Sonus is a highly customizable volume HUD replacement for iPhone and iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 19, 2017

The volume HUD in iOS has always left a lot to be desired; it pops up in the center of the screen and then seemingly lingers for an eternity, all while getting in the way of everything, whether you’re watching videos, looking at photos, browsing the web, or doing anything else while trying to change your device’s volume level.

A new jailbreak tweak called Sonus by ubik is just one of many attempts to make the volume HUD better in iOS, and unlike much of the competition out there, it has a lot of options that you can take advantage of to deck out the tweak and make it look and feel the way you want it to. Read More

 

LargeCCKnobs brings iOS 10-style slider knobs to your iOS 9 device

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 26, 2017

One of the things Apple changed from iOS 9 to iOS 10 is the size of the knobs that appear on the adjustment bars for volume level and song scrubber. The latter has larger knobs, which make grabbing onto them a little easier than in earlier versions of iOS.

If you’re jailbroken on iOS 9, and you want the same characteristics from iOS 10 to fall in your lap, then you’ll find a new free jailbreak tweak called LargeCCKnobs quite useful. Read More

 

Get rid of the clunky stock volume HUD in iOS with SmartVolumeControl

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 4, 2016

The stock volume HUD has always been a pain point of iPhone and iPad users for years. As a result, it’s not surprising that so many jailbreak tweak releases have come along in Cydia to bring a better solution for what seems like a major oversight by Apple.

A new jailbreak tweak called SmartVolumeControl is just another one of those releases, and it aims to be a solution that can be customized to your heart’s content and also stays out of the way when you don’t want it to be. Read More

 

SmallVolumeStep lets you set a custom number of volume steps

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 14, 2016

Normal behavior for the volume level in iOS is for it to adjust one step at a time, up or down, depending on the button you press on the side, but a new free jailbreak tweak called SmallVolumeStep can change that Read More

 

How to disable the fake clicking sound for Force Touch trackpads

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 5, 2016

Every Mac equipped with a Force Touch trackpad produces an audible ‘click’ sound in order to simulate the sound you would hear on a Mac without a Force Touch trackpad. It has no down travel and all you’re hearing is an audible sound when you click it.

In this tutorial, we’ll talk about how to disable that fake clicking sound. Read More

 

How to disable the startup tone on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 12, 2016

Whenever you turn on your Mac, you typically hear a startup tone just before your computer boots up. The tone is there to let you know your computer has passed a pre-boot test and its hardware is working properly.

Some people, however, prefer to boot up their computers in silence. If you’re one of those people, we’ll show you in this tutorial how you can disable the start-up tone on your Mac. Read More

 

StatusbarVolume is a another type of Status Bar-based volume HUD

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 1, 2016

Why deal with an ugly and obtrusive volume HUD on your iOS devices when you don’t have to?

If you have a jailbreak, there are tons of jailbreak tweaks you can use to relocate the volume HUD to the Status Bar. But perhaps one of my favorites as of late is one called StatusbarVolume. Read More

 

How to adjust bass response for your iPhone or iPad headphones

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 19, 2016

One of Apple’s premier services that come built into their mobile devices is Apple Music, and music is certainly a huge focus of owning Apple devices. With that being said, people use all kinds of audio accessories with their mobile devices, whether they’re speakers, headphones, or even the built-in speakers.

Everything has its own unique sound quality, but in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can adjust the bass response on your iPhone or iPad to maximize the amount of bass you hear in your music no matter what kind of audio device you’re using with your handset. Read More

 

VolBright lets you use your volume buttons to adjust display brightness

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 11, 2016

VolBright is a cool new jailbreak tweak that lets you convert the functionality of your volume up and volume down buttons between volume and screen brightness controls on demand.

In this review, we’ll talk about how the tweak works and why it’s a clever implementation. Read More

 

VolumePercentage shows the numeric volume level in your iPhone’s volume HUD

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

On any normal day, your iPhone or iPad’s volume HUD shows an icon in the middle, along with little rectangles at the bottom of the indicator that illustrate how high your volume level is.

But if you want something a little more informative, then a new free jailbreak tweak called VolumePercentage will give you an even better idea of what your volume level is by showing you an actual volume percentage in the volume HUD. Read More

 
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