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Swift, Apple’s Programming Language, Is Now Officially Open Source


The programmers of the world can rejoice – Apple, the world’s largest tech giant, has officially opened its treasuries, making its official programming language open sourced. This day is nothing short of historical.

Apple has uncovered Swift in 2014, which has caused quite a stir in the IT crowd. The reason is that it facilitated the creation of apps for Apple devices. However, in making Swift open source (a promise Apple made way, way back) means that now we can expect to see Swift on many other machines and devices – even those belonging to its bitter competitors. Read More...

Rumors on Apple iOS 9.1, 9.2 Jailbreak; Available Soon?

There persist certain rumors that jailbroken versions of the Apple iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 will soon be available to the wider public, even before the end of 2015. According to  certain tech experts, Apple’s security features are most probably considerably enhanced in the new software, especially if we take into consideration how the expected jailbreak models are late.

You might be asking yourself: “What in the world is jailbreaking?” Jailbreaking is defined as the method of eliminating restrictions imposed by iOS on hardware by running the device on software exploits. Users are expecting hacking groups such as Team Pangu to offer jailbroken versions of the iOS 9.1 and 9.2.   Read More...

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...

Get a cool dock on your iOS device with Harbor

Are you a fan of the way the dock works over on all of the Apple computers that have been released until now? If you know what we are talking about, then chances are that you like the idea and you may have thought about whether it would be fun to have the same feature over on your iPad or other iOS device.

For those who are not really sure on what we are talking about, Apple is famous for having an interactive dock, where apps can be stored over on the Mac OS computers. With this in mind, apps are not stored oFn the desktop, but rather in a dock, thus making them accessible at just about any time. Read More...

Avoid sending failed autocorrect texts with StopSend

Have you ever hated yourself for sending a message over to somebody, only to have a word corrected by the iOS feature known by the name of autocorrect and changed into something that you did not want to type? Well, this can all change by using the Cydia app known by the name of StopSend.

On a daily basis, people from all around the world send millions of text messages from their iOS devices, which can be great, if only it wasn’t for autocorrect’s wish to change up some of the words in order to place it what it thinks that is actually correct. Read More...

Get landscape mode on your iPhone with SBRotator

A very interesting feature that is available on all of the models of the iPad, but also over on the iPhone 6 Plus is the ability of the device to rotate its screen automatically into landscape mode on the home screen and even lock screen and this can now easily be fixed with the help of SBRotator.

While I am personally not a big fan of using landscape over on my iOS devices, it is worth stating that the feature is something that thousands of people from all around the world who do not have an iPad or the iPhone 6 Plus would like to see on their devices. Read More...

Dynamics: Live Wallpapers for iPhone Users

Apple isn’t really going to offer live wallpapers to iOS users anytime soon. The company has had so many chances to do so over the years, but it is clear that live wallpapers – or dynamic wallpapers – are not in Apple designers’ minds at the moment; the same goes for additional themes. If you want to enjoy dynamic wallpapers, however, and your iPhone is jailbroken, you can simply use Dynamics.

Currently at its teaser stage, Dynamics is a jailbreak app that will be made available in Cydia once the Dynamics Teaser hits 500 downloads. You can search for the former using the keyword “Dynamic Teaser” and have it installed in just a few taps. Read More...

Get access to advanced settings with AdvancedSettings8

Today we’ll take a look at a great Cydia tweak, known by the name of AdvancedSettings8 that was developed for more advanced users and that manages to unlock quite a number of iPhone settings that are generally well hidden in order to remove any confusion that the terms may give users.

While I have been using iOS devices for a couple of years and I consider myself somewhat of an advanced user, there were still quite a large number of settings unlocked by the Cydia app which looked peculiar.


Do You Really Want to Send that Message? Get a Chance to Think with SendDelay

We’ve covered a similar Cydia tweak in the past, but this one may do its job even better when compared to the last one. With this in mind, how many of us have sent a message and realised, on pressing send, that it was going to the wrong person? Unfortunately, once you press send, that’s it and your message is gone. Luckily, there is now a jailbreak tweak called SendDelay that gives you that second chance that may be ‘life-saving’ in some cases.

SendDelay imposes a short delay before your message is actually sent. In your message app, you will notice a red “stop” option during sending, so you can still quickly cancel it out. Read More...

Improve multitasking on your iOS device with AppHeads

Ever since it was first introduced, the Apple multitasking system had a couple of flaws which made it somewhat unlikable by people from all around the world. While it is neat and sleek, there are definitely a couple of improvements that Apple could’ve made. However, until that happens, a great Cydia tweak known by the name of AppHeads will take multitasking to the next level.

The iOS 8 jailbreak tweak will take over the role of the basic multitasking found on your iPhone and get in a couple of great features. One of these is known as Live View, and it basically shows live snapshots of apps running whenever users would like to initiate the multitasking process, thus offering your iPhone more of an Android look and feel. Read More...

Kill Your Apps with Slide2Kill8 Pro

Another useful jailbreak tweak has come along in the form of Slide2Kill8 Pro, enabling users to kill apps in various ways. The switcher actions will let you kill the apps using the switcher cards, and the icon actions are used for killing apps with the app icons.

A well-loved feature is that you can customise the actions, so you can kill all the apps, single apps, show a menu or simply do nothing. You can invoke both Control Centre and Notification Centre by using the quick menu, which enables you to shut down all the apps.  Read More...

Control your music any time with Impulse

 Music lovers everywhere have been waiting for a jailbreak tweak like Impulse. Thanks to Noeliel, users can now control their music even when their phones are locked. With a simple gesture on the screen, the phone doesn’t need to be unlocked, yet you can control your music just as if it were.

With more than five different movements, you can play or pause the song you’re listening to, turn your music up or down and skip to the next track or move back to the previous one. The gestures are as follows:

  • To play or pause a song, tap the screen
  • To increase or decrease the volume, swipe either up or down on the screen
  • To move to the next or previous song, swipe either left or right on the screenimpulse-tweak

You can change the settings on the preference panel once you’ve downloaded this Cydia tweak. Read More...

Home and lock screen now have amazing new effects with Weatherboard  

We’ve seen a lot of tweaks since iOS 8 has been around, and Weatherboard is a common Cydia tweak which is now getting a lot of attention from people from all around the world. Your iPhone home and lock screens will have awesome effects, since Weatherboard enables users to use wallpapers which relate to the weather.

There are almost fifty different conditions that you can use on your phone, including but certainly not limited to sunny, clear, drizzle, rain and heavy rain. In addition, you will also have access to condition wallpapers. The function of the wallpapers is to replace your current wallpaper and pair it with any previously mentioned conditions which have been used. Read More...

Reach all corners of your iPhone 6 with MyReachability

Chances are that you’ve already heard about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and maybe even tried using the devices. If this is the case, then you may think that it is hard to reach certain regions of the screen if you’re using any of these phones with one hand, especially if you have small hands. This is why the folks behind MyReachability developed a great Cydia app that has a lot of potential and one great feature!

The Cydia app basically plays an important role when it comes down to accessing various areas of an app when you’re using your device with one hand. Read More...

Be sure before sending a message with DoubleCheck

I personally can’t help but recall a moment when I intended to send a message to a friend about a surprise party we had planned for my brother, but well… I sent the message to my brother. Well, I’m definitely not the only one as every day; millions of text messages are sent to the wrong person by mistake. This is why DoubleCheck was created, which is a neat Cydia tweak that aims to stop this issue once and for all.DoubleCheck

The Cydia app manages to do this through a very interesting technique that not many have through about before. Read More...

iOS 8.0.2 is finally out

iOS 8.0.2  by Apple is finally out in the open and it deals with bugs that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users had when installing iOS 8.0.1. In addition, it also addresses a couple of bugs and introduces a number of updates. The update can be obtained for iPad 2 and never versions, iPhone 4S and newer versions, as well as iPod touch 5th generation through iTunes or by an over-the-air-update.

One critical issue that iOS 8.0.2 finally dealt with is the one where iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users lost their cell phone signal and functionality of Touch ID. Read More...

Control the functions of the sleep button with Power Tap

Cydia apps are great as they have the potential of brining a lot more functionality to any type of iDevice. Today, we’ll cover a Cydia app known by the name of Power Tap. While it doesn’t have a wide array of features, it is however a stable platform that has a single purpose which is to allow users to perform actions such as booting into safe mode, powering up or performing a respring by simply pressing the power button.

After it has been installed, Power Tap begins to work automatically, thus making it great and easy to use. Read More...