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
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 6, 2015
Circulate is a new jailbreak tweak that brings new animation styles to the stock Clock app icon. Circulate is a great looking tweak that comes bundled with two themes out of the box. The themes, which consist of a circular theme and a bar-graph looking theme, allow you to measure time in two unique ways. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2014
Looking for a quick way to disable all alarm clocks in the stock Clock app at the same time? Allarm—a clever mix of the words All and Alarm—is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to do just that. It places a handy toggle switch at the top of the alarm clock tab in the stock Clock app. Toggling this switch allows you to quickly disable all alarms simultaneously. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Aug 7, 2014
Sometimes I like to play calming music or white noise to help me fall asleep. I just select a playlist and play it directly on my iPhone, which is resting next to me on the night stand. The thing is though, I don’t want to play music for an extended period of time. I usually need no more than 20-30 minutes to fall asleep.
There is a subtle feature in the Clock app that lets you set a timer that will stop playing any media currently playing on your device, whether it is music or video. In this post, we will show you how to set a sleep timer to automatically stop playing music or videos on your iPhone or iPad after a specific time. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 12, 2014
The stock Clock app featured in iOS 7 is the central hub for managing anything that has to do with time on your iOS device. The app is basically four different applications combined into a single app interface.
You’ll find tabs for the World Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch, and Timer at the bottom of the stock Clock app interface. Each tab is capable of working independently of the other tabs; for example, I can run a timer and a stopwatch simultaneously.
That at all being said, the stock Clock app is still a very basic stock application. Please check out the table of contents below for each section pertaining to the features found in iOS 7’s Clock app. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 25, 2014
I don’t know about you guys, but I find it really annoying when there’s not a swipe-to-delete option available in an application. One good example of this is found in the stock Clock app. On its world clock tab, you are forced to use the edit button in the upper left-hand corner in order to delete a clock.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could add swipe-to-delete functionality and cut the amount of gestures necessary to delete a clock down from three to two? That’s the premise behind Edit Clocks—it makes deleting clocks found in the stock Clock app uber-intuitive and easy. Have a look at our video demonstration of the tweak in action after the break. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 4, 2014
I don’t know about you, but I rarely use the timer found in the stock Clock app. I know Sebastien has mentioned that he uses the timer from time to time while cooking, but he’s one of the few I know who do.
The Control Center panel in iOS 7 features a shortcut to the timer section of the stock Clock app. Personally, I think it would have been more beneficial to link that shortcut to the alarm clock section of the Clock app. If there’s one area of the stock Clock app that I frequent on a daily basis, it’s the alarm clock section.
Jailbroken iOS 7 users can now reassign the timer shortcut to the alarm clock. Take a look inside at our video walkthrough to see how… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 27, 2013
iOS is no stranger to Daylight Saving Times bugs. It could actually be considered a recurring things as we’ve seen several occurrences of Apple’s operating system not properly adjusting to time changes in the past, most notably back in 2010 and twice in 2011.
After all this time, you’d think Apple would have figured out how to properly adjust such a basic feature, but apparently they haven’t. Some French users are reporting today that although the time has adjusted correctly to the country’s DST change, there is still a little bug visible in the Calendar app… Read More
By Lory Gil on Aug 13, 2013
Waking up in the morning is a very personal thing. You can either get up easily with just a subtle sound to alert you, or you have to be kicked out of bed, and still might fall asleep on the floor for 10 more minutes.
This week, we’ve got a list of some of the best alarm clock apps that are sure to wake you up when you need to. You’ll never have to worry about being late to work again… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 29, 2013
Stopwatch Pro is a recently released jailbreak tweak that we previewed a few weeks ago. It’s an enhancement for the iPhone’s stock Clock app, which allows you to save the times and laps logged in the stopwatch section of the app. Stopwatch Pro is self contained within the stock Clock app and features no settings or options to configure. Have a look at our full video walkthrough after the break. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 11, 2013
Interested in saving your lap times from the stock Clock app’s Stopwatch tab? If so, then perhaps this upcoming jailbreak tweak might garner your interest. Stopwatch Pro is a tweak that modifies the stock Clock app to be able to save stopwatch times for later viewing. You can even reorder the saved times, and created named sections to sort your times. Take a look at our brief preview video demonstration for more details. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 31, 2013
I can’t be the only one that despises the date picker found within the Clock app’s alarm settings. I find that it requires too much thought to set an alarm, especially in the wee hours of the morning when you can just barely open your eyes.
PadClock is a new jailbreak tweak that fixes the cumbersome setup found inside the stock alarm clock. It does so by replacing the original date picker with an easy to use number pad. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 11, 2013
Flip Clock is a jailbreak widget that allows you to add an animated flipping clock to Notification Center. The tweak features a nice helping of options to configure the look and feel of the clock to your personal liking.
Once Flip Clock is installed, simply enable it in Settings > Notifications in order to display it within your Notification Center. The tweak also works with packages like LockInfo for placing the widget in more places than just the Notification Center panel. Check out a few more tidbits about this great looking jailbreak tweak after the break… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 20, 2013
Isn’t it annoying when your iPhone goes to the Lock screen while using its built-in stopwatch? Perhaps that’s never happened to you before, because you simply don’t use the stopwatch. But if it has happened, you’ll be ecstatic to learn about a brand new jailbreak tweak that solves this issue.
Stoppur — a jailbreak tweak that allows you to place a stopwatch right on the Lock screen — is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. Is it worth it for stopwatch users? Take a look inside for more insight. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Mar 4, 2013
Continuing our Lock screen modding series, we take a closer look at an elegant verbal clock. Having an affinity for well-designed typographical imagery, this verbal clock is a perfect addition for my iPhone. A sleek black, gray, and white interface, I am impressed with the elegance of its minimalism. Follow us beyond the fold to find out how to set your iPhone up similarly… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 11, 2012
Binary Clock is a new jailbreak tweak that outright replaces the stock Lock screen clock on an iOS device. The tweak features over a dozen different themes of various colors or shapes, along with the ability to hide or show the Lock screen date string.
Obviously, you’ll need to know how to tell time in binary, unless your plan is to simply stare aimlessly at the pretty flashing lights. Don’t worry, inside I’ll not only showcase this awesome tweak, but I’ll also teach you how to tell time in binary in less than a couple of minutes. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2012
A design Apple licensed for the iOS 6 Clock app from the Swiss Federal Railways for an alleged $20 million was also licensed 26 years ago to Switzerland-based watch maker Mondaine. In fact, Mondaine Group CEO André Bernheim had at one point considered legal action against the iPhone maker before Cupertino relented and agreed to sign a licensing agreement. The clock face design is truly timeless: it’s withstood the test of time and is still being used in SBB’s stations. Now, in a conveniently timed PR move, Mondaine issues a statement reminding Apple users it’s the official licensee of the design for wrist watches and wall clocks, eventually hoping some fans would put Mondaine products on their holiday shopping list… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 10, 2012
Remember legal brouhaha involving Apple and iPad Clock app in iOS 6 on one side and Swiss Federal Railways, which holds rights to the iconic timepiece design, on the other? We praised Apple for doing the right thing after it was reported the intellectual property dispute ended by Apple agreeing to license the SBB station clock design for use on iPads and iPhones. Neither Apple nor the Swiss Federal Railways SBB commented on financial terms of the licensing agreement at the time, but sources now claim Apple paid to the tune of $20 million, or 16.5 million euros, for design IP… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 12, 2012
After Apple was accused of lifting the iPad clock design from the timeless railway clock created by designer Hans Hilfiker for the Swiss Federal Railway service (SBB), and following a round of negotiations between Apple and the railway service, the Cupertino, California headquartered gadget maker has agreed to license the iconic timepiece look for the new clock app in iOS 6. The information has been confirmed officially by the SBB. Good move Apple, good move… Read More