Archives for February 2014

Display Recorder – Video Record Your iPhone or iPad Screen

This application works great to capture your iPhone or iPad screen along with the iPhone’s microphone. Everything done on the screen is captured at an adjustable frame rate with the option for showing your finger taps. This app is really great for two reasons: it works really well and it has lots of features. Cost is $4.99. We’ll be using it more to demo apps for our reviews! [Read more…]

NCSingleTapClear – Clear Notifications with Single Tap

I don’t use the Notification Center that often on my iPhone, but when I do, I’ve always hated the way you clear notifications. Having to tap twice made the whole process take too long and make me not want to use the feature even more. Thankfully there is NCSingleTapClear! This removes the second tap needed to clear a group of notifications. Just tap the x and it’s cleared. Usually you have to tap x and then tap the word clear. This little hack is free in Cydia. [Read more…]

iCleaner – The Ultimate iDevice System Cleaner

I’ve never used one of these “cleaner” apps before but my storage was really full of pictures and videos from iMessages. I never delete my messages and I have many that go back a couple years. I has started cleaning out some of the media by searching for “attachment” but it was a really slow process and a little buggy. iCleaner supports cleaning message attachments. It has a lot of other features that I will list below. Some include cleaning out all the unused languages or images used by other devices such as the iPad if you’re on an iPhone. These are all individually selectable before the cleaning. After using iCleaner the first time I had about 3GB more space available on my iPhone. When running it again today while writing this article I cleaned up 5GB! [Read more…]

iOS 7.0.6 Update Details & How to Jailbreak

Apple has recently released a security update to iPhones, iPods and iPads. Running this update will remove Cydia and your jailbroken apps if you have them. If you really want to update but want to jailbreak again, there is a fix for evasi0n over at that you can download. It’s the same evasi0n tool that has been modified to work with 7.0.6. This is a trusted source. [Read more…]

DynamicText – Friendly Lockscreen Greeting

This simple little mod changes your “Slide to Unlock” text to “Good morning, Douglas” or other greetings based on the time of day. The developer has been rolling out updates that include typing in your own custom greetings. I always love to have custom text on my lockscreen. It’s a great way to get people interested in jailbreaking when they see it and ask how I changed it. In the settings you can do things like hide the chevron > or hide all punctuation. You can, of course, change your name. This app is free and currenly doesn’t work on the 64bit iPhone 5S or iPad. [Read more…]

WhatsApp Bought by Facebook $19 Billion – Why?

Ok, so this is going to be a very humbling article but I just gotta know from the iPhone community, What is so great about WhatsApp? I’m guessing it has to do with the fact I live in the US and most of my friends have iPhones so we use iMessage. I also use Facebook chat for some group messaging. So, when I open up WhatsApp, there are only about 20 of my friends that even show up out of my 1,200 total iPhone contacts. It feels a lot like Google+: If no one is on it, I’m not going to use it. And, if another app already has the feature, I’m not going to use it. I have lots of other apps like that, for example: Sceene, Skype, Voxer, Skype, HeyTell, Kik & Viber.

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Splashy Fish – Best Flappy Bird Replacement?

With most of the Flappy Bird drama behind us, many developers are attempting to become the next Flappy Bird. If you read the reviews of Splashy Fish, it may be the best alternative, possibly even better! At the time of writing this article, Splashy Fish is currently the top free app in the App Store. I only made it to about a 6 on the original Flappy Bird so I thought I’d see if this game is still as difficult or if it was easier. [Read more…]