How to clear all notifications from Notification Center at once in iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 6, 2016

It’s easy to lose track of the notifications you’re receiving on your iPhone and end up having dozens of them filling up your Notification Center. Thankfully, starting in iOS 10, you can now dismiss all of your Notification Center notifications in one fell swoop with a single gesture, making it a much quicker process than what it used to be Read More


How to disable AMBER and Emergency alerts on iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 14, 2016

Your iPhone comes equipped with government notifications, such as AMBER and Emergency alerts. These alerts are pushed out to individuals by their carriers based on their location, and can be useful for a variety of reasons.

On the other hand, if you don’t think you’ll be using them any time soon or you get sick of seeing them on your device, you can always disable them.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how! Read More


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


How to get notified when we post a new YouTube video

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 24, 2015

As a part of yesterday’s YouTube app update for iOS, it is now possible to receive a push notification whenever we post a new video on iDownloadBlog’s YouTube channel.

Each week, we post several videos about jailbreaking, the latest Cydia tips, tricks, tips, reviews, and more. iDB’s YouTube channel is a great source for the latest information on all things Apple, jailbreaking, iOS, and the iPhone and iPad.

With this latest update, it’s even easier to stay up to date with all of our new video content. In this post, we’ll show you how to do just that. Read More


Notifications for Reddit provides message alerts in real time

By Timothy Reavis on Jun 1, 2015

I’ve always wondered why popular Reddit clients such as Alien Blue and Narwhal don’t support push notifications for various alerts. Not being a heavy redditor myself, replies to my comments will often go unnoticed until the next time I open a Reddit client, and that might take a few days, which sometimes proves to be inconvenient. However, Notifications for Reddit is a recently-launched solution. Read More


OneDrive gains Document Provider extension, Recycle Bin support, push alerts and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 9, 2015

Microsoft’s iOS client for its cloud-storage service, OneDrive, has received a significant update Friday bringing out a Document Provider extension of its own. The Document Provider extension is one of the major new extensibility features in iOS 8. With Document Providers, developers can write apps which expose their custom remote or local storage functionality to the operating system.

What this means for OneDrive fans is that they can now access their files in other apps. To see how this works and learn more about other changes in OneDrive 4.6, jump past the fold. Read More


Notifyr app goes free: receive iOS notifications on your Mac

By Timothy Reavis on Aug 6, 2014

Today seems to be the day for app discounts, as Apple is giving away Rise Alarm Clock, and now the developer of Notifyr, an app for receiving iPhone push notifications on your Mac, is giving his app away for free every other day for a week.

We first wrote about Notifyr on its launch back in May, and it took the tech community somewhat by surprise, as many thought Apple would remove it from the App Store per one of their many regulations. Regardless, it’s been available for download at a $3.99 price tag up until today, as Notifyr has gone free for a limited time. Read More


New in iOS 8: reply notifications for Mail threads

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 12, 2014

Apple really seems laser-focused on further removing communication hurdles and friction in iOS 8 by advancing Mail and Messages stock apps in ways more than one.

For the most part, the changes in these two apps are for the better: Apple hasn’t cluttered their interfaces nor has it changed the familiar design.

Apple’s thinking and consideration for the end user is especially evident in how iOS 8 handles group chats in Messages and email threads in Mail.

While you can now finally leave a group chat in Messages, Mail in iOS 8 sports a really useful feature where you tell it to issue a push notification each time someone has replied to a designated email thread… Read More


New ‘Notifyr’ app pushes your iPhone notifications to your Mac

By Cody Lee on May 21, 2014

A new iPhone app has surfaced in the App Store that offers a fairly unique feature: the ability to push notifications to your Mac. It’s called Notifyr, and it utilizes a companion OS X client and Bluetooth LE tech to automatically send your iOS notifications to your desktop.

The whole thing is fairly easy to set up. After you’ve downloaded both the iOS app and the Mac client, you’ll follow the usual bluetooth pairing procedure. And once that’s done, you should start seeing all of your iOS notifications pop up in your Mac’s Notification Center… Read More


pushNotify is available on Cydia: forward push notifications to your Mac

By Sébastien Page on Apr 10, 2014

pushNotify, a tweak that lets you forward your iOS push notifications to your Mac, is now available on Cydia. Jeff took the tweak for a spin a couple days ago, which you can see in action in the video above.

pushNotify is available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99. It also requires a companion app for your Mac that you can download for free.

Is that something you’d use? If you haven’t already tried it, please make sure to tell us what you think.

If you’re on the fence about getting this tweak, have a look at Jeff’s full review of pushNotify.


Apple seen testing push notifications for resolved Maps issues

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2014

Apple is apparently testing a new notification system for Maps, according to a report from MacRumors. The site has posted screenshots showing a new option that some users are seeing to receive a push notification when their reported issue with the app has been fixed.

It works like this: after choosing to ‘Report a Problem’ within the Maps app, users are given the option to be notified when engineers have fixed the issue. And once the problem has been resolved, Apple sends out a push notification to that user’s device letting them know… Read More


Upcoming ‘PushNotify’ tweak will let you forward push notifications from iOS to the Mac

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 8, 2014

I’ve been testing PushNotify for a few weeks, and now I can finally talk about what it does. A lot of you have been asking me about this tweak, because you’ve seen its settings featured in my other videos and screenshots.

PushNotify, to put it simply, is a jailbreak tweak that lets your forward push notifications to the Mac. It does so by means of a small menu-bar utility that runs on the Mac, and a jailbreak tweak that’s installed via Cydia on your iOS device.

We’ve taken PushNotify for a test drive on video, and we’d like to show you how it works. Check inside for the details. Read More


You can now get iDownloadBlog push notifications on your Mac

By Sébastien Page on Dec 20, 2013

With the release of OS X Mavericks, Apple has introduced a way for readers to be alerted via push notification every time a new article is published on one of their favorite sites. Today, I am happy to announce that iDownloadBlog is able to deliver these push notifications to your Mac.

Showing as a banner in the upper-right corner of your Mac, these push notifications will allow you to instantly know when a new article is published on iDB, even if Safari isn’t currently running.

Here is how you can subscribe: Read More


Safari push notifications going live ahead of OS X Mavericks release

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 22, 2013

In a rare move, Apple last week issued a silent update to OS X Mavericks Gold Master as the company is supposed to share pricing and availability information about the software at today’s iPad event. And conveniently just a few hours ahead of the big reveal, a few high-profile websites have now flipped the switch on Safari push notifications.

For those uninitiated, this is a new feature of OS X Mavericks that allows web applications to send alerts which go straight to the Notification Center, even when Safari isn’t running.

Only a handful of websites have activated the feature, though others are expected to follow suit as soon as Mavericks goes public, which some watchers think might happen during today’s event… Read More


Pebble smartwatch gets email notifications courtesy of app update

By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2013

Good news for Pebble owners this afternoon. The company just posted an update for the smartwatch’s companion iPhone app that adds support for incoming email push notifications, meaning you can get alerts on your Pebble watch when new emails arrive.

The app has to be running in the background of your iPhone for it to work, and it’s only compatible with Gmail and other IMAP email services. But the feature should get substantially more functionality when iOS 7 is released, as it has better accessory support… Read More


‘PostOffice’ forwards all iOS notifications to Google Glass

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 20, 2013

Adam Bell, the iOS developer behind jailbreak tweaks like Stride and the Facebook Chat Head enabling MessageBox, is back at it again. He just released PostOffice — a new jailbreak tweak that allows Google Glass users to forward all of their iOS notifications directly to Google Glass.

Unfortunately, I don’t own Google Glass, so it’s impossible for me to personally test out exactly how the tweak functions. At any rate, take a look inside for a screenshot of the tweak’s settings. Read More


OS X Mavericks includes some major improvements to notifications

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013

Good news Mac users. In addition to all of the cool stuff Apple has already outlined in Mac OS X Mavericks, the new software is also going to include a number of improvements to the way it handles notifications.

Easily the coolest thing about the enhancements is that you can now quick reply to notifications. This is something that iOS users have been clamoring for for years. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.

More details after the fold… Read More


BadgerTweak: an upcoming tweak for quickly viewing notifications

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 17, 2013

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could tap an app badge and be given a synopsis of the app’s awaiting notifications? That’s the premise behind BadgerTweak, an upcoming endeavor that allows “…users to view notifications by tapping the app’s notification badge on the SpringBoard.”

According to the tweak’s official Twitter account, it’s coming soon to Cydia, and will work with more than just the Messages app. Although the tweak is still in development, the team behind it has apparently made a few strides in the developmental process as of late. Read More


Emblem brings OS X inspired notifications to the iPad

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 29, 2012

Today at WWJC, Joshua Tucker revealed a new tweak that he created in collaboration with fellow developer, Kyle Howells. The tweak — Emblem — is an iPad exclusive that brings OS X inspired notifications to iOS.

Emblem features smooth animations, and swipe to dismiss among other things. Take a look inside as we give you a sneak peak of Emblem via our video walkthrough… Read More


NotiPad: Growl like notifications on the iPad

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2012

NotiPad is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that promises to provide Growl like notifications on the iPad. The notifications that appear with NotiPad replace the standard banners present in iOS 5 and above.

Each notification can be tapped to launch its respective app (or double tapped, if you prefer to dismiss it). There are also options contained within the Settings app, that allow you to configure the animation style and switch the position of incoming notifications.

Take a look inside for the full video walkthrough… Read More

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