By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2011
The stock Messages app in iOS is so boring. Everything is the same color and font, and there’s no option for contact photos or custom avatars. Sure there are utilities in Cydia that allow you to skin the SMS app, but they tend to make your phone feel sluggish.
If you’ want to spruce up your Messages app, without dealing with Winterboard or themes, you may want to check out SMSEnhancer. This new jailbreak tweak adds contact photos and time stamps to your otherwise dull conversation screen… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 26, 2011
One of the new features in iOS 5 is the ability to hide your keyboard when viewing your SMS history in the iMessage app.
It didn’t take long, but there is now a jailbreak tweak available that mimics said functionality, and even allows you to hide the input box as well.
For longtime biteSMS users, this won’t be new to you, but if you’ve been hanging onto that old outdated Messages app, this is a must have tweak to add to your collection.
Check inside for the video details surrounding SMSHideKeyboard… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 22, 2011
SMS Censor is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to censor certain words when using your iPhone’s default Messages app.
Its purpose is to prevent messages from being sent altogether if it detects a censored string residing in the body of your text message.
I’m not exactly sure who would want to use this, or how it would be used, but I’d imagine it would be a scenario where a parent is censoring or monitoring their child’s text messaging habits.
Unfortunately, if the child is smart enough to jailbreak the device in the first place, they’re definitely smart enough to find one of the many ways to work around a restriction such as this… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 15, 2011
PrivateSMS is a new TweakWeek jailbreak tweak for the iPhone that sets out to hide your personal SMS messages from view.
The only issue is that if the person who’s trying to read your SMS messages really wants to read them, it’s not too hard to figure out how to do so.
PrivateSMS makes it so that it appears that you have no SMS messages in your inbox, but with just a couple of taps, all of your messages are instantly viewable.
This fact alone eliminates PrivateSMS from candidacy when it comes to genuinely securing your SMS messages, but it might be the first line of defense that you’ve been looking for… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jun 1, 2011
SMS Signature is a new application available for jailbroken iPhones that will allow you to, as you probably figured out, add a custom signature to text messages sent from your iPhone.
After downloading the application from Cydia, you can use the Settings app to configure SMS Signature. From there, you can create and activate a custom text signature. From now on, every time you send a text message, the signature will automatically be appended to it… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 7, 2011
iQuickCall is a jailbreak tweak that allows you quick access to the number you call everyday. Using the gesture options built into Activator, iQuickCall gives you several methods for quickly prompting the option to call/text/e-mail someone from anywhere on your screen.
There are apps in the App Store that try to solve the issue of quick contact reference in iOS, but iQuickCall uses the system access benefits that jailbreaking provides for a more integrated approach… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 27, 2011
AutoResponder is a Cydia tweak that automatically replies to incoming SMS messages. If you’re in a situation where you can’t immediately respond to a text, AutoResponder can reply for you with a list of preset messages you assign.
If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like to leave your friends hung out to dry, AutoResponder is great for notifying someone that you’re busy or unavailable… Read More
By Guest Author on Mar 14, 2011
In addition to the much-awaited Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T iPhone 4 owners, Apple also updated the Messages app in iOS 4.3.
Although there are no changes to the app itself per say, Apple has updated the alert options. This includes significantly shorter SMS (text) ringtones, clearer text ringtone sounds from the speaker, and the settings for the Messages app now allow you to have alert tones repeat up to ten times at two minute intervals.
By Alex Heath on Feb 28, 2011
Picture the scenario: Somebody with the default iPhone ringtone gets a phone call in a room full of other iPhone users. Everyone instantly reaches into their pocket and awkwardly looks around the room wondering who’s iPhone is actually going off.
We’ve all been there.
If you feel like pulling a good prank, there’s a website that replicates the iPhone’s default sounds.
By Sébastien Page on Feb 23, 2011
Here is an app that shouldn’t even exist in the first place as Apple should have implemented it in iOS. ChatPic is a new jailbreak app that will show address book photos next to text messages in the SMS app.
For ChatPic to work, you obviously need to add a photo to your contacts, then whenever they text you, you will see their face next to the chat bubble… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 15, 2011
I have to be honest with you; I never thought I’d ever need a jailbreak tweak like Keep Text New.
SMS Messages aren’t exactly like email, where you derive benefits from unread messages; or are they?
I guess there’s only one way to find out. Against my better judgment, I went ahead and took the plunge and purchased Keep Text New…
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 1, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on some rumored changes that AT&T was planning for their texting plans.
It was said that the main reason for the change was to “simplify” their texting plans. Coincidentally, this change comes just prior to the iPhone’s arrival on Verizon.
Simply put, AT&T is looking to capitalize on any and every advantage it possibly can as a way to help combat a potential mass exodus to Verizon.
If you were looking forward to the changes with the texting plan, we’ve got some good news; it looks like AT&T followed through with their plans…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 19, 2011
It looks like AT&T is planning a preemptive strike in the upcoming Verizon iPhone battle, with the first big change being new text messaging plans. AT&T says their intent is to simplify and streamline their messaging plans, with the changes due to go into effect on January 23, 2011.
Check inside for the details on the new plans, and what this means for AT&T customers…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 13, 2011
If you’re rocking an unlocked phone, it would behoove you to stick to the tried and true suggestions from the Dev Team to stay away from official updates. AT&T has recently started sending out mass text messages urging customers to update to iOS 4.2.
Why would they do this? Since AT&T is already on the cusp of losing quite a few users to Verizon’s iPhone once it is released, the company is in a frenzy trying to convince customers to stick with them…
By Alex Heath on Jan 7, 2011
Let’s be real, your time is precious. Sometimes you just don’t have time to shoot off a quick text. You could be in a meeting, driving, at work, or just plain lazy. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a list of pre-made, generic messages you could easily send in a text message?
Canned for iPhone, by Sky Balloon, is a lightweight, simple app that allows you to easily send off “canned” responses through text message. The app integrates with your Messages app by pasting your replies into the input field and allowing you to choose your recipient…
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 28, 2010
Now that more and more jailbreakers are making the jump to iOS 4.2.1, courtesy of Redsn0w, a lot of people are wondering what’s up with biteSMS? The app installs fine, but right off the bat you’ll start to notice something’s not quite right with our #2 favorite jailbreak app of 2010.
In fact, for me, attempting to send a message with biteSMS 5.0 while on iOS 4.2.1 crashes the app outright, rendering my fiendish text messaging habits useless.
Of course, if there’s anything we know about the biteSMS crew, it’s that they’re always on top of things; in fact they’ve already released a beta version of the app that works well with Apple’s latest firmware. Check inside for the quick and easy how to…
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 8, 2010
How many times have you accidentally sent an email that wasn’t finished? Or worse yet, how many times have you sent an email to the wrong recipient? Yeah, our mistakes can yield some pretty embarrassing results if we’re not careful.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your mail and SMS apps asked you if you wanted to send, before sending? AskToSend is a jailbreak app that teaches your iPhone some lessons in etiquette…
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 2, 2010
Jailbreaking is without a doubt one of the best features about owning an iPhone. Not only are there some totally cool apps that you couldn’t get your hands on otherwise, but you can fully customize your iPhone’s look to fit your style.
biteSMS is one such application that gives users much more functionality than Apple’s stock offering. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could completely replace the stock SMS application with biteSMS, all the way down to the look and name of the app icon? Indeed it would be, that’s why we’ve created an in-depth tutorial for you inside…
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 30, 2010
Want a way to make SMS messaging a little more personal? Then look no further than ChatPic, a jailbreak tweak that puts a little photo of your contact beside each incoming chat bubble.
Sure, there are many other apps that provide some variation of this premise, but if adding a smidgen of personalization to your SMS messages is all that you desire, then it’s hard to go wrong with this tweak…