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Alihassan Mahdi

Alihassan is currently pursuing his degree in Computer Science at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. He has an utmost passion for all things tech and is a tech-savvy person. In his spare time, you’ll either find him messing with his iOS smartphone or working-out at his local gym. He is a proud owner of an iPhone 5s and a close follower of Apple. As for his future, he’s looking forward to securing a Master's degree in Software Engineering and start his own software business.
                               

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Remove the dock on your iPhone’s Home screen with Abeo

One of the useful features of iOS is definitely the dock, where you can place your four favorite apps to access them quickly, no matter which page of the Home screen you’re on. If you ever wished to get rid of the dock, you should definitely check out a solid new tweak called Abeo.

The tweak has just one purpose and it does it nicely. With Abeo, you’ll have the ability to hide the dock on your iPhone’s Home screen leaving space for other icons to fill in. The tweak doesn’t add a new row of icons, but rather increases the spacing between adjacent rows of icons to accommodate the empty space. 

VolumeNotifier makes your device beep as you increase or decrease the volume

Normally, when you increase or decrease the volume on your iPhone, a large volume HUD appears on the center of the screen that displays the volume level as you adjust it. VolumeNotifier is a brand new jailbreak tweak that goes a little step further and notifies you when you change the volume on your device.

The tweak adds a sound effect when you’re changing the volume such that when you increase or decrease the volume, a beep sound is made, just like how it works on Mac.

CCSettings updated with support for iOS 8

CCSettings, one of most popular tweak for Control Center, has now been updated to support iOS 8 devices. The tweak which is now available as a separate package on Cydia provides a larger collection of settings toggles in Control Center rather than the stock toggles such as Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more.

The new toggles that CCSettings provides for iOS 8 Control Center range from Cellular Data, Location Services, Personal Hotspot and VPN to virtual home and lock buttons. These can be accessed from Control Center by swiping the toggles section from left to right and vice versa. You can enable or disable each of these toggles along with the stock buttons as well as arrange them in the right manner from the preference pane of the tweak in the Settings menu.

CroppingScreen: take screenshots of specific areas of your iPhone’s screen

Normally, when you press the Home and the Power button simultaneously on your iOS device, a screenshot of your whole screen is taken right away. Unfortunately, there’s no way that you can take a screenshot of a particular portion area of your screen other than cropping it manually. This is why a new jailbreak tweak known as CroppingScreen debuted on Cydia recently to make your work a whole lot easier.

Respring your device from the Settings menu with PullToRespring

If you’re a long time jailbreak user, you’ll know that a lot of tweaks require you to respring your device after installing them from Cydia or when you configure their settings. There is a lot of tweaks on Cydia that mimic the Respring functionality, but PullToRespring is a brand new jailbreak tweak that takes advantage of the Settings menu in order to perform the same job.

PrefDelete: delete tweaks directly from the Settings app without opening Cydia

Normally, when you want to delete a jailbreak tweak installed on your device, you’ll have to remove it from Cydia. If you ever wished to remove a tweak with just the tap of a button without opening Cydia, you should probably check out a brand new jailbreak tweak known as PrefDelete.

Developed by Brave Heart, PrefDelete allows you to delete tweaks that come with a preference pane directly from the stock Settings app. This can be done by tapping and holding on a tweak’s preference button in the Settings app to remove it immediately on the spot, though a confirmation message appears before deletion ensuring that you don’t remove a tweak by mistake.

ForceGoodFit: make older apps fit on your larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen

Although the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus boast a larger screen and come with a Retina HD display, some of the apps on the App Store have not yet been updated to support the larger screen, therefore causing the apps to zoom in and appear blurred. If you’ve got a favorite app that hasn’t been updated for the larger iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus yet, you should probably check out a new jailbreak tweak known as ForceGoodFit.

Just as the name implies, the tweak forces old apps to stretch to the iPhone 6’s larger screen and allow you to view the app in full screen mode instead of having them zoomed in. From the two screenshots above, the left one is taken without the tweak install while the right one is with ForceGoodFit enabled. The tweak is quite similar to FullForce which was developed by Ryan Petrich to optimize apps for the larger iPhone 5.

SBFlip is one of the first tweaks to work on iOS 8 only

One of the major differences between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is that the latter is capable of changing the Home screen’s orientation. In other words, you can change from portrait to landscape mode on the Home screen when using the iPhone 6 Plus, just like the iPad. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 and older devices lack this capability, but if you’ve already jailbroken your iOS 8 device, you should definitely check out SBFlip.

SBFlip enables Home screen rotation on unsupported devices, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. This means that you can rotate your Home screen from portrait to landscape mode on iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and older devices running iOS 8. The tweak also comes with two flip styles called Dynamic Dock and Stationary Dock.

AlienBlue++ adds additional functionality to the Alien Blue app

Alien Blue is one of the most popular Reddit client apps for iOS and was recently acquired by Reddit. Although the app has most of the features that a user needs, it’s still a long way from being a perfect app. This is why a new jailbreak tweak known as AlienBlue++ comes in to fill the gap.

Developed by UnlimApps, AlienBlue++ adds four new features to the popular Alien Blue app to improve  your experience browsing Reddit. The tweak comes with a built-in photo editing feature that allows you to edit photos and give them a new touch before posting them on Reddit. For instance, you’ll have the ability to add emoticons and texts, choose from a variety of effects and filters, crop the image, draw on it and much more.

Download videos from Vine directly to your iPhone with Vine++

Vine is one of the most popular video sharing platforms that allows users to capture and share videos of very short duration. However, the official Vine app on iOS  doesn’t allow you to save videos, although you can make use of third-party apps to do so. Vine++ is a new jailbreak tweak that aims to get rid of this restriction and save your day. Developed by UnlimApps, Vine++ allows you to save any video from Vine directly to your Camera Roll with just the tap of a button and watch it later or share it with your friends.

HomeScreen Settings 7 lets you preview various settings from the Home screen

We’ve seen tweaks that provide quick access to various settings by making use of Activator gestures, however HomeScreen Settings 7 is a brand new jailbreak tweak by popular jailbreak developer Elias Limneos that offers a unique functionality to quickly access some of your settings directly from the Home screen.

HomeScreen Settings 7 allows users to add any settings to the Home screen and directly access them from there without opening the Settings app. The settings appear as icons on your Home screen which look quite similar to the folder icon. Tapping on any one of them displays a small folder-like settings page which you can interact with.