Delete messages from the Lock screen & Notification Center with MadridDelete

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 22, 2016

MadridDelete is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you easily delete SMS and iMessages from either the Lock screen or Notification Center, rather than having to be in the Messages app.

Although you can typically clear notifications and mark messages as read from these places, you have never actually been able to delete a message from the Lock screen or Notification Center until now. Read More

 

Notum brings music and a new look to Notification Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 4, 2016

Notum is a new jailbreak tweak that not only enhances the way Notification Center looks, but also adds a new page to it for interacting with your currently-playing music or media.

One of the first things that will stand out after you install this tweak is the new animation you’ll see while opening and closing Notification Center on your device. Read More

 

Customize your Notification Center interface with CustomNC

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 30, 2016

Minimalists who don’t like lines, separators, and other visually unappealing forms of UI elements appearing in Notification Center can use a new jailbreak tweak dubbed CustomNC to make it look just how they want it to.

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NCPop gives your apps a 3D animation when opening Notification Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 26, 2016

One of the fun aspects of jailbreaking your iOS device is the ability to modify the animations you normally see when you perform actions.

One of the latest to catch my eye is a freebie dubbed NCPop for changing the animation you see when launching Notification Center, which we’ll be showing you in this review. Read More

 

NotiCopy lets you copy the text of iOS notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 22, 2016

Sometimes you get important information from people in your iOS notifications that you’d like to do more than just read. For these situations, a new free jailbreak tweak called NotiCopy will come greatly in handy.

With this tweak, you can easily copy the information in any notification from your Lock screen or Notification Center to your clipboard so you can paste it later on. Read More

 

NCapps lets you launch apps inside Notification Center [Jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 30, 2016

Notification Center has long been one of the favorite things for jailbreak developers to modify, and the new jailbreak tweak known as NCapps is no exception.

In this review, we’ll show you how NCapps will let you launch any app you have on your jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch right from Notification Center. Read More

 

No, widgets haven’t been removed from iOS 10’s Notification Center

By Andrew O'Hara on Jun 16, 2016

Widgets are a big deal in iOS 10. In addition to having new capabilities such as increased support for 3D Touch and the ability to play—and even stream—video inline, they now have a dedicated side panel on the Lock screen. Now, some people have voiced concerns about widgets having been removed entirely from the Notification Center on iOS 10.

Luckily, that’s not entirely true. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: clearing all notifications at once with a simple 3D Touch gesture

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016

One of the longest-standing complaints about iOS has got to be its inexplicable lack of a Clear All button in the Notification Center that would permit users to clear out all of their missed alerts in one go rather than dismissing them one by one, like an animal.

Not anymore: iOS 10 makes expanded use of 3D Touch throughout the system, including making all missed notifications disappear with a single press. Read More

 

How to control Apple TV from your iPhone’s Lock screen with CiderTV widget

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 9, 2016

CiderTV, a software-based alternative for your Apple TV Remote, includes a built-in keyboard and has the ability to control linked Smart TV volume. As of recently, the app comes with a handy widget that makes it possible to control most of the functions of your Apple TV right from the Notification Center. It will save you a lot of time, here’s how to get started with CiderTV and set up the widget. Read More

 

Check out this endless runner game you can play from Notification Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 19, 2016

Knowing that Apple has been restrictive in the past on what is and what isn’t allowed to pass in the App Store for a Notification Center widget, it can be fun when little gems find their way into the top charts section and you stumble upon them.

While looking through them, I discovered a free endless runner game called Steve – The Jumping Dinosaur, but unlike other endless runners you’ve played before, this game is played inside of a Notification Center widget rather than from the app itself. Read More

 

SmartBanners lets you customize your iOS banner notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

Your notification banners are an intimate part of your iOS experience that you use to interact with apps and people on a daily basis. With that being said, wouldn’t it be nice if you could customize some of their features a little bit?

A new free jailbreak tweak called SmartBanners is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository free of cost, and will give users a myriad of configuration options to customize the look and behavior of their notification banners. In this piece, we’ll take you through a bit of how the tweak works. 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

 

5 Notification Center widgets I use every day

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 25, 2016

When it comes to my own personal iPhone, many of the apps I use on a daily basis have Notification Center widgets that provide information to and even have shortcuts to different actions right from inside of Notification Center.

Apple originally introduced the ability for third-party app developers to create Notification Center widgets with iOS 8, so long as they follow strict guidelines, but that doesn’t keep them from being useful.

In this roundup, I’ll share my five favorite Notification Center widgets that I use on a daily basis and why I like them. Read More

 

Tip: send app crash reports to your Mac’s Notification Center

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 20, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’m annoyed every time an app crashes on my Mac and OS X’s Crash Reporter interrupts my work with a pop up warning in the middle of the screen. Wouldn’t it be great if those crash reports were displayed as banner notifications?

As explained by LifeHacker, a simple Terminal command will override the default system behavior and send those app crash reports straight to OS X’s Notification Center, so they don’t interrupt your workflow.

In this tutorial you will learn about a Terminal command which will route crash reports through your Mac’s Notification Center rather than display them windowed in the middle of your screen. Read More

 

How to keep your iPhone from knowing where you are going next

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 20, 2016

Your iPhone is equipped with a feature called Frequent Locations, which slowly tracks your location in the background to keep you updated via Notification Center and the Lock screen on how long it would take you to get to your favorite places based on how often you visit them.

If you choose to enable Location Services during the initial iPhone setup, this feature will be enabled by default, so if you feel like it is a slight hindrance on your ability to remain private, you just might be right. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can disable the feature and keep your iPhone from knowing where you are going next. Read More

 

Agenda Widget+ is a highly customizable calendar widget for Notification Center

By Sébastien Page on Jan 14, 2016

Agenda: Widget+ is an application whose sole purpose is to display a list of your future calendar events in Notification Center. The app itself, which actually acts as the preferences panel for the widget, offers multiple options to fine-tune the data displayed in Notification Center. Read More

 

Feeday offers a quick peek at Instagram from Notification Center

By Lory Gil on Jan 12, 2016

One of my favorite social networking sites right now is Instagram. I love looking at pictures more than reading about how someone feels about the weather today. Pictures really can be worth a thousand words and can make you feel more connected to friends than a sentence.

Feeday is a third-party widget that puts the last couple of posts from your Instagram feed right in Notification Center so you can get a quick view of your feed without having to open the app. Check out our app review of Feeday below. Read More

 

This tweak gives iOS notifications a makeover

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 11, 2016

iOS’ notification system it set up so when you miss notifications, they’ll stack up on the Lock screen and in Notification Center until you have a moment to look back at all of them.

The notifications are separated with padding and are plain Jane, but for those that want to switch things up a bit and make notifications look a bit more modern or appealing, a new jailbreak tweak called RedesignedNotifications will let you personalize the look of your Lock screen and Notification Center notifications to your own personal preference. Read More

 

NCCards: customize Notification Center notifications

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 29, 2015

NCCards is a recently released jailbreak tweak that ushers in a new interface for the notifications shown in Notification Center. The $2.99 tweak, now available on the BigBoss repo, brings new visual cues to notifications, but retains much of the functionality that iOS users are familiar with.

Testing out NCCards reveals a promising feature-set with a few notable miscues. Watch our video walkthrough to see the tweak in action. Read More

 

Why are some Apple Watch notifications round and others are square?

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 10, 2015

I was wondering about this for a long time, too. Some notifications that hit my Apple Watch are presented using a round app icon while the others embed a square one. But why is that?

Thanks to Mac Kung Fu, we now know that this simple yet subtle difference serves a very good purpose because you can decide whether the notification can be replied to or not by its attached app icon. Read More

 
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