BookSong: make the Music app remember where you left off

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 15, 2014

BookSong is one of those jailbreak tweaks that sounds a bit silly in description, but turns out to be fairly interesting when you begin using it. It’s a tweak that allows you to automatically reestablish the spot where you left off on a song even if you kill the stock Music app or perform a respring.

Without this tweak, iOS will not remember where your song left off, regardless of where you were mid tune. With BookSong, iOS remembers exactly where you left off, and picks up the jams from that exact spot. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break to see BookSong in action. Read More

 

Hermes: a lightweight cross-platform quick reply solution

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 15, 2014

Are you itching for a lightweight quick reply solution, and feel that existing tweaks don’t work for you? What about being able to quickly reply to WhatsApp, Kik, and iMessage messages from the same quick reply interface. If you answered yes to one or both questions, then you may want to check out Hermes, a brand new $0.99 quick reply solution for jailbreakers. Read More

 

SwipeExpander: a new keyboard shortcut tool for jailbreakers

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2014

SwipeExpander is a new jailbreak tweak that brings powerful keyboard shortcut gestures to the iPhone à la AltKeyboard. The tweak employs swipe-up and swipe-down keyboard gestures to invoke a variety of different actions, from mundane copy/paste shortcuts, to insert text shortcuts.

One of the cool things about SwipeExpander is that lowercase and uppercase keys are deemed separate, meaning you can have a large variety of keyboard gestures across the 26 letters in the english alphabet. But that’s not all, SwipeExpander plays nice with well-known and respected keyboard related tweaks like SwipeSelection, PredictiveKeyboard, and more. Check out our hands-on video inside. Read More

 

xNotiLockColor: change the colors of Lock screen notifications

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2014

xNotiLockColor is a new tweak that allows you to change up the colors present on Lock screen notifications. It’s a simple tweak that allows you to individually alter the primary color, secondary color, subtitle, time/slide, and separator colors for Lock screen notification messages.

Each section contains over a dozen different color selections to choose from and you can combine multiple colors to come up with some pretty wacky Lock screen looks. Have a glance at our video demo inside to see how easy it is. Read More

 

PopSearch adds new search options to Action Menu

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2014

Ryan Petrich’s Action Menu is such a classic jailbreak tweak that many developers continue to make add-ons for it years after its release. Case in point, PopSearch, an add-on that brings new search options to the classic tweak.

PopSearch allows users to highlight specific text and quickly search that text using a pop-over menu. Search engines include Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, and Bing. Settings can be configured from Action Menu’s settings. Take a look inside for a video demonstration of PopSearch in action. Read More

 

TapToSnap brings LG G3-like picture taking functionality to iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 11, 2014

Have you ever wanted to tap the viewfinder while in the Camera app to take a picture? LG’s flagship phone, the LG G3, includes a similar feature, but if you don’t want to go out and buy a new smartphone just to experience it, we’ve got good news.

TapToSnap is a jailbreak tweak for jailbroken iPhones that mimics the LG G3’s tap to snap feature. All you need to do is install this new jailbreak tweak, and you’ll be well on your way. Have a look at the video after the break to see it in action. Read More

 

OneThumb: a universal thumbs up/down tweak for Spotify, Pandora and iTunes Radio

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 11, 2014

OneThumb is a unique new jailbreak tweak that works with Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes Radio. It allows you to use a universal Activator gesture to input thumbs up or thumbs down ratings across all eligible apps.

Instead of having different manners and methods for curating radio stations, OneThumb brings it all under one umbrella. We’ve tested it out, and we can vouch that the tweak works exactly as it is described. Take a look at our video inside for all of the details. Read More

 

Vestigo: an awesome way to manage Wi-Fi networks from anywhere

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 10, 2014

Vestigo is a great-looking upcoming jailbreak tweak that makes managing Wi-Fi networks on your jailbroken iPhone a breeze. It’s a well-designed tweak that incorporates Activator gestures to access Wi-Fi management from anywhere.

We’ve got an early look at Vestigo—a tweak that should be touching down on Cydia any day now—and we really like what we’ve found. Want to see how Vestigo works in action? Take a glance at our video walkthrough after the break. Read More

 

MarkAsRead7: Remove icon badges when clearing Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 8, 2014

Are persistent app badge notifications getting you down? Do you wish they’d just go away after clearing alerts from Notification Center? If this sounds like a problem you experience, then you’ll definitely be interested in MarkAsRead7.

MarkAsRead7 is a free jailbreak tweak available right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo that helps you keep your Home screen looking fresh and clean. As its name implies, it features iOS 7.1.x compatibility out of the gate. Take a gander at our video demonstration inside to see why you may find this tweak to be useful. Read More

 

How to fully mask password input on the iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 8, 2014

Have you ever typed a password in iOS and wondered to yourself why Apple doesn’t mask the last character completely? The reason that Apple doesn’t fully mask the password as you type probably has to do with being able to verify that you entered the correct password.

Some may argue that such a feature is counter to staying secure as you enter your password. It’s easy to see why some people may feel that way.

Enter Fully Masked Passwords—a new jailbreak tweak that applies a full mask to every character entered in a password field. Check out our video after the break to see it in action. Read More

 

Auki updated with new features and new developer API

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 8, 2014

Our favorite quick reply-enabling jailbreak tweak has been updated with quite a few new features, a brand new developer API, bug fixes, and much more. Auki version 1.3 is a fairly large update, the first of such since the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x was released.

Designer Surenix and developer Benno provided us with a preview copy of Auki 1.3, and we’ve been testing it out for the last few hours. Have a look inside to see what’s new. Read More

 

Scratch test video shows durability of alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sapphire cover

By Cody Lee on Jul 7, 2014

Hot on the heels of this morning’s bend stress test video of an alleged iPhone 6 sapphire cover, comes a clip of a scratch test further showing the part’s durability. YouTuber Marques Brownlee has gotten his hands on an alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 cover and put it through its paces.

In the video, Brownlee tries to snap the sapphire cover in half by bending it, but is unable to do so. He also takes a set of keys and even a large folding knife to the component in an effort to scratch the display cover, but again he is unsuccessful. We’ve posted the full video below… Read More

 

Acute: a new voice control tweak for jailbreakers

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2014

Acute is a brand new and highly anticipated voice control tweak for jailbroken iOS user. We’ve been playing around with it for a day or so, and we really like what we see thus far. This tweak has potential.

Acute allows users to create custom phrases that can be uttered from anywhere within iOS. Once Acute detects a phrase, it will launch a pre-configured action, or a custom action based on your custom phrases. Actions can be linked to any Activator action, which makes this tweak extremely versatile and powerful. Read More

 

How to add weather to the status bar in iOS 7.1.x

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 6, 2014

StatusbarWeather7 is a jailbreak tweak that places current weather information in the status bar at the top of the iOS interface. StatusbarWeather7 plays nice with iOS 7.1.x devices, which were just recently jailbroken courtesy of the Pangu jailbreak.

If you’re in need of a tweak that places current weather info right at your fingertips, then you’d be hard pressed to find a tweak that’s more convenient. Step inside to see StatusbarWeather7 in action via our hands-on video walkthrough. Read More

 

Springtomize 3 updated for iOS 7.1.x sporting a brand new feature

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 6, 2014

Springtomize 3 has received a critical update for those wishing to properly use the tweak on iOS 7.1.x jailbroken devices. The update, which is free for previous purchasers of Springtomize 3, is now available for download from Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

For those of you unfamiliar with Springtomize, this is a tweak that essentially allows you to customize the look of the Home screen to an insane degree. It’s many tweaks rolled into one good-looking and generally reliable package, and it’s what its developer, Filippo Bigarella, is primarily known for.

I’ve downloaded the Springtomize 3 iOS 7.1.x update and have been playing around with it all day. I can report that the tweak works as expected, and it brings quite a few bug fixes to the table. You’ll also be interested to know that this update brings with it a brand new feature—a dark background for folders. Check out the details after the break. Read More

 

‘TapTheAt’ adds a quick keyboard shortcut for email addresses

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 6, 2014

If you have a long email address like yours truly—because let’s face it jeff@idownloadblog.com is pretty long—then this new jailbreak tweak is something you may take a liking to. It’s called TapTheAt, and it makes it super-easy to quickly populate your email address by using a simple keyboard shortcut.

TapTheAt allows you to insert your email address by simply tapping and holding the ‘@’ key on the iPhone’s keyboard. Once you do, the email address will be auto-pasted, which eliminates the need to type out the full email address manually.

Check out our full video demonstration showcasing how TapTheAt works. Read More

 

How to resize app icons with Icon Resizer

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 6, 2014

Icon Resizer is a new jailbreak tweak that does exactly what its name says—allows you to resize the iPhone’s Home screen app icons. We’ve downloaded it, tested it out, and would like to show you how it works in action.

Although you won’t find Icon Resizer on any of Cydia’s default repos as of this post, it is available for download via the developer’s GitHub repo, which we will, of course, share with you. Check past the jump for our full video analysis and other vital details of this interesting new jailbreak release. Read More

 

ColorfulVolume: add color to the volume HUD on iOS 7.1.x

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2014

ColorfulVolume is a brand new iOS 7 jailbreak tweak that allows you to change the color of your volume heads up display (HUD).  It also lets you add a custom title near the top of the volume HUD and set it to change to a random color with each invocation.

For those of you interested in having fine-grained access to the exact color that appears for the volume HUD, you’ll be happy to know that ColorfulVolume includes individual RGB sliders for granular color adjustments. Have a look at our video walkthrough of ColorfulVolume after the jump. Read More

 

How to get iOS 8 style quick reply on iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2014

If someone told you that six months ago that quick reply for Messages would be a feature in iOS 8, most people would probably say that it would be the headline feature for the updated OS. But Apple cranked it up a few notches, unveiling new features like Continuity and extensions, and suddenly quick reply no longer seemed like that big of a deal.

But let’s face it, quick reply is still very much a big deal. In fact, it’s such a wanted feature that there have been tons of jailbreak tweaks in the past that have brought some form of quick reply to the table for jailbroken users.

The latest such tweak aims to mimic the quick reply style found in iOS 8 to a close degree. Have a look at our video walkthrough past the break to see Interactive Message Notifications in action. Read More

 

Aslock: add new functionality to the Spotlight search swipe gesture

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 4, 2014

Aslock is an interesting new jailbreak tweak that brings new functionality to the swipe-down gesture used to invoke Spotlight search. Along with being able to invoke Spotlight as you normally would, you can now access the App Switcher and lock your device using Spotlight swipe gestures.

It’s the type of tweak that’s a little difficult to explain in writing. With that in mind, we’ve created a video walkthrough so that you can see how the Aslock works in action. Read More

 
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