Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

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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Despite my butterfingers, I am generally not a fan of cases for my iPhone and prefer to keep naked, and although everyone always raves about Otterboxes, and yes they are a great product, and do a great job of protecting your phone from drops and getting wet (damp), I find them to be ugly and entirely to bulky and the designs just don’t do it for me.
But After hearing about the Lifeproof water/dirt/snow/shock proof case and it’s sleeker design than the Otterbox i thought I’d give them a shot. Maybe I cOuld be converted to a case guy.
I admit a couple videos i saw of people taking underwater video footage helped persuade me. (not being the avid scuba diver I am, but you never know. )

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Lifeproof definitely gets an “A” for fast proceesing/delivery, i only waitined three days after placing my order, I should say I ordered Wednesday morning and received it that Saturday via USPS, should i have ordered after 2pm I probably would have not received until Monday or Tuesday so keep that mind and always be patient when waiting for orders.

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At first The case was a actually little bigger than I had in mind, but after examining it right away i realized it was a pretty sleek design and would fit snugly to my phone.

if you plan on ordering one please follow ALL INSTRUCTIONSbefore doing anything. You may damage your case or worse your phone.

This case Definitely follows trough on what is promises. After several water test and drop test my iPhone 4 (yes, i used an old device) continued to work with no problems. No water made its way into the case and no dings or scratches to the case.
The front protector part of case seems not to lay as flat against the screen as I would like; and I am Plan to contact them to see if maybe i received a slightly faulty item; but it makes your device require a slightly heavier finger for the phone to recognize your touch entry.
And due to bulk, although small (I believe 1/16″) added around your phone, for us with small hands we can not perform task with one hand as easily with a naked phone.

how does it sound?
It does cut down on the volume of your speakers a little bit, but that is to be expected with any case that covers your speakers. But it works great with the adapter kit for your apple’s hands free earbuds.

All and all I would give Lifeproof an 7.5/10.

However, i do not see myself Using this as everyday caSe. I will most likely just keep it on my old iphone4 and switch it to the 4S, whenever I go on long trips, fishing, camping, hiking, or do something that I may be exposed to elements i am not exposed to a daily basis.

My favorite part of my Lifeproof case is I will still be able to skin with an iCarbonsdotcom skin.

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Check both sites out and get yours today.

I am Including a quick video to show you how well Lifeproof works in water and against drops.

Quick look at Lifeproof in action!

UPDATE:
For those concerned about your iCarbons skin staying in tact on your Lifeproof if you take under water.
I placed My phone in its Lifeproof case with an iCarbonsdotcom skin on it for an hour and it is good as new. No bubbles, no peeled back corners.
I would say the skin in addition to the case is 100% waterproof as well.
So be sure to order one for your Lifeproof case.

Thanks.

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.

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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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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App Tag

Posted: August 6, 2011 in Mods, Reviews
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So I came across a neat little tweak for your iDevice. It’s called #AppTag by @Onjai and it’s available in @macciti repo for FREE.
It’s a very simple tweak that doesn’t offer any functionality but it will give your device a little more character.
AppTag allows you to add a Custom Badge to any app.
Adding a badge is very easy.
To Use AppTag set icons into “Wiggle Mode” then Double Tap icon you wish to set badge for and you will get a pop-up prompting you to “Set New Badge”


To remove badge follow same steps then simply remove.

 

This simple tweak if updated could be pretty cool. And it does have one major issue, the badge is removed if the app has notifications attached to it. lets say you add “Text” to your SMS app, after receiving a SMS the badge will be removed and you’ll have to manually add the badge again. Also if you have a font installed it may not fit. So you’ll get this…

I would like to see more from this app. Changing the color of the badge or even the shape. perhaps in future updates but for now it’s worth every penny.


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How to Make an Invisible Folder.

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Mods
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In this blog I will share with you a tweak I found for your Folders on iOS4. It’s really a trick that uses two different apps that can be found in Cydia. You will also need to download this file from @modmyiInvisble Folder” Sorry if this blog seems remedial to advanced users but I want to be as simple and clear as possible.
Invisible Folder Theme – Now available in Cydia @modmyi
I made a typo when I submitted Invisible Folder to modmyi.
You will have to Search “Invisble Folder” I left out the “i” between the “s” and “b.”

Let’s get the SSH part out of the way. After downloading the file, unzip, then once SSH’d, drag Invisible Folder theme into the Themes.#### on your iDevice. If you aren’t familiar with SSH, just go to YouTube and type in “SSH iPhone.”

Now, open Cydia and search for and Install “Infinifolders” from chpwn. And while that loads, be sure to go ahead and FOLLOW him on Twitter. Now, this is a paid app, so if you are a cheap ass then don’t even bother finishing this post, because I will not be able to help you.

After you’ve Installed Infinifolders, you will need to Restart Springboard.

Return to Cydia and Search iBlank. iBlank is an app that allows you to create blank icons for your Sprinboard. This comes in handy for organization purposes and theming. Of course this app is almost useless now, since chpwn gave us GridLock. Which allows you to place your icons any where you wish on your SpringBoard. Rather than the very regimented four row, next open space icon placement that Apple chose for their SpringBoard. Remember Windows 95? Yeah, it’s like that? GridLock is not required for this tweak but I highly recommend you get it.

After you have iBlank installed, it will appear on your SpringBoard in the next open spot, just like any other app you would get from the AppStore. Once iBlank is open you will then be instructed to Select the number of blank icons you want to create. You will need 9 blanks. So simply press 9 and wait while your icons are created then EXIT iBlank. Go into WinterBoard and select “No Icon Shadows – iBlank.” You will of course ReSpring.

Okay, so now we have the THREE things we need to get going.

1) Invisible Folders.theme 2) Infinifolders 3) Nine Blanks Icons

Step 1NOTE: STEP 1 IS NOT TO ACTIVATE “INVISIBLE FOLDERS” IN WINTERBOARD!!!

Make your Icons Wiggle. To do this, press down on any icon (preferably the one you wish to move into the Folder you are creating.) Once you are in Wiggle Mode, your blank icons will have a X in the top right corner of each icon, or bookmark, as that’s what it really is. If you’ve ever deleted an App, you will recognize the X. Be careful not to delete your blanks. It won’t hurt anything, you will just have to go back and create more.

Step 2

Drag ALL nine blanks into a Folder.

Step 3

Name this folder ” “. In order to name the Folder ” “. Hit space bar twice. This will leave the Folder nameless and no text will appear underneath the Folder.

Step 4

Now, drag the Apps you are want, into this Folder.

Step 5

After you’ve got the Apps you are trying make invisble. Go into WinterBoard and select the Invisible Folders theme. You will of course, Respring. After you a have done that, unlock and you remember where you had the Folder. It’s not there is it? Click where you had the Folder. BOOM!!! INVISIBLE FOLDER!!!

Step 6

Go into Wiggle Mode. Move Folder any where you’d like. Just remember where you put it.

That’s it guys and girls. I hope you like this tweak and that the vid was helpful. I’ve attached a video, recorded with DisplayRecorder. And stay tuned to JAMonsterEnergy YouTube Channel for a visual tutorial.

Quick Video Tutorial

Note: My Invisible Folder theme will make ALL FolderBG transparent.