Like every other facet of iOS, Notification Center received a significant visual overhaul in iOS 7 when compared to iOS 6 and below. Gone are the opaque linen textures in favor of a simple and clean semi-transparent overlay.
If you’re running a jailbroken iOS 6 installation, then it’s possible to gain some of Notification Center’s new visual cues. SevenCenter is a new jailbreak tweak that brings the iOS 7 Notification Center experience to iOS 6, and iOS 5 devices. Have a look inside to see what I mean. Read More
Push Privacy is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to hide the contents of push notifications on the Lock screen.
Such a feature allows users to retain some of the benefits of Lock screen push notifications, while securing the detailed contents from wandering eyes. Have a look at our full video walkthrough for a glance at how it all works. Read More
SideSettings is a recently released tweak that lets you open up the settings for any app as a sidebar. Instead of having to exit the app, go to the Settings app, and access the app’s preferences, SideSettings immediately takes you to the settings of whatever app you have open using a simple swipe gesture.
Of course, all apps don’t have preferences to configure. In cases such as these, SideSettings will open up the stock Settings app instead.
I really enjoy SideSettings based on its originality alone. It’s a must see tweak that you have to witness on video to appreciate its ingenuity. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside. Read More
In this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak, we discuss all things jailbreak first, including the iOS 7 jailbreak, the iOS 6.1.4 jailbreak, and three awesome new jailbreak tweaks that you must see. We also share our thoughts about Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smart watch, the prospects of a larger iPhone, and we have an insightful discussion about the future of gaming.
I know what you’re thinking. “But Jeff, we don’t need any more walkthroughs of Lock screen launchers, we’ve already been inundated with them.”
To be honest, I thought the same thing.
We went through a period where it seemed like there was Lock screen launcher, after Lock screen launcher, after Lock screen launcher. And it’s not that any of the releases were bad, the niche just got a little too crowded.
Well, you’ll be happy to know that Simple Mode, although it falls firmly within the genre, adds an original flavor to the typical Lock screen launcher. Simple Mode will actually learn your app usage patterns, and adjust the apps available on your Lock screen automatically. Read More
Arco is a recently release jailbreak collaboration between Jack Willis and Sentry. The release, which falls under the A3tweaks umbrella, places a visual music timeline indicator in your device’s status bar.
The design of Arco is very much akin to the download animation that happens in the App Store in iOS 7. In iOS 7 there’s a round circle indicator that wraps around a button, which is indicative of the download progress. In the case of Arco, the “progress” is in relation to a currently playing song.
Although it’s a solid tweak, the best thing about Arco isn’t about design or functionality. The great thing about Arco is where the money goes when you purchase a copy. A3tweaks has generously decided to forward all proceeds to Kyle Matthews’ Because of Ezra charity, which helps to fund research for neuroblastoma, a terrible form of pediatric cancer. Read More
Good news for folks who stuck around on iOS 6.1.3/4 in hopes of scoring an early jailbreak, developer winocm has confirmed that a public release for his late-version iOS 6 hack will be available in the next few months.
One of the best jailbreak tweaks to touch down in some time is now available for purchase on the Cydia Store. I’m referring to Apex, the new jailbreak tweak collaboration from A3tweaks.
Apex is an innovative new release that allows you to group sets of app icons together, and reveal each individual app using a swipe up or swipe down gesture. This means that you can have what appears to be a single app on your Home screen, when in all actuality, it’s hiding up to four additional apps.
Apex is a great way to get by without using folders. It allows you to quickly group items together, and launch them just as fast using intuitive gesture commands. Have a look inside at our full video walkthrough, as I explain why this is a must have jailbreak release for you. Read More
Good news on the iOS 7 jailbreak front this afternoon. It looks like the evad3rs—a hacking team made up for pod2g, MuscleNerd, pimskeks and planetbeing—are getting closer to a useable jailbreak for the update.
Planetbeing tweeted out a few moments ago that he and the rest of the team are ‘still working hard on the jailbreak,’ and that they mean even have all the pieces at this point—though they’re not certain just yet… Read More
It’s been a little over a week since we got our hands on Apple’s new iPhone hardware, and we have some deeper thoughts on the device now that we’ve had some serious hands on time with it. We also discuss the matter of simplifying our device cluttered lives, bugs in iOS 7, and our expectations for Touch ID implementation in future Apple products. Jailbreaking is also a hot topic as we discuss the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak, the iOS 7 jailbreak, and a couple of new jailbreak tweaks that are making waves in the jailbreak community.
JellyBoard is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that supercharges the editing features on your iPhone’s keyboard. Using swipe gestures, JellyBoard allows you to perform deletions, cut, copy, paste, select all, make uppercase, make lowercase, move the cursor, etc.
Think of JellyBoard as a tweak that similar to SwipeSelection, but a lot more customizable. There are tons of actions that you can assign to a variety of gestures, and we’ve showcased a few of them in our hands-on video preview inside. Read More
Apex is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that allows you to nest app icons on your Home screen in a way that may eliminate the need for folders. It’s an especially cool tool for grouping like applications such as the stock Mail app, and many of the other popular 3rd party Mail apps.
Apex is from Sentry’s a3tweaks, which has been responsible for a long repertoire of awesome jailbreak tweaks, including Auxo. Indeed, Apex works as awesome as it looks, and I’m confident that many will enjoy this upcoming release. Have a look at our brief video preview inside for more details. Read More
The iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7 are once again the big topics on this latest episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak. Cody, Jeff, and Sebastien all share their launch day experiences, and talk about their favorite new features to be found in iOS 7 and with the iPhone 5s. The trio also discusses the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak, along with their thoughts on sacrificing a jailbreak for the sake of iOS 7. It’s our longest and perhaps most entertaining episode ever. You don’t want to miss the fun.
Nothing really new here from what we’d already been told in the last weeks, but progress is being made, and that is encouraging. It looks like at this point, only a few selected devices are slowing the process down.
On the iOS 7 front, pod2g said last week he was more and more confident in a jailbreak for Apple’s latest mobile OS.
Bad news this evening for anyone hoping to downgrade from iOS 7 to a lower firmware. It appears that Apple is no longer signing iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.4 for a majority of its devices, effectively terminating their ability to downgrade.
This is significant for a few reasons. For one, folks who upgraded to iOS 7 and don’t like the redesigned UI are now essentially stuck with it for the foreseeable future. And more importantly, word is a 6.1.3/4 jailbreak is coming… Read More
If you’re on iOS 6.1.3/4 and do not plan on upgrading to iOS 7 today in the hopes that a jailbreak will soon be available, you’ll be happy to hear this. A primitive, albeit working, untethered jailbreak for the two firmwares has been caught on video.
Winocm, the lone hacker/developer who has been making a lot of noise on the jailbreak front in recent weeks, is responsible for the hack, which was posted on Reddit this morning. And while there’ss no ETA for a release yet, it’s a very good sign… Read More
Last week, Apple announced that it would be releasing the latest version of its mobile operating system on Wednesday, September 18th. That’s tomorrow. And honestly, we couldn’t be more excited.
This will be the largest update to the platform since it was first introduced in 2007, bringing about an all-new design and several new features like Control Center, AirDrop sharing and iTunes Radio.
Of course, Apple has been seeding betas of iOS 7 to developers since June, but this is the first time it will be open to the public. So we thought we’d put this list together of things to help you get ready… Read More
With the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c release mere days away, Sebastien and Cody discuss their thoughts on Apple’s keynote, the hardware for both new phones, and various other relevant tidbits of information. The pair also discuss the controversial iPhone 5c case, the hardware’s somewhat surprising price point, along with an outlook for its sales potential. Of course, we also talk about our favorite jailbreak tweaks of the week, along with the promising prospects surrounding an iOS 7 jailbreak.
Good news on the jailbreak front this evening, as pod2g has just tweeted out that he is becoming “more and more confident about an iOS 7 public jailbreak.” He’s careful to note, however, that this doesn’t mean one is coming soon.
Still, this is a great vote of confidence from pod2g, as there has been little said about the state of the iOS 7 jailbreak since word got out last week that the evad3rs were looking into it. Well, planetbeing provided a minor update on Wednesday… Read More