‘FavoriteContacts’ Adds Your Favorites to Notification Center

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


Message Icons: Compose New Mail And SMS Directly From Your Home Screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 11, 2011

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could compose a new mail or SMS message with the touch of a button? Well now you can.

Introducing: Message Icons, a jailbreak tweak that recently graced Cydia. It allows you to bypass all of the fluff, and get right to writing an email or SMS message.

It’s not the prettiest tweak in the world, but it’s most certainly functional. Take a gander inside for a visual rundown… Read More


How to Install the biteSMS Beta on iOS 5

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 8, 2011

It’s no secret that I consider biteSMS to be an absolute iPhone staple; it’s among the first apps that I install after jailbreaking my iPhone.

For those of you who, like me, decide to jailbreak your iOS 5 installation, you’ll find that the public version of biteSMS crashes upon launch.

Fortunately, the biteSMS team has produced a beta version of their popular SMS app that works great on iOS 5. Check inside for the full details on how to score it for yourself… Read More


Project “Orca” is Going to Let You Send Free Text Messages Through Facebook on Your iPhone

By Alex Heath on Sep 22, 2011

With the internet taking over traditional methods of communication, like actually talking to someone on the phone, VoIP and data services are becoming the way that we consumers choose to communicate.

People love to text, and apps like Facebook Messenger simulate that style of communication via the web. Facebook is allegedly working on a project called “Orca” that will merge SMS and Facebook chat. Once Orca is implemented into Facebook Messenger, users will be able to text anyone in the world for free… Read More


How to Send Photos to Your Twitter Timeline Using MMS

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 21, 2011

If you haven’t found anything in the avalanche of iPhone Twitter apps that satisfies you, maybe this little feature will make you happy?

Twitter recently announced that they have added support to attach photos to your Twitter timeline using MMS. Now, all you need to do is snap a photo, send it to the Twitter number that corresponds to your country, and Voila; your photo appears on your Twitter timeline in a matter of seconds.

Want to see how it works? Check out the video inside to see it in action… Read More


BiteSMS Beta for iOS 5 Now Available

By Sébastien Page on Sep 19, 2011

BiteSMS is without a doubt my favorite jailbreak app. I use it several times a day to write and read text messages. Up until now, you couldn’t run BiteSMS on a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 5 beta. But due to the overwhelming demand, the BiteSMS team has decided to release an iOS-compatible version of the app.

Because it is in its early beta development, you can expect BiteSMS to have quite a few bugs. However, the die hard BiteSMS fan that you are will most likely see past those issues and focus on the exciting new features… Read More


Add Live Video Wallpaper to Stock SMS With BeyondSMS

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 16, 2011

Looking for a way to enhance your SMS experience, but apps and tweaks like biteSMS or SMSPlus fail to meet your needs? If so, perhaps it’s time to go beyond SMS.

Indeed, BeyondSMS is a jailbreak tweak for the iPhone that integrates tightly with the stock SMS app, providing things like hidden message capability and live camera wallpaper. Take a look inside for a full video synopsis… Read More


RapidContact: Quickly Dial or Text a Contact

By Cody Lee on Aug 27, 2011

You don’t have to be jailbroken very long before you hear about Activator. The popular tweak allows you to initiate frequent tasks with button taps or on-screen gestures.

What’s cool about Activator is that it’s compatible with hundreds of other Cydia packages, including the one we’re going to be discussing here — RapidContact. The tweak allows users to quickly call or text a favorite contact… Read More


SMS+ Now Live in Cydia, Stock Messages App on Steroids

By Alex Heath on Aug 25, 2011

The highly anticipated jailbreak tweak from Filippo Bigarella, SMS+, is now available in Cydia for $1.99. In case you missed our preview of this tweak, SMS+ enhances your stock Messages app on the iPhone with all sorts of cool features.

While many of the features in SMS+ are also offered in BiteSMS, fans of Apple’s own app will prefer SMS+ because of its integration with the stock Messages app. Read More


SMSPlus: Stock Messages App Enhancer [Video Preview]

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 18, 2011

Today, we were able to get our hands on an early build of SMSPlus, a jailbreak tweak that significantly enhances the stock messages app.

The big thing about SMSPlus is that it’s not a separate app like biteSMS or others, but it’s tightly integrated into the stock messages app, and made to look as stock as possible.

There’s pull to sort functionality, quick reply, quick compose, text to speech, and a bevy of other things to uncover. Check inside for the full video preview… Read More


AT&T Drops Lowest Cost SMS Plan, Goes Unlimited or Nothing

By Oliver Haslam on Aug 18, 2011

An interesting move is on the cards from U.S. carrier, AT&T, according to Engadget and a subsequent AT&T press release.

The blog claims that ‘multiple sources’ point to AT&T dropping its 1,000 message $10 bundle, which would leave just two options for new customers – stump up $20 for the still loving unlimited SMS plan, or pay per message…. Read More


Facebook Messenger Already Top Free App Store App, Watch Out iMessage?

By Oliver Haslam on Aug 11, 2011

When Facebook took the unusual step of launching a completely new app for its messaging service, many raised eyebrows. Why not just use the Facebook app? Facebook Messenger is just another way to get to your Facebook Inbox, isn’t it?

Now, just a day after its release, that same pointless app is sitting comfortably at the number one position of the App Store’s Top Free chart. Maybe it isn’t such a silly idea after all, and here’s why… Read More


How to Send iPhone SMS Messages Directly From Your Desktop Web Browser

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 2, 2011

Are you looking for a more convenient way to send and receive your iPhone SMS messages throughout the day?

If so, then WifiSMS might just be the jailbreak tweak that you’ve been looking for. Unlike apps like Google voice where you can send and receive texts from a totally new number and interface, WifiSMS is basically a replica of the iPhone’s SMS messaging system displayed on your desktop monitor.

As a result, you get an instantly familiar interface that’s a cinch to set up. Check inside for all of the details on this must try jailbreak tweak… Read More


Undelete SMS: Recover Your Deleted Text Messages

By Cody Lee on Jul 30, 2011

Have you every accidentally deleted a text message and thought, “Doh! I shouldn’t have done that?” In most cases if you delete an SMS on your iPhone, there’s no way to get it back.

So what do you do if that message contained important information? Well if you’re iPhone is jailbroken, there’s still hope. Undelete SMS is a utility that combs through your SMS database and Spotlight history to recover your deleted texts… Read More


JailbreakMe 3.0 Conflicting with BiteSMS

By Guest Author on Jul 8, 2011

A couple of days ago we reported that the iPad Camera Connection Kit stopped working after using JailbreakMe 3.0. It looks like another issue has reared its ugly head which looks to affect jailbroken devices on a wider scale.

Reports are surfacing that the popular jailbreak tweak BiteSMS is conflicting with JailbreakMe 3.0. Confirmed on the BiteSMS forums, that sending a text message through BiteSMS’ quick reply feature will crash your device and send it into an infinite boot loop. The only solution to remedy this as of writing is to restore your iDevice… Read More


How to Backup and Restore SMS Messages Using PKGBackup [Video Tutorial]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2011

One of the most frustrating things that I’ve encountered with the iPhone, is doing backups and restores. Now admittedly, most people are okay with this, they just backup their iPhone with iTunes and restore with whenever necessary.

I like to take the backup and restore process a bit more seriously. For instance, I’ve actually created a starting point “stock” iTunes backup with all of my favorite apps, settings, mail accounts, etc.

Secondly, I have a separate backup for all of my jailbreak apps, tweaks, and settings. For this, I use PKGBackup.

I’ve found that the combination of the iTunes backup coupled with PKGBackup makes for a quick, and painless restore back to my favorite settings.

There’s one problem with this methodology though; it doesn’t backup all of my SMS messagesRead More


SMSEnhancer Adds Photos and Timestamps to Messages App

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


‘SMSHideKeyboard’ Gives You More Room to View Your SMS History

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 SMSHideKeyboardRead More


Censor Your SMS Messages With ‘SMS Censor’

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


‘PrivateSMS’ Hides Your SMS Messages From Prying Eyes

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