It's easy to change your Windows log-on screen to match your desktop wallpaper or display any image you like with InstantLogonChanger from ArturDev. Designed to display corporate logos on a company's computers, this simple freeware lets you apply your own image as your Windows log-on background. It can handle JPEGs, BMPs, PNGs, GIFs, and TIFFs. But it does more than simply change the log-on screen's background image: It can also fit images to your screen or your taste using the familiar Fit, Fill, Stretch, Center, and Tile controls, as well as change the background color to enhance … Read more
So you're still logging on with the same old Windows log-on screen, day in, day out....You're right: it's extremely boring. Can't something be done about it? Yes. You can change the Windows log-on screen, but Windows doesn't make it as easy as changing your wallpaper or even your user account picture. Still, it's simple enough to do with help from tools like Saurabhorange's Logon Screen Changer.
This free app can banish the blue and replace it with high-resolution images that don't take up much space. It comes with a gallery of … Read more
There are some very interesting wallpaper options and apps in the Google Play Store. However, this doesn't mean you'll find one that you never get tired of. Instead of settling for one wallpaper choice, why not check out Wallpaper Changer for Android.
With this app you can choose from a handful of your photos or even complete albums to show in the background of your Android's Home screen. If you're trying to think of which collection of photos to use, here are some ideas and how to get started:
You can … Read more
Anyone who works with digital images or other files that tend to get organized by date knows that sometimes things can run amok; why are last month's vacation photos showing up with images from 2001? Whether the dates have been changed by some technological error or you have some other reason to adjust the Created, Modified, and Accessed dates of a file, File Date Changer makes this task a snap.
File Date Changer does exactly what the name implies, and nothing more; if you need to edit a file's metadata, this program isn't going to do it. … Read more
It's possible to customize your Windows log-on screen, but not convenient. InstantLogonChanger is a small, simple, free tool that lets you use any image or solid color as your log-on screen background without requiring special privileges or badgering you with security prompts. You can set it to present your corporate logo or message on startup as well as on the desktop. It handles JPG, GIF, BMP, PGN, and TIFF images. InstantLogonChanger improves on Windows as well as the competition not only by making it easy to change your log-on screen background but also by enabling you to fill, fit, … Read more
Sometimes we encounter desktop enhancements that change things that we never realized anyone could want or need to change. This is the case with Drive Icon Changer, which will change the icon associated with your various drives when you view them in My Computer.
We get the feeling that anyone who really wanted to do this could figure it out without the help of software, and it seems to us that the real purpose of Drive Icon Changer is to direct traffic to the creator's blog and Twitter account. But if you really do need a quick way to … Read more
Solar charger kits that help power gadgets aren't new. But how about one that also enables you to brag to your social network about how much energy it's generating?
The Changers Starter Kit, which costs about $150, uses a flexible solar module and a solar battery. The battery calculates how much energy you capture, and then, once connected to your laptop, uploads that information so it can be shared on Twitter or Facebook. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das checks out the Changers Starter Kit in the video above.
You're using the power of the sun to charge your gadgets. That's kind of awesome. Why keep it to yourself? A new solar charging system from German startup Changers makes your eco-consciousness just as obvious as driving around in a Prius.
The actual charger ventures into familiar territory with a solar module and a battery. It can generate up to 4 watts per hour, enough to fill up the battery in four hours. It is designed to charge smartphones, tablets, and other small electronics.
Normally, a solar charging system would sit quietly by, laboring in silence. Not this one. It hooks up to your PC or Mac by USB, tracks your CO2 savings, and tells all your friends about it over Facebook and Twitter.
The device also tracks your energy production on Changers.com and dishes out credits that can be spent with the company's retail partners. There's no word yet on who those partners are.
The $149 Changers Starter Kit is currently available for preorder, with deliveries starting up within a few weeks. Don't worry, the sun will still be waiting for you.… Read more
The default color scheme for Windows is heavy with blues: button-down, business-approved blue tones persist, even in Windows 7. Many users change their desktop themes and colors regularly, but what about the bland expanse that is the log-on screen? Sure, it's only there until you type in your password, but why should that stop you from customizing its look? Do you really need more of a reason than, "Because I can?" Because you can, with Tweaks.com Logon Changer from Advanced PC Media. It's a simple little app that lets you customize the Windows 7 log-on … Read more
Why use one static image for your desktop wallpaper when you can automatically rotate a whole slew of your favorite images instead? Cyclone Wallpaper Changer is an easy-to-use program that lets people do exactly that. With an intuitive interface and plenty of options for customization, Cyclone Wallpaper Changer keeps your desktop fresh and interesting.
The program's interface is plain and easy to navigate. Users can select images individually or just choose a folder full of favorites. Next, choose whether you want the program to center, tile, or stretch your images, and set a background color for those that are … Read more