By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 29, 2016
Your Apple Watch can be used as a bedside time-telling piece. This function, known as Nightstand Mode, is intended to give your Apple Watch a purpose even when you’re not wearing it by letting you use it to tell the time when it’s charging on a dock.
Nightstand Mode works when the Apple Watch is in landscape orientation, so it doesn’t work with every dock, but in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn the feature on. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 23, 2016
Have you ever ran into a scenario where your Mac displays the incorrect time? It can throw a lot of things out of whack across all of your apps.
Despite all the things that can go wrong when your Mac’s time is incorrect, it can be pretty easy to fix the problem. We’ll walk you through some possible fixes in this piece. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 15, 2016
Although you’ve always been able to set music as the alarm sound for the alarms you wake up to every morning via your iPhone or iPad, you’ve never been able to set entire music playlists as your alarm sound.
Looking at the bright side, however, a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed PlaylistAlarm changes that. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 24, 2016
Power Reserve mode is a feature of watchOS that let’s you conserve what’s left of your battery when you get low on juice by limiting your Apple Watch’s functionality to nothing more than a time piece.
Starting with watchOS 3, the steps to enable it has changed, so we’ll show you how it’s done. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 3, 2016
Starting with iOS 7, Apple officially brought animated hour, minute, and second hands to the Clock app’s icon that reflect upon the actual time.
Whether or not you like these animations, a new free jailbreak tweak release called LiveIconDisabler now gives you the power to disable them. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 23, 2016
One of the features I really like about my Apple Watch is nightstand mode, because it gives me a way to quickly see the time on my desk right when I wake up in the morning. Unfortunately, the screen is kind of small.
With a new free jailbreak tweak called Vettr, you can effectively turn your iPhone into a pleasant nightstand clock, but it can be used for other things too. We’ll show you in this review what Vettr is all about. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 12, 2016
Looking for a fancier way to view the time on your jailbroken iOS 9 iPhone or iPad?
AnalogStatus is a new free jailbreak tweak that displays the time in the Status Bar as an analog clock rather than a digital one. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 27, 2016
In addition to a gorgeous new dark interface, the Clock app on iOS 10 packs i a little-known but useful new feature— Bedtime and Wake alarm. With it, you can set up a regular sleep schedule to receive reminders when it’s time to hit the bed and wake up.
By making it easier than ever to create a regular sleep schedule and receive timely bedtime alerts, this feature could help the insomniac types get a good night’s sleep. With that in mind, watch our video hands-on and read a detailed preview of the new Bedtime and Wake alarm feature in iOS 10’s Clock app. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016
My colleague Andrew first broke news yesterday that Dark Mode resources have been found within iOS 10’s Messages app. Now, Dark Mode was expected to make an official appearance in iOS 10, but the WWDC keynote came and went without any mention of this feature.
Now Mac Aficionados tweeted out screenshots depicting a dark interface in other iOS 10 stock apps, including an automatic dark mode in iBooks, in addition to the Clock app, Safari and the iTunes Store.
As it turns out, dark interfaces in these apps (sans Clock) have been present for years, indicating Apple’s been testing how users might accept a Dark Mode option on iOS. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on May 12, 2016
By default, any time you set an alarm on your iPhone, it’ll vibrate when the alarm goes off. For some people, this is a good way to help get woken up, but for others it’s a waste of battery and can be completely annoying to hear that loud vibration on the night stand.
In this tutorial, intended for iPhone users only, we’ll be showing you how you can set up an alarm so that your iPhone doesn’t vibrate when it goes off. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 13, 2016
Fellow Apple Watch users, the Timeframe by Ten One Design is a wonderful way to enjoy Night Stand mode while it charges at night.
Moreover, it’ll still feel as though your device is well-protected from falls or pets that might like to climb up on your night stand at night because it offers a protective bezel that surrounds all of the delicate parts of the device.
In this review, we’ll walk you through our thoughts on the Timeframe. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016
Looking for a new minimalist take on the Lock screen clock for your iOS device? If so, then a new jailbreak tweak called miniTime might be worth stopping to take a look at.
This tweak gives you various options for shrinking down the Lock screen clock to more comfortable viewing sizes, and even comes with some other customization goodies you can use to make the Lock screen more your own. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 2, 2016
It’s funny how the Apple Watch’s debut prompted Apple bloggers to become self-proclaimed horology experts. I never pretended to be one, but as an amateur astronomer think Apple should be credited for going to great lengths in paying homage to the traditional environment in which horology was developed by putting strong emphasis on the device’s advanced timekeeping features and features like the cool Astronomy and Solar watch faces.
You don’t need to own an Apple Watch if you’re eager to discover the fascinating relation between time and the cosmos, all you need is a superb iPhone app by Swiss developer (how appropriate!) Celestial Dynamics, called Cosmic Watch. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 22, 2016
The watch faces on the Apple Watch are somewhat of an art form in themselves; beautifully crafted watch faces were created in collaboration with some of the best time-keeping experts in the world.
But now, you can have those wonderful watch faces as a functional screensaver on your Mac too! Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 14, 2015
Google today updated its native Maps application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, adding two nice-to-have features: gas prices in the United States and Canada and business hours for millions of points of interest around the world. Now when searching for gas stations in the US and Canada, the application will display up-to-date gas prices so you can better decide between the nearest gas stations and those that potentially offer the lowest prices of gas. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 20, 2015
One could argue that iOS 9’s new swipe to delete feature in the stock Clock app was borrowed from a jailbreak tweak, but the implementation of such a feature is so obvious that concluding such wouldn’t be fair.
Regardless of how it got there, swipe to delete is finally implemented into the stock Clock app in iOS 9. I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s super-happy to see this handy gesture make its way to an app that many of us use regularly. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 23, 2015
When you’re half awake, tapping the tiny “tap to snooze” button on the Lock screen can be a daunting chore. Fortunately, if you’re a jailbreaker, it’s much easier to snooze an overzealous alarm
By turning your Lock screen into one giant button, SnoozeHelper (free) makes it super easy to snooze a pesky alarm clock. Watch our video walkthrough inside to see what I mean. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 26, 2015
Great standout tweaks seem to be few and far between as of late, but the developer of Aeuria LS obviously has other thoughts about the matter. Aeuria LS is an original and wonderful-looking Lock screen tweak for jailbroken devices, that presents the current time in a unique manner.
Conceptualized by Zach Williams and programmed by Bryce Pauken, Aeuria LS is one of the best looking jailbreak tweaks that I’ve seen in a while. It brings a Lock screen clock interface to the iPhone that features customizations by clock type, time format, clock face font, color, blur, and more.
It’s a simple looking tweak that you’ll find to be incredibly deep, and a technical work of art once you delve into its preferences. Have a look at our video overview of Aeuria LS for more details. Read More