By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 24, 2013
Well respected developers thekirbylover & rvirajm have collaborated on a new tweak, and it’s simple, but very much worth your time. The tweak is called Prime, and it allows you to easily tell the difference between missed calls, incoming calls, and outgoing calls.
By default, the iPhone highlights missed calls with a red font, but outgoing and incoming calls both retain a normal black font. This makes it difficult to quickly eye and identify what type of calls make up your recent calls list. Prime solves this issue by labeling incoming calls with a blue font and outgoing calls with a green font.
Like I said, it’s a simple tweak, but it’s one of the most practical Cydia releases I’ve seen in a while. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 21, 2013
Exigency is a new a jailbreak tweak that allows you to load up your contacts directly from the iPhone’s emergency call menu. That means that it’s totally possible to initiate a phone call from this menu, even when your phone is locked with a passcode.
Obviously, this isn’t the type of tweak to use if your primary concern is security. If convenience is more your thing, then you may want to check out Exigency. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 2, 2013
A new image of what is purportedly the upcoming Facebook phone has been leaked on Twitter. The image, first posted by @evleaks, shows off a generic looking Android device made by HTC.
It’s widely expected that Facebook will announce its first real foray into the hardware business on Thursday, this, by means of a partnership with handset manufacturer HTC. Last week, Facebook sent out invites that stated: “Come see our new home on Android.” It looks like that was more than just an invitation, as it also reveals the purported name of the device: Facebook Home. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 6, 2013
Have you been searching for a way to customize the text on your Phone app’s green “Call” button? Yeah, me neither. But now that a tweak has appeared in Cydia that allows you to do so, I’ve been giving it a try.
CalliFy is the name of the tweak, and as you would expect, it’s extremely simple and straightforward. Installing it lends a new preference panel in the Settings app, which can be used to customize the green Call button’s text. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 16, 2012
CallBar v2 is now available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, and it brings iOS 6 support and a host of additional new features to the popular telephony tweak for jailbroken iPhones. One thing I noticed by looking at the change log, and from using CallBar v2, is that it is a very refined experience. Elias Limneos and Joshua Tucker spent a lot of time stamping out bugs present in previous versions, and it shows.
While fixes are nice, new and improved features are even better, and CallBar v2 benefits from a number of them. First of all, there’s true iOS 6 support built right in. I was able to test CallBar v2 on both an iOS 6.x and iOS 5.x device, and they both worked pretty much identical to one another.
For those of you who still may feel a little reluctant to upgrade to iOS 6, you’ll no doubt appreciate how CallBar v2 brings many of the iOS 6 phone features to iOS 5.x. Options that are normally only available on the latest firmware like “Reply with Messsage” and “Remind me Later”, are now available on iOS 5, and they work exactly as you would expect.
As we normally tend to do, we’ve created a video walkthrough that showcases some of the new features present in CallBar v2. We invite you inside to take a look at our video, along with more details concerning the new upgrade… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 16, 2012
One of the many benefits of having a jailbroken device is the ability to add functionality to it. And there are countless tweaks available that can make the easiest tasks, even easier.
Such is this case with this next tweak, called Turn to hangup. As the name suggests, it makes dismissing an incoming iPhone call as easy as flipping over your handset… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2012
Apple just unveiled an interesting little enhancement to the stock Phone app that in iOS 6 includes a number of new features, such as canned responses, a brand new Do Not Disturb setting, FaceTime video calls over cellular networks and the unification of your phone number and Apple ID (say goodbye to the dreaded iMessage conundrum), to name a few… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Feb 29, 2012
It turns out that there are more things being announced at Mobile World Congress than just hundreds of new cookie-cutter Android phones, and some of them are even pretty interesting. Some of those are iPhone accessories, with one in particular catching our eye.
The AudiOffice dock from Invoxia not only looks absolutely gorgeous, but it also fulfills a real purpose, especially if you’re a business type who finds themselves tethered to their desk.
What the AudiOffice offers is actually pretty simple: it turns an iPhone or iPad into a desktop office phone, complete with corded handset and speakerphone options… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 23, 2012
Perhaps it’s just me, but it seems like awesome free jailbreak tweaks are more of the exception than the norm these days. For that reason, it’s always refreshing to see a good tweak that’s free, as is the case with WeeToolbox.
WeeToolbox adds five different functions — Tweet, Dial, Flashlight, Pastie, and Camera — to Notification Center, and it’s completely free… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2012
Creating custom ringtones is possible without jailbreaking, but it’s still not the simplest feat in the world.
Jailbreaking, on the other hand, makes creating custom ringtones extremely easy.
AnyRing is one such jailbreak app dedicated to creating custom ringtones, SMS alerts, and mail alerts. Check out our video highlights of the recently updated app inside. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 3, 2012
Do you ever get annoyed when you open your Phone app and it doesn’t go to the section you were expecting?
With StartDial, that problem is a thing of the past. StartDial allows you to always start at a specific section of your Phone app every time you open it by means of a predefined setting.
It’s even smart enough to start at your recents whenever you have missed calls. If you make a lot of phone calls, and your iPhone is jailbroken, check out our hands-on experience with StartDial inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 19, 2011
NCInstaCall is a jailbreak widget for iOS 5 that allows you to make phone calls directly from Notification Center; hence, the “NC” in NCInstaCall.
The purpose of the tweak is to allow you to dial your friends from anywhere. The fact that Notification Center is accessible from anywhere in iOS 5 makes this possible.
Take a peek at our video synopsis of NCInstaCall inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 20, 2011
A couple of days ago, we highlighted FavoriteContacts — a new jailbreak widget that allows you to dial, text, and email your favorite contacts, right from Notification Center.
Today, we bring you a similar tweak, with a few noticeable differences. Like FavoriteContacts, WeeSpeeddial allows you to dial contacts from Notification Center, but it relies on a custom set of contacts configured in a dedicated settings panel.
How does this tweak stack up to FavoriteContacts? Check out the video walkthrough inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 18, 2011
The Notification Center jailbreak widgets are really starting to pick up steam as of late, and that means that there’s a ton of new and innovative tweaks for us to cover.
The latest tweak, is called FavoriteContacts, and as one might imagine, it pulls in all of your favorites from your Phone app. Doing so, allows you to initiate a call, text, or email right from the convenience of iOS 5′s Notification Center.
We’ve gone hands-on with FavoriteContacts, and we’re happy to report that it rocks. Check inside for the video walkthrough, and for a chance to win one of five (5) free copies… Read More
By iDB Staff on Jun 9, 2011
The jailbreak killer hit again! New in iOS 5 is the ability to delete individual calls in your phone call logs. Strangely enough, we had covered a similar jailbreak tweak called CallDelete just a few days ago.
Once again, it’s a very simple yet useful feature that should have been in iOS from its creation. But hey, if Apple gave us everything we want now, what would they give us next year, right? Read More
By Cody Lee on May 28, 2011
While the jailbreak scene is home to a lot of apps and utilities that make our lives easier, it is also a hot bed for innovation. Since the Cydia App Store has very little submission guidelines, developers can use forbidden API’s as their hearts’ desire.
While you may not necessarily “need” this utility, it definitely falls in the innovative category. The guys over at iPhoneIslam have created an app that turns your 3G-modeled iPad into a talking, texting iPhone. Don’t believe it? Video after the break… Read More