AppBox 8: a powerful Lock screen add-on for iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 18, 2014

Developer Jacob Caraballo has released an updated version of AppBox specifically for iOS 8. Like its predecessor, AppBox 8 functions as a Lock screen launcher and overall Lock screen enhancer. AppBox 8 can launch apps directly from the Lock screen without entering a passcode. It also features plugins for certain apps to access shortcuts for composing new notes, accessing playlists, contacts, and more. Read More

 

Auxo for iOS 8 launching next week, new dynamic Multi-Center and improved Quick Switcher teased

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 18, 2014

The highly anticipated update to Auxo 2 is almost here. Yes, Auxo for iOS 8 will be releasing next week—to much fanfare I might add. To celebrate the upcoming release, Sentry has been teasing the update on Vine. If you can remember with the Auxo 2 release, a similar teaser campaign was launched on Vine. This time, the teasers focus on two brand new features. Read More

 

DisturbMeLater: disable Do Not Disturb after a set period of time

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2014

Do Not Disturb is a great feature in iOS, and it’s one that I use quite often. However, from time to time, I forget to disengage Do Not Disturb, and it causes me to miss texts, phone calls, etc. Yes, it’s a great feature, but it can be a little dangerous if you have the tendency to forget to turn it off, especially if you have it set to silence notifications even when the phone is unlocked.

DisturbMeLater is a newly released jailbreak tweak that can help alleviate this issue. It allows you to establish a time interval when Do Not Disturb will disable by itself with no user interaction. This differs from the schedule feature in Do Not Disturbs settings because you can set it on the fly directly from Control Center, which makes it much less tedious to use. Read More

 

‘Carpe Diem’ brings Notification Center widgets to Reachability view

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2014

It seems like more and more tweaks are beginning to take advantage of the available real estate present when invoking Reachability. Case in point: Carpe Diem—a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to place iOS Today View widgets directly in the space that becomes available when using Reachability. Read More

 

How to increase the availability of QuickType in iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2014

iOS 8 ushered in a new QuickType predictive text feature that is bolted on to the top of the keyboard. The purpose of the QuickType feature is to help you type faster by predicting the words you might use next. I find that QuickType is usually a hate it or love it feature, but some people swear by it.

For those of you who can’t live without QuickType, there’s a brand new jailbreak tweak that may garner your interest. It’s called SystemWidePredictiveText, and it enables the iOS 8 QuickType feature in places where it’s not normally available. Read More

 

Cydia alternative iMods get demoed on video

By Sébastien Page on Dec 17, 2014

In the six years that I’ve been part of the jailbreak community, I can count on the fingers of one hand how many so-called “Cydia alternatives” have come to fruition. The result is pretty simple. Zero. None. Well, there was RockYourPhone at one time, which was later purchased by saurikIT, but besides that, none of the several attempts ever made their way to the public. Who knows, maybe iMods will be the first. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 86: Tempting for thieves

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 16, 2014

Episode 86: We talk about Adam Bell’s upcoming CarPlay jailbreak tweak, the iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak, downgrading to iOS 8.1.1, Auxo for iOS 8, two new alarm clock tweaks, and a tweak that lets you take screenshots without the status bar…sort of.

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LockSmoother+ provides an elegant looking Lock screen on iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 16, 2014

If you have an especially good-looking Lock screen wallpaper, perhaps you find it annoying when iOS clutters it up with all of its Lock screen UI elements. If so, then LockSmoother+ is something that you may want to give a shot. It’s a $0.99 jailbreak tweak that just became available today on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. As its name states, LockSmoother’s goal is to provide a smoother and sleeker looking Lock screen that can compliment beautiful wallpaper. But does it work? Read More

 

Share Widget for iOS 8: add sharing options for Twitter, Facebook, and more to Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 16, 2014

Share Widget for iOS 8 is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to add a handy share widget to the Today view in iOS 8’s Notification Center. The tweak, which contains options for Twitter, FaceBook, Mail, Messages and others, also allows you to attach images to outgoing messages using a simple tap and hold gesture. Read More

 

ReachWeather: view current weather conditions when invoking Reachability

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 16, 2014

Do you ever wish that you could use the blank space that appears when invoking Reachability on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? The developer of ReachWeather apparently did, and so he did something about it. ReachWeather is a new jailbreak tweak that uses the available Reachability real estate to place something useful there—current weather conditions for a predetermined location. Read More

 

How to add a round dock to the iPhone’s Home screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 16, 2014

Interested in rounding off the look of your iPhone’s dock? If so, there’s a new jailbreak tweak that you should check out, which is aptly entitled RoundDock. RoundDock is a brand new jailbreak tweak available on the BigBoss repo that will round the corners of your Home screen dock at the bottom of the SpringBoard. Read More

 

22 new and updated tweaks that will keep you busy this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Dec 14, 2014

I’m not sure about you but this week wasn’t as exciting to me in terms of jailbreak tweak releases as it was the last few weeks. But maybe it’s just me, because looking at the numbers, there are no less than 18 new tweaks, some of them more “full-featured” than others.

Maybe the most interesting thing about this week was the preview we got of CarPlay Activator, an upcoming jailbreak tweak that brings CarPlay directly to your iPhone screen.

But I’m digressing. This column is mostly about new and updated tweaks, and we have 22 of them in this post today. Read More

 

How to take iPhone screenshots without the status bar

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 13, 2014

Everyone knows that the status bar tends to get in the way when taking screenshots. Either your battery’s near death, which makes the screenshot looks a bit odd, or your signal strength is low, etc. Having a status bar tends to make screenshots look a bit asymmetrical. A new jailbreak tweak, aptly entitled NoBarScreen, allows you to take screenshots without a status bar. Read More

 

Clone Alarm: a new tweak for those who don’t trust having a single alarm clock

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 13, 2014

I thought I was the only weirdo who sets seven or eight different alarms staggered out by a few minutes. I do this because I have a fear of waking up late and missing important appointments. With Clone Alarm, a recently released jailbreak tweak, setting multiple alarms just got a whole lot easier. Read More

 

This tweak will make sure you never accidentally set an alarm for the evening

By Sébastien Page on Dec 12, 2014

Born and raised in France where we use 24-hour clocks, the AM/PM time is something I had to adapt to when I moved to the States. It’s not complicated to figure out, but it’s easy to accidentally take one for the other. A new tweak called PM, really? wants to make sure you never accidentally set an alarm for the evening (PM), when clearly you wanted to be waken up in the morning (AM). Read More

 

Hands-on with CarPlay Activator, a very promising standalone CarPlay tweak

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 11, 2014

I’ve had the privilege of going hands-on with Adam Bell’s upcoming CarPlay Activator tweak for standalone iOS devices like the iPad and the iPhone. As we reported a few week’s ago, Bell, known for his work in the jailbreak community with tweaks like Stride, posted a video of an in-progress CarPlay port for the iPad. The thoughts of such a release immediately got my wheels turning, as I’m sure it has for many others. Watch our full 9 minute video walkthrough for a deeper look into what makes this upcoming CarPlay tweak so promising. Read More

 

Auxo for iOS 8 is in the works

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 11, 2014

For those of you who are fans of Auxo, one of the most popular and well-regarded jailbreak tweaks of all time, you can now rest easy. Last night, the folks at a3tweaks confirmed that an Auxo update is in the works for the latest jailbreak releases. That means that, yes, you’ll soon be able to enjoy the Auxo experience on iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ glorious screens.  Read More

 

You can still downgrade to iOS 8.1.1

By Sébastien Page on Dec 10, 2014

I’m not sure why one would want to do that, but here is a friendly public service announcement to let you know that you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1.1 should you choose to. Following the release of iOS 8.1.2 yesterday, Apple still hasn’t closed the signing window of iOS 8.1.1, which means that if for some reason you have issues with iOS 8.1.2, you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1.1 and enjoy a stable jailbreak with TaiG.  Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 85: Giving up on television

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2014

Episode 85: iOS 8.1.2 is released. The future of jailbreaking. TaiG for OS X. Jeff laments about Dell’s terrible customer support. Giving up on TV and buying a projector. Our experience with a new CarPlay tweak.

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How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 with TaiG 1.2

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2014

TaiG has released version 1.2 of its iOS 8 jailbreak tool, and it’s now capable of jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2. As has been the norm with the past few jailbreak releases, this is a Windows only jailbreak tool. If you’re running Windows, you can follow our step-by-step tutorial. If you’re on a Mac, you can use our virtual machine tutorial to run Windows on OS X and jailbreak. Read More

 
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