Archives for November 2009

Tweetie 2 Update Now Available

Available In: App Store       Price: $4.99  

##ICON_NAME## The long awaited update to Tweetie 2 has finally been approved. Version 2.1 of the app has quite the change log and includes both new features and bug fixes (view the entire change log below).
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Gameloft Releases Trailer for New Game – Bridge Odyssey

##ICON_NAME## Yesterday Gameloft release information (including a trailer) about their upcoming game Bridge Odyssey. It is scheduled to be released sometime next month. Check out the screenshots, video trailer and game description below.
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Chromiphone – WinterBoard Theme

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## chromiphone2 Chromiphone is a WinterBoard theme that contains 91 icons, a wallpaper, dock, status bar, page dots and badges. For some reason this theme seems familiar to me but, I see a lot of themes and sometimes they blur together! You can get Chromiphone via the modmyi source.

How to Install a Theme:

1. Your device must be jailbroken. (how?)
2. Make sure you have WinterBoard installed via Cydia.
2. Make sure you have the modmyi source installed in Cydia.
3. Search for Chromiphone in Cydia, run the install.
4. Open WinterBoard and activate the Chromiphone Theme.
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Categories Update – Back-End Changes

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## Categories, an application that allows you to organize the applications on your SpringBoard into folders, has been updated to version 2.8. The update makes quite a few back-end changes to the app. Check out the complete change log below.

Note: We did have an issue updating Categories on one of our test iPhones. It took all the apps out of the folders and made the folders unable to be deleted. However, I updated Categories on my personal iPhone and I had no issues at all… it kept the folders and all the apps inside them.
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SnapTap – Use Volume Button as Camera Button

Available In: Cydia       Price: $0.99  

CameraI can’t really show you any screenshots of this app, but it’s an awesome hack that’s worth the $0.99. What it does is make your volume buttons become your camera button when the camera app is open. That way when taking pictures you can hold it like a normal camera. It also makes self portraits much easier! It not only works for the camera but to activate the video camera and stop it. Lastly, it works in all apps where the camera feature is used. I tested it in a few apps like Facebook. Again, I recommend this app, awesome!

Twitter Plugin for LockInfo

Available In: Cydia       Price: $4.99 After 14 Day Free Trial (plugin is free)  

settingsA couple updates to the plugin for LockInfo that displays Twitter on your lockscreen have come out recently. Last night the update added the users avatar and it looked great! Unfortunately it was making the hack pretty glitchy when I would scroll up and down so I had to hide it. I emailed the developer, David Ashman, and he told me he’d get an update out soon to fix it and he sure did! This morning there is another update that fixed the glitching. Now it scrolls nice and smooth and I can see the avatars of my tweeps. Thanks David!

This plugin is available through the developer’s beta source in cydia:

Black Friday iPhone App Sale

App StoreAlong with all the sales today, developers are also putting apps on sale. Here’s a list of some of the better deals I’ve found. Again, if you find any others, let us know in the comments.


PING!Ping! which used to be free and then recently raised their price to $0.99 is now free again for Black Friday. Ping is an instant messeger app with push notifications. You can only talk from Ping! to Ping! app but if you’re looking to save on text messaging this is a great app. A recently new feature is the ability to send picture. This feature is an in app purchase upgrade of $0.99. iTunes Link

TomTomHonestly, even with the sale price, I still think the TomTom app is way over priced, but if you’ve been waiting for it to go on sale and $69.99 is a good deal to you, then today’s your day. Personally I’m looking for a price more like $29.99. This is pricing for the US and Canada version. Original price is $99.99. Price good through Monday, November 30th. iTunes Link

ColorTiltColorTilt, a popular finger painting program, is on sale for $0.99 along with all five of their apps. These include ColorTouch, Dotty Shapes, Hold On! and Serpents all for $0.99. iTunes Link

readdledocsReaddle has announced Black Friday sale for their popular iPhone products Scanner Pro, application that transforms the device into portable scanner, ReaddleDocs, document and file management solution for the iPhone, and several others. They are offering discount up to 40% off regular prices for the applications that will last until Saturday, Nov 28th. iTunes Link
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Refurbished iPhone 3GS – $49 at AT&T

AT&TAT&T has refurbished 16GB iPhone 3GSs on sale today for only $49! It also includes free overnight shipping and free activation! Just visit to buy online. Remember, requires purchase of a $30 a month data service, 2 year contract & new activation required. Available in black and white.


mophie Juice Pack Air on Sale at

AppleApple has a lot on sale today but one product that’s one of the better deals for the iPhone is the mophie Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. We recently received one for testing and will be doing a review in the future. If you’re interested a case with battery power, I do recommend this one. It’s much sleeker than the previous version and at you can get it in an exclusive color, Red, for $58. Regular price is $79.95 so you save $21.95.

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Apple Discounts Confirmed for Black Friday

AppleAt the time of writing this article, Apple has still not posted special pricing in the US store but they have in the UK. Here’s a few screenshots of the sales. Apple may wait until the entire US is in Friday before changing their site. In the UK, discounts are small but include iMacs, Macbook Pros, iPod Nanos, the iPod touch, Apple TVs and a whole bunch of accessories.



So are you going out in the crowd? Buying any Apple stuff?

iPod Touch Deals for Black Friday

TargetMany store will have deals on the iPod Touch tomorrow. It looks like Apple won’t let them discount the device so stores are giving away gift cards with purchase. Most deals do not allow you to use card toward the purchase of the iPod Touch. Here are the deals I can find. If you find any others, please feel free to share it in the comments.

32GB iPod Touch
Target: $295, Includes $30 Target Gift Card
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Happy Thanksgiving!

##ICON_NAME## Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at! We hope you get to spend the day relaxing and spending time with your family (and maybe watching a little football!). Doug and I traveled all last night with the boys to spend Thanksgiving with our families today. We totally used our iPhones to stay entertained during the drive! Doug used GPSTracker to embed our current location on his facebook and our personal website as we drove (and insisted on showing it to me every hour or so!) :) He did have to use Backgrounder to keep it running in the background.

P.S. Any old school jailbreaks remember what application the icon I used for this post is from?? :)

Snapture 2.0 – Tap-To-Focus, Color Filters and Photo Sharing

Available In: App Store       Price: $1.99  

##ICON_NAME## Snapture, a very cool camera application, has recently been updated to version 2.0. The update adds a few notable new features including touch-to-focus (for iPhone 3GS users), photo sharing (Twitter and Facebook) and a few color filters. The update is free for those who have already purchased the app.


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iGizmoz – The Ultimate Widget Application

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

iGizmoz iGizmoz, from the developer of Photogene, is a very sweet widget application. If you have been around the jailbreak scene you have probably tried your hand at a few Widget apps only to end up feeling disappointed. iGizmoz brings Widgets to the App Store and believe me, you will not be disappointed. This is what widgets were meant to be like!

iGizmoz comes with 11 working widgets that are customizable:
– World clock
– Sticky notes
– Calendar
– Search tool
– Speed dial
– Countdown
– Stopwatch
– Slideshow
– Swinging creature
– Tic tac toe game
– Flashlight

The widgets can be freely arranged on the scrollable screen. Once a widget has been added to the main screen, it can be double tapped and customized. You can also change the background image of the main screen choosing from the images provided or choosing an image from your Photo Library.

Below is how each widget works and how it can be customized.
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ALHAQBANI CURVE – WinterBoard Theme

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## ALHAQBANICURVE2 ALHAQBANI CURVE is a unique WinterBoard theme that contains 53 icons, wallpaper, dock, status bar, status bar icons, sliders, badges, UI mods, phone Keypad mod and lock screen mod. This theme does not contains an icon template (.psd file) which is a bummer since it only includes 53 icons. Other than that, a decently designed theme. You can get ALHAQBANI CURVE via the BigBoss source. [Read more…]