Multi-Touch Gestures

Zephyr updated again, resurrects keyboard options and adds more features

We love it when developers really take the time to listen to their user-base. That’s exactly what Grant Paul (a.k.a. Chpwn) did after receiving feedback about his latest update to Zephyr.

Apparently, more than a few people were unhappy about the tweak’s new keyboard features. So much so, that Paul received over 200 some-odd emails and tweets expressing dislike over the changes. His response? Push out another update a few hours after the previous update, fully addressing the concerns.

Zephyr updated with iPad gestures and iOS 6 bug fixes

Zephyr is arguably one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks available on Cydia today—and for good reason. It’s easy to use, reliable, and it makes switching between applications on your iPhone a breeze.

Today, the tweak gets even better. Chpwn announced this morning that Zephyr 1.5 is now available with several bug fixes for iOS 6, and the ability to use the iPad’s four-finger gestures on your iPhone…

Swipe Safari brings OS X Lion inspired functionality to Mobile Safari

Meet the brand new Safari. No, Apple hasn’t made any upgrades to Safari themselves, but you can gain a significantly better Safari browser right now by installing Swipe Safari – a new jailbreak tweak that just touched down on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

Swipe Safari promises to bring OS X Lion’s Safari navigation to the small screen, along with a host of other improved options and abilities.

The question is, is it worth its $1.50 asking price? Take a look at our video walkthrough inside and judge for yourselves…

How to hide your dock with ‘SwipeDock’

SwipeDock is a new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo that allows you to hide your dock with a swipe.

The tweak includes nearly a dozen dock hiding animations along with many more options to customize it to your liking.

If you’re searching for more Home screen real estate, or simple want a cool tweak to show off to your family and friends, be sure to check out our video walkthrough…

Zephyr Gesture Tweak Updated in Cydia With More Options and App Blacklists

Chpwn has updated his popular jailbreak tweak called Zephyr with a couple big improvements. The gesture-based tweak brings intuitive, iPad-like navigation gestures to iPhone and iPod touch owners.

Version 1.0.2 of Zephyr is now available in Cydia as a free upgrade to existing users. The update brings with it the ability to blacklist certain apps and set custom finger swipes for each gesture.

Top Jailbreak Videos of the Week

This past week was the biggest week for the jailbreak community in quite some time. The iOS 5 untethered jailbreak was released, along with a legal Siri Port entitled Spire. Not only that, but we also saw multitasking gestures make their way to the iPhone by means of Zephyr.

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Patent Suggests More Touch Gestures Coming to iOS

Patent applications are published every day by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but perhaps none of them are more interesting than those from Apple. The filings give us a glimpse inside the company’s notoriously-private research and development labs.

PatentlyApple reports today that another batch of applications has just surfaced on the USTPO site bearing Apple’s name. While most of the inventions look intriguing, there’s one in particular that stands out above the others. And it involves powerful, new touch gestures…

How to Enable Multi-Touch Gestures On Original iPad Running iOS 5

Earlier in the month we warned you that updating to iOS 5 on your original iPad would remove the device’s multi-touch gestures. These gestures were never an official iOS feature, but they were baked into previous versions of the mobile software.

The feature allows users to swipe between apps, reveal the multitask bar, and access the home screen — all with on-screen gestures. Needless to say, some folks were upset when this option disappeared. But don’t worry, we know how to get it back…

iOS 5 Will Remove Multi-Touch Gestures From Your Original iPad

We’re afraid it’s not all good news today. With the entire iPhone, iPad and iPod touch-owning public eagerly awaiting the public release of iOS 5, all is not rosy on the iOS front, especially if you happen to be a proud owner of the first-generation iPad.

If you’ve grown comfortable with the multi-touch gestures Apple added earlier this year to the iPad, you’re going to be in for a shock when your iPad restarts after installing iOS 5, for those same gestures will be gone. Lost forever…

StyleUnlock: Use Multitouch Gestures to Unlock Your iPhone

There’s been no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that allow you to unlock you iPhone in some unique way, but StyleUnlock claims to take the cake when it comes to the stylishness that will ooze from your fingers upon swiping you lockscreen.

StyleUnlock is a tweak that focuses solely on its primary function — unlocking your iPhone from the lockscreen using multitouch gestures.

In total, there are over a dozen gestures for you to master, and the following video walkthrough showcases a few of them in action…

MultiWall: Showcase Your iPhone’s Photo Library From the Comforts of Your SpringBoard

Yesterday, Redmond Pie ran a story on an upcoming jailbreak tweak entitled MultiWall. Its premise is a simple, yet promising one: It allows you to showcase and swipe between the pictures in your Photos app directly from your SpringBoard.

Because it uses two-finger mutitouch gestures, the swiping doesn’t initiate page swipes, but instead changes between photos — either left or right — depending on the direction of your two-finger gesture.

According the YouTube video, MultiWall is still in beta stages at the moment. Check inside for a video sneak peak of MultiWall in motion…