Anemo is an upcoming tweak that brings a sleek looking Quick Reply feature to the stock Messages app. The tweak, which has been in its conceptual stages for quite some time, is a collaboration between iOS developer, John Corbett, and renowned iOS designer, Sentry.
Anemo was initially featured by Sentry in its conceptual stages via a post on The Verge’s forums. Afterwards, it quickly rose to popularity, amassing over 200 comments from interested users.
Today, I was able to go hands-on with a real working beta copy of Anemo. What I found was a tweak that lived up to its initial concept laid out almost a year earlier. Check inside for my first hands-on demo with Anemo. Read More
CamRotate is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to have more control over the Camera’s in-app rotation options. CamRotate allows users to lock rotation in one of four orientations, sync rotation with the rest of iOS, and emulate an iPad-style rotation method.
A tweak like CamRotate won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re an avid iPhone photographer, then it’s something that may be worth your time. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside for all of the details. Read More
When it comes to moving icons around on your iPhone in a quick and efficient manner, you have a few options. The first and most obvious option is to use iTunes’ built in app icon management tools. This allows you to efficiently rearrange the location of your app icons, and you don’t have to be jailbroken to do so.
The second, and arguably easier and more desirable method, is to use Lance Fetters’ MultiIconMover. This is a tweak that allows you to quickly select batches of icons to quickly move them from one place to another. We’ve already covered MultiIconMover before; check it out for more information.
Recently, a new challenger has entered into the ring — a new jailbreak tweak entitled EasyIconEdit. Like MultiIconMover, it requires users to be jailbroken, and like MultiIconMover, it uses the same tap to select method for selecting groups of icons simultaneously.
The question is this: How does EasyIconEdit compare with the competition? Have a look past the break and we’ll show you. Read More
I love having a 32GB iPhone, because it means that I rarely have to worry about being cramped for space. Back in the days when I used to opt for the iPhone with less storage, I constantly found myself having to manage space.
If you still find yourself in that unfortunate predicament, first of all, I feel for you. Secondly, you should probably consider downloading Uninstall Application Size. This is a recently released jailbreak tweak that will let you know how much space you’ll save when uninstalling any specific app. Have a look inside to see what I mean… Read More
Looking to add some additional security to your iPhone? Worried about someone spying out your Lock screen passcode? If you answered affirmatively to those questions, then perhaps you’d benefit from CodeScrambler.
CodeScrambler is a brand new jailbreak tweak that scrambles the Lock screen passcode in a different order each time you attempt to unlock your iPhone. This makes it more difficult for would-be passcode thieves to memorize your passcode based on the location of your taps on the screen.
Have a look inside, as we showcase how CodeScrambler works on video… Read More
We’ve got an extremely cool new Lock screen theme to show you guys and it’s called iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens. This is a new WinterBoard theme that recently appeared on Cydia, and it completely transforms the iOS Lock screen.
The download includes 5 different theme packs that work well with both 4″ iOS devices, and smaller 3.5″ devices. Each theme pack features well over a dozen different wallpapers that all move around as you move your device.
Like the Parallax effect found in iOS 7, these new themes allow you to harness the device’s built-in accelerometer for a similar stylized effect. It’s something that really needs to be seen to full appreciate.
Have a look inside as we showcase iOS 7 Accelerometer Slideshow Lockscreens on video. Read More
Reminisce is an awesome upcoming recent app launcher. It makes launching recently used apps an extremely quick exercise in finger dexterity.
I’ve seen a lot of jailbreak tweaks over the years, and many of them make the iPhone a more efficient device to use. With that said, you’d be hard pressed to find another tweak that makes launching recent apps as efficient as Reminisce, and that’s just with the preview version.
Interested? We’ve got the goods. Have a look at our hands-on video inside. Read More
It’s been quite an exciting week full of Apple news, with the upcoming September 10th event, and the prospect of new iPhone hardware. Inside, Cody and Jeff discuss the long rumored budget iPhone, the iPhone 5S, iPads, and getting warranty coverage while running iOS 7. The duo also talks about the legitimacy of the Unthreaded jailbreak along with who might be behind it, and this week’s top tweaks.
MessageRenamer is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to quickly and efficiently rename conversations contained within the stock Messages app. The tweak, which features no options or settings to configure after installation, can be used by simply tapping and holding on the header of a conversation.
MessageRenamer is handy for a variety of reasons, but it’s especially useful when it comes to providing context for an ongoing group conversation. For instance, say you have a conversation with a bunch of work clients. Instead of having to fish through a list of ambiguous names, you can simply locate the message header named “Work” and have at it.
Want to see how MessageRenamer operates in action? Then check out our full video walkthrough after the break. Read More
One of the most popular, and arguably one of the best jailbreak themes of all time is now on sale. For the first time since its inception, ayecon, the groundbreaking Retina enabled theme for the iPhone is available for just $0.99.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over a year since ayecon was initially released on Cydia. I think it’s safe to say that the theme has aged well, and adequately stands the test of time. Read More
LockBar Pro is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that brings a little of the iOS 7 flavor to lesser firmware. A tweak that’s obviously been influenced by the Control Center feature in iOS 7, LockBar Pro is sure to satisfy those who desire to have some of the feature set from Apple’s newest firmware, but are relegated to iOS 6.
We’ve taken a little bit of time to go hands-on with LockBar Pro. Check past the break for a preview video that showcases some of its features. Read More
If you’re a fan of the legendary TypographyTime lock screen add-on for LockInfo, then perhaps you’ll be interested in adding a TypographyTime clone to Notification Center? That’s the exact premise behind TypographyTime for Notification Center, a jailbreak widget that adds a stylized clock to iOS’ pull down information panel.
We’ve taken some, ahem, time to go hands-on with the widget. Check inside for the full video walkthrough showcasing all of the pertinent details… Read More
The first big issue was the lack of Netflix support. In all actuality the Netflix support was there, but it didn’t work with the latest version of Netflix. The update also adds a much needed dedicated settings pane to the fray.
There are quite a few additional changes for VideoPane 1.0.1. Have a look at the full change log inside. Read More
The developer of iRealSMS contacted us recently regarding a new upcoming feature to its popular Messages app alternative. iRealSMS 3.0.6 brings a new iOS 7 inspired QuickReply theme to the fold, and it looks pretty interesting. Once QuickReply makes its way to iOS via an iOS 7 jailbreak, we imagine that this is similar to how it’d look. What say you? Check out our brief video preview after the jump. Read More
Judging from the popularity of the preview post, it looks like quite a few of you are highly interested in Ryan Petrich’s new flagship video tweak. VideoPane, as it is called, was just released, and it’s now available for purchase on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.
This is a tweak that allows users to detach video from its native player, and float it on top of the iOS UI in a way that allows you to multitask. VideoPane makes it totally possible to watch video while sending a text message, updating your Facebook status, browsing the web, etc. This is true multitasking with video, and for the most part, it works gloriously. Read More
VideoPace is a new jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that we previewed a few days ago. It’s a very simple tweak that allows users to adjust the pace of video using a few predefined speed factors available in the tweak’s preferences.
VideoPace is wonderful to use when you need to speed through videos — think lectures — or slow down videos — think tutorials, or how-tos. Have a look at our full video preview for more information, and for directions on how to get it. Read More
On this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak, Cody and Jeff discuss Samsung cheating on benchmarks, the new InstaLauncher jailbreak tweak, and picture-in-picture video capabilities using the upcoming VideoPane tweak. The pair also talk about FaceHalt, the Samsung inspired Smart Pause tweak for iOS, and Aplo, a beautiful looking jailbreak theme from Auxo creator, Sentry. Don’t miss the show!
Good news this afternoon for jailbroken users on iOS 6. CocoaNuts, the developers behind a number of popular tweaks like Safari Downloader and YourTube, have announced today that the sequel to their Celeste tweak is nearly done.
Aptly named ‘Celeste 2,’ the developers say that the new utility will include all of the best features from the original Bluetooth-sharing tweak, as well as a number of new ones. And, best of all, it will be compatible with all versions of iOS 6… Read More
An interface can be minimalistic and still be interesting. It can be “flat” yet still have depth in spades. That is, apparently, the mantra that renowned iOS designer, Sentry, subscribed to as he meticulously slaved away at his latest jailbreak release.
A theme packing in support for well over 300 different apps, Aplo is “flat” done right. We’ve had the pleasure of going hands on with the theme over the last few days, and, in typical iDB fashion, we’ve created an in-depth video that showcases the inner workings of the theme. You don’t want to miss this. Read More
It’s not unusual to see a random jailbreak tweak appear on the Cydia store that features no real practical application. For example, the tweak may present some new visual change, but it’s not exactly useful, and in fact, at least in some cases, the tweak could make your device less user friendly.
That’s not to say that there is no place for tweaks of this sort, there clearly is, otherwise developers wouldn’t keep producing them. The latest such tweak to fall into this category is No More Folders. This is a tweak that hides the folder backgrounds and grids, essentially making the folder invisible while closed.
Have a look past the break as we showcase how No More Folders looks and performs on video. Read More