First, let me just say that this rant isn’t strictly about Weblin. It’s about any such service — past or future. Please read this before trying to create the next Cydia alternative.
I speak totally for myself when I say this, but I’m sick and tired of these so-called Cydia alternatives. They are usually slow, unresponsive, and serve no real purpose. Not only that, but they potentially leave you at risk security wise, and their legality falls somewhere in a grey area.
Weblin is yet the latest such “alternative”. Now this review isn’t meant to be harsh. Okay, who am I kidding, it is meant to be harsh, but it’s in no way trying to disrespect an obviously talented developer behind the project. The problem is that these alternatives serve no purpose. They don’t do anything that Cydia doesn’t already do 100 times better, and for that reason they are pointless to me.
You’ll see what I mean inside. Take a look as I take Weblin for a spin on video… Read More
The awkwardly named SLightEnhancerSearch, is a recently released jailbreak tweak that adds a ton of new search options to the stock Spotlight search on iOS. When it was first released, I ran into many issues with the tweak, namely, the search options not showing up on the Spotlight page when enabled.
The tweak was updated today, and the developer seems to have stamped out all of the bugs that plagued the initial release. SLightEnhancerSearch, as silly as its name may be, is a quality jailbreak tweak that many will no doubt find useful… Read More
Well that didn’t take long. Just a week after Google’s revamped Search app with new voice technology made it into the App Store, a jailbreak tweak has been released that will allow users to supplant it for Siri in iOS.
The voice recognition tech in the new Google Search app has received a lot of praise for its speedy response times and accurate results. And now, thanks to the new tweak NowNow, you can access it from anywhere… Read More
As we reported a couple of days ago, RedSn0w 0.9.15b1 is now available to jailbreak A4 devices and below running iOS 6. This latest version is a pretty massive update with a lengthy change log, but the most important aspect about the update is the ability to jailbreak iOS 6 and install Cydia.
Previous iOS 6 jailbreaks required users to install Cydia manually, but the latest public version of RedSn0w works just as you might expect it would. Take a look inside for our full tutorial. Read More
Though iOS 6 hasn’t been officially jailbroken yet, there is a developer hack available for users on older A4 devices. It’s tethered, and requires you to manually install Cydia, so it’s not something we really recommend. But it exists.
And because it exists, we decided to try and find out which of our favorite tweaks have been updated to support the new software. Luckily, we came across this list of iOS 6-ready tweaks by theme designer Adam Insull… Read More
Some folks like to jailbreak their devices to add more functionality, and some folks do it just to change the look and feel of them. And if you happen to fall in the second category, you might be interested in this.
TVLocker is a new jailbreak tweak that adds a bit of old-school flavor to the way you lock your iPhone or iPad. So instead of your device just fading to a black screen, you get a tube TV-style animation… Read More
Allow me to introduce you fine folks to ProgressPercent. It’s a new jailbreak tweak that displays a percentage indicator under the icon of the current app you’re downloading, giving you a better idea of its status.
The tweak is invisible. Once you’ve installed it, you won’t know it’s there unless you are downloading an application, or pop into the Settings app. There’s just one option here, and that’s to disable it… Read More
I have a love/hate relationship with BiteSMS. On the on hand, it’s my most used application and I can’t seem to find a decent replacement that offers as many features, but on the other hand, it’s the only application that sometimes often causes my iPhone to crash.
I’ve tried to replace it many times but I always come back to it simply because its feature list has been unmatched so far. Today, BiteSMS gets that much better with version 6.3 now available in Cydia… Read More
When the developer for BrowseInApp contacted us, asking us to do a review of the tweak, I was a bit skeptical. I hadn’t tried it before, and I feel like I’ve tried most of the jailbreak packages out there that are worth trying.
But boy was I wrong. After playing with BrowseInApp for a couple of days, the tweak has quickly become one of my favorites. It’s well-built, convenient, and integrates seamlessly into iOS. Keep reading for my full review… Read More
Yesterday Amazon launched Amazon Instant Video, its new video streaming app for the iPad. The app lets you either stream or mark for download and later offline viewing any previously purchased video from Amazon. It also allows Amazon Prime users to stream over 120,000 videos for free.
Jailbreak users were quick to note that Amazon put a block in place to prevent them from using the app. As we reported this morning, Amazon even confirmed the problem, basically saying that if you are using a jailbroken iPad, there is nothing they can do for you.
Those of you who have been around the jailbreak community for a while should be extremely familiar with biteSMS. The Messages app replacement has been around since the early days of iPhone hacking.
The app was updated today, bringing it to version 6.3.10 (or beta 10). The update features some new theming options, as well as several improvements and bug fixes. Full change log after the break… Read More