Homescreen.me lets you share your iOS device setup with the world

By Cody Lee on Jul 20, 2012

The stock Home screen in iOS looks pretty boring. Luckily, jailbreaking can change that. It opens the door to a whole world of customization, including tweaks, icon packages and tons of other theming possibilities.

And if you like customizing your device, and want to share your iPad or iPhone setup with the world, there’s a new service that lets you do that. Homescreen.me finally came out of private beta this week… Read More

 

This is what Siri looks like on the new iPad

By Cody Lee on Jun 11, 2012

Since Apple introduced Siri last fall, folks have been going through great lengths to install it on other devices. But Apple has continued to keep the feature exclusive to the iPhone 4S. Until now, that is.

Along with a number of other Siri-related announcements this morning, Apple announced that iOS 6 would be bringing the digital assistant to the latest iPad. So you know iDB had to go hands-on… Read More

 

‘ShowFlash’ initiates a fake screenshot when certain actions take place

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 9, 2012

If the YouTube comments from our ShowFlash video is any indication, by and large ShowFlash is a worthless tweak.

Fortunately I don’t look at comments to judge what I absolutely should or shouldn’t try.

Granted, as far as usability goes, ShowFlash is fairly devoid of any worthwhile usefulness, but that doesn’t mean you should absolutely avoid it, does it? Read More

 

Sparrow is Ready to Fly Onto Your iPhone, Here’s a Teaser Image

By Alex Heath on Nov 3, 2011

The folks at Sparrow make one of the slickest email apps for the Mac around. You can buy Sparrow for Gmail in the Mac App Store for $9.99. The app looks and feels a whole lot like the official Twitter app and the deceased Tweetie client.

A report from months agosaid that Sparrow was coming to the iPhone, and the app’s developers have posted a teaser image to whet our appetites…

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Screenshot Picture: Add Photos to Your iPhone’s Screenshot Flash

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 28, 2011

You know that boring old white flash that appears on your iPhone’s screen when you’re taking a screenshot? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an option to spruce that up a bit?

Likely, that’s the exact conversation the developer of Screenshot Picture had with himself as he was conceptualizing it.

Inside, you’ll find a video walkthrough on this tweak, and learn how to make your screenshot taking experience a tad more interesting… Read More

 

Screenshot Customizer: Add Colors and Patterns to Your Screenshot Flash

By Cody Lee on Aug 13, 2011

Jailbreaking your iDevice gives you the ability to customize it beyond your wildest dreams. Not only are there themes and icon packages that can change the look and feel of iOS, there are also tweaks available.

And if you really have an appetite for customizing, this next utility might just make your day. Now you can personalize something I’m willing to bet you would have never thought of, your screenshots… Read More

 

Here’s What OTA Updates Look Like on iOS 5 Beta 4

By Alex Heath on Jul 22, 2011

The reports are coming in, and users are already beginning to perform over-the-air updates from iOS 5 Beta 3 to the just-released Beta 4.

As you can see from the above screenshot, OTA updates can now be turned on under Settings > General > Software Update. Read More

 

Apple Owes the Jailbreak Community an Apology

By Alex Heath on Jun 10, 2011

The relationship between Apple and the jailbreak community has always been an interesting one. Ever since the first, public iPhone jailbreak was displayed in 2007, Apple and jailbreakers have been fighting in a secret, underground war. Fast forward to 2011, and you can do a lot more with a jailbroken iPhone than just add custom ringtones.

On Monday, Apple unveiled iOS 5. Version 5 was called Apple’s most “revolutionary” iOS release to date. Oddly enough, many features that have been in the jailbreak community for years are now present in iOS 5. In fact, Apple has borrowed (some would say stolen) ideas from jailbreak developers for years, and iOS 5 is the most current, blatant example.

Apple, you owe the jailbreak community an apology. Read More

 

Customize Message Notifications iOS 5

By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011

iOS 5 continues to amaze us. The amount of customization that now exists at the system level almost rivals what a jailbroken iPhone can do.

Thanks to the shiny new Notification Center, you can customize the way incoming push notifications look in iOS 5. You can customize how many notifications display on your lockscreen, and you can even toggle the lockscreen view on and off Read More

 

App Usage and iCloud Settings in iOS 5

By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011

Yesterday, Apple unveiled the next version of their mobile software called iOS 5. We’ve already shown you a lot of iOS 5, including some screenshots of things like Notifications Center and the new Music app.

We’ve got a few more iOS 5 screenshots to show you, and these reveal some of iCloud’s settings and customizations. A similar, new feature in iOS 5 is the ability to view memory usage for different apps alongside iCloud usage… Read More

 

Breaking: Photos of iCloud in iOS 5 Music App

By Alex Heath on Jun 6, 2011

We just can’t seem to control ourselves. More and more screenshots of iOS 5 keep coming in, and we thought this one was worth sharing.

We’ve already heard plenty about how iCloud will be heavily integrated into iOS 5, and specifically with iTunes. In the iOS 5 iPod app, purchased songs are available for download from the iCloud servers.

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‘No Screenshot Flash’ Disables the Flash Effect When Taking a Screenshot

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 26, 2011

Annoyed by that flash effect that happens every time you take a screenshot? Apparently you’re not alone.

No Screenshot Flash is a tweak that performs the exact duties that its name implies.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the fact that you can pretty much customize every facet of your iPhone, but is such a simple tweak even worth your time? Does it improve the user experience in any way?

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Rumor: Apple Bringing Landscape Mode to the Home Screen and New Multitouch Gestures in iOS 4.3

By Alex Heath on Jan 21, 2011

The Apple rumor mill has been churning fast and furiously over the past few weeks. There’s been more white iPhone 4 speculation, some details about the iPhone 5 released, and the rumor that the next iPhone will be without a home button.

Details about iOS 4.3 have started to emerge in light of the beta that Apple recently made available to the developer community. Among these details, it seems that, after the failure of Ping, Apple may be trying its luck again with another social media attempt.

The iPad’s home screen has had landscape mode compatibility since product launch, but Apple has not yet brought that feature to the iPhone. Many have asked for a landscape home screen, but it has been absent from the iPhone for years. Well, that is, until now…

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Internally Leaked Screenshots Confirming Multitouch Gestures in iOS 4.3

By Alex Heath on Jan 20, 2011

It looks as though the iPad won’t be the only one to get the new multitouch gestures unearthed in the iOS 4.3 beta. Boy Genius has released some iPhone screenshots that are claimed to come from internal testing at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.

We recently reported on the rumor that the next major version of the iPhone would have no home button. Instead, it was supposed that iOS would use multitouch gestures (two, three, four fingers, etc.) to replace the functionality of the home button.

This new report seems to support the theory of no home button on the iPhone 5. Apparently, Apple has been testing multitouch gestures on the iPhone (there is nothing to clarify if the screenshots are associated with new hardware) internally for quite some time…

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Taking Screenshots With Your iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 6, 2011

Taking a screenshot is probably one of the first “tricks” you learn as a new iPhone owner. For those of you new to the iPhone, you may still be wondering how to take a screenshot.

In this latest iPhone Basics tutorial, we show you how, and why taking screenshots with the iPhone can prove to be quite useful in your day-to-day activities…

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‘SB 2 Cloud’ is the Perfect iPhone Screenshot Companion

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 22, 2010

Being an iPhone blogger means having to take tons of screenshots of the iPhone’s screen, and meticulously emailing them to myself so that I can use them in my articles. It’s a drawn out process that I’ve been looking to streamline for quite some time.

Droplr was a great start, but it still required me to manually select the files I wanted to upload to the cloud, similar to email. Wouldn’t it be great if every screenshot you took was automatically uploaded to the cloud with no human intervention?

Apparently the developers of SB 2 Cloud think so, because this jailbreak tweak accomplishes just that…

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Leaks Indicate White iPhone 4 Might be Coming

By Guest Author on Sep 28, 2010

It doesn’t seem all that long ago when the iPhone community was up in arms about the delayed release of the white iPhone 4. Time has passed and overall I don’t hear much complaining across the front lines.

iPhone FAQ has a story that highlights an inventory leak from Canadian iPhone carrier, Rogers. The report shows a screenshot that lists the white iPhone 4 underneath the black version. It’s noted that once a product is listed in Rogers Sales Central it emerges shortly thereafter… Read More

 

iOS 4.1 Coming September 8th

By Guest Author on Sep 4, 2010

This is interesting. Engadget has a screenshot of the UK Apple Store that shows iOS 4.1 scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 8th.

The US Website still shows the usual “Coming Soon” announcement so we’ll go out on a limb here and say that the 8th is the day. Any ideas on how this inconsistency of information happens? Read More

 

Screenshots of iOS 4.1 Show HDR Photography & HD Uploading Abilities

By Guest Author on Sep 2, 2010

The release of iOS 4.1 will come next week sometime but Gizmodo has gotten ahold of some screenshots that show off the new operating system’s fanciest feature. As Steve Jobs announced today the new OS will enable high dynamic range photography, otherwise known as HDR.

For those who are unaware of the premise behind HDR, the feature takes multiple images to create a more colorful splash and sensation for the final product. Whether your a highly tuned photographer or just like snapping shots with your iPhone you’ll be able to experience the benefits of having such an ability within your native camera app… Read More

 

iPhone Fans: Play by the Rules and You Wont Get Wiped [Rant]

By Guest Author on Aug 27, 2010

Thank Buddha it’s Friday! With the weekend approaching it’s also that special day of the week where yours truly vents about a recent story that rubbed me the wrong way. This weeks session is dedicated to a story we reported on regarding Apple’s new patent that would enable them to remotely wipe your iPhone. You may be rolling your eyes but hear me out because I think a lot of you will be even more irritated by the spin I apply here… Read More