Apple's iOS 7 launched with a revamped design and new features galore. Not all features were welcomed, with some users pleading for the ability to revert back to iOS 6 or turn off some of the more "annoying" features. One such feature was the motion found throughout iOS 7, including the motion found on wallpaper images across all home screens.
Muzei Live Wallpaper is a free app from developer Roman Nurik. His name may sound familiar, as he is also the developer of the popular DashClock widget.
Taking the same approach that he took with DashClock, Nurik has made Muzei Live Wallpaper free and open to developers to integrate with various services.
After installing Muzei, you'll have the option to select a service from which the app will pull random images. The default option is featured art, updated once a day. You can also select a photo album on your device, and increase the frequency of your wallpaper changing, … Read more
Animated Desktop Wallpaper Starfield creates the feeling that you're flying through space with its stars streaking past on a colorful background. From black to purple to blue to white, all of the colors you associate with space are visible in the backdrop to this wallpaper, which is attractive by itself. But the addition of the tiny, white moving stars makes the illusion that you are in space even more intense.
When you open this program, it's accessible from the taskbar in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Right-clicking on the app's icon there will allow you … Read more
Dream-Rain Animated Desktop Wallpaper transforms your desktop background into a dreamscape populated with gently-moving raindrops. When you want something a little different as a background to your work, this app provides it through a fantasy of gently falling rain.
When you install Dream-Rain, it immediately transforms your desktop into a landscape featuring a grassy field that stretches into the distance. Above this field is a blue sky spotted with white clouds, and moving toward you smoothly and steadily are realistically-sized raindrops. This produces an interesting illusion, since the rain is actually moving sideways rather than falling from the sky to … Read more
Novisso Desktop Wallpaper Rotator provides a wide variety of background images to keep your desktop fresh and inspiring. Choose one image or let the program automatically cycle through a few different scenes so you'll never be bored looking at your computer. There are also a lot of different options for the theme of the images, including everything from seasonally appropriate landscapes and sci-fi inspired designs. You can also upload and share your own images with other users.
The interface for this app is basic, yet intuitive and functional. It allows you to choose the image or set of images … Read more
Seasons Wallpaper is a fun treat for people who like to decorate for the holidays -- no matter what the holiday. It lets you set your phone to the current season to get a cool animated wallpaper that puts you in the right frame of mind. Though it's missing a few holidays, it's still a neat app if you're into animated wallpaper.
This app decorates your wallpaper based on what season it is in the world around you. It was winter when we downloaded it, so the wallpaper treated us to a snowscape complete with snowmen and … Read more
Analog Clock Live Wallpaper-7 looks fantastic and gives you tons of options, even if it has a bad habit of skipping every now and then. Most people will rarely notice that performance problem and will be very pleased with the numerous ways they can customize this fun app. If you're a fan of live wallpapers, this one is definitely worth a try.
Even though Analog Clock Live Wallpaper-7 isn't hosted on the Google Play market, installing it goes easily. It does come with all of the typical downfalls of live wallpapers, such as their tendency to hog your … Read more
Webshots Wallpaper And Screensaver for Mac saves you the trouble of having to search for wallpapers and screensavers manually on the Web by giving you a collection of high-resolution, professionally shot images. It's easy to use and integrates well with Mac OS X's Desktop and Screen Saver preferences, but requires you to buy a premium version to unlock all its features. This may put you off, since there are similar apps available for free.
After a straightforward installation, Webshots Wallpaper And Screensaver for Mac greets you with a nice interface overlay, which showcases the images available categorized by … Read more
Security System Live Wallpaper simulates a fingerprint scanner on your Android phone: Tap the target to unlock your phone with a realistic fingerprint effect. It uses push ads and has no available settings beyond links to similar wallpapers. It's free, though, so if you're looking for live wallpaper that simulates a fingerprint scanner, it's worth a try. Devices running Android 2.1 or lower can't run Security System Live Wallpaper.
The app's installer advised us that we could access Security System Live Wallpaper's settings under Live Wallpaper in our device's Wallpaper menu, but … Read more
Photo FX Live Wallpaper displays your photos as live wallpaper on your Android device. You can set the opacity, interval, and other effects, and select the order or a random display. Androidslide's app runs in Android 2.2 or better. It's free but ad-supported. Pro and Camera FX versions are available, too.
Photo FX Live Wallpaper started displaying our stored photos as soon as we set it as our wallpaper, but you can select "Settings" to choose which photos to display, their order, the slideshow interval (one to 30 seconds) and background color. We tapped "… Read more