Using Do Not Disturb in OS X Yosemite’s Messages app

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 25, 2014

Like the Messages app in iOS 8, the Yosemite version of Messages allows you to mute specific conversations by enabling Do Not Disturb. Do Not Disturb ensures that you still receive messages, but you won’t be bothered by notifications when new messages arrive.

Have a look at our video walkthrough explaining the ins and outs of Do Not Disturb after the break. Read More

 

iPhone could automatically silence alerts when you exercise, Apple patent hints

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 28, 2014

Notifications on mobile devices are both a curse and a blessing. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would diminish the value in receiving a timely notification about an important event while on the go.

On the other hand, virtually every app wants to send notifications these days. Even though iOS does offer some granularity as to the times of day when these alerts are allowed to buzz your device, by no measure is this sufficient.

An Apple patent publicized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last Thursday gives an insight into Apple’s research efforts that would automatically enable a Do Not Disturb mode (added in iOS 6) when the device has determined that a user is working out, saving you a few taps… Read More

 

Pebble firmware update brings Do Not Disturb mode, faster notifications and more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 13, 2013

The Pebble Smartwatch has gotten smarter than ever as the company pushed a new version 1.4 firmware which enhances notifications while bringing a new Do Not Disturb mode along with other new features, improvements and fixes.

Like on your iPhone, Pebble’s new Do Not Disturb mode lets you specify a time frame during which notifications won’t be displayed. You can also specify what notifications are displayed, create a new Snooze Alarm, create multiple alarms, toggle alarms on and off, edit existing alarms and enjoy improved iOS performance… Read More

 

Improve Do Not Disturb with ‘DNDPro’

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 22, 2013

DNDPro is a new jailbreak tweak from dba Technologies. It serves to improve iOS’s native Do Not Disturb capabilities by letting you control notifications while using certain apps.

DNDPro offers more granular control than the stock Do Not Disturb functionality. You can decided to disable all alerts while within a specific app, or only let banner notifications through.

If you like Do Not Disturb, but don’t feel like it caters enough to power users, DNDPro is a tweak that should pique your interest. Have a look inside as we break down its features. Read More

 

Luna now available in Cydia

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

 

Luna is an upcoming tweak that lends greater control over Do Not Disturb

By Jeff Benjamin on May 3, 2013

Looking for a way to maximize the iPhone’s built-in Do Not Disturb functionality? You may choose to look in Cydia for some of the already existing tweaks, or you may decide to hold out for this upcoming collaboration between Ryan Petrich and Sentry.

Yes, Petrich needs no introduction, he’s a prolific developer that’s created some amazing things for jailbroken devices. Sentry, too, is very well-known for his design concepts and meticulous attention to detail. Luna is based off of Sentry’s concepts, which can be seen after the break.

So what does a collaboration between these two look like? Better yet, will you find it to be useful? Look inside for a quick preview of their upcoming tweak called Luna. Read More

 

Sleeper Tweak: BannerDisable

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 12, 2013

We talk about a lot of interesting things on Let’s Talk Jailbreak, and one of them is the concept of sleeper tweaks. These are great tweaks, that for whatever reason have been forgotten, or fly under the radar. We’ve talked about a few of them on the Podcast, and I’d like to periodically talk about them on the blog.

One of the first sleeper tweaks that comes to my mind is BannerDisable. It came out before Do Not Disturb hit iOS, and it’s a lot more forceful than iOS’ built in DND feature. If you absolutely do not want any notifications disturbing you for any reason, then you should definitely have BannerDisable installed on your device. Read More

 

Crescent released on Cydia – here’s our video walkthrough

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 17, 2013

Last night, we brought you Joshua Tucker’s video preview of Crescent — a new jailbreak tweak designed by tucker, and developed by Evan Coleman — which allows you to enable or disable Do Not Disturb via voice commands. We’re happy to tell you that Crescent is now available for download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, and, as expected, it’s totally free. If you have a Siri capable device running iOS 6, then you’ll want to try Crescent if you use iOS’ Do Not Disturb feature often.

Have you tried it? Let me know what you think about Crescent in the comment section below.

 

‘Crescent’ allows you to enable and disable Do Not Disturb using Siri

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 16, 2013

Crescent is an upcoming jailbreak tweak from designer Joshua Tucker, and developer Evan Coleman. Its name stems from its ability to enable or disable Do Not Disturb using Siri. Crescent will support all of Siri’s 16 languages, and should be available on Cydia soon. What do you think about it?

 

Upcoming tweak brings a Do Not Disturb Lock screen toggle to the iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 4, 2013

Flusterless is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that will bring a handy Do Not Disturb (DND) toggle to the iPhone’s Lock screen. The elegantly designed tweak positions the toggle to the left of the Lock screen clock, and it is invoked using a simple swipe gesture.

Enabling DND using a swipe displays a moon icon that matches the status bar icon indicating that DND is enabled. Disabling DND using a swipe gesture briefly displays a sun icon, which quickly fades from view. If you’re someone who often uses DND, then Flusterless is a jailbreak tweak that you should keep an eye out for. Read More

 

Ryan Petrich adds Do Not Disturb Toggle to Activator and SBSettings

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

 

Auxo designer creates concept video for silent Do Not Disturb alerts

By Mike Schnier on Jan 16, 2013

On Monday, we reported on Sentry’s Do Not Disturb concept. The original concept makes use of a “pull to refresh” gesture in Notification Center to toggle iOS 6’s Do Not Disturb mode, instead of relying on a timer. The DND concept looked elegant and intuitive, and in many ways, Sentry outdid Apple’s implementation of Do Not Disturb. In fact, Sentry even has one more thing up his sleeve to show us.

Early this morning Sentry posted another video to YouTube which expands on the original concept, this time focusing on Alerts in Do Not Disturb mode. Normally, in iOS 6, Do Not Disturb mode applies only when the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is locked, but Sentry has found a way to deliver silent, unobtrusive alerts while the device is still in use… Read More

 

A new concept from the designer of Auxo improves Do Not Disturb

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 14, 2013

I think it’s safe to say that the Auxo jailbreak tweak was a resounding success. As you may remember, it initially started out as a concept posted on The Verge forums. Its designer, Sentry, hooked up with a more than capable developer, and eventually the pair made the concept into a successfully reality.

Well it appears that Sentry is back, this time with a new concept aimed around improving the functionality of Apple’s built in Do Not Disturb feature. While Apple may not think that it needs improvement, judging from the advertisement spot it just released showcasing the feature, Sentry believes that he can improve Do Not Disturb by meshing it with Notification Center. Read More