A closer look at iOS 10.3’s streamlined App Store ratings and reviews capabilities

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2017

Following yesterday’s OS update bonanza, Apple shared some additional details pertaining to iOS 10.3’s new ratings and reviews capabilities that are available to developers.

As previously noted, iOS 10.3 is changing how reviews and feedback are handled within apps.

Rather than inundate users with endless prompts seeking feedback, like before, developers now have a new StoreKit API on iOS 10.3 at their disposal.

First and foremost, the StoreKit APIs allow users to provide ratings and reviews without leaving the app they’re in. Developers simply choose when they’d like to prompt the user and identify places in their app where it makes sense to ask for feedback, and the system takes care of the rest. Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods and other new features

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 27, 2017

Apple today released for public consumption the third major software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 10.3 is now available via the Software Update mechanism in Settings and desktop iTunes more than six months since iOS 10 made its debut in September 2016 and more than two months following the current iOS 10.2.1 update.

iOS 10.3 (build 14E277) brings about a number of new features and improvements. Read More

 

How to see the full history of songs Siri has identified for you

By Steffen Reich on Mar 27, 2017

For quite a while now, Siri has been able to listen to and detect music playing from nearby sources courtesy of the integration of the wildly successful app Shazam. It has also become a lot smarter and seamless in terms of the process, and a quick request as simple as Hey Siri, what’s that song? will often yield the answer you were looking for.

A popular issue with this? Well, use the feature on numerous occasions and so long as you are not blessed with a razor sharp memory, song information of multiple tunes identified will quickly bleed into one irretrievable mess. Especially the day after or even later. So what can we do to review all song requests ever hurled at Siri on your iPhone? Luckily, there’s a tab for that! Read More

 

Add some squareness to iOS with ringUI

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 27, 2017

A handful of elements that make up the iOS UI in its entirety are round or have rounded corners; this includes, but is not limited to: passcode buttons, Control Center toggles, the corners of banner notifications, and Home screen folders, among other things.

If you’re not a fan of this system-wide rounded style, a new free jailbreak tweak called ringUI by CydiaGeek can be installed to make several elements on your device look much squarer. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: YouTubeVolume, Zeal, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 26, 2017

As another week comes to an end, we have yet another roundup to go over all of the newest jailbreak tweaks that were released in Cydia this week.

In this piece, we’ll talk first about all of the releases that impressed us the most from the bunch, and then we’ll quickly go over all of the rest. Read More

 

Zeal is a battery management system for your jailbroken iPhone or iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2017

Lots of people take their battery life seriously, and it goes without saying that Apple provides the bare minimum of battery health and information tools; it has often been up to jailbreak developers to fill in these gaps.

A new jailbreak tweak release called Zeal by iOS developers Rabih M. and Stijn aims to answer all the cries from battery sticklers that have yet to be answered by Apple. It provides both an informative battery management interface that you can invoke on demand to see more about how your battery is doing and conserve power. Read More

 

Delay your Lock screen auto-dimming feature with this tweak

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2017

I often get asked about how to delay the Lock screen‘s auto-dimming feature, and it would seem that a viable solution has conveniently slipped into Cydia this week.

Dubbed CustomLockscreenDuration, this new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Andreas Henriksson lets you choose how long of a delay there is before your Lock screen falls asleep. This is great for anyone who uses Lock screen-related mods, because the screen sometimes tends to dim while you’re interacting with the tweaks.

After installation, you can head right into the Settings app, where you will find a preferences pane tailored around configuring the dim timer: Read More

 

This tweak brings a YouTube-inspired volume HUD to your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2017

If you’ve ever used the YouTube app on your iPhone before, then you know Google has good taste in what a volume HUD should look like. Obviously, the monstrosity of a volume HUD that Apple continues to impose on iOS users is not something said users like to see, as it gets in the way of everything.

Because Google has the right idea, iOS developer midkin decided to create a YouTube-inspired volume HUD system that’s made to work across your whole iOS system. As a result, the new free jailbreak tweak YouTubeVolume was born. Read More

 

SemiRestore-Lite released with support for iOS 10.2

By Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 23, 2017

iOS and jailbreak developer CoolStar announced yesterday a new version of the well-known SemiRestore tool, called SemiRestore-Lite.

Unlike the full version of the tool, SemiRestore-Lite is run directly on your jailbroken iOS device, and does not require a computer.

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MaskMe10 lets you mask notifications based on keywords or specific names

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 23, 2017

Privacy is a big concern for a number of people, and one of the things that can be considered an invasion of this simple right is when people look over your shoulder to see what and who you’re texting.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MaskMe10 by RIshanan gives you some peace of mind by providing you with masking options for your incoming message notifications. Read More

 
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