How to make Cydia show all updates for packages in the Changes tab

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

When new packages are released in Cydia, they automatically appear at the top of the Changes tab. This is handy, because it allows you to easily find new apps and tweaks for your iOS device.

This isn’t the case when it comes to existing tweaks that have received updates. A lot of times the updates to existing tweaks are minor, but sometimes they are major. Unless you have that particular tweak installed on your device, you’re pretty much left in the dark when it comes to Cydia alerting you of the new update by default.

There is a special provision that can be enabled on a per-tweak basis so that it will always show you when updates occur—it’s under the Change Package Settings section. But a new jailbreak tweak called ShowAllCydiaUpdates forces all Cydia packages to show their updates by default. Read More

 

Apple posts a new ‘Amazing Apps’ iPhone ad

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

Apple is continuing its “If it’s not an iPhone” advertising campaign with a new follow up commercial solely focused on apps. The commercial touts the App Store’s more than 1.5 million apps.

This is the third entry into Apple’s “If it’s not an iPhone” campaign. The two previous commercials were posted ten days ago, each focusing more on the hardware and customer satisfaction side of things. Read More

 

Tweaks of the week: Cydia Impactor, CirDock, Acapella II, and more

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

The tweak releases for the past week started off a little slow, but finished up very strong. This week’s releases were capped off with the unveiling and subsequent release of Cydia Impactor.

Cydia Impactor, as you’re probably well aware of by now, is a new tool from saurik that makes it possible to un-jailbreak your iPhone, but maintain your current firmware. Many will undoubtedly find this tool useful, especially when Apple stops signing iOS 8.4.

But of course, Cydia Impactor wasn’t the only notable release to hit the airwaves this week. Check inside as we highlight nearly two dozen different jailbreak releases from the past week.

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How to browse Cydia in full screen mode

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

As you’ve no doubt noticed, a lot of the newer jailbreak tweaks are Cydia-centric tweaks designed around improving the experience while browsing Cydia. One such example of this is a tweak we talked about recently called TranslucentCydia.

The latest such tweak—nobar+—is a release that allows you to browse Cydia in full screen mode. It does this by automatically hiding the status bar when Cydia is launched. Read More

 

Yosemite National Park wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

By Jim Gresham on Jul 19, 2015

Before focus shifts completely to El Capitan this fall, we wanted to capture the wholistic beauty of Yosemite National Park instead of focusing on a single mountain. The park, which is the focal point of the two most recent OS X operating system naming conventions, was first protected in 1864.

Totaling 1,200 square miles, Yosemite is accentuated by natural valleys and steep rising cliffs, formed thousands of years ago by glaciers. Four million visitors trek to the park each year to take in the beauty. We are continuing the Wallpapers of the Week section to highlight that natural allure.
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KGI predictions: Apple Watch Sport in yellow/rose gold, new iMacs & thinner iPad mini due this fall

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 19, 2015

Well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report to clients ahead of Apple’s June quarter earnings report, which is due this coming Tuesday.

The note, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, provides several predictions regarding Apple’s upcoming product refreshes.

For starters, Kuo is expecting new Apple Watch Sport variants in rose and yellow gold color options matching the upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ colors. He also wrote that new iMac models with upgraded processors could arrive later this year, in addition to a thinner, lighter iPad mini and more. Read More

 

Weekly recap: iOS 8.4 jailbreak for Mac, new iPod touch, Apple TV rumors, and more

By Sébastien Page on Jul 19, 2015

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

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How to add translucence to the Cydia install screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

After Cydia was updated to version 1.1.19, the floodgates were opened to all sorts of tweaks to modify the Cydia experience. Some tweaks added new functionality to Cydia, such as SwipeForMore, one of my favorite new releases to touch down in some time. Other tweaks, like TranslucentCydia, take a different approach and simply aim to change the look of Cydia. Read More

 

How to enable quick copy and paste in the Alien Blue Reddit client

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

Alien Blue is the official and most popular Reddit client on iOS, but it lacks one feature that I’ve always found annoying—the ability to easily copy and paste the text of posts.

A new jailbreak tweak called ABCopyTXT just recently appeared on Cydia, and it allows you to easily copy text in Alien Blue using the stock iOS share sheet. Have a look at our walkthrough to see how it works. Read More

 

How to unjailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Cydia Impactor

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 18, 2015

Want to remove your jailbreak without updating iOS? The just released Cydia Impactor can help you unjailbreak your iPhone with little effort. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to revert back to stock iOS and remove your jailbreak without updating your iOS version. Read More

 

Saurik releases Cydia Impactor to “unjailbreak” your iPhone without updating iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 18, 2015

A powerful new tool has just been released for jailbreakers to “unjailbreak”. It’s called Cydia Impactor, and it’s an on-device tool that lets you remove and revert all changes made to a device to return it to its stock configuration.

The most notable thing about this tool is that it allows you to return to stock without needing to upgrade your device. Say, for example, you wanted to sell your iPhone, but wanted to retain its jailbreak-ability to increase resale value. Normally, if you wanted to perform a full system restore, you’d be forced to upgrade to the latest firmware, and thus lose your jailbreak. With Cydia Impacter, you can restore your device to stock without upgrading. Read More

 

EleckeyTM is a rapid car charger for multiple devices at once

By Lory Gil on Jul 18, 2015

How many times have you been out and about with friends or family when more than one person announces that they need to charge their iPhone while you are making a trip from one place to another? Probably a lot. I know it happens to me all of the time.

The EleckeyTM car charger will help get you through those tough times with two smart USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at the same time. If you have two power outlet sockets in your car, you can grab an extra Eleckey for quad charging fun. Read More

 

Bow Hunter 2015, ChitChat, Blue Apron, and more apps to check out this weekend

By Lory Gil on Jul 18, 2015

There is no reason to turn off your iPhone and check out from the world this weekend when so many new titles hit the App Store this week. Whether you are looking for a new way to chat, want to learn how to become a pro-level chef, or just want to practice your skills in dear hunting, we’ve got a list of apps and games you should check out. Read More

 

Poll: Are you buying the new iPod touch 6th generation?

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2015

The new iPod touch has arrived, and although its buzz is far below that of iPhone or even iPad levels, the excitement can still be felt throughout the community. As you know by now, this is the first new iPod touch since 2012, and it brings with it a much-needed and hefty specs update.

With this in mind, will you be purchasing a 6th generation iPod touch? Please participate in our poll and let us know. Read More

 

DockBar adds a sleek application launcher to your jailbroken iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2015

Looking for a quick way to launch pre-selected apps on your jailbroken iPhone? Cole Schaefer’s DockBar ($0.99) may be the tweak that meets your needs. It’s a great looking release that brings a customizable launcher to iOS.

DockBar works hand-in-hand with Activator as its means of invocation. Thus, you can access your quick launch side bar from nearly anywhere in iOS, and that includes while within apps and on the Home screen.  Read More

 

Roundification tweak brings rounded corners to Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2015

Roundification is a new tweak that adds rounded corners to the Notification Center banners, including the quick reply interface. It also rounds off the entirety of Notification Center itself.

The tweak brings an elegant look to Notification Center, and although it’s not yet available on the default Cydia repos, it is available on a special third-party repo. Would you like to try Roundification? In this post, we’ll share all of the details. Read More

 

iPod touch 6th generation receives the teardown treatment

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2015

The iPod touch 6th generation may have taken forever to finally arrive, but it took almost no time for the boys and girls over at iFixit to give it a proper teardown.

As we noted in yesterday’s full review of the 6th-gen iPod touch, this device is a marked improvement over the previous generation, and features the same powerful A8 processor as the iPhone 6, and double the RAM of the 5th-gen iPod touch. But that’s not all that’s new in this refresh. Be sure to check out iFixit’s teardown for a full breakdown of all of the music player’s components. Read More

 

Claimed photos of iPhone 6s rear housing picture small internal changes, ‘stronger body’ and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 17, 2015

A batch of photos of a purported ‘iPhone 6s’ rear housing in gold, obtained by Future Supplier and reposted today by French blog NowhereElse.fr, serve as our best indication yet that Apple’s upcoming smartphone refresh will re-use the exterior design of the current-generation (shocker!).

More important than that, however, the photos suggest the upcoming handsets will introduce minuscule changes to the internal layout, with a source claiming a “stronger” Unibody construction and a change to the material’s feel. Read More

 

iPod nano/shuffle won’t store your offline Apple Music collections due to piracy concerns

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 17, 2015

There will be no transferring your offline Apple Music collections onto the new iPod nano or iPod shuffle because Apple is overly concerned about piracy, as it should be, and so the company’s decided to play it safe instead.

As 9to5Mac discovered Friday, attempting to transfer Apple Music songs marked for offline playback onto your nano or shuffle via iTunes produces a “some of the items in the iTunes library were not copied to the iPod because Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod” message.

Of course, you can still sync your own songs that you imported into iTunes and music purchased on the iTunes Store, just like before, but Apple Music including songs marked for offline playback is off limits to the nano and shuffle. Read More

 

Apple considering a switch to Apple Watch touchscreen technology for iPhones

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 17, 2015

Apple is rumored to be considering a switch to the Apple Watch’s touchscreen technology for future iPhones as the firm is reportedly unhappy that in-cell panels that current iPhones use are struggling with touch sensitivity on screen edges.

While all iPhone models ranging from the original iPhone to the iPhone 4s were outfitted with the traditional glass (G/G) panels, Apple’s engineers in 2012 switched to in-cell technology for the iPhone 5. Since the iPhone 5, all iPhone models have used in-cell tech.

In-cell technology eliminates a layer by building the capacitors inside the LCD assembly itself, which allows for a notably thinner appearance of the screen.

According to an analysis by DigiTimes Research based on supply chain data and market observers, a 2017 iPhone model (presumably to be called ‘iPhone 7′) is expected to make a switch to G/G, but the upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ models are expected to still use the in-cell screen assembly process.

Reverting back to using G/G panels would let Apple add more features to iPhones, including ultra-sharp screens and nearly bezel-less appearance. Read More

 
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