Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far. Warning: spoilers...
Fallout Theme for Windows Mobile and HTC Sense
XDA members horrorview and [★] have together created a skin for WVGA Windows Mobile devices that is reminiscent of the abandoned, tarnished and ironically cheerful art found in Fallout 3; one of the most popular and critically acclaimed video games of the last decade.
The washed-out, faded but instantly recognisable ‘Vault Boy’ image is the background to a stunning and very complete theme that modifies various aspects of your phone’s interface including the Windows Mobile taskbar image, the HTC Sense slider icons and clock and even the WM lockscreen. The team have even added the worn, just-survived-a-radioactive-fallout look to an array of the most popular icons for Windows Mobile apps to ensure that you won’t let the look of the theme down when you customise your Quick Links.
The theme is compatible with Co0kie’s Home Tab and is available in the original thread.
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