By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2011
One of the most frustrating aspects about the stock Notes app, is that it can take too much effort to reference your notes in a quick manner.
Say, for instance, you’re shopping at the grocery store, and you want to quickly reference the shopping list stored on your Notes app. Doing so can prove to be more time consuming that it needs to be.
Enter ToDoNotes, a recently created jailbreak tweak that gives you the ability to paste your most important notes right on your Spotlight page… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2011
If you happen to be a Mac user, you’ll probably be able to guess where the inspiration for this next tweak came from. QuickMath enables you to calculate simple math equations in your Spotlight search bar.
If you’ve been looking for a good reason to use that screen that sits to the left of the default homescreen, you might want to check out QuickMath. It will add some value to your Spotlight screen, literally… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2011
If you’ve had an iPhone (or any smartphone) over the last few years, chances are you’ve seen Caller ID spoofing. Basically, it’s an app that will change your outbound Caller ID information when making a phone call.
But most of the apps for the iPhone are sketchy, and usually require money after the first few calls. Luckily, infamous jailbreak developer moeseth has created a similar tweak to help feed your inner prankster… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 6, 2011
Empty Folder Icons is a new jailbreak tweak for the iPhone that makes your iPhone’s folders appear as if they contain nothing. For someone new to the world of iOS, this may seem like a pointless tweak, but all of us iOS users know that it is otherwise impossible to create an empty folder on the platform.
That is, of course, still impossible to do — all that this tweak does is give the appearance of an empty folder.
If you’re looking to add something different to your iPhone, or you’re just tired of those nearly indistinguishable mini representations of your apps cluttering your folders, then you may want to check this free jailbreak tweak out… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 4, 2011
Webscrollian is a brand spanking new jailbreak tweak from a staple in the jailbreak community, @chpwn.
Webscrollian is his latest concoction, and it brings significantly faster page scrolling to web views, i.e. Mobile Safari.
Want to see how a stock Safari browse stacks up against a a supercharged Safari browser with this TweakWeek entry installed? Check inside for the head to head comparison… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 31, 2011
Finally! If there was a utility that could do this before, I wasn’t aware of it. UShare allows you to copy and tweet your favorite YouTube video URLs from the iOS YouTube app.
Well-known jailbreak developer moeseth submits the utility as part of his TweakWeek run. The popular contest has developers submitting one free tweak a day, for 7 days, and this one in particular is a fine example of the project… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 24, 2011
If you’ve ever wanted to open up your app switcher in landscape mode like you can do on the iPad, then your only choice is to jailbreak your iPhone.
Up until now, the jailbreak tweaks that enable the landscape app switcher on the iPhone have all been paid tweaks.
Thank’s to @chpwn, there is now a free option to enable the landscape app switcher, and that option is aptly entitled, Switcherscape… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 22, 2011
For those still unfamiliar with TweakWeek, it’s an ongoing contest for jailbreak developers to essentially build 7 tweaks in 7 days. Criteria for the competition is that each utility must be free, and produced in 24 hours.
This week’s featured TweakWeek developer is Chpwn, the creator of popular jailbreak apps like VoiceActivator and AppSlide. His first entry is a simple utility that allows you to set web clips (and apps) to launch full screen… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 13, 2011
For his final TweakWeek entry, Andrea Oliva gives us SpotEnhancer. This unique jailbreak utility puts a different spin on quick launching apps, by allowing users to open apps with Spotlight Search commands.
SpotEnhancer gives you several commands that can do anything from open a new text message, to launch a Google search. There are even commands for your favorite social networking apps… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2011
We’ve got another TweakWeek entry for you. This one comes from Andrea Oliva and might just be a godsend for folks who enjoy a good impromptu sing-along.
PlayingLyrics is a unique jailbreak utility that can instantly bring up the lyrics of a currently playing track. The cool thing is that you can use Activator to assign a button or gesture to the function, so your song lyrics are available at all times… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 4, 2011
Ever wanted to see your app icons randomly flip as if you Home screen was filled with a dozen miniature revolving doors?
To be honest, me neither; but it does look nice once the effect is there and you can see it in action.
Random Icon Flip is one of those tweaks that sounds horrible while hearing it described, but it actually starts to grow on you after using it… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 4, 2011
AnimateBattery is a neat little jailbreak tweak that — as its name states — animates the battery on your lock screen while your iPhone is charging.
This is the forth TweakWeek entry in the series by developer Elias Limneos, who has in my opinion, some of the better tweaks that TweakWeek has seen thus far.
Check inside for the full video details regarding the ins and outs of this free download from Cydia… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 4, 2011
TweakWeek seems to have hit a certain stride under Elias Limneos. The prolific developer of this week’s TweakWeek entries is back at it again with something original, something that I think you’re definitely going to like.
This latest tweak is called ArrangeStatusBar, and it allows you to use a finger and manually arrange the icons residing in your iPhone’s status bar.
Needless to say, I’m thoroughly impressed with its accuracy and abundance of cool factor oozing from this tweak… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 2, 2011
ModMyi broke the news today about a new project that jailbreak developer Dan Zimmerman is working on. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Zimmerman recently participated in TweakWeak, releasing utilities like the Airplane and Wi-fi Icon toggles.
If you liked those tweaks, you’re going to love Zimmerman’s next idea. The developer is now working on an entire set of settings toggles for your springboard… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 28, 2011
If you don’t know what TweakWeek is by now, you haven’t been paying attention. Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich started the initiative earlier this month, by releasing 1 free, simple jailbreak tweak every day for a week.
After Petrich completed 7 tweaks in 7 days, he passed the torch on to other jailbreak developers, each one taking a week of their own. We are nearing the end of Dan Zimmerman’s week, but the developer seems to be going out in style… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 27, 2011
Dan Zimmerman’s latest entry into the TweakWeek daily challenge was uploaded yesterday. The jailbreak tweak is called iScreenSaver, and it puts a new spin on the old function.
Remember when custom screen savers on your desktop were cool? The effect never really made the transition to smart phones, as 3.5″ screens don’t typically need saving. But Zimmerman’s tweak isn’t your typical screen saver… 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 25, 2011
LabelMover is a new jailbreak tweak that will presumably be a part of the TweakWeek selection of tweaks.
The purpose of this tweak is to adjust the position of your app icon labels about 1/4th from the top of the app icon.
That’s pretty much all this tweak sets out to do, and to be honest with you, I uninstalled this right after shooting it… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 24, 2011
When you put your iPhone on silent, there are certain notifications that can go unnoticed if your iPhone is in your pocket or purse. Sure, your iPhone will vibrate for missed calls and messages, but that’s about the extent of the option.
As part of the ongoing TweakWeek daily challenge, jailbreak developer Dan Zimmerman has released a utility to remedy this problem. VibLert enables the vibrating notification option for all applications… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 22, 2011
It looks like Tyler Nettleton saved one of his best jailbreak tweaks for last. His swan song, Custom Lock, allows iPhone jailbreakers to add their own custom message to their lock screen.
Custom Lock is the seventh and final entry for this round of TweakWeek and it allows you to use your iPhone’s lock screen as a virtual billboard.
A quick venture into your iPhone’s Settings app reveals a settings panel for Custom Lock that lets you add clock replacing text along with subtitle text.
Want to see what the results look like? Check inside for a brief video demo of Custom Lock in action… Read More