Your Signature Emoji Preview from SwiftKey Is Out

I’m one of the people who were ecstatic when Apple decided to allow third-party keyboard apps. I’ve been dreaming about having SwiftKey on my iPhone for some time and now I actually use it as my main keyboard. Naturally, third-party keyboard developers including SwiftKey are trying to add new, functional features to their keyboard apps. This next preview from SwiftKey Cydia app may just be an interesting development to wait for.SwiftKey-Your-Signature-Emoji-iPhone-screenshot-001

Your Signature Emoji

If you use messaging apps frequently, you are most likely familiar with emoji symbols. We tend to use certain emoji symbols more often than the others; this is what SwiftKey is trying to capture through its Your Signature Emoji preview. Read More...

ProximityActivator: Use Proximity Gestures as Activator

There is already a long list of Activator tweaks and add-ons that you can add to your jailbroken iOS devices. These tweaks add a lot of new functionalities that make using the iOS device a lot more pleasant and convenient. This next tweak, however, took Activator tweaks to a whole new level.

Instead of relying on buttons or the touchscreen of your iPhone, you can now access apps, invoke settings and perform other tasks by simply waving your hand in front of the proximity sensor. ProximityActivator, the name of this tweak, enables you to make use of the proximity sensor to your advantage. Read More...

Top Jailbreak Myths, Debunked!

For many iOS users, jailbreaking is still considered taboo. In fact, there has been a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding jailbreaking an iOS device over the years. To answer some of your questions and debunk those myths, we are going to talk about some of them in this article.Untethered-Jailbreak-Hack-Different

Jailbreaking Voids Your Warranty

Let me start by saying that Apple cannot tell if your device has been jailbroken. The process of jailbreaking an iOS device is easily reversible and it leaves no permanent record or footprint.

Should you need to file for a warranty claim, you can always unjailbreak the device using two methods. Read More...

Cydia Impactor: Steps to Unjailbreak Your iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch

Is there any way to remove your jailbreak without actually updating iOS? The recently released Cydia Impactor unjailbreaks your iPhone with little effort – it is only a matter of five steps. In this handy short tutorial, we’ll show you how to go back to your plain stock iOS and remove the jailbreak without actually updating your current iOS version.

Please note: this app is still in beta phases for versions iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4;Make sure that you backed up your device, as this move will delete all settings, apps, files and contents. All the jailbreak changes and settings will be gone as you “unjailbreak” your iPhone. Read More...

Translucent Cydia: The How To Guide for the Cydia Install Screen

Introducing Translucent Cydia!

Soon after Cydia reached version 1.1.19, the update finally allowed to all sorts of tweaks to modify, improve and engage  the Cydia experience to a whole new level. Tweaks came in all sorts of categories: some tweaks added brand new functionalities to Cydia (for example, SwipeForMore, one of the definite must haves for Cydia of all time).Yet, other tweaks, (as TranslucentCydia, which we will discuss in more detail below), approach things differently and simply seek to modify  Cydia’s appearance.TranslucentCydia-577x1024

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According to the developer Same Stone, the goal of Translucent Cydia os to “prettify the Cydia installation screen”. Read More...

True App Backgrounding Introduced to All Jailbroken iOS Devices – A New Addition By Watchdog

Once upon a time, there was a certain little jailbreak tweak by the name of Backgrounder. It introduced true app backgrounding before iOS had the option of multitasking. That tweak no longer works for the latest firmware, but a new tweak called Watchdog aims to make true app backgrounding available today on iOS 8.

So, what exactly is Watchdog? Watchdog is a beta tweak developed by Allan Kerr and is available by his third-party repo. Get ready to be instructed how to set up Watchdog on your jailbroken device, with a couple of useful tips. Read More...

Doing It Right With iOS 9 and saving battery

Battery life was always an issue with high end mobile devices. That is to be expected; some 20 years ago, cell phones could only make calls and send and receive messages. However, the advent of smartphones changed all that. Now, they’re essentially small PCs that we use for everything: for photos, movies, notes, everyday correspondence. Cell phones of old could endure for up to a week (perhaps even more) without being charged. Today, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t need to charge his or hers smartphone every two days (and in most cases, more often). Read More...

Activator 1.9.3 finally released on Cydia!

When Activator first appeared, it took the iOS world by storm. A backbone of many Cydia’s tweaks, this neat little jailbreak app allowed its users to use gesture-based controls on nearly anything. If you already have a jailbroken device, in all probability, it already has Activator silently running in the background without you realizing it.Activator-1.9.3-576x1024

Now, Activator was used to make other apps run more smoothly, but also to make your life easier in a lot of different ways. And now, it is getting its much anticipated, much requested and much desired update.

Yes, folks, you’ve heard it right. Read More...

Feedback will give your Music app the possibility to keep in touch

Listening to music is probably one of the most classic uses of our iPhones, as the iPod/Music app has been present on the iPhone since it was released back in 2007. Ever since, it has evolved quite a lot, but there are still certain limitations to it which make it unlikable by many people from all around the world. Today, we are going to discuss about Feedback, which is a Cydia app created by Ron Thakrar.

While it doesn’t change the design of the app or adds in some new features, the Cydia tweak makes it more usable. Read More...

HazeOver: Your Friendly Mac Distraction Reducer App

Ever since the advent of Windows, it has been an issue to keep your mind on a single task. All the helpful windows make focusing on task at hand problematic; popups endangered that further, and notifications have blasted our attention span to smithereens.asdf

iPad was a bit of a reactionary revolution in forcing people to work on a single app at a time, but with HazeOver, you can make your active window much more prominent.

So what is this app? Well, simply put, HazeOver is a new Mac Store app that darkens all the background app, leaving your currently selected app in the foreground. Read More...

WeatherPeek – A Nifty Weather App for Your Home Screen

It seems that we just can’t get enough of weather apps. Not surprising – it allows us to prepare better for going outside, as well as giving us something to talk to with random strangers we happen to encounter in elevators. In essence, weather is a sure way to break an awkward silence; WeatherPeek is here to help you deal just with that sort of an issue.

WeatherPeek, developed by AtomDevTeam, is exactly what it says on the tin; it allows you to use a special ‘peek’ motion while on Home screen to check the current weather forecast. Read More...

RippleBoard: Feel the Rainfall on Your iOS Home Screen!  

RippleBoard won’t be a major update to your iPhone, however, it will make the overall experience of using it much more pleasant, which is practically what all Cydia apps strive to do at this moment in time.

So what does RippleBoard exactly do? It’s simple – it adds ripple effect whenever you tap the screen, akin to the raindrops falling into a puddle. It feels rather therapeutic – many studies showed that listening to and witnessing rain falling has positive benefit on one’s stress levels. Many people play rainfall sounds to relax, and now, even your own device can become a therapeutic experience. Read More...

IllLookLater – The Precious Battery and Nerve Saver

For all of its good qualities, even the iPhone needs to be improved as time passes; their notification system simply leaves much to be desired for. For starters, all the notifications that you receive on your smartphone will awaken your Lock screen as it is engaged; and as battery on smartphones is easily drained, you’d want to keep these sorts of notifications at a minimum.

It doesn’t work, since you can’t simply do away with all the unwanted notifications. Until now.IllLookLater-2

IllLookLater is a neat little app that allows you to silence all the notifications you want. Read More...

Helius 2 Add More Colours to Music Controls

If you’ve been following the latest jailbreak tweaks lately, you will know that the Helius 2 has just been released. It is a very popular update to an already very popular jailbreak tweak. Developers s1ris and Phillip Tennen rewrote Helius and made Helius 2 as a tribute to the original developers.

Those of you who owned the previous version of Helius can actually upgrade to Helius 2 for free. For those of you who doesn’t, you can pick up Helius 2 from BigBoss repo for $0.99. So, is this tweak any good?Helius-2-1024x905

The Helius 2 does what the original Helius did: allow you to customize the Music app in iOS. Read More...

Apple Watch Runs a Web Browser in a Demo with Comex

Apple Watch can already do a lot of things. Many developers are racing towards releasing their own brand of Apple Watch apps, from a simple note-taking app to a fully functional fitness tracker and navigation apps. However, there hasn’t been a web browser for the watch just yet; until now.

We expect to see all kinds of new apps being made available to the Apple Watch once it is jailbroken. The developers community behind iOS jailbreaks are known for achieving great things with jailbroken iOS devices, and Apple Watch should not be an exception. A web browser is one of the most demanded features for the Apple Watch. Read More...

iOS 8.4 Beta 3 Now Available to Developers

Earlier this morning, a new beta version of the iOS 8.4 was made available to developers. The iOS 8.4 Beta 3 can now be downloaded over the air by those of you who are running the Beta 2 version of this iteration. Using an official build number of 12H4098c, the new Beta 3 version of iOS 8.4 is also available through Apple’s Developers Portal.

With the new Beta 3 version in the hands of developers, Apple is also making the Beta 2 version of iOS 8.4 available through its public beta program. Beta testers can now use the latest version of iOS and begin reporting on bugs and problems they come across. Read More...

Customize Stock Settings App with QuartzSettings

Tired of seeing the same stock Settings app interface? Then you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to give QuartzSettings, a jailbreak tweak designed specifically for customizing the looks of iOS stock Settings app, a try. Let’s have a look, shall we?QuartzSettings-Settings-app

Adding & Configuring QuartzSettings to Your Phone

Similar to other jailbreak tweaks, QuartzSettings is available through the BigBoss repo on Cydia. The jailbreak tweak is also available for free, so go ahead and have QuartzSettings installed on your jailbroken iOS devices. The installation process is very straightforward and you can get QuartzSettings up and running in just a few seconds. Read More...

Full-Screen App Switcher with FullSwitch

FullSwitch, as the name suggests, is a jailbreak tweak designed to customize the way app cards are shown in App Switcher. Instead of the original small cards we have with the iOS App Switcher, the tweak will provide you with full-screen cards. This jailbreak tweak will certainly be popular among those who think the original app cards are way too small to show a preview.

Similar to many jailbreak tweaks, you can install FullSwitch from BigBoss repo. Once installed, you can access the Settings screen of FullSwitch to turn it on. You will now have full-screen previews of the apps you have opened when you open the App Switcher window. Read More...

CSources2 Lets You Manage Cydia Repos

If you are like me and you have a lot of Cydia repositories added to the jailbreak environment, then you will certainly find CSources2 very useful. CSources2 is a jailbreak app that allows you to organize, manage and back up jailbreak repositories without having to go through all the steps manually.

The jailbreak app is currently available through Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $1.99. Once installed, you can add repos to the CSources2. However, you will still need to manually remove existing repositories you have added to Cydia in order to let this app control and manage everything for you. Read More...

More Jailbreak Tweaks for Pairing Android Wear with iOS

Android Wear is showing good signs of progress. There are more options to choose from, each offering improved functionalities, better design and an updated version of the Android Wear. There are also more apps that support Android Wear these days, especially since Google is really pushing its wearable platform forward. It is only natural that developers in the jailbreak community started to play around with getting Android Wear to pair with an iOS device.

Not too long ago, MuhammadAG’s impressed everyone with its success. The Cydia tweak can indeed pair an Android Wear watch with the iPhone or iPad. Read More...