If you are not a huge fan of the stock ‘Slide to Unlock’ slider but, do not want to get rid of the slider altogether, Slim Slide might be the mod for you. Slim Slide is a simple and clean slider that is activated/deactivated via WinterBoard. This might be a nice mod for those of you who have a lockscreen mod (such as LockInfo) and would like to have a slider that doesn’t take up as much of your lockscreen space.
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
I was mostly looking at this mod for the slider but it also comes with a wallpaper. Unfortunately you can’t change the wallpaper unless you do a little hacking. I use an app from Cydia called iFile. This lets me browse the file system and make tweaks to themes and other files. I just went into the themes folder and found the Apple Magic Mouse Lockscreen folder. There was a file called LockBackground.png. I just renamed it to LockBackground.pngx. You could name it anything really, or delete it. Of course this is all activated in Winterboard once it’s in stalled.
BTW, the real Magic Mouse is pretty kewl. I’ve hacked mine to give me some more features which makes it even better. The downfall is the price, $69.00.
Apple Magic Mouse Lockscreen can be found in the ModMyi source.
|Available In: Cydia||Price: $1.99|
SBRotator, a hack that allows your iPhone to rotate in all 4 possible orientations, was updated to version 1.2. The update makes a few improvements, fixes a decent amount of compatibility issues and adds quite a few new features (see below for full change log). The most noticeable change after the update is the improved performance. The hack is definitely faster and smoother.
In the Settings, you will find quite a few new features. In the basic features you now have the ability to choose from four Background Behaviors (Zoom, Crop, Stretch and Use Wide Theme), the ability to adjust the Animation Duration and the ability to choose between three Animation Themes. You can also choose to scale both the undocked and dock icons as well as hide the icon labels for both the undocked and docked icons. [Read more...]
Apple has posted the Keynote from today’s Firmware 4.0 Event. “Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs give a sneak peek into the future of the iPhone OS.”
View the Keynote HERE on Apple’s website.
Today, Apple announced firmware 4.0. The new firmware contains 100 new user features. Some of these new features include; the ability to create playlists, 5x digital zoom, tap to focus on video, gift apps, geotagging, places in the photo app, change the homescreen wallpaper, bluetooth keyboards, spell checker… etc. If those were not cool enough, the seven major new features include; multitasking, folders, enhanced mail, iBooks, enterprise, Game Center, and iAd (read more about those HERE).
Apple’s announcement today on firmware 4.0 (which is due to be released summer 2010… dev preview released today) contains over 100 new user features however, they spent the majority of the time focusing on the 7 major new features. This is just a quick overview of what those seven new features are. We will talk about each one separately and more in-depth… as soon as we have them written. :) [Read more...]
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
I don’t know about you guys but it seems like FOREVER since we wrote that the Element lockscreen concept was going to become reality. Well, it looks as though it has finally made it’s way into Cydia. A few days ago, I was perusing (yes, perusing) Cydia and to my astonishment what did I see… Element. At first I thought it was a theme or maybe some random look-a-like but after some further exploration I found it to be the real deal. However, I’m going to warn you right away, don’t get too excited this is definitely a first release.
The lockscreen was released in Cydia as a cydget. For those of you who do not know what Cydget is, it is “framework for managing lock screen plugins.” Which means, like most cydgets, it runs a little slow. Once you install the app (you will also want to install the Cydget ‘app’ if you do not already have it installed), you will then need to go into your stock Settings application under the Cydget option and tap on Element to activate it on your loackscreen. Once you have done that, you can go into your stock Settings and find the Element option where you will see some basic Setting for the Element lockscreen.
For those of you who did not know, EAMobile is having a sale on some of it’s most popular titles however, the sale ends today. Some of the apps on sale include Spore ($0.99), Scrabble ($2.99), Monopoly ($2.99), Life ($1.99), Madden NFL 10 ($4.99), American Idol ($0.99), Snood ($0.99), Battleship ($1.99)… and more. For a full list of the apps on sale, check out their website.
|Available In: App Store||Price: $1.99|
Live Cams is one of the few apps that make it right on the front page of my iPhone. I’ll tell you the reason right up front before the entire review. I only use a few of their features but there are many more. So why is it on my front page? Because when opening the app, I can customize it to show thumbnails of the camera’s I’ve added myself. I’ve got it set to show 8 cameras all at once, then I tap on a camera to see it full screen. This way I can monitor all of our cameras at work from anywhere. The reason I can do this is because the app lets you customize what tab gets opened when the app loads.
Now for some of the many features offered by this app. The first tab is the search tab. Once opened you see a list of presorted categories of cameras. If you’re looking for a camera in your locations or of a specific topic not on list there is a custom search button in the top right. This is more like an advanced search not just giving you the option to type in your search but from what category, country, state, and more. For the example below, I did a search for Hawaii.
|Available In: App Store||Price: Free|
I will admit, I may have a slight addiction to recipe applications. I just love the ease of using my iPhone while cooking (though, I am occasionally concerned for it’s safety!). So, when I came across a relatively new application titled Mixing Bowl, I installed it on the spot! The Mixing Bowl application is based off the website MixingBowl.com (which I had not indulged in prior to installing the iPhone application). I found MixingBowl.com to be an upbeat, social cooking website that is largely member maintained.
In order to use the Mixing Bowl iPhone application, you will need to become a member of MixingBowl.com. Normally I’m not big on apps that require you to become a member in order to use them but, I make exceptions for cooking apps! :)
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free 15 Day Trial then $5.99|
iBlueNova, an application that allows the transfer of files via Bluetooth, has been update to version 2.0.1. The update includes a few bug fixes… including the issue with Windows 7. The developer has also given us a list of a few of the features we can expect in the next version of iBlueNova. You can get iBlueNova via the iSpazio source.
|Available In: App Store||Price: $7.99|
Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front, by Gameloft, was released yesterday. It is available in the App Store for $7.99 which is a little cheaper than the launch price of Brothers In Arms® Hour of Heroes. See the video trailer for Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front here.
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Coming Soon|
I’ve been hearing about this hack for a little while and, from what I can tell, it’s not in Cydia yet. Here’s a video preview of the hack which shows vertical scrolling on individual pages. Early jailbreakers will remember that vertical scrolling was the original way to fit more icons on the iPhone.
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
ShrikUrl is a very simple application that allows you to quickly shorten a URL. Just paste the long URL into the Trim section of the application and hit Shrink URL. It will then display the shortened URL. After you select Copy to Clipboard, the app can be closed and the shortened link will be in your clipboard. To paste the shortened URL, just tap wherever you would like it and select paste. The shortened URL will stay in your clipboard until you copy something else. [Read more...]