Google's new Android L may only be at preview stage, with the fact that it hasn't even been given a proper name yet being a testament to this, but nevertheless, we're already seeing some encouraging signs of improvements that have been made. Namely, the company is shooting for an all-new "Material Design" language, which is set to give the interface a more layered, vibrant feel, and although we're still quite away from the end user release, I'm sure many of you cannot wait to run Android L on your devices. If you don't fancy going ahead and installing the preview on the Nexus 7 or Nexus 5, then thankfully, there's a theme floating about that allows you to achieve a similar look on your current handset.
I'm not sure whether it's down to the fact that Apple decided to make some significant visual alterations with iOS 7, or just the fact that the jailbreak community has continued to grow at an incredible rate, but there's definitely been a noticeable spike in the volume of new tweaks and themes added to Cydia following the universal Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7. Not that we're complaining, though, and having recently been impressed by the simplicity of Surenix's Ayeris theme for both iPhone and iPad, the Eli7e theme offers its own unique, polished take on how Apple's mobile OS should look. Check it out below!
Surenix, long-time graphic designer and member of the famed Evad3rs team, first teased his beautiful Ayeris theme for iOS 7 in early February before finally releasing it late last month. Providing subtle alterations to the native aesthetic rather than applying anything too drastic, Ayeris has gone down really well with themers looking for a refined stock appearance rather than a complete overhaul, and now, the same theme has been optimized for the iPad. Details after the break!
iOS 7 may have represented the most significant change to the look and functionality of Apple's mobile OS in its short history, but even though the flatter, brighter interface seems to have gone down well, the luxury of the Evad3rs jailbreak has prompted themes galore. Today, we're going to be looking at a neat little theme called Acies, which, although similar to the stock layout in that it keeps things flat, crisp and minimalistic, tones down the bright colors with a more tranquil, calm, and inviting finish.
We’ve seen swathes of great iOS 7 themes pour out from Cydia recently. But while some have dramatically revamped the aesthetic of Apple's mobile OS for the better, others, such as Carla, have proved that sometimes, it's the subtle alterations that can make the greatest overall difference. Thientam Bach, aka Surenix, is actually known for his popular Ayecon theme, which was also recently updated for iOS 7, here he has once again demonstrated his masterful skills in a teaser for his latest theme, ayeris.
If you love a good theme, but don't want to part with cash to transform your device, what would you say if there was a flat, elegant option out there that embodies everything that iOS 7 is about, but is offered totally free-of-charge? Let us introduce you to Liminal - iOS 7.
One of the most popular iOS jailbreak themes on Cydia has to be Ayecon, from Surenix. It's been around in various guises for some time now, and has been installed on more iPhones, iPads and iPod touches than we care to guess, and we're sure it'll be installed on countless more too. In fact, we're particularly confident about that now that Surenix has announced via a blog post that Ayecon for iOS 7 is almost ready for primetime.
Theming is a popular hobby on smartphones like iOS and Android because of two basic reasons. Firstly, it takes less of a toll on system performance than some of the skin packs on desktop operating systems (at least in my personal experience) and, secondly, it’s much more easier, module-based and can result in a significantly different user experience.
Here is a shiny (pun intended) new application called Glowing App Icons that enables you to make your own radically distinctive and unequaled wallpapers and that too with glowing app icons!