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September 23, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Microsoft announced on Monday via a letter on Xbox Wire from Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, that they had acquired ZeniMax Media and publisher Bethesda Softworks. "Bethesda's games have always had a special place on Xbox and in the hearts of millions of gamers around the world," Spencer said in his statement. "Our teams have a close and storied history working together, from the amazing first DOOM, and its id Tech engine, innovating games on PCs to Bethesda bringing their first console game to t...
September 21, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fall official starts tomorrow! Hopefully, this means some cooler weather will be headed our way. Although we don't the seasonal color changing down here, I'd love to see some pics from our community who do get to see it. Otherwise, some of us must be happy with just seeing seasonal colors on the desktop, and that's what todays post is about. Here's some static and animated wallpapers for the new season! Pumpkin Patch   Yellow Fall Leaves   Autumn Leaves in the...
September 18, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Somehow, I missed this giveaway earlier, but I wanted to post it as it ends this weekend. Our friends over at Neowin are giving a Lenovo Legion 5i gaming laptop (U.S. only). Head over to Neowin for the details and how to enter: https://www.neowin.net/news/giveaway-were-giving-away-a-lenovo-legion-5i-gaming-laptop-us-only
September 17, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
If you love a coordinated and stylish desktop, then you really need to try Curtains.  Taking advantage of the groundwork built to support light and dark mode, Curtains will let you apply new styles along the lines of Dark and Light Modes to Windows® 10.  It also includes styles that will let you make Windows look like Windows XP, Windows 95, or other operating systems! Use the built-in style editor and can create your own Style modes! We just released v1.1 yesterday, adding a...
September 16, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Stardock releases v1.1 for Curtains™, the popular Windows customization app v1.1 is now available for all Curtains and Object Desktop™ usersStardock released a v1.1 update for Curtains today. One of Stardock’s newest customization tools, Curtains allows users to apply new styles along the lines of Dark Mode and Light to Windows® 10. Taking advantage of the groundwork built to support light and dark mode, Curtains includes several unique styles that enhance the...
September 16, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
In Spring of 2018, Microsoft's Project Natick team deployed the Northern Isles datacenter 117 feet deep to the seafloor off the coast of Scotland's Orkney Islands. Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up the shipping-container sized datacenter from the seafloor in order to study it and confirm their hypotheses regarding the viability of underwater datacenters. The team hypothesized that a sealed container on the ocean floor could provide ways to improve the overall reliability of da...
September 15, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We have a large wallpaper gallery here and since we've been focusing on getting more content added, I was wondering how you use some of these. Specifically, do you take a desktop wallpaper and use it as the wallpaper on your mobile device such as a phone or tablet? On most of my mobile devices I typically just use a photo from my photo album, but I have used downloaded wallpapers before.
September 15, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This is looking great!
September 14, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We're just about a week away from the official start of Fall, and if you are someone who likes to match your desktop with the season, now is a fantastic time to get started!  Using the search function and just typing in "fall" or "autumn" should get you a ton of results for seasonal skins, but I've gone through and picked some of my favorites to get you started. Starting off with a good WindowBlinds skin is a great foundation to build on. Fall Color is a beautiful WindowBlinds sk...
September 10, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
When I first came to Stardock and started learning about all of our software, one program in particular eluded my understanding: Multiplicity. What exactly is Multiplicity? Why on earth would I ever need to use it? It felt somewhat intimidating to me. However, having spent more time using the application, I've discovered that it's far more convenient and useful than I originally realized. My personal use of Multiplicity is fairly modest, though I know there are plenty of other peopl...
September 9, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
***SPOILER ALERT*** If you haven't watched season 1 of The Mandalorian yet, this article discusses some important plot elements. If you care about being surprised, read no further - drop what you're doing and go give it a watch! If you've been missing the adventures of Mando and his adorable charge known only as The Child, then you don't have much longer to wait. Disney+ confirmed last week that Season 2 of The Mandalorian will debut on October 30th, 2020.  Entertainmen...
September 7, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
It's been great to see some skinners returning to WinCustomize and sharing some new creations. We want to extend a big welcome back to BONEHEADdb! He's been one of the top CursorFX creators on the site, and he has shared two new CFX themes which you need to check out. Can't wait to see more! Candy Corn FX   As The World Turns  
September 3, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Since the beginning of COVID, webcams have been hard to come by as vast amounts of people starting both working from home and having school at home. Webcams sold out for months and it seems they are just now slowly coming back in stock.  If you have a Sony camera such as a RX100 or an A-series camera, you can now easily use them as a webcam without any additional hardware. Sony released the Imaging Edge Webcam application for free so if you have a Sony camera, be sure to grab it. http...
September 3, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Today we're going to talk a bit about the history and evolution of WindowBlinds, which released all the way back in 1999 (for the mathematically challenged, that's 21 years ago...yikes!). WindowBlinds was the first program that let users customize the look and feel of the Windows GUI and is still widely popular today. Although the start of WindowBlinds was long before I came to Stardock (I started here in September 2015), I took a dive through the forums and the website to take a look all the...
September 2, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
If you've been holding off on getting a Netflix subscription for whatever reason, the streaming giant is ready to give you a taste of what they have to offer through a free (no subscription or free trial required!) selection of movies and shows. The selection was made available over the weekend and includes popular movies like Bird Box, Murder Mystery, and shows like Stranger Things and When They See Us. Netflix's "watch free" page has an array of shows and ...