Force Delete lets you delete or hide apps with a 3D Touch gesture

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 1, 2016

Force Delete is a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia that lets you utilize your 3D Touch display to delete apps from your device.

While the tweak is designed primarily for the purpose of letting you delete the apps you’ve downloaded from the App Store, the tweak can even hide system apps from your Home screen if you wanted to do that instead. Read More

 

Is watchOS 4 finally going to get the Home screen right?

By Steffen Reich on Nov 30, 2016

Much was made of Apple’s third major software overhaul for watchOS this year with Control Center and the Dock seeing the light of day, finally making for a much beefier experience on our wrists. The one other central interface of Apple Watch received no love though, meaning users are still embroiled in a love-hate relationship with their watch’s Home screen. It is easy to let patience wear thin with respect to Apple not pushing the Home screen on Watch forward, then again it took Apple more than a couple of years to refine the iPhone’s Home screen, just to put matters into perspective.

Regardless of the pace at which Apple is planning to shape up the screen accessed by pressing the crown, design and functionality changes are eventually going to take place. It’s a highly emotive topic and any watch owner will be able to raise one or two aspects they either dislike about the Home screen or wished to be fundamentally different. Personally, with the arrival of my snappier Series 2 watch, the Home screen is about the only qualm I still have with Apple’s youngest product line. So there, let me add my voice to what the Home screen in watchOS 4 needs to implement in order to catch up with the rest of the operating system.

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Video hands-on: 10+ new features in iOS 10.2 beta 1

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 1, 2016

Apple yesterday issued beta 1 of the forthcoming iOS 10.2 software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. For starters, iOS 10.2 beta 1 includes three new wallpapers, provides a bunch of new emoji as part of the Unicode 9.0 standard and gives Camera the optional ability to remember filter, Live Photo and mode settings.

Star ratings are back in the Music app and Videos has its own widget. Oh, and you can now annoy friends with a brand new animation in Messages.

Without further ado, here’s our video hands-on with iOS 10.2 beta 1 accompanied by a detailed description of all the new features and enhancements. Read More

 

3DColorChanger will let you choose the color of your 3D Touch menus

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 11, 2016

3DColorChanger is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you dictate whichever color you want for your 3D Touch menus you can access via the Home screen.

After you install this tweak on your device, you will be able to start configuring your color selection immediately by heading over to Settings → 3DColorChanger. Read More

 

AppRestrict lets you stay productive by putting time limits on your apps

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 18, 2016

I have a pretty bad problem with procrastination, which is made worse by all the distractions I deal with, and it seems like a mutual issue for a lot of people who own smartphones because notifications always go off left and right.

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called AppRestrict offers a way to stay more productive with your life by setting time frames for which certain apps on your iPhone or iPad will be locked to keep you from getting distracted. Read More

 

NoBlackFlicker fixes a graphical nuisance with the wallpaper when unlocking your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 11, 2016

If you have a wallpaper on your Lock screen that doesn’t match the one on your Home screen, you might have noticed a rather unsightly black frame effect that occurs in between the switch from one wallpaper to another as you unlock your iPhone or iPad.

NoBlackFlicker is a new free jailbreak tweak that fixes this unsightly black effect and makes the transition more appealing. Read More

 

Calypso 2: A Springtomize-like tweak without the price tag

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Springtomize is one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks ever released because of its Swiss Army Knife-like appeal, but I also understand there are some jailbreakers who don’t want to spend money in the Cydia store.

To those people, I present a new free tweak called Calypso 2. 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

 

Iconizer: the ultimate Home screen app icon effects tweak?

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 13, 2016

For some people, adding a touch of personality to their Home screen is one way that they set themselves apart from the stock iOS community. Of course, a touch isn’t always enough. If you’re looking for something a little more in-depth, then try a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Iconizer.

With Iconizer, you can not only tinker with Home screen app icon animations, but you can also add some catchy-looking effects to your app icons. All of the effects are 100% customizable, and we’ll show you what this tweak is all about in this review. Read More

 

Set up a custom Home screen layout with Genous

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 11, 2016

For some people, adding a personal touch to everything they can on their jailbroken iOS device is what makes their device their own.

With a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Genous, you will be able to control how many rows and columns of apps you have on each of your individual Home screen pages. Read More

 

3DAppLock lets you protect your apps with Touch ID

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 9, 2016

Where security is a concern, 3DAppLock is a new jailbreak tweak that helps add some peace of mind.

The tweak lets users lock certain applications on their Home screens with either Touch ID or a password by simply using a 3D Touch gesture on the app icon itself. Read More

 

AppDelete prevents you from accidentally deleting iOS apps

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 6, 2016

Those of you who are familiar with the new iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak that was just recently patched by Apple in the iOS 9.3.4 release know that the jailbreak installs an app on your Home screen that is easily deleted if you’re not careful.

A new free jailbreak tweak called AppDelete helps prevent you from accidentally deleting apps from your Home screen, including but not limited to the Pangu app. Read More

 

Depthicons by Ryan Petrich & Surenix brings parallax effects to your app icons

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 4, 2016

Every once in a while, a jailbreak tweak hits Cydia that offers a fun new aesthetic to your iOS device(s). Some end up becoming hits, while others slowly disappear into the archive of Cydia’s ever-expanding jailbreak tweak library.

Depthicons on the other hand, a new jailbreak tweak release created jointly between developer Ryan Petrich and designer Surenix, may just end up being the next hit, and we’ll show you why in this review. Read More

 

Anilaunch brings interactive animations to your Home screen app icons

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 4, 2016

The Home screen is one one with few animations or any real liveliness. This has been one of the greatest complaints of iOS since its inception. Nevertheless, the jailbreak community has always, and continues to this day, to attempt to improve the liveliness of the Home screen in iOS.

With a new jailbreak tweak called Anilaunch, you can have your Home screen‘s application icons animate in various ways from doing various things. In this review, we’ll touch on what the tweak is capable of. Read More

 

What’s on your Home screen: Cody Lee

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2016

I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to join the rest of my colleagues in sharing my iPhone Home screen. I love looking at others’ setups, and getting inspiration from their apps and wallpapers, so I’m happy to post mine in the same vein.

I’ll start off by saying that my Home screen changes fairly frequently. I’m always installing beta versions of iOS, jailbreaking, and doing other things to my iPhone that prompt complete restores, so I don’t get to enjoy any particular setup for very long. And that’s ok with me, as I like rebuilding my Home screen—it’s like rearranging furniture in a room to find a more optimal layout. It’s sort of cathartic.

My current setup I’ve had for a little over a month now. Knowing that the first iOS 10 beta was coming, I decided to get rid of my jailbreak and update to iOS 9.3.2. Not being jailbroken definitely affects how my Home screen looks—I use tweaks like Springtomize to customize the status bar, remove icon labels and make other small, but noticeable changes—but I don’t regret moving on to iOS 10. It’s been a joy to use thus far. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: unlocking iPhone and iPad without launching Home screen

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 5, 2016

As we wrote before, iOS 10 changes the way unlocking your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch works. For starters, iOS 10 does away with the familiar slide-to-unlock gesture so instead of “Slide to Unlock”, which now takes you to a dedicated widgets screen, you get to see a new “Press Home to unlock” message on the Lock screen.

As a result, unlocking a Touch ID-outfitted iOS device now requires you to press the Home button rather than rest your finger on it, like in prior editions of the software. But as it turns out, iOS 10 gives users another, previously unavailable option for unlocking their device without automatically launching the Home screen. Read More

 

Emulate the CarPlay experience on your iPhone or iPad with CarPlay iOS 2.0

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 22, 2016

Two years ago, we showed you a jailbreak tweak called CarPlay iOS, which allowed you to emulate the CarPlay head unit user interface directly on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.

Although the tweak was limited due the nature of the features that come bundled in the CarPlay interface, the developer has been working on a treat for those who liked playing with the original tweak; CarPlay iOS 2.0 is now available in Cydia. Read More

 

SearchDefine: search for word definitions right from Spotlight

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 22, 2016

There come times when you need to define words quickly, and because iOS has no dedicated Dictionary app, there is really no convenient way to define a word when you’re stuck.

Rather than downloading a third-party dictionary app from the App Store to clutter your Home screen even further, a new jailbreak tweak called SearchDefine lets you define words via the iOS dictionary right from Spotlight. Read More

 

Apps stuck on “Installing…” on your Home screen? Try this

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 15, 2016

It seems like at the worst times, iOS apps can sometimes glitch out in the middle of installation. When this happens, you might see the “Installing…” indicator on the app icon on your Home screen for ages, when the app’s installation should have already been completed.

Most of the time the fix is easy, but sometimes, things get a little more complicated. In this piece, we’ll talk about what you can do to rectify the situation of apps getting stuck in the infinite “Installing…” limbo. Read More

 

What’s on your Home screen: Timothy Reavis

By Timothy Reavis on Jun 11, 2016

One of the things I see the most every single day is most certainly the Home screen of my iPhone. Because my phone is with me wherever I go, and because it’s the device from which I consume the majority of content, the first page of my Home screen is at the forefront of my digital life. Naturally, then, the apps that reside on this page are to be chosen rather carefully to maximize efficiency throughout the day. Read More

 
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