IntelliScreenX beta with iOS 7.1.x support available

By Cody Lee on Jul 3, 2014

The release of the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x last month was both a gift and a curse. It brought about a way for folks to jailbreak the latest iOS firmware, but it also broke a lot of popular packages in Cydia.

Several developers have already updated their tweaks to work with 7.1.x, and today we’re adding another one to the list (sort of). Intelliborn has posted a beta version of IntelliScreenX with support for 7.1.x… Read More

 

Philips demos Notification Center widget on iOS 8 for controlling Hue lights

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 5, 2014

Just a few hours ago, Philips tweeted a concept image of a prototype Notification Center widget that could be used for controlling its Hue lineup of iOS connected bulbs and lights. As it stands, this functionality is provided through the Philips Hue app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. But this extension concept reveals that users could have more convenient access to an off button and different lighting settings without launching the app.

Notification Center widgets are a new feature in iOS 8 that Apple announced at its WWDC keynote earlier this week. Developers are able to build extensions that provide systemwide functionality through widgets in Today view, something that has been possible through jailbreaking for several years. In fact, there is already a jailbreak tweak called HueHueHue for controlling Philips Hue lights through Control Center. This prototype is a similar concept…

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iOS 8 brings widgets to Notification Center

By Cody Lee on Jun 2, 2014

Moving along with Apple’s iOS 8 portion of its WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi just introduced widgets. Like the stock widgets we’ve seen before, iOS 8′s widgets will appear in the Notification Center and offer quick information for apps at a glance… Read More

 

‘Volume Mixer’ brings granular control to iOS’ audio categories

By Jeff Benjamin on May 29, 2014

Volume Mixer is a jailbreak tweak that resides in Notification Center. It allows you to independently control the different audio categories in iOS at any time.

If you’ve ever used an Android device, then you may be familiar with the concept of controlling different volume entities like Bluetooth, Ringtones, AV, Headsets, Phone, etc. You can control those entities individually without actually being within a respective active audio session.

Have a look at our full video walkthrough after the break to see Volume Mixer in action. Read More

 

New ‘Notifyr’ app pushes your iPhone notifications to your Mac

By Cody Lee on May 21, 2014

A new iPhone app has surfaced in the App Store that offers a fairly unique feature: the ability to push notifications to your Mac. It’s called Notifyr, and it utilizes a companion OS X client and Bluetooth LE tech to automatically send your iOS notifications to your desktop.

The whole thing is fairly easy to set up. After you’ve downloaded both the iOS app and the Mac client, you’ll follow the usual bluetooth pairing procedure. And once that’s done, you should start seeing all of your iOS notifications pop up in your Mac’s Notification Center… Read More

 

How to group your Notification Center items together using NCFold

By Jeff Benjamin on May 3, 2014

NCFold is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows users to group together sections of Notification Center into a folder-like structure. The purpose of the tweak, as stated in its Cydia description, is to make Notification Center more simple and efficient.

For the most part, the Cydia description rings true. NCFold does allow for a simplified Notification Center view, yet you can easily expand the folded sections that it creates with just a tap. Check out our walkthrough of NCFold after the break. Read More

 

How to disable double notifications or alerts on iPhone

By Joe Rossignol on Apr 30, 2014

When you receive an iMessage or another alert or notification on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that you are unable to check at the moment, your natural course of action is probably to ignore it. No big deal — you’ll check it later. Unfortunately, Apple has set alerts to repeat at two minute intervals by default on iOS devices.

As such, just a few minutes later, your device lights up or vibrates again to remind you of the notification a second time. The reason for this is because Apple sets notifications and alerts to repeat once by default on iOS devices. To me, this was incredibly annoying. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to disable this feature…  Read More

 

New iOS 8 concept shows what Healthbook and other rumored features may look like

By Cody Lee on Apr 25, 2014

Tech site Tech Radar is out with a new iOS 8 concept video this afternoon, depicting what it thinks the new firmware could look like. We actually know, or think we know, quite a bit about Apple’s next mobile OS thanks to a number of reports, and this clip helps visualize all of that information.

The video covers most of everything we’ve heard thus far. It shows a revamped Notification Center, with a new easy-to-read layout, and the oft-rumored Healthbook app connecting to an iWatch. It also suggests how Siri could use Shazam’s tech, and how CarPlay could help keep drivers safe… Read More

 

How to display your Calendar events as list view in iOS 7.1 Notification Center

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 15, 2014

As is our wont, we’re covering iOS 7.x quite extensively here on iDownloadBlog, with Jeff doing roundups of stock apps and features such as Clock, Messages, Music, Siri, Mail and Notification Center (and more to come soon) in excruciating detail. But despite our laser-sharp focus on these things, every once in a while we learn about a new nice-to-have.

This one flew under our radar but thanks to the eagle-eyed iDownloadBlog reader Garen, we now know of yet another gem in iOS 7.1: if you switch your Calendar app to daily agenda, your Today section in the iOS Notification Center adapts its layout accordingly to display your daily agenda as a list.

It’s yet another reminder that even the tiniest details matter… Read More

 

Customize Notification Center with BetterNC7

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

BetterNC7 is a jailbreak tweak geared towards the Notification Center in iOS 7. It’s one of those tweaks that contains a ton of different toggles to disable or enable certain features.

I’ve never been a huge fan of tweaks like this, just because they seem to add features just for the sake of saying they have a lot of features. That said, there are some nice settings to be found within BetterNC7′s preferences, so it’s worth checking out. Have a look inside to see some of the details on video. Read More

 

iOS 7: The ultimate Notification Center guide

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 15, 2014

Notification Center first appeared in iOS 5 as a way of receiving and accessing notifications from anywhere. It consists of an overlay slide down menu interface, banner notifications, and other types of alerts. Prior to iOS 5, notifications were extremely intrusive and clunky. Notification Center solved many of the issues stemming from receiving notifications on iOS.

Over the past two iOS iterations, Notification Center has been streamlined and improved. iOS 7 brought about several new changes to Notification Center, including the new Today View, which provides users with an overview of the pertinent appointments, stock prices, and even driving alerts.

Needless to day, Notification Center has evolved into a significant feature in iOS with many moving parts. To assist you, we’ve created this ultimate Notification Center guide in order to help you understand how to benefit most from this handy feature. Read More

 

iOS 8: better inter-app sharing, improvements to Messages, Notification Center, CarPlay and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 14, 2014

Continuing on his series of iOS 8 scoops, the usually reliable Apple blogger Mark Gurman is out with a new story offering alleged new findings pertaining to iOS 8′s Notification Center, Messages, Game Center, Voice Memos, CarPlay and inter-app communication.

The latter is obviously the highlight of the report because unlike Android, iOS has been plagued with very limited inter-app sharing. As a result, operations that are normally trivial on Android are virtually impossible on iOS.

For instance, there’s no way to edit a photo in one app and send it, say, to the Instagram app without having to go through the cumbersome process of exporting the image to your Camera roll first and then manually importing it into Instagram.

According to the report, iOS 8 could finally fix this problem. Jump past the fold for the full reveal… Read More

 

How to get iDownloadBlog headlines in Notification Center or Control Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 13, 2014

If you’re an avid iDB reader, and let’s face it—you should be—then I suggest you check out two recently released jailbreak tweaks that allow you to add our headlines to Control Center or Notification Center in iOS 7. Aptly entitled iDownloadBlog for Control Center and iDownloadBlog for Notification Center, these new jailbreak tweaks make it easy to stay up to date with all of the latest Apple news.

We’ve taken both tweaks for a spin on video, and while we weren’t blown away by the presentation, we did find them to be pretty handy additions for iDB fiends. Have a look inside as we step through the features. Read More

 

NoGrabber: how to hide Notification Center and Control Center grabbers

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 28, 2014

Grabbers, like the one in the photo above, appear while trying to invoke Notification Center or Control Center in a full screen app. The grabbers essentially force you to perform two invoking gestures in order to launch Control Center or Notification Center. The grabber feature is there to prevent accidentally launching the aforementioned overlays while using a full screen application or game.

Some people, apparently, find the grabber feature annoying, and they want to launch Notification Center or Control Center like they normally do, even while using a full screen app. If you’re one of those people, then NoGrabber is something you should consider using. It forces the overlays to behave like normal, eliminating the grabber while in full screen applications. Take a gander at our video walkthrough to see how it works in action. Read More

 

Problems with Notification Center not properly showing Today view? Try this fix

By Sébastien Page on Jan 25, 2014

Jailbreaking has so many benefits that we often forget the drawbacks of it all. When you jailbreak your device, you basically put yourself at risk of breaking little things here and there. That’s exactly what is happening with the recently released evasi0n7 jailbreak for iOS 7. On the surface, everything is ok, but when you start digging, you might notice that a few elements aren’t working the way they should.

One problem that I and many others have experienced is an issue with Notification Center not showing the Today view information properly. In some cases, it won’t show any weather or calendar data. If you’ve been affected by this issue, read on for a short tutorial on how to fix it… Read More

 

How to remove Yahoo branding from Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 21, 2014

NC Cleaner is a brand new jailbreak tweak that does one thing, and one thing only: It allows you to remove the Yahoo branding that appears in the bottom of Notification Center’s Today view in iOS 7.

If you have a special hatred for the Yahoo branding, then this is one of the tweaks that you can use to get rid of it. We’ve got a before and after comparison video inside for you to check out. Read More

 

Apptray lets you launch apps directly from Notification Center

By Joe Rossignol on Jan 15, 2014

There have been a handful of jailbreak tweaks released for Notification Center in the past few weeks, but perhaps none more visually appealing than Apptray, by software engineer Joshua Lee Tucker.

The tweak, compatible with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, adds a fourth tab alongside Today, All and Missed in Notification Center for opening apps directly from the notifications pulldown. An unlimited number of apps can be added to Apptray, configurable from the tweak’s dedicated menu in the Settings app…  Read More

 

How to access your calendar app from Notification Center

By Sébastien Page on Jan 6, 2014

You’ve probably noticed how you can access the Weather app just by tapping on the weather condition in the Today tab of Notification Center. If you’ve tried to do the same with the calendar app, then you probably realized that tapping on today’s date in Notification Center doesn’t do anything.

This is a minor annoyance that a new jailbreak tweak called TapTodaysCalendar is now eradicating… Read More

 

How to bring Twitter and Facebook share widgets back to Notification Center

By Sébastien Page on Jan 5, 2014

Share widgets have been gone from the iPhone and iPad since the first beta release of iOS 7. Some thought that they would return with the official release of iOS 7, but as we were all able to verify, that was never the case.

Of course, share widgets have nothing to do in Notification Center in the first place. After all, the goal of Notification Center is to notify you, not to provide ways to share to Twitter or Facebook. Still, that was a great loss for many users.

Jailbreakers rejoice, because today, you can easily bring back those share widgets thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called Share Widget for iOS 7Read More

 

Pebble update goes live with full iOS 7 Notifications support

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2013

Pebble has had basic support for iOS Notifications in place from day one. The implementation, however, left a lot to be desired as the Pebble smarwatch could only relay the most basic of iOS notifications through a companion iPhone app.

Eagle-eyed readers will remember that the company last week confirmed an upcoming update would enable additional iOS 7 Notification Center alerts.

And just like clockwork, a new version of Pebble’s iOS app has gone live now in the App Store, introducing full integration with the iOS 7 Notification Center. This allows Pebble owners to receive any alerts enabled in Notification Center on an iOS 7 device and have them displayed on their $150 smartwatch.

Yes, this includes alerts from third-party apps such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and lots more. Go past the fold for more… Read More

 
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