No more static cling for your desktop; now your wallpaper won't have to simply stand still, and it can get animated and dance around.
Dreamscene Video Wallpaper launches a compact, simple-but-functional interface that's very easy to comprehend and navigate. There are no tabs or other dialog boxes to access. All its features are accessible from the one small window, which is a plus for this otherwise uninspired design. The nag screen--we must admit--is irritating, because not only does it pop up each time Dreamscene completes its playlist rotation, it occasionally slaps a "Don't Forget to Register!&… Read more
Dream Wallpaper is a wallpaper changer that allows users to select from both wallpapers that come with the program and that can be downloaded from the publisher's Web site. Although the interface and wallpapers are nice, this program is missing some basic features that users may expect of a wallpaper changer.
The program's interface is sleek and very attractive; it integrates well with later versions of Windows. Users have access to a handful of sample wallpapers in both normal and wide-screen formats that are arranged in themes (nature, holidays, etc.), and many more are available for download. Downloading … Read more
Wallpaper Slideshow LT lets you create a rotating slideshow with your favorite photos on your computer's desktop. Though it comes with only a couple of sample photos, you can include photos from your hard drive to personalize the application.
Wallpaper Slideshow LT is easy to use, which is a good thing since there is no Help file. But if you need a little guidance, the publisher's Web site has information about the program that users may find helpful. When we installed the program, we chose to put an icon on our Desktop and on our Taskbar. It's … Read more
It's not often that we come across a program we'd describe as "delightful," but that's exactly what Merlin Funnies is. This program provides a quick and easy way for users to view their favorite comics all in one place. With a simple interface and plenty of comics to choose from, Merlin Funnies is a great way to get your daily laugh.
The program's interface is fairly basic, with a long checklist of available comics. We were expecting the likes of Dennis the Menace and Hi and Lois, but Merlin Funnies offers a ton of … Read more
While you wait for the newly unveiled Ferrari 458 Italia to be revealed in the sheet metal at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, you can enjoy the sounds of the Italian supercar every time you receive a call or text message on your mobile phone. That's right, Ferrari has released official 458 Italia ringtones.
We'd call the automaker vain if the 458's 4.5-liter direct injected V8 didn't sound so mouthwateringly good.
Available sound bites include overtaking, acceleration, on board, and off the mark clips. Download the ringtones in MP3 format for most mobile phones or … Read more
Nature Corners is, purportedly, a nature-themed screensaver. As such, we were expecting a fairly straightforward experience with it; screensavers are typically among the easiest programs to install and use. Nature Corners, however, is neither easy to use nor particularly functional.
The interface isn't awful, and it lets users create different themes, or sets of photos to display. However, it's not clear how users should select themes when they're ready to use them. Is it enough to click on them? Must other themes be deselected first? We were never totally sure; all we knew was that the screensaver … Read more
HomeGallery is an easy-to-use wallpaper changer that lets users edit and organize their images within an attractive and intuitive layout.
The program's interface is exceptional, with a sleek and professional-looking design. The fact that it consists of three separate windows can be a bit annoying, but we were willing to ignore that because it was so nice to look at. One small window contains controls for the changer--play, fast forward, and so no--and also gives access to the program's settings. Another window provides a cool-looking filmstrip-style display of the user's images across the top of the screen. … Read more
Surreal Wallpapers Pack provides users with many options for customizing their desktop with psychedelic scenes. This artistic collection is certain to give your computer a mind of its own.
The program's interface will be immediately familiar to those who have customized their desktop with wallpaper before. Users don't have to do anything differently than they normally would to utilize these backgrounds. The program itself doesn't contain a Help file, but Windows' Help file will answer any questions you have about transferring images to wallpaper. The program is simply a collection of images that can be selected for … Read more
EvJO Wallpaper Changer allows you to change your computer's wallpaper at set intervals, much as many similar programs do. Although the program has some features that we were initially excited about, we found it confusing and frustrating to use.
The program's interface looks intuitive, but nothing seems to function as it's supposed to. We attempted to scan our computer for photos to use, but the program can't support subdirectories, so we couldn't access photos that were contained in folders within folders. We were excited about the program's Flickr support--it seemed that we would be … Read more