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This is very quick review.

There’s a new tweak in Cydia for those of who Tweet a lot. And although most of us use any other app than the official twitter app. this is is nice add-on to your notification center for those quick tweets.

“Quick tweet” is a free tweak that require no set-up and adds a tweet button to the bottom left of notification center. Just click, type, and tweet.

Its that’s easy.

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So if you tweet a lot and want a nice easy way to send out a quick tweet.
Go get “quick tweet.”

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I am a junkie for any tweak that lets me be lazier while using my phone. I’m sure we all have SBSettings which allows us to toggle on/off our Wi-Fi settings, 3G, Data, Location Settings, or kill processes along with many add-ons. If you don’t have SBSettings it should deginitiey be one of the first things you always install after jailbreaking that and of course Winterbaord.
Yesterday I installed what is quickly Becoming my favorite tweak other than “Hands-Free Control” and “Siri Toggles” but since those are A5 tweaks (yes I am aware of Spire, but let’s assume there is no Spire.) I lean more toward Missions Controls due to the fact I can use on my iPhone as well. mission VControls not only allows a quick launch of SMS, Mail, Launching Safari directly to any URL but a few other non-native apps we all use 100x day.
Mission Controls is the latest tweak from @coffeejayyy who also brought us CommandSpot which has some similar functionality as MissionControls but allows the ability to Lauch more apps and even go directly to any of your tweeps page from anywhere on device .i have both and each tweak has its “proper” time To use which depending on users you will figure out which you like the most.

Mission Controls does not add any icons to the springboard. It is configured in Activator,

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so you to control when/how you want to use it.
I have two activation methods.
While my phone is locked i double tap Lockscreen clock and for other times i selected the “Shake Device” method.

Once you’ve perform your action you will see this drop down from the status bar. –
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Everything is pretty self-explanatory now.

The only real issue I have with This tweak is i’d like to see in an update the ability to launch Clock app. Especially from the clock screen.
**yes, i am that lazy. 🙂
Other than that I Iove it.

Mission Control is available for FREE in the @modmyi repo but well worth $1.99 if he wanted to charge.

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I usually do not post about news but it’s been a couple months since I posted anything and with all the talk this past week I felt it necessary to say something.

Most of you probably follow @pod2g on twitter (if you don’t STOP reading this and go follow him now.)
If you already follow him then you’ve seen his latest tweets regarding the progress in A5 jailbreak and especially his tweet saying that @planetbeing was able to escape the sandbox and earlier tonight they were able to get unsigned code running on the iPhone 4S.

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see demo video

This of course is great news for all us that have been waiting the jailbreak since October 14th.

Now, despite all these great tweets from @pod2g @planetbeingand even Cydia founder @saurik himself let’s remember to remain calm and patient. And not bug them with ETAs? They will release it when it ready. They always do. It’s important to remember that there’s always a good reason they have not released it publicly yet. Whether it be the people that don’t fully understand how a jailbreak works only that it makes their phones look cool that bug them about ETAs would fuck up their device and blame them or just because pre-maturely releasing a can close an exploit that can potentially be used later after Apple releases and update.
Keep this in mind before you send out those tweets to members of the dev-team.

A better explanation of the ETA issue.via @iEnthuasist by @planetbeing

@kp1877 , creator of #iJailbreak Project, said it best earlier today…

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Seeing as how it’s already 3 in the morning (Monday) while I’m writing this and jailbreaks are usually released on Sunday i.e. SUNDAY~FUNDAY! I would suspect that with all the progress that was made last week and with proof from the demo that they do have an untethered jailbreak running that we can expect redsn0w to be updated by the end of this week and released Sunday at the latest. But if not I will continue to sit here and just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dream.
Dream of the day that code can freely on my device. That themers and devs can walk hand and hand with Apple.

There a countless apps in AppStore for editing photos that allow to do anything from cropping and rotating to changing color, adding textures, changing backgrounds,or taking that photo of you in your living room and making it look like you spent the weekend at the Pyramids. Although all these are great and some are really fun, some cost money and ironically, the novelty outweighs the convention making them not worth to some people. #PhotoEdit adds a very simple tool to your native Photo app.
Just take a picture. Open photos and find the pic you need to edit.
Tap the button at bottom left that prompts you to Share/Use as Wallpaper/Assign To Contact but now your notice a new Option at the top.

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Tap the “Edit” button and your photo will open in another screen smaller with your wallpaper visible.
In this screen you’ll see a few buttons along bottom of screen.
Two half circles with arrows on the end at bottom left. These are the “Clockwise” and “Counter-wise” buttons, (no explanation needed.)
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To the right of those buttons there is an arrow pointing left, (this is the Undo button.) This will only UNDO the last action and only the last action.
The other button is an arrow coming out of a square and shooting to the right.

This button allows you to change the color to either “Grayscale” or “Sephia.”

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BeyondSMS

Posted: September 29, 2011 in Mods, Reviews
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The Native SMS app is one my most modded parts of my phone. I’m always looking at ways to tweak and enhance it any way I can. Be it installing alternate SMS apps (biteSMS) or adding features and functionality to the native app.
I’ve added “Chat Pic,” “Ask to Send,” “Quick Dismiss.” “Quick Reply,” and of course I’ve used “biteSMS” and “tLert,” last three of which add the most sought after feature of SMS tweaks. Replying to SMS while keeping apps running in background. (I prefer Quick Reply.)

Beyond SMS does none of these things, but it does add a few really nice features and one really cool novelty.

BeyondSMS allows you to lock and/or hide textversations. Now what you decide to use this for is up to you. There are many reasons one might want to hide a conversation from someone, and if you can find one then BeyondSMS is just a click away.

The most useful feature of BeyondSMS is the “Lock SMS app” switch. This allows you to place a passcode which is required before launching your SMS app. It is compatible with Locktopus and even adds a little more security where Locktopus fails. If you search for an individual text in Spotlight you will be prompted by BeyondSMS for passcode, where Locktopus only locks the app itself.

BeyondSMS is configured in Settings and doesn’t require Respring after changing your settings.

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After you have all BeyondSMS set up the way you like it you’re ready to use it. Open SMS app and you’ll see a new button option while editing texts.

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BeyondSMS is not just a tweak for locking and hiding your SMS conversations It also gives some old school text a new school appearance. Text to Emoji.
Instead of switching that keyboard over to make that face. Just type :O . Youll be  after you see this next feature.

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The most unique feature in BeyondSMS is definitely “Add Camera Background to SMS.” Great for watching tv and texting, texting while talking to someone, and of course now you can see that on coming car you are about to hit while replying to your girlfriends text that reads “Hi.”

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The only “bug” I found was that if you have a textversation “Hidden” and you delete all other conversations you can not “show” hidden conversations until you receive another text from a different number. At that point your “Edit” button returns to top left corner and after tapping Edit your Hide button appears in top right. Also if you use the search bar at the top of SMS app you can find hidden text, which is good if you need to relocate a conversation but bad because it’s not “completely hidden,” But if someone is snooping around your phone that much they’re going to find what your trying to hide anyway.

And this week Tyler Calderone
@tyr0
(the dev behind this cool tweak) is having a SPECIAL – THIS WEEK ONLY SALE!!! –
Get BeyondSMS in BigBossRepo for just $1.99.

If you have any questions or feedback please leave comments or as always hit me up on twitter @j7fk13

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This will be quick.
I have a couple tweaks to check out that will change how you use your phone.

#Gesturizer

“Gesturizer” is a cool tweak by Conrad Kramer the same dev that gave us “Gaviboard,” that let’s you assign gestures to launch your apps.
No more scrolling through pages on your springboard or digging through folders. Open the switcher (most of us Tap home button twice,) then – Just Draw.

Gesturizer is configured in Settings and you can add as many gestures as you want to your apps or actions in Activator.
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You will want to avoid drawing an glyphs that are similar in shape such as circles and the letter “D.” Gesturizer can be a little sensitive and it’s important to draw distinct shapes. It’s also important to know and remember that Gesturizer may not recognize your shape you’re drawing, but it will always recognize a shape. So launching an app you are not intending on launching is possible and very likely if you have similar glyphs. Take this into consideration while creating new glyphs.

I suggest squares and triangles or letters with straight lines and no curves. Although my Cydia glyph, a square with a “C” inside, works perfectly well.
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Gesturizer is definitely a tweak you can live without and although very cool, because of it’s not a necessity may bit over priced at $2.99. I know it’s only a dollar but $2.00 seems about right for this and it that price I could see adding it to all my devices.

But don’t let a dollar stop you from checking it out.

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#KBShortcuts

KB Shortcuts turns your keyboard into a toolbar and gives each button another function.

Brought to us by iSam and available in BigBossRepo for $2.50 and definitely a tweak you’ll use at least once a day. So. I would say perfectly priced.

#KBS is enabled and configured in Settings and you can add “Quick Text” to insert as well.
Quick text are great for anything you write or text often.
Such as “New blog up,” “Check DM,” “Test,” “#iLoveTheCommunity.”
Now you can say all these with a single swipe.
When KBS is enabled just swipe from Space Bar to the letter/number of desired function. For “Help” swipe to “?” and your help menu is appears.

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All quick text are assigned to numbers that you yourself give them in Settings.
KBS gives your keyboard the ability to cut, paste, undo, redo, define, translate, or find key words. That’s just a few functions it offers and many you may never use which in my opinion makes it more valuable but value is in the eye of the user, so all I can say is at $2.50 it is priced just right for me.
It does have some stability issues and for anyone who types fast (like me) it will give you some headaches because you will unintentionally use “shortcuts” that turn that email or blog your composing into a long cut, and it may cause certain apps to crash.
I would recommend in an update he have a better way of activating KBS to perform function. I love the swiping gesture but it’s frustrating typing fast and then accidentally moving your finger too fast from spacebar to “x” and cutting your entire body of text away.
I would suggest either (a “spacebar to ” ” to spacebar swipe) or (hold spacebar for two seconds then swipe ” “) if at all possible in a future update.
Also the disable function is too easy to hit ( space -) and there is not an enable function without going into settings and respringing.

Overall it’s an awesome tweak that I could actually see eventually in some capacity being a part of stock iOS.

If you have any questions or feedback please leave comments or as always hit me up on twitter @j7fk13

Thanks for your time and happy jailbreaking!

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Many times I have gone to send someone a picture, video or file via email only to realize for the hundredth time I can not perform this simple function in my native MobileMail app.
You have to send photos from Photos app.

Until now…

From H. Samara and N. Bassen the same peeps that brought us #PlayAwake and #AskToSend we now have #AnyAttach

Just open your Mail app and “Atach Any” photo/video or file.

A paperclip is added to your subject line. Similar to any other email attachment symbol you would see on a computer. Click on paperclip. And search desired file or photo.

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If your familiar with iFile or even SSH then you should not have any problems navigating through the system of files. If you’re just trying to send photos then you definitely will not have any issues.

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This is another very simple functionality addition to your device that you won’t notice you’ve been missing it until you have it.

AnyAttach is available in Cydia (BigBossRepo) for just $1.99. And I think it’s perfectly priced.

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