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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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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.

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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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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It’s so great when a developer creates something to add to our native apps that should be there from day one. Why the Apple either misses these things or just flat-out refuses to add them or sees no use for them still confuses me. Although I suppose it does always give them a new toy to add to future firmwares. After all, many of these tweaks that have “compromised the functionality of the device” in the past may seem familiar to you. Folders, Backgrounder, Wallpaper, the list goes on.

This week we see yet another tweak added to in the BigBoss repo by Evan Coleman, follow Evan on twitter (@edc1591). Speed for Maps is for iPhone ONLY and requires iOS4+ and although it could easily sell for $0.99, it is FREE.

Speed adds a small black circle to the bottom of your native Maps app and displays your speed. There is no icon added to your home screen and it can be changed to display in MPH (miles per hour), FPS (feet per second), KM/H (kilometers per hour), MPS (meters per second), or even Knots (kts) for those traveling by sea.

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