Turning on Power Reserve mode on your Apple Watch

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

 

LiveIconDisabler disables the Clock app’s icon animation

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

 

Vettr shows a simple clock and battery indicator when charging your iPhone

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

 

AnalogStatus puts an analog clock on your iPhone’s status bar

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

 

iOS 10 preview: keep yourself well-rested with Bedtime and Wake alarm

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

 

Opinion: Dark Mode? Apple’s been testing dark interfaces on iOS for years now

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

 

How to stop your iPhone from vibrating when your alarm rings

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

 

Timeframe: the Apple Watch desk stand that doubles as a case

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

 

miniTime is a tweak that makes the Lock screen clock smaller

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

 

Review: this exquisitely done astronomical clock for iPhone might cure your Apple Watch envy

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

 

How to display an analog clock in your Mac Menu Bar

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 29, 2016

Your Mac comes out of the box showing the time in digital format on the right side of your Menu Bar, right next to the battery information and Spotlight search button, but did you know it’s possible to show an analog clock in the Menu Bar instead?

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to enable the analog clock in the Menu Bar on your Mac instead of a digital clock. Read More

 

Check out this awesome Apple Watch face screensaver for Mac

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

 

Google Maps for iOS updated with business hours and gas prices

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

 

iOS 9 allows access to photos and contacts on a passcode locked iPhone – here’s how to prevent it

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 20, 2015

If you have an iPhone running iOS 9, you should be aware that it may be possible to access your photos and contacts on a locked device, even with a passcode and/or Touch ID enabled. I’ve always ignored reports on this sort of security flaw, because they always seem to pop up with every iOS iteration, and almost always require a user to jump through what seems like a million hoops.

But for some reason—call it boredom, or call it poor judgement—I got curious, and decided to try this out for myself. As it turns out, it’s not that hard to do, and it certainly seems like a security flaw in iOS to me.

I debated on whether to post this, because obviously it’s going to bring attention to a security flaw that might let people access information that they shouldn’t be accessing.

For starters, please don’t get bent out of shape over this. This does not expose any other contents of your iPhone outside of Contacts and Photos. People still can’t unlock your device, read your messages, watch videos, etc. This only allows users to view your contacts, and look at your photos (not videos) through a limited interface. Photos cannot be forwarded or shared from your iPhone.

My hope is that a). this informs users that a passcode or Touch ID security isn’t necessarily enough to keep unwanted eyes off your photos and contacts, and b). Apple will see this and provide a fix. c). show you how to prevent the issue.

The thing is, this information is already out there, and the people who will use it for the bad probably already know about it. Consider this post an attempt to educate those who do not know about this iOS 9 security hiccup. Hopefully, it’ll allow users to make smarter decisions about their iPhone’s security.
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New in iOS 9: Swipe to delete clocks and alarms in the Clock app

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

 

SnoozeHelper turns your entire Lock screen into a snooze button

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

 

Aeuria LS is a beautiful Lock screen tweak for iOS

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

 

Fuse merges the Lock screen clock and music controls into a single interface

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 21, 2015

Fuse is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to combine the music controls and the Lock screen clock. This results in the ability to display both elements at once, something that’s not normally possible on stock iOS 8. Read More

 

How to replace the stock Clock app icon with a digital clock icon

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 6, 2015

Digital Clock Icon is a new jailbreak tweak that does one thing: it changes the stock analog Clock app icon to that of a digital clock. But that’s not all. Along with the digital clock, you get an altimeter and a date reading. Digital Clock Icon may be a simple jailbreak tweak, but given its looks and feature-set, it’s sure to find users who value what it brings to the table. Read More

 

CrazyClock: speed up the Clock app icon animation on the Home screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 12, 2015

Before iOS 7, a jailbreak tweak was required to have an animated Clock app icon on the Home screen. That, of course, changed with iOS 7, as Apple ushered in its own version of the animated clock icon.

CrazyClock takes Apple’s animated app icon and does some pretty interesting things with it. It can significantly speed up the animated hands on the clock, and even make the hands move in a counter-clockwise direction. Read More

 
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