By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016
Having taken a closer look at a much improved Messages app, which delivers more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, our preview of big new features in iOS 10 continues with a detailed overview of an all-new Lock screen. Wait, the Lock screen in iOS 10 warrants an article?
As you know, the Lock screen has remained virtually unchanged since the iPhone’s inception. With iOS 10, however, it’s undergone some major improvements in the form of a refined look and feel, including vastly redesigned widgets, and new features such as interactive notifications, Raise to Wake and expanded use of 3D Touch shortcuts.
We think that many folks are going to appreciate how iOS 10 makes their device’s Lock and Home screens way more functional than before, so here’s a detailed walkthrough of all the goodies included in iOS 10’s freshened up Lock screen experience. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016
The iPhone’s familiar slide-to-unlock gesture was subjected to multiple lawsuits, but the feature itself has barely changed since the handset’s inception nearly a decade ago.
With iOS 10, however, Apple has made some plenty significant changes to the Lock screen while introducing a brand new way to get into your phone. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 10, 2016
Apple’s OS X operating system makes it easy to create new user accounts on your Mac, but sometimes you want to have multiple administrators on your Mac so you’re not the only one managing who can do what on the computer.
In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to create an additional administrator account on your Mac besides yourself. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 3, 2016
When you’ve got multiple people using the same Mac, having more than one user account can be really useful for keeping everyone’s files and apps separated from one another and adding a layer of privacy and security between users.
On the other hand, when you no longer have more than one user for your Mac, or you don’t want someone using your computer anymore, it’s also possible to remove a user account from your Mac.
We’ll show you how in this simple, step-by-step tutorial. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on May 30, 2016
Not that long ago, we showed you how to enable the guest account on your Mac so that people could use your Mac without tampering with your own apps and files, but it’s more of a temporary solution than anything because any progress they make is reset after they log out.
If you know the other person who is using your computer will be using it more often than just once in a blue moon, then you might consider making them a completely separate user account from your own.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a new user account on your Mac. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on May 23, 2016
In OS X, just like most desktop operating systems, you can have more than one computer user. For instances where you may need to share your computer with someone else, it can be convenient for you to create a guest user rather than risk your security from your own administrator account.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can enable the guest user account on your Mac. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on May 10, 2016
There comes a time every once in a while where a jailbreak tweak is groundbreaking and has the potential to shake up the entire jailbreak community, and folks, we definitely think a new tweak release in Cydia called PersonalAssistant is one of those tweaks.
In this review, we’ll walk you through this monster of a tweak, which the developer notes has seven tweaks built into one unified interface.
Excited yet? You should be… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 6, 2016
An iOS vulnerability that permitted nefarious people to gain access to Contacts and Photos data has been fixed swiftly without the need for a software update. A server-side fix has patched a security hole in Siri which allowed the personal digital assistant to use email links in tweets to gain access to contacts and photos on a locked iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3.1. Apple has confirmed to The Washington Post that it’s fixed the flaw on its servers. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 6, 2016
Those interested in a different kind of passcode entry method from their Lock screens may be interested in a new jailbreak tweak called SlideMe, which just hit Cydia this week for $1.49.
Instead of the typical boring number pad, this tweak gives your Lock screen a rotary-style passcode input interface, as shown above. In this review, we’ll walk you through SlideMe and show you what it’s capable of. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016
First spotted by Jose Rodriguez, who last September found a similar flaw in iOS, and highlighted by The Daily Dot, Apple’s mobile operating system contains a vulnerability that lets others access your Contacts and Photos using Siri on the Lock screen of your iPhone 6s, bypassing your passcode.
Fortunately, there’s an easy fix for this which involves revoking Siri access to Twitter and Photos and disabling Lock screen access to the personal digital assistant. Apple has not commented on the bug, which will likely be squashed in an upcoming software update. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016
Looking for a new minimalist take on the Lock screen clock for your iOS device? If so, then a new jailbreak tweak called miniTime might be worth stopping to take a look at.
This tweak gives you various options for shrinking down the Lock screen clock to more comfortable viewing sizes, and even comes with some other customization goodies you can use to make the Lock screen more your own. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016
If your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad has decided that it’s going to start showing you the wrong date or time, it can cause all sorts of issues.
Apart from making you miss important appointments and misinforming you when you want to glance at the time, having the wrong time can also cause issues with App Store downloads and other functions that are critical for operating the iOS device.
In this troubleshooting guide, we’ll walk you through some steps to figure out why your device is showing the wrong date or time, and provide some fixes for the problem. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016
Locktionary is a new jailbreak tweak that can be had for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository that will let you search for the definition of any word right from the Lock screen.
The tweak offers a simple way to quickly figure the meaning of a word without having to be vocal with Siri and without even having to unlock your iPhone. In this piece, we’ll walk you through how the tweak works and let you know what we think about it. Read More
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
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 30, 2016
3D Touch is one of the flagship features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, allowing users to press firmly on various interfaces throughout iOS to reveal hidden menus with shortcuts to commonly-performed actions.
Despite iOS already having a variety of 3D Touch peek and pop menus, the jailbreak community is continuing to engineer interesting new uses for 3D Touch, such as this recent scale concept tweak, and it doesn’t stop there. A new jailbreak tweak called 3D Touch Notifications from Cydia’s BigBoss repository is about to change the way you interact with notifications on the Lock screen and in Notification Center using 3D Touch. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 21, 2016
Facebook Messenger is among one of the most popular third-party cross-platform messaging services available on the internet today; Almost everybody with a Facebook account uses it, whether they want to admit it or not.
Recently, we showed you how you could hide notification previews from the Lock screen for the Messages and Mail apps, but in this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to do the same thing with messages coming in from Facebook Messenger on your iOS devices. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 15, 2016
When you get notifications and are unable to get to them immediately, iOS automatically stacks them on the Lock screen for you so you can see a general overview of what you’ve missed. The only problem is when you unlock your device, and then lock it again, the notifications disappear from your Lock screen, even if you haven’t had the chance to view all of your notifications just yet.
With ForeverNotification, a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia’s BigBoss repository, you can prevent those notifications from disappearing from the Lock screen automatically just because your device gets unlocked. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 11, 2016
iOS’ notification system it set up so when you miss notifications, they’ll stack up on the Lock screen and in Notification Center until you have a moment to look back at all of them.
The notifications are separated with padding and are plain Jane, but for those that want to switch things up a bit and make notifications look a bit more modern or appealing, a new jailbreak tweak called RedesignedNotifications will let you personalize the look of your Lock screen and Notification Center notifications to your own personal preference. Read More