50 Awesome iOS Icon Designs for Your Inspiration – Part II

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50 Awesome iOS Icon Designs for Your Inspiration – Part II

50 Awesome iOS Icon Designs for Your Inspiration – Part II

Posted: 13 Nov 2013 07:01 AM PST

iOS icons have come a long way since the birth of the very first iPhone – nowadays, these icons are shared between the iPhone and iPad. Due to higher-resolution displays, designers can now add unbelievable detail to app icons, making them truly remarkable specimens of what app designers are capable of today.

Whether you’re an iOS designer or just someone looking for some inspiring design ideas, you have come to the right post. This collection of 50 creative IOS icon designs will light up a lightbulb or two and perhaps make you rethink what you can do with your own app design.

Minion App Icon by CreativeDash

iOS Icon by Eugene Zolotco

Food Icons by Ashly Teoh

Waffle Icon by Eddie Lobanovskiy

Popcorn Machine Icon by Nikita Ponomarev and Alex Bender

App and Game by Zigor Samaniego

Retro Plane Artificial Horizon 3D Icon by Ali Rahmoun

Brand New Day by Dmitry Prudnikov

Icon Design by Appster

Camera Icon by Samuel Jimenez

Popsicle by Nick Kumbari

SABA Reader Icon by Nick Kumbari

iOS Icon by Laura Dillema

Matchbox iOS Flat App Icon by Aditya Chhatrala

1976 Tape Recorder by William Dalebout

Race Icon by АнДрій Вишковський

Fried Egg by CreativeDash

Pancakes by CreativeDash

Spades Game by Reznik Umar

сгущëнка by Konstantin Datz

Vintage iOS Icon by Anton Kirienko

Tic Tac Toe by Zigor

Coke Machine by Nikita Ponomarev

Flights App by Nikita Ponomarev

Re-Order by Drew McChesney

Sleep Icon – Czech Point System by Petr | Direct-services

Tunnelbanan by Ali

Wedding … Coming Soon by Mohamed Said

The Knight in the Panther’s Skin by Lasha Simonishvili

3D Room by Ali Rahmoun

3D Sports Icon Design – Baseball by CreativeDash

Primal by CreativeDash

London Underground by Alex Bender

Chopping Board by Chio Diez / Chimpsy

Beard & Mustache Icon by Adhi Purwo Manunggal

Assassin’s Creed Icon by Andrii Sydorov

Movie Camera iOS Icon by Alex Bender

Kazan Red Bus iOS Icon by Andrew Bouz

Surf by Tomas Marek

Stampie App by Tomas Marek

iOS App Icon by Nayna Ahmed

Roland by Alex Bender

iOS 7 App Icon by Dennis Phang

Clock by Maksims Kirhensteins

Monkey Gab News by Thiago Pacheco

Grill by Alex Bender

Wallet for Banking by Tomas Marek

My Workspace by John Beloussov

Icon for “WorldTime” App by Doug Aghassi

Blueprint at AppIconsDesign.com by Peter Mileno


10 Premium Music Players For Android – Best Of

Posted: 13 Nov 2013 05:01 AM PST

Whether it’s CD rips, free Creative Commons music or recordings from last night’s band practice, almost everyone has audio files that they want to listen to on the go. This used to be the domain of MP3 players, but ever-increasing storage sizes for smartphones and memory cards means that smartphones are gaining traction as the all-in-one solution for listening to music on the go.

An advantage of using smartphones, particularly Android smartphones, over using MP3 players is the fact that you’re not locked in to a player’s particular software features. If you think that Android 2.3 player is simplistic or outdated, and you’re not loving Google Play Music’s focus on livestream music, then check out the following 10 Android music players.

Some of these players are available for free for a short trial period while others have a free basic app and a premium upgrade. Let us know if you know of any other player that should make this list.

1. poweramp Music Player

Poweramp is a full-featured, customizable audio player. In terms of audio tweaking, Poweramp has a 10-band graphic equalizer with bass and treble adjustments, stereo expansion, mono mixing and left/right balance controls. Poweramp also supports gapless playback, ReplayGain and has built-in last.fm scrobbling.

Poweramp comes with four different themes and features a large number of UI customization options. Plus, it will also download any missing album art for you. [$3.99; free 15-day trial available]

Poweramp Music Player

2. Neutron Music Player

Neutron’s standout feature is its 32/64-bit audio rendering engine, which provides high-quality, HD audio playback. In addition to its high-quality rendering engine, Neutron comes with advanced audio control features such as a high-quality 4-band parametric equalizer, normalization, resampling as well as surround sound, crossfeed and rumble filter DSPs.

Neutron also allows you to tweak left/right balance and pitch. It also supports a variety of file formats, including lossless files, and is highly customizable. [$4.99; free 5-day trial available]

Neutron Music Player

3. Rocket Music Player

Rocket Music Player aims to be a complete music player for both advanced and basic use. It has a 5-band equalizer, the ability to fade in and out when playing and stopping, dynamic Live List playlists as well as a feature similar to "Up Next" in iTunes. Rocket also works with iSyncr, which will allow you to sync podcast bookmarks, playlists and play counts to iTunes.

Rocket Music Player’s Premium upgrade adds a 10-band equalizer, support for lossless audio formats (such as FLAC, APE, WavPack), gapless playback and ReplayGain, etc. [Free; $3.99 for Premium upgrade]

Rocket Music Player

4. MixZing Music Player

MixZing’s biggest attractions are its user interface and playlist features. MixZing’s Mood Player creates playlists from your library music based on the moods you select. MixZing can also automatically build playlists according to your feedback about songs. In addition, MixZing will download album art and automatically identify untagged music for you.

MixZing supports SHOUTcast Radio, so you have a large selection of radio stations to choose from. [Free; $4.99 for the upgrader, which removes ads]

MixZing Music Player

5. PlayerPro Music Player

PlayerPro is much like Poweramp, in that it provides a large number of features and customization options. PlayerPro features audio effects such as equalizer and reverb as well as support for Dolby, SRS and Beats audio enhancement. PlayerPro also allows you to share text notifications and album artwork on Twitter and Facebook.

In addition, you can swipe or even shake your device to change songs. There are more than 20 free skins available for PlayerPro, and it supports both grid and list views. [$4.95; 10-day free trial available]

PlayerPro Music Player

6. Winamp

Yes, you can get Winamp on your Android. Apart from being able to sync wirelessly with your PC and Mac, it can also import your iTunes library and playlists. In addition, it integrates with Android voice search and comes with last.fm scrobbling and access to artist news, biographies and information. Pro features include a 10-band equalizer, customizable home screen, FLAC support and gapless playback.

Winamp also displays lyrics for the song being played, while the album washer downloads missing album artwork and updates missing metadata. [Free; $4.99 for Winamp Pro; $2.99 for lyrics; $3.99 for album washer]


7. Fusion Music Player

Fusion Music Player is a free player that is not only devoid of ads, but also doesn’t skimp on the features. Fusion Music Player has a 12-band equalizer and virtual surround sound. It also has a music discovery feature that works based on albums and artists. In addition, Fusion Music Player supports shake and wave gestures, SHOUTcast radio and dynamic playlists. You can also share what you’re listening to on Facebook and Twitter.

Some of the more unique features include an MP3 cutter, support for App2SD and the ability to listen to online charts of currently popular music, Bollywood included. [Free]

DoubleTwist Music Player

8. Sensor Music Player

Sensor has the basic features you’d expect from an Android music player, such as a 5-band equalizer, bass boost and virtualizer. By far the most interesting feature of Sensor, though, is its support for gestures to control music playback. It comes with four modes: wave over, pocket, hammer and custom. In wave over mode, for instance, you can skip tracks by simply waving your hand over your device.

The custom sensor mode allows you to select the sensors you want to enable and the actions associated with these sensors. [Free; each sensor mode costs $1.00]

Sensor Music Player

9. n7player Music Player

n7player’s main draw is its unique and eye-catching approach to displaying your music library. n7player’s user interface is based on OpenGL and consists of a 3D wall of album covers that also supports multi-touch. Aside from its unique user interface, n7player has a 5-band graphic equalizer, supports gapless playback and supports environmental effects and bass boost.

n7player has both automatic and manual album art downloading, and lyrics support via embedded lyrics as well as via the musiXmatch plugin. [$3.49; free 14-day trial available. Unlocker requires free version to be installed]

n7player Music Player

10. Beam Player Pro

Beam Player Pro takes a different approach than most of the music players on this list. Instead of adding features, Beam Player focuses on providing a minimal and clean, Holo-themed music playing experience. Beam Player is a folder-based music player with full support for tablet-sized screens. In addition, Beam Player Pro comes with support for lossless formats such as FLAC and ALAC.

Beam Player Pro comes with a DashClock widget as well as a selection of homescreen and lockscreen widgets. [$1.29]

Beam Player Pro


A Season of Change: 29 Autumn Wallpapers For Your Desktop

Posted: 13 Nov 2013 02:01 AM PST

As the late English poet John Donne so succintly put it, "no spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face", autumn is indeed one of the most beautiful of the four temperate seasons. And what could possibly be better than having such a scenery captured in wallpapers for your desktop?

Red Autumn

Take these 29 beautiful and amazing autumn wallpapers for this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday and use them to tune your computer to the feel of autumn. We hope these wonderful autumn wallpapers are enough to get you in the mood!

Forest Landscapes. Available in various sizes.

Forest Landscapes

Autumn Leafs. Available in the following size(s): 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 2560×1440, 2560×1600.

Autumn Leafs

Golden Autumn. Available in the following size(s): 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 2560×1600.

Golden Autumn

Autumn Forest Fogs. Available in various sizes.

Autumn Forest Fogs

Autumn. Available in the following size(s): 320×480, 1280×1024, 1920×1200, 2560×1600.


Autumn Memories. Available in the following size(s): 1920×1080, 1920×1200.

Autumn Memories

Colorful Tree. Available in various sizes.

Colorful Tree

Fallen Road Leaves. Available in various sizes.

Fallen Road Leaves

Autumn Season. Available in various sizes.

Autumn Season

Landscape Trees. Available in various sizes.

Landscape Trees

Autumn Wallpaper Pack. Available in the following size(s):1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×1024.


Rain Forest Autumn. Available in various sizes.

Rain Forest Autumn

Autumn in a Park. Available in various sizes.

Autumn In A Park

Autumn Land. Available in various sizes.

Autumn Land

Autumn Tree. Available in various sizes.

Autmn Tree

Autumn Leaves. Available in various sizes.

Autumn Leaves

Fallen Autumn Leaves. Available in various sizes.

Fallen Autumn Leaves

Earth Autumn. Available in various sizes.

Earth Autumn

Oxtongue Rapids. Available in various sizes.

Oxtongue Rapids

Tree Branches over the Lake. Available in various sizes.

Tree Branches Over The Lake

Autumn Branches. Available in various sizes.

Autumn Branches

Red Foliage Bokeh. Available in various sizes.

Red Foliage Bokeh

Beautiful Autumn. Available in various sizes.

Beautiful Autumn

Forest Autumn. Available in various sizes.

Forest Autumn

Big Autumn Tree. Available in various sizes.

Big Autumn Tree

Red Autumn. Available in 1920×1200.

Red Autumn

Fall Scenery. Available in various sizes.

Fall scenery

Road Path. Available in 1920×1200.

Road Path

Autumn Road Leaves. Available in various sizes.

Autumn Road Leaves


How To Customize Google Chrome DevTools Theme

Posted: 12 Nov 2013 11:01 PM PST

For most people, the current color scheme in DevTools probably looks fine but the white and gray combination make look a bit dull, even boring, after facing it for hours at a time. You can actually spice things up a bit.

We are going to show you how to find a theme you can opt for, and get it installed, changing the default theme colors of the Chrome DevTools. Let’s get started.

Finding the Theme

Finding a DevTools theme isn’t hard. A simple search query in Google will give you several result already. Note that some of the theme files may only alter the syntax highlighting color scheme, while others theme may only alter particular panels.

However, there are a few awesome themes such as Elements, Resources, Network, Profile and Console that alter the whole DevTools panel and can also include a little fancy animation on top of it. The following are a few of my favorites.

Zero Dark Matrix

Monokai Theme For Chrome DevTools

Tomorrow Theme


Installing the Theme

The themes are based on CSS and is very easy to install. First, download the CSS file from one of the above sources. In this example, I’m going to use Monokai Theme.

If you are working on OSX, go to Finder and hit Command + Shift + G, and paste the following directory path: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/User StyleSheets/.

Under this directory, you will find an empty CSS file named Custom.css. Open it in the code editor and paste the styles from the theme into it.

For Windows and Ubuntu OS, you can find the Custom.css under the following directory.

Windows 7 and 8: \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets\Custom.css.

Ubuntu: ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/User StyleSheets.

The effect is instant and you don’t have to restart Chrome. Your DevTools should now have a new fresh look, like so.

You can find more DevTools themes at DevThemez. In addition, the theme is persistent. You need not worry that it may be overwritten when you update Chrome.



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