New Activator extension lets you assign actions to closing apps

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 3, 2016

Activator is a powerful extension for jailbroken iOS devices that empowers you to make things happen. While it’s already a great extension out of the box, other developers are constantly improving on its functionality with add-on tweaks. One of the latest is EventOnAppClose, and it can really come in handy. Read More

 

Talus: a widget for jailbroken devices that performs an array of different tasks

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 9, 2016

If you’re rocking a jailbroken iOS device and have been in the market for a widget that can do a ton of things from a single interface, then Talus is a new jailbreak tweak release that could be worth taking a look at.

We’ll show you what Talus is all about in this piece so you can decide whether or not to add it to your tweak arsenal. Read More

 

Activator now compatible with iOS 9.3.3

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

iOS developer Ryan Petrich has updated the extremely popular Activator extension for jailbroken devices to version 1.9.9 with official support for the new iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak from Pangu.

Activator now joins a growing list of tweaks compatible with iOS 9.3.3 just days after a jailbreak release. Read More

 

Protonix lets you create dynamic keyword shortcuts on jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 23, 2016

Keyboard shortcuts are something we all have on our personal computers, whether it’s a Mac or a PC, but it’s not something that we get to enjoy on our iPhones or iPads.

A new jailbreak tweak dubbed Protonix is now available in Cydia that lets you set up dynamic keywords on your device so that when you type them, special things will happen.

We’ll show you more in this review. Read More

 

VolumePanel lets you set individual volume levels for each app

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 5, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to have more fine-grained control over the volume level across your iOS experience, and you’re jailbroken, then you should really check out a new jailbreak tweak called VolumePanel.

With this tweak, you’ll be able to set a custom volume level for each and every app installed on your device. In this review, we’ll show you what makes the tweak tick and talk about how it can be useful. Read More

 

SwitchHUD makes it easy to toggle between iPhone volume modes

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 20, 2016

The two most commonly-used volume modes in iOS are the ringer volume and media volume. The ringer volume controls the volume of text tones, ring tones, and notification sounds, while the media volume controls the volume of your music and videos.

The only problem is, iOS likes to default to the ringer volume all the time, unless you have media playing. If you do, that’s the only time the volume buttons will actually change the media volume level.

If you don’t like that solution, then hold on to your seats, because we’re going to be showing you a new free jailbreak tweak called SwitchHUD, which takes volume switching to the next level by letting you manually toggle between the two at any time with an Activator action. Read More

 

‘Volume Mixer 2’ lets you configure all volume settings in one interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 16, 2016

Your iOS device has multiple volume settings, and each one controls something different.

For example, you have your media volume, which affects your song and video sound output, and you have your ringer volume, which affects your ringtones, text tones, and notification sounds. But there are also other volume settings that you can set where applicable.

Volume Mixer 2 is a jailbreak tweak that provides you with an interface where you can conveniently adjust all of those volume levels at one time, and in this review, we’ll talk about how it works. Read More

 

EarthView Walls grabs random wallpapers from Google Earth for your jailbroken iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 13, 2016

Choosing a wallpaper can be tough, that’s why every week we show you a featured wallpaper post in order to help you stay relevant and refreshed.

But if you want more, you might be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called EarthView Walls, which will grab random wallpapers from Google‘s Earth view and set them as your device’s wallpaper.

We’ll walk you through how the tweak works in this review and talk a little about why it could be an optimal solution for you.

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FastShare: use Activator to quickly share content to Facebook, Twitter, and Messages from anywhere

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

FastShare is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49 that lets you harness the power of Activator to allow you to more easily share information with your friends, family, and followers.

The tweak comes with a unique interface for sharing information across your favorite social mediums, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Messages, and it includes options that you can configure to your liking so the tweak looks and behaves how you want it to. Read More

 

Postman: manually check for new emails from anywhere [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 5, 2016

Normally, when you want to check to see if you have any new emails, you have to launch the Mail app and pull down to refresh the email inbox of your choice.

If you’re already in the middle of something, stopping what you’re doing to check to see if you have any emails is obtrusive. It would be so much better if you could just refresh your email from anywhere without leaving what you are currently doing in another app.

That’s exactly what a new free jailbreak tweak called Postman is going to allow you to do, and it works with a key ingredient that most jailbreakers are already familiar with. Read More

 

EasyClear: the only 3D Touch notification clearing tweak you’ll ever need

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 27, 2016

Those rocking a jailbreak that have been looking for the perfect all-in-one 3D Touch notification-clearing tweak for their iOS device(s) need not look any further than a new jailbreak tweak release called EasyClear, which is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49.

This tweak makes use of the 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to let you dismiss notifications universally throughout iOS. Whether it be a badge on an app icon from the Home screen, or one or more notifications from Notification Center. Read More

 

SpringInvaders: a tweak that lets you play Space Invaders with your app icons

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 23, 2016

If you’re jailbroken and you’re a fan of the classic Space Invaders arcade game by Tomohiro Nishikado, then you’re going to love this new Cydia release.

SpringInvaders is a fun new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository starting today for $0.99 that lets you play the popular classic Space Invaders game with your Home screen app icons.

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AppSort: quickly sort your Home screen apps based on various criteria

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 18, 2016

If you’ve got a lot of apps on your Home screen and hate looking through them all, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak called AppSort, which just hit Cydia, and will let you sort your Home screen app icons with ease.

AppSort is a jailbreak tweak that offers users a quicker way to sort the apps on your Home screen so you don’t have to spend any of your time sorting them for yourself. The tweak lets you use Activator to reveal a menu full of options; the options allow you you to choose a criteria for how your apps will be sorted on the Home screen. Read More

 

This tweak lets you search the web or define words from anywhere

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 27, 2016

For the times when you want to quickly search for something on the internet or define a word you just read in a book that you have no idea the meaning of, TextSearchPro is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia that lets you find what you’re looking for in a heartbeat. Read More

 

Activator 1.9.8 released to public with Apple Watch-oriented features, delays between actions, and much more

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 25, 2016

Ryan Petrich has released his massive update to Activator, an update that has been months in the making, to the public. After several beta tests, Activator 1.9.8 is now ready to go, and it brings features like Apple Watch support, event search, pauses between actions, and much more.

If you wish to try out this latest version of Activator, then you can get it free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Check out the remainder of this post for the incredibly long changelog. Read More

 

New Activator beta adds two Apple Watch-centric features

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2016

If you own an Apple Watch, you can now use it in conjunction with Activator on your jailbroken iPhone. Activator 1.9.8 beta 9, which was released yesterday, adds several new interesting features to the already massive list of things this tweak can do.

In addition to the Apple Watch support, the beta adds support for more system ringtones, features a reduced package size, and incorporates several fixes to make the tweak run more efficiently. Check out the full change log for more details. Read More

 

How to stop an outgoing iMessage before it is sent

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 6, 2016

When you send an iMessage to the wrong person, it can be one of the most embarrassing things ever. This is especially the case with iMessages that you intend for your boyfriend/girlfriend, but end up going to co-workers, friends, or family instead.

I’ve had plenty of situations where an iMessage I intended for a specific person ended up going to someone else all because I wasn’t paying enough attention, and I’ll be the first to tell you that when you learn the hard way even just once, you’ll become motivated to learn how to stop an iMessage dead in its tracks before it gets to the wrong person ever again.

In this tutorial, we’ll help keep you from standing in similar shoes and take you through the steps necessary to cancel the sending of an iMessage before it even reaches Apple’s servers, where it would then be pushed to all of the user’s iOS devices and Macs.  Read More

 

Activator beta update adds sequence and action delay support

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 28, 2015

Ryan Petrich has pushed out another update to the Activator beta. This latest release, which brings Activator up to version 1.9.8 beta 3, includes some interesting new features that will make fans of Activator happy.

First and foremost, the new Activator beta now allows users to specify the sequence of actions, and even establish delays in between each action. That means that, for example, you could set up an action sequence to Lock the screen after a specific amount of time elapsed. You can also schedule delays to occur between multiple actions.

There are other new features included with Activator 1.9.8 beta 3 as well, such as new Answer Call and Disconnect Call actions. Have a look at the full change log for all the deets. Read More

 

Ryan Petrich releases Activator 1.9.8 beta 2 with new screen brightness control settings

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2015

Ryan Petrich has released the second beta of Activator 1.9.8, bringing a whole host of new changes to the popular jailbreak tweak. In the update you’ll find new localizations, new increase and decrease brightness actions, and several new fixes.

You won’t find Activator 1.9.8 beta 2 in the stock Cydia repos, but in this post, I’ll show you how you can add Ryan’s beta repo to take advantage of the latest Activator features. Read More

 

How to jump directly to a specific folder with Activator

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 12, 2015

FolderJumper is a new jailbreak tweak that lets your instantly access a SpringBoard folder by using an Activator gesture. If you have groups of specific apps placed within a folder that you frequently access, then FolderJumper, a $1.99 tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, can make accessing those apps easier. Read More

 
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