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Add to-do list, weather, and pretty backgrounds to Chrome's new tab page

Inspirational or not, Momentum is a Chrome extension that adds a couple of useful features to Chrome's new tab page.

By Nov. 13, 2013


How to get blurry backgrounds with a point-and-shoot

Despite being at a disadvantage, your compact camera can be used to make your subject pop from its surroundings or give you shallow depth of field.

By Dec. 21, 2012


OS X Desktop backgrounds gray after waking from sleep

The problem will likely need a software update to fix, but can be managed through a few workarounds.

By Mar. 2, 2012


Black backgrounds in Mail messages recognized by Apple

A few days after the release of Safari 5.0, some users noticed that Mail messages generated by scripts and other applications would have the main body contents be displayed with a black background. We were notified by a reader and we found a small workaround, and Apple has since recognized this problem.

By Jun. 17, 2010


Script-invoked attachments in Mail resulting in black backgrounds

We were recently contacted by a reader who uncovered a problem that appeared after installing Safari 5.0 on his Mac, in which using Applescript to attach messages to an e-mail the program results in a properly appended message that has a black background for the message content.

By Jun. 11, 2010


Change Windows 7's start, log-on, and desktop backgrounds

Relatively simple ways to remove Windows 7's floating-color-balls start-screen animation, and supply your own background images for the operating system's log-on screen and desktop.

By Feb. 1, 2011


Safari 5.0.1 update fixes black Mail backgrounds, autofill, and more

Apple has released an update to Safari 5, which addresses a number of issues with the initial release, including the problem with black backgrounds appearing when generating mail attachments with scripts. In addition, the program has a built-in link to Apple's new extensions gallery for people to download and install extensions.

By Jul. 28, 2010


Make slick Web 2.0 site backgrounds with BgPatterns

Put together really slick looking backgrounds for your computer or favorite social-networking profile with BgPatterns.

By Aug. 7, 2008


FaceRig maps your face onto a 3D avatar in real time

How would you look as a demon? A software program seeking funding on Indiegogo uses a Webcam to map your facial expressions and movements onto the face of an animated character.

By Jan. 9, 2014


Google-ized HTC One M8 now on sale for $699

The Google Play version of HTC's new flagship phone comes with Android working how Google thinks it should work, including with swift updates.

By Mar. 26, 2014