How to Make Custom Skins

How To : Install custom Team Fortress 2 skins

This video provides a short tutorial on how to install custom skins onto the popular online FPS Team Fortress 2. Custom skinning will make the models in the game appear differently, adding a bit of flare to your gameplay. Be sure to visit FPSBanana to get your skins!

How To : Theme the Quick Settings Icons on Your LG G3

While the Quick Settings feature on Android is great, manufacturers like HTC, LG, and Samsung took it a step further in their custom skins. For instance, on Samsung devices, you can access the most common toggles at the top of the Notification tray, and you can tap once to acc ...more

How To : Successfully Prestige in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the hottest game on the market right now, and there's no doubt it'll end up being the most unwrapped gaming gift come Christmas morning. The first-person shooter hopes to carry on the tradition of its many predecessors in bringing the most ...more

How To : Paint a flesh color for chaos marauder miniatures

Warhammer is a fantastic fantasy miniature war game that pits your army against your opponents army in bloody combat. When you buy the figurines for the first time, they will be unpainted, which leaves it up to you, the player, to give your own unique custom paint job to your ...more

News : Jackass Wax Stiffy

Back in November I visited The Hollywood Wax Museum on Hollywood Blvd. After pacing through the entire museum, I was bothered deep down in the guch area that there were no Jackass wax mannequins! So I took the liberty of making my own Johnny Knoxville mannequin. The plan was t ...more

How To : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more

How To : Destroy denim with household items

Everyone wants trendy custom looking destroyed jeans and this video teaches us the best, and most practical way to destroy them yourself at home, avoiding the often huge markups stores can apply to these sorts of items. Taking the jeans that you intend to alter, you take a sim ...more

How To : Cook a savory squash soup with Alton Brown

Make a batch of this wonderfully hearty winter squash soup for warmth. Follow along in this video cooking lesson as Alton Brown shows you how to cook up a savory squash soup. This how-to video is part of Good Eats show hosted by Alton Brown. Pop culture, comedy, and plain good ...more

Cheat Sheet : Keyboard Shortcuts for Both Mac & Windows

If you already have your basic keyboard shortcuts under control—we're talking classics here, Control-C (copy for PC) or Command-C (copy for Mac)—it's time to load up your memory bank. There are endless shortcuts available (truly endless—since you can customize them yourself), ...more

How To : All the Reasons You Should Root Your Phone

Rooting. As an Android user, I'm sure you've heard the word once or twice. According to Kaspersky, 7.6% of all Android users root — but for the 92.4% who don't, we wanted to talk to you. Rooting allows you to remove barriers and open Android to a level of unprecedented contro ...more

How To : Add Custom Shortcuts to Your Quick Settings

Android's Quick Settings menu is quite handy—just swipe down with two fingers from the top of your screen and you're ready to toggle several different system settings on or off. It got even better with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, since you can even use the hidden System UI Tuner ...more

How To : Get iOS 12's Quick QR Scanner on Android

When you hear people say the iPhone "just works," it's because of all the finishing touches Apple adds to iOS. A perfect example of this is the new QR-scanning feature in iOS 12 — by tapping a single button in the iPhone's Control Center, you can scan a QR code within seconds. ...more

How To : Turn Your LG V30 into a Google Pixel 2

The LG V30 is an amazing device that will contend for best smartphone of 2017. It has all the major features you'd expect from a high-end flagship, and it even includes what's become a rare commodity these days — a headphone jack. However, for the purists out there, the LG UX ...more

How To : Customize Your Apple TV's Name

Your Apple TV is just that — your Apple TV, which means you probably want to personalize it a bit, to make yours stand out from everybody else's. And the easiest way to do this is by renaming it. If you live in an apartment building, this will help differentiate your Apple TV ...more

How To : Listen & Reply to Text Messages Hands-Free

For some time now, iPhone owners have been able to use Siri to listen to and reply to text messages, but that functionality has been lacking on Android. That is, until Google silently rolled out a similar feature for Google Now (thanks to Android Police for the tip). Perfect ...more

How To : Add a Full "Reboot" Menu to Android 5.0 Lollipop

If you're someone who likes to customize their user experience, stock Android is a lot like a blank canvas. The firmware that comes preinstalled on Nexus devices is just Android—no manufacturer skins or carrier bloat involved. This simplicity opens up the door for many root mo ...more

TWRP 101 : How to Install a Custom ROM

Since Android is an open source operating system, that means anyone with a little know-how can download, view, and even alter its underlying code base. Manufacturers do it all the time, which is how we end up with skins like TouchWiz and Sense. But when Android's awesome third ...more

How To : Install HTC's Sense Browser on Any Lollipop Device

Many manufacturers add a custom skin on top of their Android builds, but none are more widely praised than HTC's Sense UI. The general consensus among Android users says that HTC's visual tweaks are done in good taste, and the features they add are both functional and warrante ...more

How To : Make an AR Emoji with the Galaxy S9

Apple's Animoji on the iPhone X might allow you to use your own facial movements to control your favorite emoji, but Samsung is looking to make you the focus of the interactive icon with the introduction of AR Emoji. Instead of a dragon or an alien, Samsung wants your unique l ...more

News : The Razer Is Now the Best Gaming Phone You Can Buy

When it comes to mobile gaming, you have a lot of fantastic options. Most flagship devices on the market, such as the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or OnePlus 5T, are perfectly capable of giving you an excellent, immersive experience. If you're looking for the ultimate way to ...more

How To : Convert Your HTC One M8 into a Google Play Edition

There really isn't any custom manufacturer skin, like Sense, that can match the clean look and fluidity that comes with stock Android. HTC knows this, and they, just like Samsung, include a Google Play Edition version in their flagship lineup. In effect, these GPE variants pu ...more

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