SmartBanners lets you customize your iOS banner notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

Your notification banners are an intimate part of your iOS experience that you use to interact with apps and people on a daily basis. With that being said, wouldn’t it be nice if you could customize some of their features a little bit?

A new free jailbreak tweak called SmartBanners is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository free of cost, and will give users a myriad of configuration options to customize the look and behavior of their notification banners. In this piece, we’ll take you through a bit of how the tweak works. Read More


FastShare: use Activator to quickly share content to Facebook, Twitter, and Messages from anywhere

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

FastShare is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49 that lets you harness the power of Activator to allow you to more easily share information with your friends, family, and followers.

The tweak comes with a unique interface for sharing information across your favorite social mediums, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Messages, and it includes options that you can configure to your liking so the tweak looks and behaves how you want it to. Read More


iPhone jailbreaking pioneer George Hotz secures funding for his self-driving car kit

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 9, 2016

George Hotz, one of the pioneers of the early jailbreak scene who used to go by the code-name “GeoHot”, has managed to secure funding for his self-driving kit, Forbes reported Wednesday. Among those interested in his project: the CEOs of graphics giant Nvidia and auto parts supplier Delphi.

Both CEOs have paid visits to Hotz’s basement office in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. In fact, Nvidia’s boss sponsored Hotz’s project with high-performance GPU cards woth $30,000.

But more important than that, he’s scored an unannounced seed investment from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, valuing the fledgling company at $20 million, according to sources. Read More


Jailbreak tweaks of the week: PreferenceTag3 & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 6, 2016

Every Sunday we come at you with a roundup of all the jailbreak tweaks that get released in Cydia, and this week will be no different.

This week we haven’t had any groundbreaking new tweak releases, but there have been some worth talking about. We’ll go over our favorites first and then give you an outline of the other new releases. Read More


Postman: manually check for new emails from anywhere [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 5, 2016

Normally, when you want to check to see if you have any new emails, you have to launch the Mail app and pull down to refresh the email inbox of your choice.

If you’re already in the middle of something, stopping what you’re doing to check to see if you have any emails is obtrusive. It would be so much better if you could just refresh your email from anywhere without leaving what you are currently doing in another app.

That’s exactly what a new free jailbreak tweak called Postman is going to allow you to do, and it works with a key ingredient that most jailbreakers are already familiar with. Read More


PaperGram sets your wallpaper to pictures from any Instagram feed

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 5, 2016

Wallpapers are one of those things that we often like to change up on our iPhones every so often, and it can be difficult to choose the right one at times.

A new free jailbreak tweak called PaperGram eliminates the process of having to choose a wallpaper yourself by automatically setting your wallpaper to something different at time increments of your choice. What’s more is it sources the wallpaper images from Instagram, whether you’re an Instagram user or not. Read More


PreferenceTag3 lets you organize the iOS Settings app your own way

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 4, 2016

If you’re like me, then you don’t use every single setting that your iPhone comes with, and it would make life easier in the organization department if you could move around your Settings app’s preference cells and hide the ones you don’t use.

If this functionality sounds useful to you, then PreferenceTag3, which is a jailbreak tweak you can grab from Cydia for $1.99, is going to be your new best friend because it’ll let your organize your Settings app exactly how you like it.

In this review, we’ll show you what PreferenceTag3 is all about and how it works. Read More


SafariHistory lets you quickly and selectively delete Safari history on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 4, 2016

SafariHistory is a handy new jailbreak tweak that is now available for free in Cydia and it will give Safari users that don’t use Private Browsing mode an easier way to delete their Safari history in bulk.

Although Safari on your iPhone and iPad includes a ‘Clear’ button to quickly delete all of your browsing history, the only way to delete individual history items is to swipe to the left on them to reveal the red “Delete” button, and this can take forever.

SafariHistory instead makes it easier to remove individual items in bulk without clearing your entire Safari browsing history, as you’re about to see in this review. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 146: A bad case of nostalgia

By Sébastien Page on Mar 2, 2016

Tweaks, tweaks, tweaks, and more tweaks are covered in this new episode. Nine of them to be precise, and you know what? They’re all very decent tweaks too. Cody and Sebastien discuss all of them and try to avoid being hit by a bad case of nostalgia.

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Extensify soft launches, lets you install ‘tweaks’ without a jailbreak

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 29, 2016

Last August, we showed you a really cool project known as Extensify, which is a third-party extension store that allows you to install ‘tweaks’ for App Store apps on your device without a jailbreak.

Created by iOS developers Majd Alfhaily and Kevin Ko, who are both well-known in the jailbreak community, this extension store works on iOS 9 devices and is side-loaded through Safari.

As of Monday, you can now apply to be a part of the app’s soft-launch program via the Extensify website. Read More


Jailbreak tweaks of the week: SpringInvaders, Seeker, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 28, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone! – And on that note, it’s time for another roundup of the tweaks that we’ve shown you and have been released in Cydia this week.

It has been a slow but interesting week in terms of new jailbreak tweak releases, but without a jailbreak for more recent iOS firmware versions, the Changes tab in Cydia is feeling a wee bit dry.

Nevertheless, we’ll go over this week’s tweak releases so you’re up to date on everything that went on this week. Read More


EasyClear: the only 3D Touch notification clearing tweak you’ll ever need

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 27, 2016

Those rocking a jailbreak that have been looking for the perfect all-in-one 3D Touch notification-clearing tweak for their iOS device(s) need not look any further than a new jailbreak tweak release called EasyClear, which is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49.

This tweak makes use of the 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to let you dismiss notifications universally throughout iOS. Whether it be a badge on an app icon from the Home screen, or one or more notifications from Notification Center. Read More


‘Seeker’ is a feature-filled extension of Apple’s native audio scrubbing

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 24, 2016

The music controls from the Lock screen and Control Center leave a lot to be desired, which is why iOS jailbreak tweak developer Ron Thakrar has launched an excellent extension for the music controls.

Dubbed Seeker, this extension for jailbroken devices brings an array of new features to the music controls in the aforementioned interfaces and can be had from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for the price of $2.99. Read More


SpringInvaders: a tweak that lets you play Space Invaders with your app icons

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 23, 2016

If you’re jailbroken and you’re a fan of the classic Space Invaders arcade game by Tomohiro Nishikado, then you’re going to love this new Cydia release.

SpringInvaders is a fun new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository starting today for $0.99 that lets you play the popular classic Space Invaders game with your Home screen app icons.

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Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Meteor, QuickClear, and more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 21, 2016

Another Sunday, another opportunity to show you what’s new in Cydia for the week!

Ranging from free to paid, this week’s jailbreak tweak releases in Cydia have been few and far in between; that is, until the Updates tab blew up over the weekend with tons of new releases. Still, there have been some noteworthy releases that we think some jailbreakers will get excited about; others will improve security, and some are even utilitarian.

In this roundup, we’ll show you everything that’s new in Cydia this week, and we’ll also be pointing out our favorite releases. Read More


This tweak lets you choose whether a message is sent as SMS or iMessage

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to send a message as an SMS instead of an iMessage, or vice-versa, you’re in luck, because SwitchService is a jailbreak tweak now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository free of cost that will let you do just that.

Whether you’re having problems with one of the services and want to use a different one, or feel that one of the services would better fit your needs at a certain point in time, this tweak will have you covered. Read More


‘QuickClear’ lets you clear app badges with 3D Touch

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2016

Here’s a gem for 3D Touch fans and jailbreakers alike; a new free jailbreak tweak that goes by the name of QuickClear is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository that lets you perform a 3D Touch gesture on any app icon with a notification badge to clear the badge from the app icon. Read More


This tweak cures your nostalgia for the iOS 7 App Switcher

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2016

Although there are plenty of similarities between the App Switcher in iOS 7 and iOS 8, Apple launched a redesigned App Switcher in iOS 9 focused on improved aesthetics.

The iOS 9 App Switcher isn’t always very responsive to upward swipes and sometimes swipes side-to-side instead. Moreover, it can be slower and laggy on older iOS devices that aren’t built for the added demands on the system’s resources.

If you’re missing the fluidity and responsiveness of the iOS 7 App Switcher, and you have a jailbroken device, you’re going to love a new jailbreak tweak dubbed AppSwitcher7, which is available for free in Cydia as of today. Read More


Temporarily clear app icon badges with BadgeCleaner

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 19, 2016

If you’re like me, then you probably get several notification badges on your Home screen app icons all the time because people want to talk to you or because apps want to share stuff with you.

Unfortunately, if you launch the app just to get rid of the badge, the notification is gone for good and you might forget to look at it later.

Available now to solve this problem is a new free jailbreak tweak called BadgeCleaner, which can be had from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. This tweak lets you easily clear app badges without dismissing the notifications the app might have waiting for you. Read More


This tweak lets you control your Home screen with a Bluetooth keyboard

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 18, 2016

If you use a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad, or even with your iPhone or iPod touch (although less likely), then you might enjoy a new jailbreak tweak called Keyhook, which is now available in Cydia for $1.99.

Keyhook will allow you to control your Home screen with your Bluetooth keyboard; this includes selecting apps, launching apps, and moving between Home screen pages. Read More

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