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Block Calls/Texts to Your iPhone with iBlacklist from Cydia

December 12, 2011 — by Seuli B.2


iBlacklist for Jailbroken iPhoneWell, we have spoken and pampered ourselves with a lot of Apps in the last few days, which is of course wonderful as we warm up to the festive season. However, one of my friends got my attention to a very important issue with the day-to-day operation of the iPhone. The BIG question was “How can you block calls or texts from a certain phone number on the iPhone?”

Be it the persisting telemarketers or your estranged partner, a snoopy uncle or an irritating friend; you surely must have felt the need to deliberately block communication – voice or text from certain numbers/people. But, is that possible on your iPhone? Well, it is possible for all of you there with jailbroken iPhones; since Apple iOS do not offer any such liberty.

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Everything You Need to Know about Carrier IQ for Your iOS Device

December 3, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar0


While the news of Carrier IQ’s surveillance activities on smart phones have struck Android users the most, it is equally important for iPhone users to educate themselves on the probable presence of this spyware and what bad it could bring. For those who don’t know, Carrier IQ is a key logging software that accounts for collecting data such as usage trends and actions and reports back to the exploiters.

While some Android devices have been reported to be have been logged for SMS texts, web usage, conventional key strokes etc, things are fairly less frightful for iPhone users.

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Siri0us Hack Enables Siri Dictation on iPhone 4 and 3GS

November 29, 2011 — by Seuli B.1


iPhone Siri JailbreakIt is well known that the exclusive Siri feature – Apple’s official voice recognition service is not only the most popular but also the most enviable feature of the iPhone 4S. Thereby, since is release, there has been an earnest endeavor to inculcate Siri for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. However, there is jailbreak news here which reveals of a possible attempt to expand Siri Dictation to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.


Latest Siri Hack Lets You Start, Stop, Lock, Unlock Your Vehicle

November 26, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar0

iPhone SiriOnly 5 weeks or so may have passed since the launch of iPhone 4S and interesting Siri hacks have started to pour in. A few days ago we shared with you a method to create your own Siri Proxy server using Ruby, and also shared how the creator himself, Plamoni, managed to control a thermostat through this proxy server. Today, we take a leap ahead, based on the same Siri proxy server created by Plamoni, to make Siri communicate with a Viper car remote, consequently letting the hacker turn his car on and off using Siri commands on his iPhone 4S!

Sounds incredible, isn’t it? Have a look at the video after the break!

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Hack to Enable Auto-Correct Bar in iOS 5 Keyboard

November 11, 2011 — by Simon Ng1


autocorrect keyboard hackEarlier, we covered Firebreak to enable the hidden Panorama mode in Camera app. As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple hides another interesting feature in iOS 5: an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar.

If you’ve used Japanese Kana or Chinese keyboard before, the autocorrect (or auto-suggest) keyboard bar shouldn’t be new to you. The autocorrect keyboard bar is an additional row on top of the standard system keyboard on your iPhone or iPad. As you type, the keyboard bar shows you word suggestion to speed up the typing.


How To Send SMS From Your Desktop Using DeskSMS [Jailbreak Tweak]

August 24, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar2


Well, this could be interesting – sending and receiving SMS texts to/from your web browser, Gmail and GTalk. ClockworkMod, has recently come up with a jailbreak tweak that lets you do this all through the DeskSMS Cydia tweak.

Anybody who stays at his desktop most of the time, dislikes using his iPhone’s touch screen keyboard much, DeskSMS can be the way to go, where your iPhone acts as the go-between your desktop computer and the SMS sender/receiver.


Add Contact Photos to Contact List and SMS with Copic

August 19, 2011 — by Simon Ng9


copic - contact pictureThe contact list interface of iPhone hasn’t been changed since the debut of iPhone. Are you bored of it? If you’re using a jailbroken iPhone, I recommend you to check out a recent tweak called Copic.

Copic, short for Contact Picture, doesn’t revamp the user interface of your contact list. But it enables iPhone to show the photos of your contact in the contact list, which is a common feature available in other smartphones such as Android and Blackberry. It tweaks all the contact lists in the Phone app including the favorite and recent call list.


Cydia Hack to Play Movies And Videos Upon Reboot Or Respring

August 12, 2011 — by Radu Tyrsina1


iphone startup logoAfter a previous iStartup Sound, that allowed iPhone users to add custom sounds to their smartphone upon restart or respring, now a next step has been taken to allow full startup movies, audio and video to be used.

Vladislav Korotnev has come up with iStartupMovie, a curious tweak that works similar to the audio one, bringing a unique feature to your iPhone’s startup, making it look cool and original.  If you want to enjoy the new tweak, all you have to do is install iStartupMovie and a new app will be present on your Home screen. The app allows you to enable or disable the movies that can be found in the required iStartupMovie directory.