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: SwipeSafari

Swipe Safari is a new jailbreak tweak that adds new gestures to mobile Safari to enhance the user experience while browsing. It allows you to swipe to previous or next page, pull to refresh the page and even switch tabs using gestures.

Here is what the tweak offers you:

  • Swipe (one finger) left or right to navigate to previous or next page
  • Swipe (one finger) left or right and hold to navigate to the next or previous tab
  • Pull down to refresh the page
  • Pull from bottom to access Bookmarks
  • Double tap with two fingers to toggle to fullscreen mode
  • Double tap to go to the top of the screen
  • Pinch to close tab
  • Double tap and hold to open new tab
  • Ability to assign actions for following gestures:
    • Swipe (two fingers)
    • Swipe (three fingers)
    • Double tap, triple Tap (One finger)
    • Double tap (Two fingers)
    • Pinch (Two fingers)
    • Tap/double tap + long press (One finger)
  • Adds recently closed tabs feature on iPhone/iPod touch
  • Removes limit on the number of tabs (which is 8 by default)

You can also configure these options via the Settings app. Swipe Safari supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 5.x.x.

You can check out the video review of SwipeSafari by Jeff of iDownloadBlog:

If you are impressed by SwipeSafari, then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.50 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

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

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What news related to jailbreaking could pod2g be talking about?

The video that pod2g released showing off the iPad 3 untethered jailbreak also had some exciting news. In the credits, pod2g said that the jailbreak tool will be created and released by the chronic-dev team.

Earlier today he updated his blog that some interesting news regarding jailbreaking were going to be announced in the hack-in-the-box conference.

This leaves me wondering, what could the news be?! Could this mean that in less than 11 days the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak will be here, or better yet, a bootrom exploit has been found for A5/X devices has been found? Another possibility is Jailbreakme 4.0 and/or a hard to patch exploit.

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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: 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: Spatz+

Spatz+, just as the developer (@rud0lf77) says in it’s Cydia description, it’s like Sparrow+ but better. Spatz+ offers you real Sparrow push notifications. It gives you the ability to configure Sparrow notifications like any other push enabled app. You can choose to integrate it with the Notification Center or choose the alert style you want or show a badge icon, play a sound and even view in Lock Screen. The tweak only offers notification settings, it does not out-right help Sparrow to replace the mail app. The developer is working to make it a proper replacement to the mail app. But none the less Spatz+ has made Sparrow “Dock Worthy”.

 

Check out the Spatz+ in action below:

To install Spatz+ you will need to add the following repository to your Cydia sources: http://cydia.rud0lf77.be 

Let me know what you guys think of Spatz+ in the commetns section below.

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Review: SpotDict

Are you fond of the dictionary app in the iOS? Do you want to use it with ease directly from your SpringBoard? Well if your answers are “Yes”, then SpotDict is the tweak for you. SpotDict is a jailbreak tweak which allows you to use the default iOS dictionary from the Spotlight search. All you have to do is type down the word you want to find the meaning of then tap the small dictionary button to the right of the text box. This will direct you to the meaning of the word.

The tweak is nice and simple and is useful for people who despise using a physical dictionary (someone like me).

Check out SpotDict in action below:

If you are interested in SpotDict you can get it for free from Cydia under the  BigBoss repo.

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

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