Items Tagged with personalize
#34 / 2011-07-26 12:00:00 / 1:21 min.
For those of you looking to
customize your Android smartphone, there are few better free apps than
Zedge Ringtones & Wallpapers. This app gives you access to more than half a million files ranging from
ringtones and notification soundsto
#276 / 2011-06-06 17:00:00 / 24:35 min.
Andy, once again flouting Lab Rats convention, decided to make the switch from the Apple to the Android camp. He's ditched the iPhone 4 and moved over the the reference design Google phone, the Nexus S. The Lab Rats have compiled their top-ten tips for Android switcher or really, anyone trying to come to terms with and get the most out of their shiny new Android phone.
On a related note: Anyone in the market to buy a lightly-used iPhone 4?
On a related note: Anyone in the market to buy a lightly-used iPhone 4?
#875 / 2011-02-07 09:30:00 / 1:14 min.
These days, most people have
multiple email addressesso it only makes sense that you'd be able to
add multiple email accounts to your iPhone. In this episode, we'll show you how to do just that and show you how to
manage your various email accountsfrom your iPhone. It's a pretty simple process that makes
keeping up with your email accountsa piece of cake.
#404 / 2011-01-14 12:06:28 / 4:05 min.
Gelaskins lets you customize just about any mobile device you can imagine; iPod, iPhone, laptop, iPad, Galaxy Tab... you name it. These removable skins come in a whole world of different designs. If none of those fit your taste, create and upload your own. Sean gets the rundown on what's new with Gelaskins.
#6 / 2010-09-06 09:00:00 / 1:56 min.
Once you have your
how to personalize your websiteincluding
changing the website fonts, changing the colors, and even adding a
unique headerto your web page.
#47 / 2010-09-02 17:00:00 / 5:50 min.
Installing LED, strip or cathode lights inside your pimped PC seals the deal. Your geek friends will bow as you walk into your next StarCraft II LAN party. Lucas finishes off his four part case mod series by lighting up the inside of his Green Lantern themed case with cathode tubes.
#46 / 2010-08-26 17:00:00 / 5:49 min.
Changing out the fans in your case mod is a simple pimp but makes all the difference. LED lit fans are available in a wide array of colours, plug in easily and will light up your case, nay, your life.
#45 / 2010-08-19 17:00:00 / 5:36 min.
For those times when you want to take your PC out to the night club (chicks dig it, trust us), a UV light pimp is what you need. Lucas continues his Green Lantern case mod project with a Green Lantern logo that black light reveals. He also builds a DIY black light so you can see the magic when you're at home too.
#3 / 2010-08-11 09:00:00 / 2:26 min.
#22 / 2010-08-02 12:00:00 / 4:45 min.
When you get your Android phone, it comes with a default screen setup. For example, the HTC Incredible, used in these tutorials, comes with the HTC "Sense" home interface. Many people like to customize their devices, including changing out the "home interface." Doc takes a look at three of the best home replacements for Android phones.
#42 / 2010-07-29 17:00:00 / 5:00 min.
Forget the registry hacking and command line pimping. Lucas finds the lazy man's way to hack your Windows login screen. This handy app lets you change every element of your Windows login screen with a simple click through interface. Change your login screen wallpaper no matter the size of the file or the resolution of the image file.
#41 / 2010-07-22 17:00:00 / 5:41 min.
Pop the top on your Xbox 360 to reveal its innards and replace its drab case with a pimped one. Sure, you'll void your warranty but if you think that's a small price to pay for a pimped out rig, this is the show for you. Lucas runs through all the steps of cracking the case on your Xbox 360 to add a brand new case.
#10 / 2010-07-16 09:00:00 / 2:02 min.
In our last episode of our 10-part series on
how to make a family treewe'll show you
how to print your family tree
using MyHeritage.comIt's fairly straightforward and gives you many options to
customize your family treeprintout including granting you a variety of fonts, borders and colors with which to
personalize your family tree!
#40 / 2010-07-15 17:00:00 / 6:06 min.
Lucas turns his attention away from software mods for his laptop and focuses on the hardware. This week he rolls his sleeves up, cracks the case on his trusty
MacBookand, with the help of some Torx screwdrivers, some sandpaper, a little elbow grease and ingenuity, comes out with the coolest hardware mod for the
MacBook's Apple Logoyet.
#39 / 2010-07-08 17:00:00 / 5:06 min.
Take a deep breath, get in touch with your qi and focus on getting your Windows 7 icons centered in the taskbar. Can't do it, right? Not to worry. Lucas Cochran has a no-software-required tweak to move your icons from left-justified to centered. Or, slightly off-center even, if your attempts to harness your qi in the first part of this exercise failed.
#37 / 2010-06-24 17:00:00 / 5:26 min.
Windows 7 brings over some of the Aero features and glassy effects of its predecessor Windows Vista. This time, they actually work though and chances are good you now have a computer that doesn't choke under the extra load. Lucas tweaks the glass effects in Windows 7 to enable full window transparency to his Explorer windows.
#274 / 2010-06-17 07:30:00 / 2:41 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: E3 isn't just about the latest and greatest games, it's about
customizing your gaming experience, your gaming console and your controllers too. We chat with Jed Seifert, co-owner of MusicSkins about skinning just about every electronic device under the sun.
#34 / 2010-06-03 17:00:00 / 4:10 min.
A messy desktop is the bane of pimps everywhere. Seriously, just ask Iceberg Slim or Don "Magic" Juan. They'll tell you that a cluttered desktop is a sign of a cluttered mind. Lucas demonstrates the digital equivalent of stuffing all the junk on your desk into a drawer to give the illusion of cleanliness. One way requires some Terminal bashing, the other uses free software to clear the clutter.
#33 / 2010-05-27 17:00:00 / 5:48 min.
We've learned that the Mac OS X Terminal is the door to all kinds of sweet pimps for your Mac desktop. However, it's not immune to being pimped out a little itself. Lucas rolls up his sleeves and hacks the Terminal to look a little less generic and a little more, well, pimped.
#31 / 2010-05-13 17:00:00 / 5:34 min.
Lucas rolls up his sleeves and delves into the Terminal to show you a few of his fave command line hacks for Mac OS X. These sweet Stack hacks make this handy OS X feature even more so. As a bonus, Lucas unveils a bonus
OS X Terminal Easter eggin the form of
Star Wars: A New Hope in ASCII.
#30 / 2010-05-06 17:00:00 / 5:06 min.
You've got the pimp roll, the pimp cane and perhaps most important, the pimp hand. However, you don't have the pimp wardrobe. This simply won't do. Lucas shows off how to make your very own and completely unique word cloud shirts online with SnapShirts to rectify the situation.
#8 / 2010-05-05 09:00:00 / 1:16 min.
Just like many other phones,
Skype allows you to change the ring tones for individual contacts, so that each has a unique tone. You can also change any of the sound effects that Skype uses. We'll show you
how to modify all of those audio settingsin this episode!
#29 / 2010-04-29 17:00:00 / 5:11 min.
Apparently, Pimpin' is paying off for our man Lucas; he's making fat stacks on his Windows 7 install. Mac OS X users will be familiar with stacks. They offer instant access to any folder or group of files on your computer, right from the dock. In Windows 7, it's easy to accomplish about the same thing using 7Stack. He also lays his pimp hands on the Nexus Dock and switches up the task switcher with Vista Switcher.
#28 / 2010-04-22 17:00:00 / 5:56 min.
Lucas learns of the wonders of the 3D desktop. No lame 3D glasses required. BumpTop 3D lets you take a new view on your Mac OS X or Windows desktop. Sure, it sucks some system resources but in return you get a 3D space that you can completely customize and pimp out.
#27 / 2010-04-15 17:00:00 / 5:00 min.
Lucas discovers new pimps for the erstwhile boring Finder and the previously un-pimped Spaces. Simple pimps to
get custom wallpaper in different Spacesand to make your Finder windows a little more representative of your personality.
#26 / 2010-04-08 17:00:00 / 6:08 min.
As Lucas learns, skins aren't just for hitting. MusicSkins brings a wide array of sweet and simple skins to customize your computer, your netbook, phone, MP3 player and more important perhaps, your game consoles and peripherals. After all, and let's be completely honest with each other here, you don't look at anything quite the same way you look at your gaming console of choice, and your controller has become an extension of your own arm... much to the chagrin of your loved ones.
#25 / 2010-04-01 17:00:00 / 5:53 min.
He did his dock, lit up his login screen, iced out his icons and something that starts with W his widgets. In this episode, Lucas turns his attentions toward
customizing the OS X menu bar. In addition to car alarm for your Mac, he also shows off a menu bar iTunes remote, a weather app and a few others perfect for pimping that menu bar.
#632 / 2010-03-26 09:30:00 / 3:25 min.
Your Android phone is not truly your Android phone until you customize it to your tastes. The first place you'll likely start is by switching up the ringtones. Utilizing a free utility called RingDroid you can
create custom ringtones for your Android phoneeasily and without spending a dime.
#23 / 2010-03-18 17:00:00 / 6:05 min.
Lucas returns to the Apple camp to show some OS X love. He demos off a few of his favorite Apple Widgets, shows us where we can go to search for and find our own soon-to-be faves, and unveils an awesome Terminal hack to get Widgets from the Dashboard and onto the desktop.
#22 / 2010-03-11 17:00:00 / 4:35 min.
Windows 7 comes with some decent screen savers pre-installed. However, it seems you can only use these screen savers the way the Microsofties want you to. Clicking on the Settings button to tweak these screen savers is a recipe for disappointment. Our buddy Vishal of Tweaking with Vishal fame steps up with a quick fix that'll let you turn your lackadaisical Bubbles screen saver into big rolling balls or doom or your Mystique screen saver into something truly mystifying.
#21 / 2010-03-04 17:00:00 / 5:24 min.
Start button in Windows 7looks a little different that you may be used to. Especially if you wisely sidestepped that whole Vista thing. Sure, it's shiny and purdy, but it's still the factory default and Lucas has no time for factory defaults. In this episode, Lucas pimps out the
Start orb in Windows 7 with a custom logopimp.
#20 / 2010-02-25 17:00:00 / 6:07 min.
Gadgetswere a must-have in
Windows Vista... and not in a good way; you had gadgets in your sidebar and unless you went to the effort of getting rid of them, you were stuck with them. Now that gadgets are optional in Windows 7, they're much more appealing. Lucas runs down a few of his faves in one of his easiest pimps yet.
#588 / 2010-02-24 09:30:00 / 1:35 min.
If you've gotten tired of the
background on your BlackBerrythere's no reason to be stuck with it. There are a huge number of wallpapers you can download and it's easy to put a new wallpaper in place.
#586 / 2010-02-23 09:30:00 / 2:17 min.
It's one thing to have information on your contacts like email address, phone number, and so on. It really personalizes things, however, when you
add a picture to a contact. This pic will pop up when a specific person calls, making it easy to see at a glance whether you should take the call or call them back later.
#19 / 2010-02-18 17:00:00 / 5:00 min.
Windows 7 is still pretty new and shiny, even with the factory default settings. However, we're not interested in factory defaults. Lucas demos how to pimp out your
Windows 7 login screenwith a little regedit hacking. In this case, pimpin' may not be easy per se, but it's worth the effort.
#18 / 2010-02-11 17:00:00 / 6:13 min.
While Windows 7 is looking newer and shinier than its computing cohorts, it's still in dire need of a little personalization. Redmond's latest actually has its nose open and doesn't require any third-party software, any hoop jumpery or skullduggery to enact your pimpery.
Creating a custom theme in Windows 7is so easy, it wouldn't be worth doing if the end product didn't look so sweet.
#17 / 2010-02-04 17:00:00 / 5:00 min.
With the switch to Windows 7, Lucas finds the Microsofties have removed DreamScene. Sure, the slideshow desktop in Windows 7 is nice, but it's not the active, full motion desktop that DreamScene offered up in Windows Vista. As Lucas discovers, nothing makes you want something more than when someone threatens to take it away.
#28 / 2010-01-19 12:00:00 / 2:53 min.
Your Twitter profile isn't really your Twitter profile until you
customize it with a background image. Stacy Reed show us
where to find Twitter background imageswith her picks for
top five free Twitter background sites. Hit up the show notes for a link to a tutorial on
how to customize your Twitter profile.
#4 / 2010-01-19 09:01:00 / 4:12 min.
We continue our
Nexus One hands onby taking a look at the "Google Phone" homescreens, choosing new widgets, selecting a wallpaper that's more to our liking. We also take a look at the primary and secondary functions of the capacitive buttons that appear along the bottom of the phone's screen. We set a new lock pattern to secure the device and take a look at the phone's menu systems in this part of our
Nexus One video tutorial series. We'll also take a look at the
camera and video functions of the Nexus One.
#3 / 2010-01-19 09:00:00 / 4:00 min.
Before we can really take an
in-depth look at the Nexus One Google Phonewe need to complete an initial setup. If you have a Google account, all your data will be pulled by the device automatically. In this part of our
"Google Phone" up close and personalseries, we complete the initial setup process, connect to the cellular network and choose a new wallpaper in preparation for the other parts in our
Nexus One video tutorial series.
#14 / 2010-01-14 17:00:00 / 6:31 min.
#75 / 2010-01-11 12:00:00 / 3:00 min.
USB flash drives. Not a big deal. However, said USB flash drives have some of your favorite characters from some of your favorite sci-fi epics, Japanimations, video games and twisted online toons. We have the C-3PO 4GB drive and one from the Hello Kitty collection on the Gadget TV set to take a look.
#13 / 2009-12-31 17:00:00 / 9:03 min.
Lucas is sleeved out with Star Wars tatoos, making him look a bit like an enforcer in some kind of sci-fi Yakuza. Carrying around a decidedly factory default-looking laptop is not befitting a man who clearly holds customization near to his heart.
#12 / 2009-12-17 17:00:00 / 6:12 min.
Lucas demos a poor man's pimp to in his quest to get that Windows 7 look and feel without having to mail his next paycheck to those fat cats in Redmond and without docking his pimp ship in the pirate bay. With a few perfectly timed pimps, Lucas gets his weak
Windows XP install looking more like Windows 7. Line up, ladies.
#45 / 2009-12-11 17:00:00 / 3:02 min.
#11 / 2009-12-03 17:00:00 / 7:35 min.
Not content to confine his pimpery (hey, it's a word now that it's written) to his Mac OS X desktop, Dock et. al., Lucas turns his attentions to
changing the OS X login screen. He also messes with the default alert messages.
Change the login wallpaper, change the login logo, no aspect of OS X is safe from Lucas' pimpery (and there it is again).
#10 / 2009-11-26 17:00:00 / 6:00 min.
Lucas lays his pimp hand upon the Mac OS X to take it from the default to the dope.
Customize the menu bar, the Apple menu logo, the Dock.Even the calculator and iTunes get some Lucas love as he turns out sweet
Mac OS X skins and customizationsusing Magnifique. You'll never look at OS X the same way again.
#9 / 2009-11-19 17:00:00 / 5:10 min.
#8 / 2009-11-12 17:00:00 / 5:41 min.
Lucas turns his attention to the lowly browser this week, offering up four sweet
Firefox add-onsthat make for a more personalized online experience. From browser skins to colorful tabs and a new way to view images online, these add-ons take Firefox from weak to unique.
#6 / 2009-10-29 17:00:00 / 6:19 min.
Lucas turns his attention from XP to Mac OSX as he demonstrates how to
pimp out your OSX Dock. Sure, the Dock is already pretty, but we're looking for more. We want brains and looks in multiples. Lucas abides as he shows off
how to customize the Mac OSX Dockand even how to run game on more than one Dock at once on your machine.
#2 / 2009-10-27 09:00:00 / 2:09 min.
Windows 7 default desktopis a study in minimalism. No more desktop clutter (at least until you start saving all your files to said desktop). The only icon on the Windows 7 desktop by default is the Recycle Bin. Here's what you need to know about the new
Windows 7 desktop.
#5 / 2009-10-22 17:00:00 / 5:58 min.
Lucas turns his pimpin' attention to the oft overlooked media players. As one of the easiest pimp mods to add to your system, he goes through the process for skinning Windows Media Player, WinAmp and even iTunes with custom skins. If you're like us, your media player is one of your most used applications. Stop having a boring media player, stop having a boring life.
#4 / 2009-10-15 17:00:00 / 5:41 min.
#1 / 2009-10-01 12:01:00 / 3:15 min.
Pimpin' ain't easy, but Lucas knows how it's done. These
quick and easy pimpsfor a washed up old laptop take your portable from ghetto to fabulous in just a couple of simple steps.
#370 / 2009-08-27 09:30:00 / 1:50 min.
Most people have certain applications that they like. Your favorites may not always be the defaults that came with your operating system. In Ubuntu you can go in and
set your "Preferred Applications"so Ubuntu always uses the programs you want.
#366 / 2009-08-25 09:30:00 / 2:02 min.
As with most things the Main Menu in Ubuntu comes with certain things on it by default. What's really cool in Ubuntu, however, is that you can
edit the menuso it suits you and what you want.
#344 / 2009-08-10 09:30:00 / 1:45 min.
Your iPhone is a phone, but it doesn't have to just "ring." You can have it vibrate, play a song, play a different song for each person, and much more. In the
iPhone sound settings, it's easy to customize your iPhone's ringtone, message tonesand much more.
#332 / 2009-07-31 09:30:00 / 1:02 min.
As with most things your iPhone comes with certain defaults. Certain sounds are set, certain options are toggled on or off, and your wallpaper is the Earth as seen from space. You can change all of these things to
customize your iPhone and make it your own. Let's start by
changing the default iPhone wallpaper.
#325 / 2009-07-27 09:31:00 / 1:50 min.
Although most monitors today don't really need a
screensaver, they're still a fun way to liven up your desktop computer when it's not in use.
New Ubuntu userswill be happy to know that, while largely unnecessary, there are still a ton of
Ubuntu screensaversto choose from. Here's how to
preview and choose your Ubuntu screensaver.
#205 / 2009-05-04 09:31:00 / 2:20 min.
When your BlackBerry comes from the factory, it uses a standard look and feel for the menu system. It doesn't have to stay that way. There are literally thousands of themes you can find all over the Internet. Just search on "blackberry themes." Here we'll show you how to apply a different theme to your BlackBerry device.
#204 / 2009-05-04 09:30:00 / 2:11 min.
Windows comes with certain options as defaults. For example, double-click to open something, open new folders in the original folder, and the like. Just because that's the way it works by default doesn't mean you can't change it. Using the Folder Options you can customize how Windows behaves in this regard and perhaps find a way that suits you better.
#202 / 2009-05-01 09:30:00 / 2:10 min.
The basic Gmail inbox interface is simple and effective. However, by digging into the settings a little way, you can find a skin for your inbox that better suits your personality. Select a different colour scheme or opt for a completely different look with picture / character themes.
#10 / 2009-04-03 00:09:00 / 2:45 min.
We've covered most of the major functions of Windows Live Messenger, but there are lots of fun features that we haven't looked at yet. Here we'll go over just some of the little features that you can take advantage of when you use Windows Live Messenger.
#5 / 2009-03-27 09:00:00 / 2:38 min.
Windows Live Messenger looks pretty good right out of the box, but there are lots of things that you can do to tweak, customize and personalize it. You can determine how the program looks and acts: Customize your sounds, colors, alerts, security settings and more. You can set a default download folder, block specific users, and check on your Internet connection. You can even add custom emoticons or change the background picture to give your Windows Live Messenger a new look.
#132 / 2009-03-12 09:31:00 / 2:47 min.
As you travel around the Internet there are lots of things that you see that might be of interest. A tidbit here, a quote there, and perhaps an address or phone number you need to grab for later. Corkboard gives you a great way to grab these things and hide them away till you need them.
#108 / 2009-02-19 09:30:00 / 1:50 min.
By default, Windows XP uses a blue color scheme, sets a desktop wallpaper you may or may not like. Customizing your PC by changing the color scheme, window appearance and other elements to give it a look and feel you like is easy in Windows XP.
#8 / 2009-01-14 09:00:00 / 2:25 min.
eBay users have their own personal section on the site called My eBay. It is the easiest way to keep track of any items you are selling or bidding on and purchasing history and gives you a window into the status of bids on items you're either watching or are interested to buy. In this tutorial we'll examine how to customize this section.
#85 / 2008-12-19 09:00:00 / 1:24 min.
If you hate hunting through your growing list of software shortcuts in your programs menu, there is an easy way to arrange them in alphabetical order to save you time and hassle.
#4 / 2008-12-11 09:00:00 / 2:51 min.
As it stands, Firefox is a good web browser and a viable alternative to the browsers that are bundled on Mac and Windows PCs. What really sets Firefox apart from other browsers though is the huge library of Add-ons. These are free "extensions" that change Firefox's behavior to better suit individual wants and needs in a web browser.
Permit us to demonstrate.
Permit us to demonstrate.
#7 / 2008-11-25 09:00:00 / 1:59 min.
As you start uploading videos to YouTube to reside among the millions of hours of footage the site already contains, you'll want to keep your videos organized. Organizing your videos and updating your personal information on YouTube makes it easier for other YouTubers to find you on the site. Whether that's a good thing or not comes down to perspective.
#21 / 2008-10-31 09:00:00 / 1:50 min.
Your computer isn't really your computer until you customize it to the way you like to work. That means everything from installing the programs you like to use, changing your desktop wallpaper, changing the Windows color scheme and customizing the Windows Start Menu. In this tutorial, we'll look at the latter.
#77 / 2007-06-18 17:00:00 / 17:28 min.
Andy and Sean retrofit a Windows XP machine to look and work like Vista.
#4 / 2005-11-14 17:00:00 / 14:54 min.
We show you how to use the hidden msconfig program in Windows XP to cut your Windows boot time in half. Plus also use it to remove unwanted programs including spyware from the registry. Biff makes an appearance and messes with the audio. And winter is here in Toronto, so we pull out the tuques.
We'll show you
how to use Pandorain this 10-part series.
free Internet servicethat allows you to
create custom music stationsand
receive music suggestionsfrom the Pandora servers. You can also
customize your account profile,
connect with other users, listen to other custom stations and more!
Lucas Cochran helps you
customize, personalize and trick out that boring beige box PC. With everything from theme packs, cold cathode lighting, case mods, skins, stickers, markers, paint and just about anything you can imagine, Lucas makes your erstwhile weak PC into something you'll want to show off at a LAN party.
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