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...
Go Retro with Flying Toasters
Anyone who is old enough to remember the ‘After Dark’ series of screensavers for their Apple Mac or Windows PC will recognise the iconic Flying Toasters screensaver. One of the features of this famous screensaver was that users could adjust the colour or darkness of the toast.
XDA forum member UKLooney has taken this piece of nostalgia and re-packaged it into a Live Wallpaper for Android device owners!
Instead of adjusting the darkness of the toast, rather, UKLooney has given users the option to vary the number of toasters, velocity, size and also the background colour and image.
To enjoy your own slice of toast, download Flying Toast free from the Market, or visit the forum thread to download the apk directly.
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