Review: HUDChanger

HUDChanger is a new tweak that changes your Volume heads-up display. Instead of the default volume increase/decrease display you will see a smaller better looking display which displays the volume in a percentage format.

There is one thing I don’t like in the tweak is that it does not show the increase/decrease in real time like the default iOS Volume HUD.

You can check out HUDChanger in action below:


If you are interested in HUDChanger you can go ahead and install it for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know hwat you guys think about HUDCHanger in the comments section below.

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Review: Switchy

There are many tweaks in Cydia that allow you to get the most out of your AppSwitcher but perhaps none like Switchy. Switchy is a new tweak that enhances the use of your AppSwitcher. It adds an extra row of open applications, making a total of eight icons displayed together. The new Music Switcher hosts the Music App shortcut, the play/pause and forward/backward button, with a volume slider and the AirPlay button. It also displays the name of the artist and song playing in the middle empty space. A third page is also added with three features namely, a settings app shortcut, a brightness slider and a clear all apps tap button.

 

The tweak is made so nice that it does not conflict with Zephyr or other AppSwticher tweaks (I have not tried all of them).

You can check out Switchy in action below:


If you are interested in Switchy you can go ahead and purchase it for $1 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about Switchy in the comments section below.

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Review: Homescreen Contacts

In your family and friends there are some people who are more close to you and whom you often contact.

This new tweak known as Homescreen Contacts allows you to put your contacts on the home screen of your iPhone so that you can easily contact/text/mail them right from your HomeScreen. After installation you will see an additional option in each contact in the contacts app (this is important since you won’t be able to see the button in the phone app) known as “Add to Home Screen”. When you tap on this the contact will be added to your HomeScreen.

 

The contact icon added to your HomeScreen is similar to an app icon which when pressed gives you all the information of the associated contact.

Taping on “send message” will open up the write new message on your phone on the messages app. Taping on the mobile number will place a call for you. Taping on postal address will result in the native Map app and giving you the location of a particular place. If you have assigned the contact a picture the same picture will be shown on the contacts icon on the HomeScreen.

Suppose if you ever want to delete someones contact from your HomeScreen all you have to do is enter wiggle mode by holding down any app icon for a few minutes and then you will see the minus sign on the contact icon, go ahead and tap on them to remove any contact from your HomeScreen.

Check out Homescreen Contacts in action below:


HomeScreen Contacts is a nice and useful tweak to have in your phone as it helps you a lot to contact those whom you often do. If you are interested in Homescreen Contacts you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

What do you think about HomeScreen Contacts?

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Review: HomeSpringPage

Have you guys ever wanted a clean, plain page on your SpringBoard with nothing on it except the dock? Well if your thinking was this bizarre, then a new tweak known as HomeSpringPage takes care of your thoughts. The tweak is a very simple one and does nothing except adding an extra page in your SpringBoard as the first page. You can not decide the position of the blank page, it will always be the first one. After installing the tweak it will automatically shift all your apps to the next page, but if you want you can always re-arrange your apps on the blank page.

I don’t see any point of this tweak except that if you want to use it with Dashboard X as a page for your widgets.

You can check out HomeSpringPage in action below:


If you are interested in HomeSpringPage then you can go ahead and install it from Cydia for free.

Let me know what you guys think about HomeSpringPage in the comments section below.

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Review: RainBoard

RainBoard is a new jailbreak tweak which makes it rain on your SpringBoard, well not exactly rain but yeah sort of. It makes 9 icons fall from up to down/down to up, depending on your choice. The tweak adds two button on the SpringBoard which can be hidden and shown via an Activator action. In the setting panel you will see nine option (18 sliders) with all these sliders you can configure the speed of the animation.

 

You can even change the icons to any custom image you want by placing the images to /var/mobile/Library/RainBoard and then rename them.

Check out RainBoard in action below:


Personally I think RainBoard would have been a much better tweak if instead of icons there were actually rain drops falling continuously.But thats just me, if you are interested in RainBoard you can go ahead and install it from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about RainBoard in the comments section below.

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Review: Dashboard X and DashTweet

Would it be nice to add engaging widgets on your iOS device’s Home Screen?

I’ve known some of my friends using Android, and I can say they’re keen on bragging this built-in feature.

Now, the bragging rights are over. We have our own version of widgets on iOS devices. Thanks to Ori Kadosh, the months of hard work and labor, his efforts finally paid-off – courtesy of his latest tweak dubbed ‘Dashboard X’ .

 

This jailbreak tweak allows you to take existing widgets generated from the Notification Center and position them anywhere on your iPhone and iPad home screen. That’s not all! With the plethora of interesting widgets available, the tweak is simple and straightforward to use.

I know we’ve tried some tweaks from Cydia with widget features, and some of them require us to perform a certain process for a simple action. Well, it’s another story for Dashboard X. It uses basic concepts that most iOS users are familiar with by simply dragging and positioning the widgets.

To add a widget, simply place your device into a wiggle mode, (This is what you do when you delete an app icon on Home Screen) simple hold down on any app, tap and hold any blank space on the springboard and then a list of all your widgets will show up, you can go ahead and add any of those to your Home Screen.

There is another mode known as “Overlay mode” which can be triggered by an Activator action, this is an overlay where you can add more widgets that you want to use.

I’d like to cover Dashtweet also since it was the first Dashboard X widget:

  • DashTweet: Allows you to easily send a tweet from your HomeScreen (It is available for free in Cydia)

Check out DashBoard X and DashTweet in action below:


If you are interested in Dasboard X, which I believe you are then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

What are your thoughts on Dashboard X?

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Review: ReflectAll

Do you like the app icon reflections that you get when you place one in the Dock? Well if you do, then this new tweak - ReflectAll will put a reflection of all the app icons on your SpringBoard. That’s pretty much it what the tweak does. There are no options to configure, so it’s just download and go.

Check out ReflectAll in action below:


Personally I kinda like this tweak but I’m sure there was another tweak which did the same thing, I don’t quite remember the name, hence ReflectAll will be the one I’ll keep.

If you are interested in ReflectAll you can head over to Cydia and install it for free.

Let me know what you guys think about ReflectAll in the comments section below.

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Review: VolumeColor

VolumeColor is a jailbreak tweak which various colors to your Volume heads-up display (HUD), by this I mean, whenever you increase/decrease the volume you see the display that shows you the increase/decrease, well the tweak goes ahead and change this color to a preset color which can be chosen by you.

Another feature in this tweak is that it you can also choose to randomize the colors every time you up/down the volume. You can also decide the opacity of the heads-up display.

Check out VolumeColor in action below:


If you are interested in VolumeColor you can go ahead and download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

What do you think about VolumeColor?

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Review: TopLabels

Hmm… I’m really sorry to start of the review like this but, the tweak TopLabels sucks! :/

TopLabels is a new tweak which simply places the app icon labels on top of the app icons, and by top I mean on the app icon, not above the app icon as it should do. There is really no point of getting this tweak unless you are using a theme which would look better by placing the label on the app icon.

Check out the video of TopLabels below:

I’m not gonna ask what you think about this one.

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Remove all your AppStore, Cydia and OTA Badges

No AppStore Badges, No Cydia Badges and OTA Begone are three jailbreak tweaks which focus on removing respective badges from your iDevice. They add three really unappealing icons on your SpringBoard with the help of which you can easily dismiss these badges.

According to me and countless others these tweaks are really pointless and there is no need to install all these tweaks, instead get ‘No Badges’ by chpwn which out-right removes all the badges that you have, without adding any icons or any settings panel.

None the less, you can check out these three tweaks in action below:


If you are interested in getting them you can get them for free from Cydia, but I’ll suggest you not to do this to your phone please.

Let me know what you think about this pack of tweaks in the comments section below.

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