Set A Video As Your Desktop Wallpaper With VLC

Since the demise of DreamScene with Windows Vista, users have been denied the option of having moving pictures as their desktop backdrop, but the hugely useful VLC Media Player provides something of a workaround.


Gizmodo Awards 2014: Best App Nominations Now Open!

It’s almost time to deck the halls in the lead up to the end of the year and that means we have the business of finding the best tech that 2014 had to offer. We want your nominations for the best of the best in apps. Nominate your favourite now!


The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you’ve just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not decades old by now.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

This week some of the world’s biggest apps just got better. But amidst all these blockbuster headlines, lots of great apps joined iOS and Android, not to mention two official apps for Windows Phone in its ongoing quest to close the app gap. Here are the best apps of the week.


How To Use Windows 8.1 Just As Well Without A Touchscreen

Microsoft has courted a fair amount of flack for its decision to stick a touchscreen-friendly interface on the front of its desktop operating system, despite some recent concessions (you can now boot straight to the desktop, for example, of which more below). Don’t worry. You can actually use the software pretty well with a good old keyboard and mouse combination — it’s just a question of knowing the right shortcuts.


How To Share Your Notes In Google Keep

Is Google creeping onto Evernote’s lawn? Probably not, but Google Keep is slowly adding one or two very handy features to encourage you to make it your simple note-taking app of choice. This week Mountain View engineers added the option to share notes with other people, and here’s how it works.


Free Google Cardboard App Lets You Stand On Stage With Paul McCartney

Google’s cheap virtual reality solution — a piece of folded cardboard — is perhaps the best thing to happen to VR in a long while. And now it lets you stand right there on stage with Paul McCartney.


Digitise Your Doodles Into Adobe's Apps With Moleskine's New Notebooks

Despite there still being a place for old-school paper notebooks in anyone’s life, Moleskine is ensuring its products stay relevant as we become more and more dependent on digital devices. Today it’s introducing an Adobe Creative Cloud-branded Moleskine notebook and app that makes it easier to get your sketches, doodles and brainstorms into Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.


Kindle Fire Owners Now Get The Washington Post For Free

Ever since Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, there’s been speculation about how he would tie it in with Amazon. Now we know: Owners of Kindle Fire tablets are getting a full 6-month digital subscription to the newspaper for free.


Why App Store Apps Now Say 'Get' Instead Of 'Free'

Peruse the digital wares of the OS X or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labelled as “free” now say “get”. It’s a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. “Get” apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven’t changed either. “Get” is just a more accurate description of your digital transaction.


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