The tweak that landed in the Cydia store yesterday and its designed to allow jailbroken users some additional control over running processes on their device in the hope that it will keep either the iPhone or iPod touch running smoothly with no low memory warnings.
Smartphones such as the iPhone, and mobile devices like the iPad becoming more and more expensive, it stands to reason that consumers will want to look after their gadgets as much as humanely possible.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you got a notification when there was a new version of the jailbreak tweak or jailbreak app available in Cydia?
Back in January, Ryan Petrich had revealed plans to release a jailbreak tweak that would does exactly that.
As promised, he has just released a new jailbreak tweak called Curiosa (not CydiaBulletin) that gives you a notification whenever there is an update available for the jailbreak tweaks and apps installed on your iOS device.
The MediaSpeak tweak which has just landed on the Cydia store could be something you have been looking for. If you are a regular iOS device music listener, then this little package could add a little bit of extra depth to your listening experience, as well as actually providing a very good little audible service to users. MediaSpeak is essentially a very lightweight installation that hooks into the Music app on your jailbroken device and listens to when a new song begins playing back.
Apple pushed out iOS 5.1 along with the release of the new iPad earlier this month, One of the additions that Tim Cook and his team talked about is the fact that they have removed the option to double tap the Home button on the lockscreen to display a camera shortcut button in favor of permanently displaying a camera icon that reacts to a swipe up gesture.
iOS-powered devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are hugely popular around the world, with Apple’s mobile OS considered to be one of the most complete offerings in the mobile world. Like all major operating systems that are updated periodically, iOS has seen organic growth over its life and has benefitted from multiple feature additions as well as numerous bug fixes.
When Apple launched the iPhone 4S in October of 2011, one of the most talked about and probably its headline feature was the inclusion of the Siri intelligent assistant software which attempted to make life easier by being able to accomplish tasks given to it through a simple voice command. When invoked by the user, Siri is ready and able to take spoken orders which can range from setting meetings up in the calendar, checking the location of friends and family or even pulling up a weather forecast for most locations in the world.
There can be no denying that the favored jailbreak flavor of late 2011 and 2012 has to be the iOS 5 exclusive Notification Center and Siri digital assistant. The inclusion of the two new features in the public release of iOS 5 presented practically limitless opportunities for developers when it comes to extending their native limited abilities.
Through a stock iOS 5 installation, Notification Center gives users access to a dedicated screen which displays pushed notifications for active applications as well as interactive widgets which are all accessed through a pull down method from the status bar. The problem with a stock installation of iOS, is that Notification Center only comes with two available widgets which allow the display of location based weather as well a financial ticker.
Apple’s iOS isn’t exactly a cutesy operating system. Steve Jobs and co set out to make the iPhone, iPod and iPad OS as usable as possible without adding unnecessary bells and whistles. In the main part they succeeded, but it’s hard to deny that there are a couple of areas where it could do with that personal touch – something to make the whole experience feel a little more like home.
Copic is one way of doing just that, although unfortunately you’ll need to have a jailbroken iOS device in order to take advantage of this little bundle of personality. Thankfully that is a whole lot easier to achieve now the new jailbreak tools have been released, and everyone can take advantage of all the joys that come with hacking an iOS device.
The third party application store, Cydia, has achieved phenomenal success in the relatively short time it has been existence. Obviously, the success of any sales platform is predominantly down to these consumers who use it day in and day out, without those people who require additional tweaks and utilities on their devices, it simply wouldn’t exist.