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Microsoft is committed to making the Xbox One more customizable, and users in the preview program can now use custom backgrounds on their dashboard. The feature will become widely available soon.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer has confirmed that new customization options are on the way to the Xbox One, including themes and custom background images, as well as the ability to capture screenshots.
Stardock has announced the immediate availability of ShadowFX, a customization tool that adds back drop shadows to Windows 8 along with a variety of custom options that tailor to your personal taste.
Asked about Huawei's Windows Phone plans, an executive responded instead by listing the company's issues with the platform, including OS licensing costs, limited customization and "the ecosystem".
Leaked information about Windows Phone 8.1 has pointed out the existence of customizable backgrounds for the Start screen in addition to some other anticipated features in the mobile operating system.
Motorola's CEO has revealed plans to launch a smartphone for just $50, while at the higher-end, the company will offer more customization on its devices, including screen sizes and functionality.
Rumours have been swirling that Motorola plans to launch a phone with specs and options that users can fully customize, and a post from Motorola/Google adviser Guy Kawasaki may have just confirmed it.
Microsoft may allow manufacturers more customization opportunities in Windows Phone 8, as a leaked agenda for a Microsoft partner summit on the new OS reveals that to be one of the key talking points.
New software released by the Windows Phone 7 developer community allows owners of WP7 handsets to customize their phone theme for the first time.
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Mozilla is working on an extension to its open source browser that improves the theming experience for both users and developers. Personas for Firefox allows the creation of themes without any coding, and lets users...