Aloud Cydia Tweak: Voice Alerts For iOS Notifications In 30 Different Languages

July 5, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum


We posted about SpeakEvents Cydia tweak that reads out SMS, emails and iMessage notifications. This can come in handy when your iDevice is not accessible when you’re driving or are just not in the mood to hold it. Another somewhat similar tweak has been released. Details below!

The new Cydia tweak is known as Aloud. It adds voice to every notification on the iOS device and gives the option to choose from 30 different languages for the alerts. It’s a simple and nice tweak that allows you to choose apps whose notifications you want to be read aloud, adjust the rate of speech and much more. This tweak will work with all the installed apps on the iDevice.


PersistentAssistant: Talk To Siri Without Pressing Home Button Again and Again

July 2, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum5


It will be a year in October since Siri was first introduced with the iPhone 4S. Since then, a number of ways has been introduced to customize the digital voice assistant or make it more useful. There are a number of tweaks at the Cydia Store that are focused on Siri. The latest addition comes in the PersistentAssistant.

It’s a new tweak that brings a new feature to Siri which should have been present by default. With PersistentAssistant, you don’t have to hit the icon each time after you’re done interacting with Siri. After you say something, she will automatically detect you’re done talking, and start to search about your query. This is nice, as you can talk to Siri while driving or lying in bed without the need to touch the device!


Close to 5th Anniversary, iPhone Revenue Hits US$150 billion Since Launch

June 29, 2012 — by Seuli B.0


The iPhone since its inception in June 2007 has not only resurrected Apple’s fortune but transcended the smartphone industry to an entirely different level. In short, the iPhone revolution from Apple has been nothing less than a sales juggernaut that besides redefining marketing strategies scaled historic popularity at the same time.

The latest projection according to Strategy Analytics has revealed that has generated cumulative revenues of US$150 billion in the past five years. And this news couldn’t come at a more appropriate time when the Cupertino Company is all set to celebrate its most successful product – iPhone’s 5th Anniversary.


Lingual Translates 35 Languages In Real-Time Using Siri (Cydia Tweak)

June 27, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1


The most astonishing feature in the iPhone 4S, believe it or not, has been the digital voice assistant Siri. Siri has been receiving new extensions since to iOS and has set apart the iPhone 4S from its competitors. The latest untethered jailbreak for A5 devices has opened up a world of possibilities and extensions to Siri which has been evident with the released and upcoming tweaks.

iPhoneTips & How-to

Buying Your First iPhone? Here’s An Introduction for Apple Newbies Part 1

June 26, 2012 — by RG. Chew2


When my dear friend Jen (From Australia) recently posted on Facebook that she was jumping onto the iPhone bandwagon.  There wasn’t a shortage of replies on which iPhone she should buy (iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S – 16GB. 32GB etc).  As expected, I advised her to wait for the iPhone 5 (or “new” iPhone) coming out in the next few months, but there was so much more I wanted to tell her to get the most out of her iPhone.  So for this post, I will give a brief introduction to newbies that are jumping onto the iOS bandwagon.


iPhone 4S with Baseband 1.0.11, 1.0.13, 1.0.14 Can Be Unlocked By Gevey Ultra S

June 24, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1


While we do not know when the iPhone Dev team will bring us the software unlock solution for iPhone 4S, ApplenBerry have claimed to release an unlock (sim card solution) for iPhone 4.11.08 very soon. Not long ago, a new video uploaded by them on YouTube indicates the release of the new Gevey Ultra S which is going to be an unlock solution to owners of GSM iPhone 4S.


SiriLaunch Makes It Easier To Access Siri from Notification Center

June 20, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1


Siri tweaks have flooded the Cydia Store since the release of the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak. Earlier, I posted about the Sirilovelyrics tweak. Now a new Cydia tweak has emerged which allows users to launch Siri with just a downward swipe of the status bar.

A little more use of the notifications hub would be useful and the new tweak does just that. The name of the tweak is SiriLaunch. The usual practice to toggle Siri is to hold on the home button for a few seconds and the Siri menu opens to hear voice commands. SiriLaunch makes it much easier to access Siri. The tweak integrates a button with the notifications menu which can be used to toggle Siri. All that is required is to drag the menu down from the top of the screen and press the microphone icon to open Siri directly from the Notifications Center.


Spoken Control Comes To Home Automation With Siri + Crestron

June 19, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum


Crestron is one of the leading providers of control and automation in schools, homes, hospitals and offices. Crestron primarily provides touch screens & keypads for the control of lights, temperature, music, educational products, shading solutions, etc. but its assimilation with Siri has proven to be an excellent endeavour. Early in 2011 Siri (SiriProxy) was used just to control lights and web enabled appliances but it just either turns that thing on or off.