Earlier this week, we informed you guys about a new malicious software called KeyRaider that is responsible for nearly 250,00 hacked iCloud accounts. Unlike most viruses, this malware only infected those with jailbroken iPhone and iPad. Specifically, anyone that added shady repository and download pirated jailbreak tweaks are most likely to already have this malware running inside their device. From personal experiences and different research, we found that if you stay away from any illegal packages and Cydia sources, then you are safe from this.
There are several reasons why someone would want to enable the Private Browsing feature on their iPhone or iPad. Most commonly, it’s to protect themselves from advertising agencies because most browsers including our stock browser, Safari, track our data for ads purposes. Another good example would be to avoid others from violating their privacy.
The default settings in Safari store all the websites and searches that users went to and allows them to easily get access to that information just in case they close all the tabs. Last but not least, auto-fill data, this feature is somewhat helpful as it automatically enters our login credential to a website, only if you’ve done so previously.
Through many iOS releases, major or minor, Apple still hasn’t bothered to change its lockscreen interface. The design and its functionality remain the same even though the company did modernize it a little bit to live up with the design standards. Earlier this month, we saw a post on Jailbreak sub-Reddit about a redesigned lockscreen interface made by a former Apple employee. Of course, everyone has to love it and sure enough someone decided to come up with a jailbreak tweak that integrate these features into our iOS devices.
A recently released tweak called FutureLock is here to turn the concept into reality. With that being said, let’s dive into it and see what’s so special and cool about this package.
I have been out of touch with the blog for over a month but it does not mean that I am away from the community, particularly trying out new cool themes. And recently I got myself hands on a cool theme called Patience
Patience is brand new WinterBoard theme for iPhone that is currently in beta. It is co-created by two famous designers in the community Zooropalg from France and iPix from the UK. The theme comes with a handful of packages and add-ons and with both iPhone and iPad support. There will also be many features upcoming in the final release in Cydia that provides users with extensive way to customise their device.
Apple redesigned how the App Switcher looks like and act in iOS 7 with inspirations from certain classic jailbreak tweaks like CardSwitcher and the old boring bottom grey switcher has gone. But have you ever been bothered with iOS 7 for scrolling through all the way to the left and right to get to certain page in the App Switcher? Or have you been annoyed with the narrow iPhone screen that is only able to display a little bit more than one app card? Unfortunately it is not easy to go back to iOS 6 classic app switcher easily now.
GridSwitcher is new jailbreak tweak from tom-go that changes the stock iOS 7 horizontal card switcher view to a grid view. It has no option to configure. Once installed you are good to use.
Eventually I gave this a try after all the criticisms have settled.
Ayeris is a new Winterboard theme for iOS 7 created by well-known designer Surenix with a controversial price tag of $3.99. The word ayeris, which is pronounced as Iris, like the ring-shaped membrane in your eye or the Greek god of the rainbow, is about communicating the excellence of timeless design to and for the world, according to Surenix in the package description. This appears to be what he strives for by releasing this new theme since the existence of ayecon, his iOS 6 based theme.
We have been seeing a lot of tweaks that puts additional functions to the ControlCenter. You can remove seperator lines; you can add more toggles; you can hide sections that you may never use like AirDrop; you can ever colorize the UI of the ControlCenter. But seems that there is one thing that has not been touched – the sliders for brightness. It is the one left with one and only one function.
Like myself I usually hide the media control I cannot get access to the volume control of playing music without pressing the buttons. With CCSliders, developed by Jerry En, the same developer of QuickActivator, which is recently released on his private repo, I am able to use multiple sliders within taps.
It is never too late to introduce something great and legendary. A while ago I purchased and installed a tweak called iTouchSecure on my iPhone 5s, and it greatly improved my productivity and saved me a lot of time in entering lengthy strong passwords in various apps.
iTouchSecure is a jailbreak tweak which is developed by SpiritOfLogic, the same developer for the famous iRealSMS, PwnTunes and PhotoAlbums+. The tweak features at autofilling passwords everywhere in both iOS apps and Safari, authenticating with Touch ID for any Password entry by storing passwords encrypted in local keychain like Apple does.
There are lots of different tweaks like Badge Customizer and Boover that allow you customize how the app icons looks like and behave. But they are all global settings that make it all the same and look boring. There is a new tweak released today called ColorBadges from iOS developer David Goldman makes things more interesting and appealing.
ColorBadges is a brand new jailbreak tweak that modifies colors of your icon badges based on the color that the app icons have. There is no option to configure so once you installed the tweak you are good to go.
It has been a very busy week in the jailbreak community with loads of new and updated tweaks and themes. Designers are very eager to tease and release their hot new themes for free or with affordable price tags. I am also very busy in trying out these tweaks and especially themes as I am getting bored for those updated from iOS 6 base or awaiting for new updates for those that I own for more icons and excitements. Recently iSkeuos designed by Paarth (a.k.a iPhoneiHelper) caught my attention on Cydia and Twitter.
The theme now supports over 135 icons that are crafted from the ground. It also comes with 5 nice wallpapers, Classicdock, mask, overlay and shadow. What is more, it also themes Safari App UI, Message bubbles, keyboard and gratefully Control Center toggles and other parts of it.