By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 12, 2013
Push Privacy is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to hide the contents of push notifications on the Lock screen.
Such a feature allows users to retain some of the benefits of Lock screen push notifications, while securing the detailed contents from wandering eyes. Have a look at our full video walkthrough for a glance at how it all works. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2013
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since Ryan Petrich launched the original TweakWeek initiative, but just like the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. At this year’s World Wide Jailbreak Conference, better known as WWJC or JailbreakCon, Petrich proposed a brand new TweakWeek installment, aptly dubbed TweakWeek 2.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, TweakWeek was an initiative that called for participating developers to release one open source tweak every day of the week. The original TweakWeek saw loads of community participation, and we got some pretty interesting tweaks as a result. TweakWeek 2 looks to continue the trend, and there are already quite a few developers on board. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2013
Ryan Petrich’s uber popular VideoPane tweak has been updated with a load of features since we initially talked about it. In usual fashion, Petrich has provided a barrage of new features, bug fixes, and optimizations for the tweak.
If you haven’t had the chance to check out our original review of the tweak, then I highly suggest you do so now. Otherwise, if you’re already familiar with VideoPane’s inner-workings, you’ll enjoy the long list of improvements. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 7, 2013
Last night we brought you a video walkthrough of the just released VideoPane tweak. The initial release, which allows users to detach video for multitasking while watching video, was solid, yet contained a few lingering issues.
The first big issue was the lack of Netflix support. In all actuality the Netflix support was there, but it didn’t work with the latest version of Netflix. The update also adds a much needed dedicated settings pane to the fray.
There are quite a few additional changes for VideoPane 1.0.1. Have a look at the full change log inside. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 6, 2013
VideoPace is a new jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that we previewed a few days ago. It’s a very simple tweak that allows users to adjust the pace of video using a few predefined speed factors available in the tweak’s preferences.
VideoPace is wonderful to use when you need to speed through videos — think lectures — or slow down videos — think tutorials, or how-tos. Have a look at our full video preview for more information, and for directions on how to get it. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 5, 2013
The Flipswitch toggle framework, a release co-developed by Ryan Petrich and Auxo co-creator Jack Willis, has been updated with several new improvements. The 1.0.1 beta 1 update brings with it improved support for theming, improved support for background threading, and better performance and enhancements in other key areas. Have a look inside at the full change log, along more details as to why this update matters for the future… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 4, 2013
Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to watch video on your iPhone and at the same time compose a new text message? How about updating your Facebook status while catching the highlights from today’s game? Even better, what about watching one of our YouTube videos, while reading iDB?
In the past, that might have all sounded like a pipe dream for iOS users, but jailbreak developer, Ryan Petrich, has paved the way for true multitasking while watching video. His new tweak, entitled VideoPane, is sure to be an extremely popular release for jailbreakers, and we’ve got a hands-on preview video to show you how it all works. Trust us when we say this, you do not want to miss this video… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2013
Ryan Petrich tonight posted an interesting picture to his Twitter account that appears to answer the long-standing question of “can iOS 7 be jailbroken?” The image is of his popular tweak Activator running on what looks like an iPod touch with iOS 7 installed.
Of course, it’s easy to speculate about something when there isn’t much to go on. But looking at the stock app icons in the dock, the flat text in the alert box, and the Activator icon on the Home screen, it certainly looks like Petrich’s iPod touch is jailbroken… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2013
Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has been extremely busy lately, adding new features to his Activator tweak. In this month alone, he’s seeded beta updates that add flick icon gestures, custom email events and shutter actions, and collapsible menus.
And as you’ve probably guessed by now, Petrich posted another new version of Activator this weekend. This time the update, which brings the tweak to version 1.8 RC, includes the ability to schedule standard actions in iOS to occur at certain times… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2013
Actiwidget is a brand new tweak by Activator developer, Ryan Petrich. Actiwidget allows users to add Activator shortcuts directly to Notification Center. It’s an idea that seems so simple, yet only until now has it been brought to fruition. The tweak, which uses Activator’s preferences for configuration, adds yet another way to execute your favorite actions. Take a look at our video demonstration inside to see how it all works. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 18, 2013
Activator beta updates are becoming like a weekly ritual around here, and we love it. The latest update, Activator 1.7.5 beta 9, was released just three days after the previous beta release. Beta 9 adds four new bullet points to the fray, and two of them are readily noticeable.
This latest version of Activator includes the ability to collapse certain groups that contain a lot of action entries. This will make it significantly less cumbersome to navigate through all of the provided actions. The second, and arguably one of the biggest features to hit Activator in quite some time, is the ability to assign multiple actions to an event. Yes, this means that you can stack multiple actions, as long as they are compatible with one another, and execute them using a single gesture or trigger.
Want to have a look at how this all works? I’ve demoed it on video inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 14, 2013
After a marvelous update that brought us flick icons gestures, Ryan Petrich is still at it. This time, we’re all the way to Activator 1.7.5 beta 8. The last couple of Activator beta releases have added a few new handy features to the fold, and I’d like to take the time to tell you about them.
First up to bat is a new gesture that allows you to take advantage of a simultaneous press of the Home button and Sleep button. If that combination sounds a bit familiar to you, it’s because that’s currently the stock gesture combination for taking Screenshots on iOS. This means that you can basically reassign the stock screenshot gesture to do something completely different.
Secondly, you’ll find a new action to invoke the camera shutter for the stock Camera app. If you’re already inside of the camera app, this gesture will cause the shutter to fire. If you’re not already inside of the Camera app, then the initial gesture will take you there.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is a new custom trigger that allows you to execute an action when you receive an email from a specific sender, subject line, or a combination of the two. Check inside for our full video walkthrough that showcases all of the goods in action. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 14, 2013
I’m not a Pebble watch owner, but if I was, I’d be all over this like white on rice. PebbleActivator is a new jailbreak tweak from iOS developer Ryan Petrich, and it allows you to execute specific commands via the Pebble Smart watch’s physical buttons.
PebbleActivator is basically an Activator add-on, as it runs inside of the Activator app. With that said, the app does feature its own standalone app icon for interfacing with its settings. Take a look inside for a few more details, and why this new tweak is so handy for Pebble watch owners. Read More
By Cody Lee on May 29, 2013
Some big news this afternoon in the jailbreak community. JailbreakCon, the group behind the annual convention for jailbreakers, has just posted up the schedule for this year’s event, as well as a list of high-profile speakers.
It will be a 2-day affair at the Raddison Hotel in New Rochelle, New York, with workshops and speeches given by some of the biggest names in jailbreaking like Saurik, and tweak developers Filippo Bigarella and Ryan Petrich… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 6, 2013
It seems like well-known jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has been extremely busy as of late. Earlier today, we told you that his new Do Not Disturb tweak ‘Luna’ landed on Cydia. And now we’ve got another one to show you.
Have you ever noticed when scrolling in an app like Chrome or Facebook, the title bar (top of an app that contains text or buttons) disappears? It’s kind of cool, right? Well with FullScroll, you can make all of your apps do it… Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 5, 2013
A couple days ago, we gave you a preview of Luna, a new jailbreak tweak that lets you turn Do Not Disturb on and off, directly from the Lock screen or from Notification Center with a simple pull down gesture. Additionally, when your device is unlocked, Luna will display notifications with non intrusive banners.
Luna, which was born from a concept by Sentry and developed by Ryan Petrich, is now available in Cydia for two bucks… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 16, 2013
Ryan Petrich’s Grabby tweak has been updated with a bunch of new features, making it a much more well rounded tweak than the initial release. With version 0.2, downloadable now on Petrich’s personal beta repo, you can have up to five apps assigned to the Lock screen camera grabber at once.
But, of course, that’s not all. This latest version lends the ability to mix and match the icons featured on the camera grabber, along with the ability to display the actual app icons themselves. The tweak is still in beta, but if you were hesitant to try it out the first time, you may want to considering trying it out now. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 14, 2013
When Ryan Petrich releases a new tweak, people take note. And that’s the case with his latest creation, Grabby, which is currently available as a beta in his personal repo.
Based on a concept by UI designer Sentry, Grabby is a customizable camera grabber tweak, and it allows you to slide the Lock screen’s camera grabber to launch more apps. Take a look inside for a further description and screenshots… Read More
By Mike Schnier on Feb 11, 2013
Ryan Petrich, developer of numerous tweaks including FullForce for iPhone 5, has just released a new plugin for Activator and SBSettings called the Do Not Disturb Toggle.
Activating the toggle at any time enables Do Not Disturb mode in iOS 6, which silences incoming calls and notifications while your phone is locked; that is unless you’ve enabled repeated calls or calls from your Favorites list… Read More