iPadOS 14

How to set your preferred Siri voice in iOS 14.5

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For the sake of inclusion and diversity, Apple's Siri virtual assistant no longer defaults to a female voice in the United States. Instead, you can now set your preferred Siri voice as part of the setup process (or after the fact, like before). In addition, you can switch to one of the two new Siri voices available with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5. Follow along with our tutorial to learn how to change Siri's default voice on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and HomePod.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: DigitalClock, ipaddock14, Velox Reloaded 2, & more…

Now that there are three major iOS & iPadOS 14-supported jailbreaks available to the community, including checkra1n, Taurine, and unc0ver, we’re seeing more jailbreakers jump onboard than ever before.

With that in mind, lots of jailbreakers are wondering what tweaks they should install to augment their liberated device, and this roundup will help with that by providing a curated list of the recent jailbreak tweak releases spanning the week of Monday, April 5th to Sunday April 11th.

This tweak gives the iPad a proportionate Control Center background blur

It’s no secret that the iPad’s Control Center user experience leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, we recently covered the release of a free jailbreak tweak called Yuna that makes better use of all the otherwise wasted and unused space.

When you open Control Center on the iPad, the entire display becomes blurred, yet the actual Control Center interface is contained to the right-most 1/3 if the display. Seems overkill, don’t you think?

Velox Reloaded 2 expands upon iOS 14’s native widget system in wonderful ways

Upon unleashing iOS 14 at the end of last year, Apple introduced a refreshed widget system in which specialized widgets can be placed alongside app icons on the Home Screen instead of being crammed into the totally separate Today page.

Home Screen-centric widgets have been a wishlist item for iPhone users for several years, so this was a dream come true for many. Still, it’s important to note that jailbreakers have enjoyed Home Screen widgets for what feels like forever thanks to tweaks like Velox Reloaded and the likes.