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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper follows last week's (darker) nature pattern. It's a ranunculus rose from my parents garden. 

As usual, I started it's edit in Lightroom and exported to Mextures. I worked from the same Formula I used for last week's but changed the adjustment and base gradients to go with a cooler look. 

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper is from a portrait shot captured on my iPhone X. The picture was shot a couple of weeks ago amidst my parents' hibiscus bushes. No flowers in sight but the leaves can carry their own. Beautiful and such bright colors. Of course, for my wallpaper purposes and needs, I went through a couple of edits. Every week I'd tweak something, forget about it and this week got it to those dark hues that make our screens pop. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper comes at us from earlier this Summer. A Disneyland trip. Flowers. Me and my camera. You know the rest.

I actually dismissed this picture the first time I viewed it but have no idea why I kept it. I'm a major camera roll deleter. At the moment I'll choose my favorites and delete everything else. I can't have five-hundred of the same, just slightly different, picture. It drives me insane! So, you see why it's weird I kept it. 

I was in the middle of formatting a couple of memory cards when I came across it.

I edited in Lightroom and exported to Mextures. This was the result of the first combination I tried! Typically I keep tweaking at it to see it from various edits/colors. However,  I loved the warmth of the flower but the cold mood everywhere else in the image. 

I hope you all enjoy as much!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper is, again, a product of me playing around with patterns. Like I've mentioned before, I prefer wallpapers that don't distract from my homescreen. I had a wood pattern I was working with but it really wanted to be the star of the whole group. After a few formulas in Mextures, I had something a bit funky but I was satisfied. I hope you all enjoy just as much!

 

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

There's a bougainvillea bush outside my door. This is a picture of it via the iPhone X. I took images with camera as well but realized there was a crack with the memory card and my laptop didn't read it. I went back out and shot a couple with the iPhone and really put the camera to the test. There wasn't any blurry/odd spots or grain and was a great shot to be used as a wallpaper.

I processed through Lightroom to darken the shadows and exported to Mextures where I applied one of the guest formulas. Lastly, I resized and added vignette.

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

A Closer Look at the Caudabe iPhone X Cases

Caudabe has their full line of iPhone X cases available for purchase. Today we do a breakdown of each case and how they stack up against one another. Each case will be graded on these specific categories:

- Design

- Protection

- Grip

 

Let’s start with my personal favorite.

The Veil XT

The Veil XT is quite possibly the smallest case you could put on your iPhone X. It fits the iPhone like a glove. If you like the way your iPhone X feels in all it’s naked glory, this could quite possibly be the case for you. While the screen is left exposed and this case will not be much help if dropped on a hard surface, the back side and stainless steel bezels are protected from cosmetic damage. I like the fingerprint free texture of this case but the added grip is negligent. If you are looking for additional grip, look elsewhere. In summarizing, this case is for those who are in love with the size and feel of their phone but are not comfortable leaving a near all glass iPhone so vulnerable.

- Design: 10

- Protection: 3

- Grip: 5

 

Like the fit and style of the Veil XT but would be willing to add just a little bulk for a little more protection? I give you...

The Sheath

This is my 2nd favorite in this class. The exterior design choices are interesting with two different textures. The majority of the case has a very grippy and textured feel. Around the camera lens is a smoother carbon fiber-ish looking finish that may allow for better wireless charging. The case is a tad thicker than the Veil XT but you get the added benefit of front side protection as a slight lip protrudes from the case allowing you to set your phone upside down with the front display left untouched.

- Design: 7

- Protection: 5

- Grip: 10

 

Need more drop protection? Check out....

The Synthesis

Not my favorite design by any means, but if my number one concern was dropping this beautiful new iPhone, it’s Synthesis all the way! It adds a small amount of bulk over the Sheath, but a lot more protection for that cost. For a case made to absorb the shock of a casual drop, the exterior texture provides little grip with it’s smooth somewhat translucent finish.

- Design: 5

- Protection: 8

- Grip: 3

 

Finally, there is the....

Lucid Clear

A “clear” alternative to the previous 3 cases above, this case is made for those who want to see their beloved iPhone in all it’s glory. Like most clear plastic cases, there is a tackiness to the material that gives you confidence in the grip. It’s minimal in design but also in character. I fear dust will be able to work it’s way between the hard shell of the case and the premium materials of the phone opening up the possibility of some cosmetic abrasions. Just about every iPhone case maker sports a clear shell option, so why not Caudabe?

- Design: 5

- Protection: 7

- Grip: 5

 

With 4 distinct options, you are sure to find a case that meets your needs in taste and protection. There are a variety of color options available and all these cases are competitively priced ranging from $20-30. Many of these same designs are available to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus owners as well. The TEKSide Network has partnered with Caudabe on multiple occasions and many TEKSide family members have chosen Caudabe to protect their devices. Be sure to subscribe to the TEKSide lineup of podcast and blogs for any future Caudabe case giveaways so that you can be a winner like @AttaQ1. Find more information about @TEKSide here and be sure to visit our friends at @Caudabe on their homepage as well.

Thank you for reading.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Most of my (simpler) wallpapers happen because I found myself needing something for my current homescreen. This is one of those. Shockingly so, I've prepared very little for the iPhone X release. Typically I've ordered cases, chargers, have a folder of wallpapers. This time, I had nothing. I find I have patience for new devices but I still want them on release day! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an iPhone X on release day without pre-ordering or reserving. Because I wasn't sure if I would succeed in my quest, I didn't set myself up like I usually do. Hence me needing a wallpaper that wasn't pre-loaded on the device. 

This is that wallpaper. I played around with Autumn colors and this is the result. I blurred the colors and added the textures and gradients on top to smooth it out for a clean homescreen look. 

I hope you all enjoy!

 

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

iPhonaddict PRO-ductivity Tip: The "Daily" Folder

I have a ton of apps on my device. My home screen layout is pretty simple. My primary home screen is made up of 24 of my most used apps. These are apps that I use frequently throughout the day. Then there is the 2nd page with a dozen folders each filled with apps of a similar kind. 

One of these folders on my 2nd page is called “Daily”. Every page within this folder is filled with a categorized type of app. It is my routine to go through each of these apps within the folder as part of my morning workflow. 

My Pages within the “Daily” Folder:
1. Favorite Utilities
2. Health Monitoring
3. Correspondence
4. Social Networks
5. Web Resources
6. Finances
7. Personal Growth

By quickly moving in and out of these apps, I am able to cover a lot of ground every morning in under an hour. I allow myself to get up to speed on what is going on in my personal, network and work circles. I fly through a couple of social network timelines and “like” a few posts along the way. I catch up on the day’s major news stories, check for daily discounts, look at my account balances and so much more. 

Once I’m through with the Daily Folder, I very rarely need to go back into that folder again in the same day. I have used this Workflow for years and it is one of my secret but powerful productivity tips. 

Thinking about setting up your own “Daily” folder? I would love to hear about it. 

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

A couple of days ago I made my way to a local loop trail. It's quite small and simple but helps fill those Apple Watch rings whilst getting some great views of the city. There's certain spots where cacti take over. Of course, those are my favorites and I must photograph them. This is one of them and our founder, Clay, thought it'd make a great wallpaper. He was not wrong!

The original picture was taken with iPhone and processed through VSCO and A Color Story apps. Quick, simple edits but rather beautiful, if  say so myself. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper was a real test! My muse took a day off and I was editing, picture after picture, without satisfaction.

Eventually, in Mextures, I found a combination that satisfied my one requisite; dark to keep the October mood! The initial photo was eighty-percent dark thanks to shadows from the trees. I went with that and edited the other half and applied a couple of textures and light leaks in Mextures. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

We think Fall, we think leaves changing colors, sweaters and pumpkins. One thing I have noticed and added to the list is sunflowers. They happen to be around most pumpkin patches and this year, they've attracted my eye more than the main attraction. So tall. So bright. I took dozens of photos on my trip last weekend. This one was one of my favorites. 

Didn't do much to it, except reduce the brightness to give it a darker feel and a Lightroom preset to move soften the overall look. 

I hope you all enjoy. 

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

For this week's wallpaper, I decided to let creativity flow and see what came of it. I sat down to work with just a Fall color palette in mind. I started working on the colors to make sure they reflected as I envisioned. The first few versions were too light, but a few more gradients and we had a base. I copied, pasted and warped into pattern. I added half a dozen textures to give it the feel of one of those chunky Fall sweaters. This is California, and those sweaters aren't making their way to these streets any time soon but... we can live vicariously through our phones. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Mid-September I saw pumpkins in stores! As it's THE icon for Fall, I grabbed half a dozen minis. I took a couple of pictures with wallpaper(s) in mind. I've been using this particular one since mid-September! It's that simple and unobtrusive. 

There were very few edits and the majority was brightening the shadows since I took the pictures in not-so-great lighting and at a very late part of the day. 

I hope you all enjoy. 

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

I found myself feet away from my house when I saw three lost puppies. I kept on my way to make sure they didn't go into oncoming traffic. I was able to find their home (they got out through a hole in the fence) and as I was heading back to my car, I saw a wall covered in purple bougainvillea. Bougainvillea anywhere is a beautiful sight, but the early morning sun peeking was a cherry on top. 

This particular wall was covered in purple Bougainvillea so I decided to edit with that in mind. I applied some of my own presets in Lightroom and added a couple of gradients in Photoshop to resurface the sunlight that had been lost in the first edit. Lastly, I softened it with a (IAP) filter in A Color Story iOS app.

Hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

A couple of days ago I was testing the portrait mode on some sunflowers. I've noticed it tends to be a hit or miss and if there's a lot (like vines, leafs) in a frame, it blurs randomly. Because of this, I like to randomly test, different lighting, things, to see if there's an angle the user can point and avoid weird blurring. I have no theories nor tips, yet, but I have this beautiful sunflower that is this week's wallpaper. 

I edited in the VSCO app on iOS. I imported to Mextures and applied one of the user shared formulas. Quite simple but efficient. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

One of my cats favorite things are bubbles. You will get seriously dizzy before they tire out! As I took some pictures of my latest fosters, I introduced the bubbles to get some fun shots of them. As well as pictures of the kittens, I took pictures of the bubbles on their own. Or I attempted to. It was much harder than expected. Especially with the limited lighting at the moment. I managed to get two okay-ish photos. 

In Lightoom, I made all the shadows and background white. Figured it was easier to work with a blank canvas than trying to force a specific edit on a dimly lit photo. I imported into Mextures where layers upon layers of gradients made it the picture you see now. I went in there with unlimited choices/edits. I didn't have anything in mind, but these were the colors that appealed to me, most. of course.

I hope you all enjoy.

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

I was working on a color palette with autumn colors when this week's wallpaper happened. As it often does, it started with different colors and through edits and exports changed. 

I had two layers of horizontal lines that became the foundation/pattern. Through more layers, I added a couple of colors to give it some dimension. Mextures and VSCO apps provided it the finishing touches. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Last weekend I found myself in California's Central Coast. Living in Southern California, I'm not new to beaches or the ocean but the weather is 30-35 degrees cooler there and that was my favorite part. It truly makes everything so much more enjoyable. Cold, rain, no sunshine... everyday. Please! 

The afternoon brought a thick layer of fog and it was just beautiful. Pictures don't do it justice, but I sure tried. I took one of the pictures from my camera roll and imported into Mextures  (it's a must for me at this point) and layer by layer, I was able to fade and smooth the visible waves to work with the fog look. I added a couple of gradients (still in Mextures) to create some shadows. 

I hope you all enjoy! 

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here