iPhone Retina Display Wallpaper adapted from official iPad Wallpaper

High-Resolution wallpaper to support the iPhone 4 Retina Display.

Looks great on home screen and lock screen. Also look great on previous iPhone models and on iPod Touch. Here it is to download:
(click/tap first before saving)

Original image © Apple Inc. 2010
Modification © Ryan Price 2010

Textured iPhone 4 Wallpaper

I painstakingly created an iPhone 4 Wallpaper based on the backgrounds used in the multitasking dock and in the folders in iOS 4.1. You can download this at the end of this article. I’m currently using this as my springboard/homescreen background:

Here’s the high-res Retina Display wallpaper for download; click/tap to get the fulll size image and to download to your iPhone camera roll, tap and hold the enlarged image and select ‘save.’

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Download iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 Theme Files & Images – Bundles UI Part 2 of 2 – Icons, Wallpapers, Backgrounds, Images, Themes

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NOTE: This is Part 2 of 2

Download both attachments from this blog (two topics – Parts 1 & 2) and extract the compressed folder into 1 newly created folder, which you should name ‘iPhone4 Bundles-UI’).No sound files are included in this download. Everything you need to theme an iPhone 4 with high-resolution Retina Display Icons, Wallpapers, Backgrounds, Images, Themes etc. I extracted the iPhone 4 Firmware images simply because I needed the multi-tasking/folder background/wallpaper.

Here is also a link to download the full package here (however, no guarantee can be given for the validity or integrity of this download.)
4.0 Stock Theme.zip:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ejwnyzyzlym

All files in this attachment © 2010 Apple Inc. Reproduced for educational purposes only. 

Download iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 – Bundles UI Part 1 of 2 – Icons, Wallpapers, Backgrounds, Images, Themes

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NOTE: This is Part 1 of 2

Download both attachments from this blog (two topics – Parts 1 & 2) and extract the compressed folder into 1 newly created folder, which you should name ‘iPhone4 Bundles-UI’).No sound files are included in this download.

Everything you need to theme an iPhone 4 with high-resolution Retina Display Icons, Wallpapers, Backgrounds, Images, Themes etc. I extracted the iPhone 4 Firmware images simply because I needed the multi-tasking/folder background/wallpaper. Here is also a link to download the full package here (however, no guarantee can be given for the validity or integrity of this download.)
4.0 Stock Theme.zip:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ejwnyzyzlym

All files in this attachment © 2010 Apple Inc. Reproduced for educational purposes only. 
 

Reeder 2 – A Phenomenal first-in-class Google Reader App for the iPhone hits the AppStore as a FREE update!


Google Reader, Pocket-Sized… (for iPhone & iPod Touch)

Reeder 2.0 (a free update from Reeder 1+) from developer Silvio Rizzi has hit the AppStore! The best RSS reader on the block for Google Reader is now even faster than before, with extra features like optional image caching, state saving, and increased contrast. There are also more services available (Open in Safari is back!), and holding on a link will now open up the services menu, so you don’t have to load up a page before being able to tweet the link.

Finally, the gestures have been much improved, so it’s easier than ever to swipe to star or mark as read. I also think a new gesture set was added, since I can now pull up after reading an article to switch to the next one — very slick.

Reeder 2.0 is still available for £1.79/$2.99 if you haven’t bought it yet.

Here are some screenshots of this fabulous app:

 
 
For more information, and the full feature-set, check out:
www.reederapp.comOr download now direct from the AppStore:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reeder/id325502379?mt=8

Follow @reederapp & @uselessdesires on Twitter for more

~ Ryan

Osfoora for Twitter – App for the iPhone AppStore Review

“A Serious Contender to Tweetie 2”

(Star Rating: 5 out of 5)

The UI is intuitive and elegant, while adding a bucket-load of essential features, some of which seem unique to Osfoora. Tweetie has been my app of choice for a long time and I’ve professionally tested almost every Twitter app available on the app store. Osfoora is now my default Twitter app, and although there’s still room for a few improvements/additions, if there was an award for best-newcomer, Osfoora would win! Five stars! The developer always replies to feedback/questions on Twitter, which is really special. Keep the updates coming – I love what you’ve done with this beautiful app so far.

A few requests:
– Push notifications
– Bookmarklet capabilities
– Swipe the top left button to return to home/timeline
– Swipe a tweet in timeline view to reveal more functions
– Inline image preview
– Post to Posterous support
– Inline geotag preview image
– With the ‘now playing’ function (which is great!), the ability to create a custom tweet template of the initial text you want to insert

That’s all I can think of for now – I’ll update my review as the updates keep coming; looking forward to the 1.2 update! And thanks for a great experience…

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Apple Uses Unlicensed Photo by Richard Misrach for iPad Wallpaper. Download it here

An impressive landscape photograph called “Pyramid Lake (at Night)” was featured at Apple’s January 27 event in San Francisco, when the Mac maker unveiled the highly anticipated iPad to the world. Apple hadn’t gotten around to licensing the image when the people attending Steve Jobs’ keynote gazed at it behind the 9.7-inch glass panel, yet its author is extremely pleased with the move. He is certain he and Apple will reach a fruitful agreement.

Generally, artists go ballistic when someone uses their works of art and don’t credit them properly, and for good reason too. Not Richard Misrach. He admits Apple had contacted him ahead of the January 27 event to license the photo, but the two parties never got around to signing the papers, for one reason or another.

Artinfo reveals that Misrach was first contacted by Apple a while ago in regards to ten images from his different series. Misrach rejected them. Then, two weeks ago (days before the iPad announcement), Misrach was contacted again from Cupertino, this time for a licensing of Pyramid Lake (at Night), a photo he had taken at a Native American reservation in Nevada, back in 2004. According to Artinfo, the two parties talked about a five-year, exclusive deal, with Apple saying it would use the image for screen-savers and stuff like that. “I was in bed watching Inglorious Bastards when I got a call from Jeffrey FraenkeL, my dealer in San Francisco, and he said, ‘Do you know what’s going on live here?’” Misrach told Artinfo. “I was totally shocked. Naturally my other galleries started calling and my family was all atwitter, because it’s a whole different world.”

However, no papers have yet been signed.“The funny thing is that I don’t even have a contract with them yet, so they must have decided on it at the eleventh hour,” Misrach revealed. “I’m sure they’ll send me one quickly now. But I’m very happy, I’m sure it’s fine, and the terms are good.”

Misrach also explained that, “[Pyramid Lake (at Night) is] a long night exposure where the moon is lighting up the mountains in the distance. I shot it on an 8×10 camera, so the quality is really beautiful and you can see star trails going through the sky.”

That’s a Richard Misrach Photo on the iPad

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Have you seen all the photos of the new Apple iPad? That landscape photo shown on the screen is an image fine-art photographer Richard Misrach licensed to Apple in a five-year exclusive deal.  Misrach told ArtInfo.comthat it’s the first time he’s ever licensed an image for commercial use. 

Misrach, who is represented byPace/MacGill in New York, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco and other galleries, says Apple had reviewed several of his photos. Then two weeks before the launch of the much-hyped new tablet, Apple specified they wanted to use “Pyramid Lake (at Night)."   Apple said only that it wanted to use the 2004 image"Pyramid Lake (at Night),"  as a screen saver and for other features – no mention of the iPad, which was still under wraps. 

‘What’s funny is that for years I actually used the photo as my own screensaver,” Misrach says. “So I guess they know what they’re doing.”

(Note: Richard Misrach’s “On the Beach” was chosen one of the last decade’s most influential photo books of the decade. Check out yesterday’s PDN Photo of the Day. )