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Improve Internet Speed for iPhone & iPad with TCP Optimizer

May 26, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar0


Boost Internet Speed for Your iPhoneHave you always hated how long your YouTube app for iOS takes to load videos? Do you wish your internet was AT LEAST twice as fast as what it is right now? Then here’s a great tweak, called TCP Optimizer which comes for free, to all jailbreak users.

To get this tweak working, what you need to do is include the repository, or any other package manager that is supported, in to Cydia. Once you refresh the sources, you’ll start seeing TCP Optimizer in the package listings. So without restarting, the fix will start functioning.


How to Password Protect Folders on iPhone with FolderLock

May 25, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar6


Folderlock Tweak for iPhoneDid you ever wish there was some app that could lock down your iPhone so that nobody can change your settings or access background apps? Nobody will, now, if you start using this new app called Folderlock, which is an iOS mod, that allows you to password-protect specific features on your firmware such as folders, multitasking, Spotlight and the phone’s settings.

The mod does what it boasts. Once you’ve installed the mod, you get to see an added item in Settings that allows you to place your password and elect to choose which iOS features you are interested in blocking. It’s up to you whether you select a single feature individually or all of them. As soon as you allow the mod to take effect, you’ll have to type your password whenever you access those features on your iDevice that you chose to block through Folderlock.


What’s Next After iPhone 5? Perhaps An Invisible iPhone

May 25, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal4


Rumors suggest that Apple iPhone 5 will be launched in September. With a curved glass display and NFC support, the iPhone 5 is expected to be a true game changer. However, what should you expect after iPhone 5? Researchers in Germany have created an “Imaginary iPhone” system that lets you keep your phone in your pocket and do all operations by tapping your palm. The idea is to use the palm of your hand as the phone’s touchscreen so you don’t need to hold your iPhone. Sounds exciting, it sure is!


Penultimate: Handwritten Notes App for iPad

May 24, 2011 — by RG. Chew4


Penultimate for iPadI have always wanted to have a paperless note taking system.  I have relied on a scribbling pad on my desk to jot down notes.  These notes are usually ideas, budgets, reminders and other stuff I do on the fly.

Inevitably, I end up with a few writing pads that cluttered my desk which are then thrown away during my annual spring-cleaning.  Looking back, I wished I had kept some of these pads for reference or just plain nostalgia.


PictureMe: iPhone Tweak to Add Timer and Burst Mode for Camera App

May 23, 2011 — by Simon Ng0


Ever since I got my iPhone 4, not only serving as my phone, it also replaced my point-and-shoot camera. The 5-megapixel camera is simply good enough to shoot pictures casually.

However two common features that used to bundle in point-and-shoot camera are missing in iPhone. Wouldn’t be great if the built-in Camera app comes with self-timer and burst mode support? With a jailbroken iPhone you can now install PictureMe hack to add these features.


Slide Out Keyboard for iPhone

May 22, 2011 — by RG. Chew8


When I first got my iPhone, typing using the on-screen keyboard really bothered me.  It still does, but like most of the things in my life, I have learned to live with it.  For those that still want a tactile keyboard, here are some Slide Out Keyboard possibilities made possible since Apple added Bluetooth support to the iOS.


iLoader 2 for iPhone: Free Promo Code Giveaway

May 22, 2011 — by Simon Ng11


iLoader 2 for FacebookYesterday we have reviewed the iLoader 2 app for Facebook. It’s a great app to upload multiple photos/videos from iPhone to Facebook at one time. Here are some of the feature highlights:

  • Upload multiple photos and videos to your Facebook account in one shot
  • Add captions and tag friends in photos
  • Rotate, crop and add special effects (black/white) to photos
  • Trim and playback videos to make sure they are perfect before uploading
  • Upload regular or HD versions of photos and videos
  • Support background uploading
  • Instantly view all your friends’ Photos of the Day and Week
  • Watch videos (standard or HD quality) from you, friends, pages and groups