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Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Don’t Stop the Party!, NoMoreStories, StatusPeek2, & more…

Those of you clinging onto that iOS 10 jailbreak wall want to hold onto it a bit longer. There’ve have been some neat jailbreak tweak releases these past couple of weeks and every Sunday we come at you with a roundup, showcasing the best of the week.

In this roundup, we’ll follow that same tradition, talking about all of the jailbreak tweaks that were released in Cydia. We’ll start first with our favorites and then move onto everything else afterwards.

AirDrop Remover nixes the AirDrop button from iOS Share Sheets

AirDrop is a very convenient way to send and receive files between iOS devices and Macs; on the other hand, not everyone uses it. While you can easily disable AirDrop, the feature still clutters your interfaces whether it’s disabled or not.

Those with a jailbreak can hide AirDrop from their device entirely, and a new free jailbreak tweak called AirDrop Disabler by Justin Petkovic aides in this process by removing AirDrop from your Share Sheets.

StatusPeek 2 replaces the Notification Center grabber with the Status Bar

When you drag down from the top of the screen (intentionally or unintentionally) inside of full-screen apps, a grabber that lets you open Notification Center presents itself. While it works fine for what it was made for, many would agree that it’s useless beyond opening Notification Center.

That’s where a jailbreak tweak called StatusPeek 2 by Noeliel can come in handy and improve things for the better. It replaces the usual grabber with a sneak peek of your Status Bar while maintaining the function of a grabber.

Don’t Stop the Party! keeps your music playing during resprings

One of my pet peeves in terms of having a jailbroken device is how any music I’m listening to while installing tweaks on my device gets silenced with every respring. Anyone who peruses Cydia and installs tweaks a lot will find this to be a buzzkill.

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Don’t Stop the Party! by iOS developers David Goldman and Wizages helps fix the problem once and for all by letting the music play straight through the respring process.

Claimed iPhone 8 schematic shows Touch ID on the back, vertically aligned cameras & more

A photo that was posted to Chinese social network Weibo by an unknown user appears to depict an engineering design drawing of Apple’s rumored 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, tentatively named “iPhone 8” (or “iPhone X”, “Tenth Anniversary iPhone” or simply “iPhone Edition”).

The leaked technical schematic depicts a device as thin as iPhone 7 with very slim bezels on the left and right sides of the screen, significantly smaller top and bottom bezels, a fingerprint sensor relocated to the backside, a vertically aligned dual-camera system and more.

No new features are coming to the Workflow app following Apple’s acquisition

Apple in March 2017 purchased the powerful iOS automation app Workflow. Even though Workflow is now free and the company has refunded some of the users who have paid for the app, it seems that no new features will be coming to Workflow going forward. That’s according to French blog iGeneration, which reported Thursday that the Workflow team’s confirmed that the software will no longer be updated with new features.

Apple’s been secretly developing non-invasive sensors to monitor blood sugar levels

Apple’s hired a small group of dedicated biomedical engineers who have been tasked with the development of advanced sensors that would monitor blood sugar levels non-invasively, an effort described as a holy grail for treating diabetes and life sciences. The initiative was reportedly initially envisioned by Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs before his death. According to CNBC, this team is working from a nondescript office in Palo Alto, miles from Apple’s corporate headquarters, reporting directly to Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies who joined Apple back in 2008.

This tweak customizes the ‘iPhone is disabled’ text that appears after failed passcode attempts

Whenever your iPhone passcode is entered incorrectly too many times, a message eventually pops up that says “iPhone is disabled.” This prevents the device from being used for a temporary period of time and is intended to deter people who try to gain unauthorized access to your device and personal information.

On the other hand, the stock message is pretty bland, and a new free jailbreak tweak called GoAway by iOS developer gilshahar7 paves the way to new ways of customization by letting you change the message and other information that gets displayed after too many wrong passcode attempts.

The best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center

Those rocking the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 and who are looking for the best jailbreak tweaks to install on their devices have come to the right place. We’re working on a series of roundups that cover the best tweaks for each exclusive part of iOS.

In this piece, we’ll discuss the best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center that were released following the launch of the iOS 10 jailbreak.

Concept imagines next-generation Mac Pro with modular design and edge-to-edge display

As part of doing a next-generation Mac Pro, Apple will be adopting a modular system that its pro customers have been yearning after ever since the company debuted the current trash bin design more than three years ago. While it’s going to take longer than this year to do such a system, German magazine Curved has created renderings imagining a modular Mac Pro and an edge-to-edge Apple display.

iPhone 8’s in-screen Touch ID apparently causing Apple the most trouble

We heard before that iPhone 8 could get delayed due to various technical issues stemming from a new augmented-reality 3D camera system, the lamination process of curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels and a new thin-film 3D Touch system.

Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company, however, contends that iPhone 8’s rumored in-screen Touch ID sensor remains its biggest bottleneck.

This tweak displays song ratings throughout the Music app

If you use the stock Music app to listen to your favorite songs on your iPhone or iPad, then you owe it to yourself to use your jailbreak to enhance the app the best you can.

A free jailbreak tweak called I See Stars III by Pat Sluth improves the Music app by displaying media ratings in the playlist tables, otherwise known as song lists.

Birdhouse lets you see tweets from your empty Notification Center

When you don’t have any unread notifications waiting to be acknowledged, you typically see the “No Notifications” text string in the middle of Notification Center. Not only isn’t this aesthetically pleasing, but it wastes potentially useful space.

With a new free jailbreak tweak called Birdhouse by candoizo, you can make use of this space by replacing the generalized “No Notifications” text with a Tweet from your favorite Twitter account.

Second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 now available to public beta testers

Both iOS 10.3.2 beta 2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 2 are now available to the general public via the Apple Beta Software Program. Public betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 follow their developer-only releases yesterday. If you’re enrolled in Apple’s public beta program, you should receive the latest iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 betas through the Software Update mechanism in Settings on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and via the Updates tab in Mac App Store on your Mac.

iPhone 3GS untethered bootrom exploit released

Today saw the release of a new bootrom exploit for the iPhone 3GS, an unpatchable vulnerability which gives jailbreakers total control of this device forever.

Although the iPhone 3GS is now very much a legacy device and few users will be actively using them, the rarity of a bootrom exploit makes it worthy of note. There have been no publicly released exploits of this kind since limera1n, which supported only up to the iPhone 4.