By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 18, 2013
We love it when developers really take the time to listen to their user-base. That’s exactly what Grant Paul (a.k.a. Chpwn) did after receiving feedback about his latest update to Zephyr.
Apparently, more than a few people were unhappy about the tweak’s new keyboard features. So much so, that Paul received over 200 some-odd emails and tweets expressing dislike over the changes. His response? Push out another update a few hours after the previous update, fully addressing the concerns. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2013
Zephyr is arguably one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks available on Cydia today—and for good reason. It’s easy to use, reliable, and it makes switching between applications on your iPhone a breeze.
Today, the tweak gets even better. Chpwn announced this morning that Zephyr 1.5 is now available with several bug fixes for iOS 6, and the ability to use the iPad’s four-finger gestures on your iPhone… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 22, 2012
Zephyr is one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks available on Cydia, and for good reason — it’s a marvelous tweak that brings multitouch gestures to your iPhone.
The developer of the tweak, Chpwn, has consistently updated Zephyr with new and improved features, and this latest update is no exception… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 18, 2012
Meet the brand new Safari. No, Apple hasn’t made any upgrades to Safari themselves, but you can gain a significantly better Safari browser right now by installing Swipe Safari – a new jailbreak tweak that just touched down on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.
Swipe Safari promises to bring OS X Lion’s Safari navigation to the small screen, along with a host of other improved options and abilities.
The question is, is it worth its $1.50 asking price? Take a look at our video walkthrough inside and judge for yourselves… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 16, 2012
SwipeDock is a new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo that allows you to hide your dock with a swipe.
The tweak includes nearly a dozen dock hiding animations along with many more options to customize it to your liking.
If you’re searching for more Home screen real estate, or simple want a cool tweak to show off to your family and friends, be sure to check out our video walkthrough… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 4, 2012
Chpwn has updated his popular jailbreak tweak called Zephyr with a couple big improvements. The gesture-based tweak brings intuitive, iPad-like navigation gestures to iPhone and iPod touch owners.
Version 1.0.2 of Zephyr is now available in Cydia as a free upgrade to existing users. The update brings with it the ability to blacklist certain apps and set custom finger swipes for each gesture. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2012
This past week was the biggest week for the jailbreak community in quite some time. The iOS 5 untethered jailbreak was released, along with a legal Siri Port entitled Spire. Not only that, but we also saw multitasking gestures make their way to the iPhone by means of Zephyr.
Like always, please be sure to spread our iPhone, iPad, and iOS video tutorials by sharing our posts on Twitter and Facebook. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 10, 2011
Patent applications are published every day by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but perhaps none of them are more interesting than those from Apple. The filings give us a glimpse inside the company’s notoriously-private research and development labs.
PatentlyApple reports today that another batch of applications has just surfaced on the USTPO site bearing Apple’s name. While most of the inventions look intriguing, there’s one in particular that stands out above the others. And it involves powerful, new touch gestures… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 22, 2011
Earlier in the month we warned you that updating to iOS 5 on your original iPad would remove the device’s multi-touch gestures. These gestures were never an official iOS feature, but they were baked into previous versions of the mobile software.
The feature allows users to swipe between apps, reveal the multitask bar, and access the home screen — all with on-screen gestures. Needless to say, some folks were upset when this option disappeared. But don’t worry, we know how to get it back… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 12, 2011
We’re afraid it’s not all good news today. With the entire iPhone, iPad and iPod touch-owning public eagerly awaiting the public release of iOS 5, all is not rosy on the iOS front, especially if you happen to be a proud owner of the first-generation iPad.
If you’ve grown comfortable with the multi-touch gestures Apple added earlier this year to the iPad, you’re going to be in for a shock when your iPad restarts after installing iOS 5, for those same gestures will be gone. Lost forever… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 18, 2011
There’s been no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that allow you to unlock you iPhone in some unique way, but StyleUnlock claims to take the cake when it comes to the stylishness that will ooze from your fingers upon swiping you lockscreen.
StyleUnlock is a tweak that focuses solely on its primary function — unlocking your iPhone from the lockscreen using multitouch gestures.
In total, there are over a dozen gestures for you to master, and the following video walkthrough showcases a few of them in action… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 17, 2011
Yesterday, Redmond Pie ran a story on an upcoming jailbreak tweak entitled MultiWall. Its premise is a simple, yet promising one: It allows you to showcase and swipe between the pictures in your Photos app directly from your SpringBoard.
Because it uses two-finger mutitouch gestures, the swiping doesn’t initiate page swipes, but instead changes between photos — either left or right — depending on the direction of your two-finger gesture.
According the YouTube video, MultiWall is still in beta stages at the moment. Check inside for a video sneak peak of MultiWall in motion… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 11, 2011
“Soon we’ll need a lockscreen for our lockscreen,” states a comment on our YouTube video for LockGestures. Frankly, I couldn’t have said it better myself.
LockGestures is a jailbreak tweak for the iPhone and/or iPad that takes the “lock” out of the lockscreen. It’s a tweak that adds a plethora of multi-touch gestures right on the area that used to be solely reserved for unlocking your device.
Now, you can do everything on the lockscreen — launch apps, adjust power options, even make a sandwich. Okay, so I’m just kidding about the sandwich part, but you get the idea. Check inside to see the full scope of LockGestures in high definition video glory… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 8, 2011
My iPad 2 is currently running iOS 5 Beta 2, and one of my favorite features is without a doubt the multi-touch gestures. These allow you to perform basics tasks such as flicking through apps, closing apps, or making the multitasking tray appear – all with simple gestures.
We’ve already seen how to enable multi-touch gestures on the iPhone, but with the recent iPad 2 jailbreak, many people have been asking me how to enable those gestures on the iPad. Turns out that’s it’s still the same old process, but I thought it’d be nice to revive this post for those that are new to jailbreaking… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 22, 2011
Apple has been awarded a patent filed in 2007 regarding the iPhone’s multi-touch user interface. As reported by PCMag, this patent is so broad that it could give Apple unprecedented ability to pressure other smartphone makers in the U.S.
This patent outlines the multi-touch technology Apple employs in iOS. Theoretically, this patent gives Apple the rights to almost all of the multi-touch gestures and interface designs that currently exist in other devices on the market. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 21, 2011
We’ve showed you tons of new features in iOS 5, but we’ve yet to show you what iOS 5 looks like on something slightly bigger than the iPad. Thanks to the iOS Simulator, you can now see what iOS 5 looks like on a 21-inch touchscreen display! Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 23, 2011
A new report from This is my next reveals some interesting rumors about the iPhone 5. According to Joshua Topolsky (the former editor-in-chief of Engadget), the iPhone 5 will in fact be a significant redesign of the current iPhone 4.
Topolsky doesn’t cite specific sources, but he claims that the iPhone 5 will have a design very similar to that of the fourth-generation iPod touch. Engadget originally said that the iPhone 5 would be a major evolution of the iPhone 4, and this report from This is my next corroborates that claim. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 13, 2011
Are you still having issues using one of the previously covered methods of enabling multi-touch gestures on your iPhone running iOS 4.3.1?
If so, Multitasktures might very well be a compromise that you’re willing to make.
While it’s not technically using real multi-touch gestures to enable paging left or right between your apps, it does use Activator to achieve similar results…. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 8, 2011
Well perhaps I should have restated that. MT Gestures will (hopefully soon) be an easy way to add multi-touch gestures to your iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.1. That’s because the developer, although they tout iPhone 4 compatibility within Cydia alongside the iPod touch G4, has admitted that the iPhone 4 compatibility isn’t exactly working yet.
I can attest to this assertion, it isn’t working yet. But I will say that it has plenty of promise for those of you who shy away from manually editing .plist files in order to enable multi-touch gestures on your iPhone 4.
What is working, however, is the new iPad-esque mute switch assignment options in the Settings.app. That’s a pretty decent consolation prize while we wait for the developer to iron the bugs out for iPhone compatibility…