Spotty brings album artwork illustrations to Spotify’s playlist view

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 5, 2016

The Spotify app doesn’t normally show album artwork illustrations beside your songs in playlist view, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called Spotty, you can force it to.

Not only does it look better after the fact, but it helps make it a lot easier to recognize your music at a glance. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Columba for iOS 9, Force Delete, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 4, 2016

These past few weeks have felt pretty stale for the jailbreak community, but this week has seen a slight resurgence. Unfortunately, with no public announcements from reputable jailbreak teams at this point in time, there’s still no news as to when a public jailbreak for iOS 10 may drop.

Regardless, developers continue to make tweaks for iOS 9. In this roundup, we’ll show you everything that was released this week, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

SmallHint keeps a subtle hint for your passcode on your Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 2, 2016

Forgetful people can now combat their inability to remember their iPhone or iPad passcodes with a new free jailbreak tweak called SmallHint.

What this tweak allows you to do is put an inconspicuous hint on your Lock screen, just below the date, that can help jog your memory in the event that you forget your passcode. Read More

 

Columba: a biteSMS alternative offering Quick Compose/Reply, scheduled messages, and more

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 1, 2016

Although biteSMS is no longer supported on the latest versions of iOS, a jailbreak tweak called Columba for iOS 9 brings some of the functionality biteSMS users loved to jailbroken iOS 9 devices.

Columba for iOS 9 comes complete with Quick Compose and Quick Reply, as well as a slew of other must-have features for sending and receiving messages from your jailbroken iPhone. Read More

 

Force Delete lets you delete or hide apps with a 3D Touch gesture

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 1, 2016

Force Delete is a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia that lets you utilize your 3D Touch display to delete apps from your device.

While the tweak is designed primarily for the purpose of letting you delete the apps you’ve downloaded from the App Store, the tweak can even hide system apps from your Home screen if you wanted to do that instead. Read More

 

LockLaunchApp brings up to six app shortcuts to your Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 30, 2016

We’ve all got those special apps on our iPhones that we use more than the others, and a jailbreak tweak called LockLaunchApp intends to make accessing them easier.

As the name suggests, it will put an app launcher on your iPhone’s Lock screen that can support up to six of your favorite apps, and best of all, you can customize the appearance of the launcher too. Read More

 

ColorCalculator lets you modify the color scheme of the Calculator app

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 29, 2016

The Calculator app on the iPhone has always had the same orange color scheme for as long as I can remember, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called ColorCalculator, you can tint the app any color you’d like.

With a number of pre-set colors to choose from, ColorCalculator is easy to use and can help you get whatever color scheme you might be going for. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: NotificationPop, Notifications10, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 27, 2016

This week was an improvement over last week in terms of jailbreak tweak release volume in Cydia, but things are still slow as we continue to go on without a jailbreak for iOS 10, Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

In this roundup, we’ll discuss all of this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting by showcasing our favorites and then talking about the rest afterwards. Read More

 

Review: the high quality leather cases from Nodus Collection

By Jim Gresham on Nov 26, 2016

Nodus Collection, which I reviewed exactly one year ago, is back in-action with updates for iPhone 7 and their wallet collection. If you remember the article regarding the iPhone 6 versions, it was a gushingly positive exposé about their high quality leather, excellent craftsmanship, and attention to detail.

Be warned, this is another one of those glowing reviews. However with a Black Friday twist, you can nab one for yourself at 25% off, or donate the savings to ShelterBox, supporting relief in areas hit by natural disaster or global conflict. Read More

 

This tweak keeps Google Maps from nagging you when Location Services are disabled

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 26, 2016

While most people grant Google Maps access to their location for navigation purposes, not everyone uses Google Maps for navigation. Other users primarily use the app for region exploration and keep Google Maps from accessing their location for privacy reasons.

If you’re one of these people, and you hate seeing the location services warning alert every time you open the app, then you should install a new free jailbreak tweak called Google Maps – No Location Services Alert right away. Read More

 

Ottm is a stunning hardwood wrist band for your Apple Watch

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 25, 2016

Back in March, a really sweet Indiegogo campaign for a trio of Apple Watch wrist bands made completely of wood dubbed Ottm was announced, and now the first units are making their way from the production line over to the hands of consumers.

We’ve finally got ours after months of waiting, and we’ve excited to show you what we think about them. Read More

 

NotificationPop lets you use a 3D Touch gesture to open notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 25, 2016

Although I enjoy the Plus-sized iPhones, I don’t very much enjoy having to reach all the way up to the top of the display to tap or drag on a notification banner when someone texts me.

Now, jailbreakers can work around this with a simple 3D Touch gesture thanks to a new free jailbreak tweak called NotificationPop. Read More

 

Notifications10 brings iOS 10 style notification banners to jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 24, 2016

A ton of people are sticking with their jailbroken iOS 9 devices, but are drooling over the new features and interface changes in iOS 10. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Notifications10 can help bring some of the iOS 10 look and feel to your jailbroken iPhone.

Notifications10, as the name suggests, brings iOS 10-style notification bubbles and banners to your jailbroken iOS 9 device. Read More

 

Nomad’s new Lightning cables cross durability with function

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 23, 2016

When you decide to pick up another Lightning cable for your iPhone or iPad, you could choose to go chintzy with another OEM cable that’ll just wear out again in no time at all, or you can go with a beefier option that will have a much longer operating life.

Nomad offers an awesome lineup of MFi-certified heavy duty ballistic 1,000D nylon braided lightning cables that are reinforced with K-29 Kevlar. But what makes these different from the competition? Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: ClearClockView, PullOver, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 20, 2016

As we continue to go on without a public jailbreak for iOS 10, the Cydia store is in the middle of a drought. These trends are typical when we don’t see a new jailbreak for a long period of time, but Apple isn’t making things any easier with their rapid software updates.

Regardless, jailbreak developers haven’t given up just yet. In this roundup, we’ll talk about what’s new in Cydia as of this week. Read More

 

PullOver lets you pin an app to your screen for easier multitasking

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 19, 2016

PullOver is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you pin an app to your screen for easy access from anywhere in iOS.

With a minimal UI and animations that look and feel appealing, and flexible configuration to get to any app you need to, PullOver is an elegant new multitasking shortcut any jailbreaker could benefit from. Read More

 

Twelve South’s Fermata charging stand keeps your wireless headphones organized

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 17, 2016

With the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that many people will be moving to wireless Bluetooth headphones instead of wired ones.

Twelve South’s new Fermata charging stand for wireless headphones is a great accessory to have if you’re one of those people. It’ll keep your headphones out of your way on your desk while they charge, and it looks great too! Read More

 

Reviewers weigh in on the new MacBook Pro…

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 14, 2016

As first customers begin to receive the new MacBook Pro, reviews of the long-expected hardware refresh to Apple’s Pro notebook family hit the web this morning. Depending on the reviewer, the Touch Bar feature is either a gimmick or a productivity-boosting addition.

As for performance, the reviews are mixed: some people are saying that a lot faster SSD and RAM make the machine super snappy and others note Intel’s Skylake chips barely push performance forward versus 2013 or later MacBook Pros. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: EmojiSuggest, PasswordRecovery, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 13, 2016

There has been a slight resurgence in activity for the jailbreak community this week compared to last week, but things are still a lot slower than they usually are due to the lack of a refreshing jailbreak release for iOS 10.

Despite the lull, there have been some pretty interesting jailbreak tweak releases in Cydia this week, and we’ll be recapping on all of those on this roundup. Read More

 

EmojiSuggest brings iOS 10-like emoji suggestions to the predictive keyboard

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 11, 2016

One of the cool new features of iOS 10 is the ability to input Emojis through the predictive row at the top of the keyboard that tries to guess what you’re trying to say before you say it.

When you express certain words, iOS 10 will recommend Emojis to communicate the word instead, and a new free jailbreak tweak called EmojiSuggest brings this functionality to jailbroken iOS 9 devices as well. Read More

 
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