Upcoming ‘Slices’ jailbreak tweak allows you to create multiple user profiles for apps

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 23, 2014

An exciting new jailbreak tweak is on the horizon, and it looks extremely promising for those of you who have multiple accounts for service based apps like Instagram. Slices is an upcoming tweak that will allows you to create multiple settings and user bundles for applications, effectively allowing you to have multiple user profiles for any app on a single device.

Developer Steve Hetelekides has previewed his upcoming tweak on YouTube, and we have the full video inside for you to check out. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this. Read More

 

Imperium HD: an App Switcher replacement for iPad

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 23, 2014

Imperium HD is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to replace the App Switcher on the iPad. Using Activator to invoke the overlay, users gain access to a multipage switcher that features a plethora of toggles, sliders, and app management options.

Back in the days of iOS 6.x, I could see Imperium HD being a real help for users needing better management features in the App Switcher. But with the advent of Control Center in iOS 7, the need for such a tweak has significantly diminished in my opinion.

Even still, should you check out Imperium HD on your jailbroken iPad? Have a look past the break for the video details. Read More

 

ShareDraft: Save Twitter share sheet messages for later

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2014

ShareDraft is a new jailbreak tweak that lets users save share sheet messages as drafts. The share sheets, which are used for iOS’ built-in Twitter and Facebook sharing, normally force users to send a message or lose it. With ShareDraft installed, you can save messages to drafts and recover those drafts when sending future messages.

We’ve taken ShareDraft for a spin on video, and while it isn’t perfect, heavy share sheet users might find it to be a handy add-on. Check past the break for the full video review. Read More

 

How to add a live photo slideshow to the Photos app icon

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2014

LivePhotos is a tweak that allows you to add a slideshow of the current photos in your Photos app to the Photos app icon. A $0.99 release on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, LivePhotos spices up your Home screen with a live Photo icon that’s similar in some respects to the live tiles present in the Windows Phone OS.

We’ve taken a look at LivePhotos and have created a video review that captures our thoughts and experiences with the tweak. Is it worth your time? Check inside for more details. Read More

 

Sticky: quickly add a handy sticky note to the Lock screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 21, 2014

Sticky is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that allows you to add a handy sticky note to the Lock screen. It’s a tweak that’s useful for quickly taking notes that you will need to reference at a later time.

One of the cool things about Sticky is that your notes stay visible on the Lock screen. This makes it so that when you wake your device from sleep, your note is waiting on you to remind you of any tasks.

We’ve taken Sticky for a spin on video. Have a look past the break for the full review. Read More

 

How to add wallpaper to Control Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 20, 2014

CCBackground is a brand new jailbreak tweak that lets users customize the background of Control Center in iOS 7. The background can be customized with a photo from the Photos app library. Once you select a photo, a respring is required.

If the right background is chosen, CCBackground is a great way to customize the look of Control Center. Have a glance inside as we review CCBackground on video. Read More

 

‘BetterPowerDown’ adds iOS 7.1 power-down slider to iOS 7.0

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 20, 2014

BetterPowerDown is a brand-new jailbreak tweak that allows you to add additional power-off options to iOS 7.0.x. The tweak, which is available for download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99, allows you to add the iOS 7.1 and iOS 6.x power-down sliders to your device.

We’ve taken BetterPowerDown for a spin on video. Check out our review after the break. Read More

 

ShareLock lets you share photos directly from the Lock screen

By Sébastien Page on Apr 18, 2014

There are a few tweaks that are dear to my heart, mainly because I came up with the concept behind them. SkipLock is one of these tweaks, and ShareLock is another one that was just released on Ryan Petrich’s beta repo.

The idea of ShareLock is pretty simple. It lifts the restriction put in place by Apple that prevents you from sharing photos you have taken using the camera grabber on the Lock screen. With ShareLock, you can simply launch the Camera app from the Lock screen grabber, snap a picture, and share it right away… Read More

 

Auxo 2 gains iPad support

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 17, 2014

As promised, a3tweaks has released Auxo 2 version 1.1, and it comes with full iPad support. I’ve been playing with Auxo 2 1.1 for a while, and I can confirm that the iPad support is well-done.

To be honest, Auxo 2 feels more suited for the iPad than the iPhone. I noted in our Auxo 2 review that the tweak’s Multi-Center view, a mode that combines both Control Center and the App Switcher, felt a bit cramped on the small 4″ screen of the iPhone 5s. It’s the complete opposite on the large screen of the iPad.

From a pure functionality standpoint, everything is pretty much the same as the previous version of Auxo 2. The big deal here is addition of iPad support, and it’s well-warranted.  Read More

 

QuickWeather: Easily access current weather info from anywhere

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 17, 2014

QuickWeather is a recently released tweak that allows users to access current weather information from anywhere on the iPhone. By means of a handy Activator gesture, users can invoke QuickWeather from the Home screen, or while within an app.

QuickWeather a simple tweak with no settings to configure outside of its Activator gesture. Have a look at our video review after the break. Read More

 

Auki: a new quick reply tweak designed by Surenix

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 13, 2014

As I sit in the airport terminal at 9:30 PM, I get to reflect on the whirlwind that has been the last 30 hours. I landed in San Francisco last night around 6:00 PM and hit the ground running. The blistering break-neck speed of the last day has made it a little difficult for me to register what just happened, but the down time in the Airport—the first real down time I’ve had in a couple of days—allows me to slowly digest what just occurred.

It’s been surreal. Meeting (and interviewing) some of my favorite jailbreak developers—creators of some of the tools and tweaks that I use on a daily basis on my iPhone. Mingling with fans, listening to intriguing talks, and finally meeting Jim Gresham and Sebastien Page, have all been highlights of my visit.

But when it comes to actual jailbreak releases, there has been one run-away highlight of this trip. Surenix—doing his best Steve Jobs impression—announced Auki —a brand new quick reply and quick compose tweak for the iPhone that he designed.

Developed by well-known tweak developer Bensge, Auki prides itself on feeling native and devoid of unnecessary features and bloat. Does it succeed in its lofty ambitions of making you forget about tweaks like Couria, Messages+, and biteSMS? Check inside for the full video first-look. Read More

 

‘Articon’ turns app icons into album art when playing music

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 10, 2014

Articon is a jailbreak tweak that can spice up your Home screen by adding album artwork on top of the now-playing music app. The album artwork used by Articon is the same artwork that appears in the app that you use to play music.

You might think that Articon’s effects would be limited to the stock Music app, but that isn’t the case. I was able to successfully have album artwork on my Spotify app, and even Amazon Instant Video—yep, it works with video playing apps as well.

If you’re looking for a way to change up the look of your music or video app icons, then Articon is a tweak that might interest you. Have a glance at our video walkthrough inside for more information. Read More

 

pushNotify is available on Cydia: forward push notifications to your Mac

By Sébastien Page on Apr 10, 2014

pushNotify, a tweak that lets you forward your iOS push notifications to your Mac, is now available on Cydia. Jeff took the tweak for a spin a couple days ago, which you can see in action in the video above.

pushNotify is available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99. It also requires a companion app for your Mac that you can download for free from here.

Is that something you’d use? If you haven’t already tried it, please make sure to tell us what you think.

If you’re on the fence about getting this tweak, have a look at Jeff’s full review of pushNotify.

 

‘Priority Hub’ brings the Blackberry 10 priority hub feature to iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 10, 2014

Looking for a better way to sort your Lock screen notifications on iOS 7? Then try out Priority Hub, a new Blackberry 10 inspired jailbreak tweak that just landed on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

Priority Hub allows users to group Lock screen notifications by app, allowing one to easily see notifications pertaining to a single app at a time. It’s a great way to simplify the iOS 7 Lock screen and make it easier to read at a glance.

We’ve taken Priority Hub for a test drive via our hands-on video walkthrough. Check past the jump for the full scoop. Read More

 

Hands-on with ‘OS Experience’ for iPad

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 10, 2014

OS Experience is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that allows for true multitasking on the iPad. It’s a tweak that’s similar in function to the Quasar tweak that released a few years ago, but it’s much more in-depth and functional than Quasar.

After testing OS Experience for the past couple of days, I can definitely tell you that the ambition behind this upcoming release is remarkable. OS Experience brings a desktop feel to the iPad, which is unlike any other jailbreak tweak for iOS 7. It’s like Mission Control from OS X on the iPad.

We had a brief preview of the tweak yesterday, but we now have our very own hands-on video walkthrough of OS Experience. Check after the break for all of the details. Read More

 

Upcoming jailbreak tweak ‘OS Experience’ promises to bring true multitasking to iPad

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2014

We noted on the most recent episode of our podcast Let’s Talk Jailbreak that it’s an exciting time for jailbreakers right now. It seems like every few weeks we have a major new tweak coming out—Auxo 2, ProWidgets, IntelliScreenX 7—and today we have a another one to add to the list.

It’s called ‘OS Experience,’ and it’s described as a “revolutionary iOS tweak that brings true multitasking to your iPad.” Built by developer Evan Swick, the tweak reminds me a lot of the ‘Spaces’ feature in OS X, with a full-featured window manager, live application previews, and more… Read More

 

Upcoming ‘PushNotify’ tweak will let you forward push notifications from iOS to the Mac

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 8, 2014

I’ve been testing PushNotify for a few weeks, and now I can finally talk about what it does. A lot of you have been asking me about this tweak, because you’ve seen its settings featured in my other videos and screenshots.

PushNotify, to put it simply, is a jailbreak tweak that lets your forward push notifications to the Mac. It does so by means of a small menu-bar utility that runs on the Mac, and a jailbreak tweak that’s installed via Cydia on your iOS device.

We’ve taken PushNotify for a test drive on video, and we’d like to show you how it works. Check inside for the details. Read More

 

GesturesPlus: improve the pinch-to-close iOS 7 animation

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 8, 2014

If you’ve used Auxo 2, you’re probably aware of the interesting animation that occurs when closing an app using a swipe-up gesture from the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. The result is an animation that features all of the app icons on the Home screen zooming out in sync with the closing application.

This is the same pinch-to-close gesture that’s available on the iPad, and it’s only recently gaining significant notoriety on the iPhone due to Auxo’s slick implementation of it. In iOS 7.1, Apple changed the animation slightly to better represent an app’s presence in iOS’ three dimensional space, and GesturesPlus—a recently released tweak available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo—brings these changes to lesser firmware.

Admittedly, the function of this tweak is a bit difficult to explain in writing, so I encourage you to click past the break to watch the video  where I compare the animations before and after GesturesPlus is installed. Read More

 

Auxo 2 update brings improved performance, CCToggles compatibility, and more

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 8, 2014

Don’t be fooled. Despite the fact that the latest update to Auxo 2 is labeled as an incremental 1.0.2 update, you’ll find quite a few fixes and enhancements in its change log.

One of the biggest complaints about Auxo 2 was that it lacked compatibility with popular tweaks like CCToggles and LockHTML3. That has all been remedied in version 1.0.2, which is available right now on Cydia.

I’ve taken version 1.0.2 for a test drive, and I’ve found a stabler and more mature Auxo 2. Have a look inside for the details. Read More

 

How to add classic wallpapers to iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 7, 2014

Perhaps I’m in the minority on this one, but I definitely don’t miss any of the old stock wallpaper that was bundled with iOS versions lesser than iOS 7. The old wallpaper feels antiquated, especially when mated with the modern look of iOS 7.

But maybe I’m one of the few that feels this way, because there’s a jailbreak release that allows users to get that old pre-iOS 7 wallpaper back on their device. Entitled ClassicWallpapers, this recently released jailbreak tweak brings Apple’s old wallpaper out of retirement.  Have a look at our full video walkthrough after the jump. Read More

 
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