yes, I’m talking about the wallpaper I shouldn’t have exposed in last night’s AcDisplay video. Never have I seen such a response to a wallpaper that I wasn’t allowed to share. But that’s how it always works, right?

Thankfully, we can finally talk about that wallpaper, plus the app it came from. That app is called Domo, and it’s the latest icon pack from our friend, Dave Kover (kovdev).  (more…)

Thank You, HTC, for Finally Figuring Out That Changing Wallpapers Shouldn’t be the Most Painful Process on Earth

I almost can’t believe it, but my eyes do not deceive me. HTC, in Sense 6 on the new One (M8), has finally realized that changing the wallpaper on your phone, shouldn’t make you want to stab your eye out. I know this probably seems like such a non-story to many, but if you have ever used an HTC product for more than a couple of minutes at a time, you’ll know what I mean.  (more…)

Blurone Wallpaper App Gives the Effect of Muzei, Minus the LWP Aspect

If you love the effect that the Muzei live wallpaper brings to your device, but get the feeling that a live wallpaper is no bueno for your device’s battery, then Blurone is your new best friend.

The main feature that Muzei brings to your homescreen is a blurred effect on any given wallpaper. If you double tap on the wallpaper, it comes into focus. It’s a very simple, yet powerful feature. Blurone is even more simple, as all it does is blur your existing photos and wallpapers, but doesn’t allow any type of tapping on them. It’s just a static image on your homescreen.  (more…)

Behang is an Elegant Way to Get Your Wallpaper Fix

There is no shortage of wallpapers out there for those of us who can’t get enough of theming our devices, but there comes a time when we need some form of consolidation for the torrent of options. One example is a personal favorite, Roman Nurik‘s Muzei live wallpaper. The latest, Behang, comes from wallpaper wizard knokfirst, whose work you may have seen featured in icon packs such as Lumos, among other places.


Influx Icons Arrive on Google Play

Another week, another great icon pack released to Android users. The newest entry in a growing list that we can’t seem to stop switching between is Influx, from Alex Miller. I have actually been testing this pack for a number of weeks and would suggest you all take a look to see if its 630+ hand-crafted icons will meet your needs. Yes, it has long shadows, but it also features rounded edges, a bright-but-not-too-bright color palette, and a set of wallpapers that may justify the price even if you don’t need another icon set.  (more…)

Show Off Your Home Screens Day! [February 2014]

In the eight months since we last put together a “Show off your home screens day!” post, I’d imagine you have changed things up a time or two on your phone or tablet. With new icon packs, clocks, and wallpapers being featured regularly through our Icons and UCCW series, you should have plenty of options to choose from to make your home screen something special.

Today’s post is like all of the others in that we want to see what kind of magic you have put together. With on-screen buttons becoming more standard and through Kit Kat’s transparent notification and navigation areas, home screens are looking better than ever. At least we think so.

For those new to this concept, this is how it works. Setup your home screen the way you like it, grab a screenshot of it (Power+Volume Down on most phones, Home+Volume Down on Samsung phones), and then upload it through Disqus (comments) along with a description of your apps, launcher, wallpaper, and clock.

Here is a look at all of ours to get you started.  (more…)

Cryten is a Beautiful Round, Flat, Neat, and Pastel Set of Icons

Icon packs for Android have come a long way over the last year or so. I can still remember years back when every new set was embossed, glowing, based on some gimmicky theme, or pulled out of an 80s rock video. It was rough, especially if you wanted to customize your device with some class. Thankfully, developers like Ryan Kelly, Dave Kover, Jsin Jaques, Alex Miller or Viktor Vucinic have our backs and are producing really beautiful stuff on a regular basis.

Vucinic released a new pack called Cryten within the last couple of weeks that you should definitely take a look at.  (more…)