LockInfo Update – Fixes Crashing Problem

LockInfo has received a quick update to version The update will hopefully fix the issue that some people were having with their device locking up when using version of LockInfo on iOS 4.2.1. I can’t test the fix since I’m not on 4.2.1 but, if you give it a shot, let us know in the comments if the update worked for you. I also want to thank David Ashman (the developer of LockInfo) for once again quickly updating his app… good job David! :) Changelog:
Fixes freezing and crashing issues on some iDevices
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ScreenRecorderDemo – Free Version of ScreenRecorder

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## For those of you who may have missed the full release of ScreenRecorder, it is a simple application that captures video of your device’s screen. ScreenRecorderDemo is actually a free, demo version of the same application. The demo version does have a few restrictions including; it will only record for 30 seconds, you are not able to email saved video files and it is ad supported. However, it is nice for those of you who would like to try it out before committing to the $1.99 price tag for the full version.

The app has been through a few changes since the first time we reviewed it so I will give you a quick overview.
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Available In: Cydia       Price: $1.99  

ScreenRecorderScreenRecorder is simple little app that captures video of your screen. Just load the app and hit record, then load the app you want to record. ScreenRecorder runs in the background. Once you’re done recording, you have to go back into the ScreenRecorder app to stop the recording. The developer warns of not recording over about 45 seconds due to memory issues and then crashing. You can view the videos from the app but not in your camera roll. This means you have to SSH off the videos to then upload them to a online service. From my tests, it’s not a very high frame rate but better than nothing. There is also no audio.


Test Video


Available In: Cydia       Price: $0.99  

ScreenDimmerI’ve been looking for a replacement to an app I used to use called iDimLight. It basically mirrored the feature of the Mac laptops that dims the screen to save battery when you’re not using them. I tend to never use the autolock feature and just manually lock my iPhone. Now I can have my screen dim after being on for 45 seconds or whatever I set it to by a new app that works with 3.0 to 3.1.2 called ScreenDimmer.

The app installs into your Settings app and not an icon on our SpringBoard. From Settings you can:
– disable the feature
– have it turn off the backlight or dim it
– toggle option for dimming the screen during charging
– adjust the timing from 5 seconds to 15 minutes
– exclude the feature while running certain apps
– and choose to dim apps with disabled idleTimer (apps like navigation or video playback)

I love this feature and it’s one of those hacks I say is worth jailbreaking for.

Element – Lock Screen Mod Coming Soon

element Element is a lock screen mod that began as a concept and has turned into the real thing. Since it began as a concept back in September, there hasn’t been much to tell, but it seems that that one and only Jay Freeman (better known as saurik) is helping to make this thing happen. So, it’s time to get the information rolling. According to a recent tweet (see below), a beta of the lock screen mod will hit Cydia next week.

“Our iPhone lockscreen will be called Element. Fingers are crossed for a beta next week.” – via @gteehan

I don’t know about you guys but, I would love to have the perfect lock screen mod! I’m currently using LockInfo and like it. I can’t wait to check out Element… it looks like it is going to be pretty sweet.

Below is some info about the mod via the dev’s blog.
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Clock Plugin for LockInfo

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## Clock Plugin for LockInfo adds the current Date, Time and Calendar into the LockInfo lock screen mod.

Once installed, the option is added into the stock Settings application under the LockInfo option. In the LockInfo option you have the ability to turn on/off the Clock plugin itself and the Collapse by Default option. Once you have turned on the Clock plugin the current day of the week, month, date and time will display on your lock screen. If you tap on the Clock bar on the lock screen, it will display the current month calendar.

A nice additional to an already sweet lock screen mod! You can get LockInfo and Clock Plugin for LockInfo via the modmyi source.
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Friday Night Movie Night: Tech21’s iBand

YouTubeThis isn’t about music this time (iBand), it’s an accessory that protects your iPhone. We’ll see what we can do about getting one for testing. Of course if you drop it directly on the screen, it’s still gonna break. Brooke’s wishing she had it when she dropped her iPhone :(

You can even buy it online at Apple.com.

Lockscreen Dim Delay – Control your Lockscreen Dim Delay

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Lockscreen Dim Delay Lockscreen Dim Delay is an application that allows you to choose the amount of time before your lock screen turns off. Once Lockscreen Dim Delay is installed, it is added into your stock Settings application. Here you can choose a dim delay anywhere from 1 second to 60 seconds. If you set the dim delay for 1 second, your iPhone or iPod touch’s lockscreen will only stay on for one second before turning off. If you set the dim delay for 60 seconds, your iPhone or iPod touch’s lockscreen will only stay on for sixty seconds before turning off… etc. [Read more…]

60 Second Lock Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## 60 Second Lock Screen is a mod that keeps your lockscreen on for 60 seconds before it automatically turns off. Normally, the lockscreen will stay on for 5 seconds before turning off. This mod is great for those of you who have lockscreen mods that display email or weather or text messages… etc. It just gives you more time to view your lock screen. [Read more…]

Vibration Battery – 3D Lock Screen Battery

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Vibration Battery vibrationbatterymod2 Vibration Battery is a lock screen battery mod…the battery that is displayed with your device is plugged into a computer. The mod is a cool 3D style “battery.” It contains 17 frames that change as the amount of battery life changes. You can check out the Download page on ModMyi HERE. You can get Vibration Battery via the modmyi source in Cydia. The mod is enabled/disabled in WinterBoard [Read more…]

Advanced Lock – Lock Screen Theme

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Advanced Lock Advanced Lock is a lock screen mod. It looks like a log in screen in which you have to “scan” your finger to enter. You actually have to swipe your finger for it to work…you cannot just hold your finger on the spot. When you swipe your finger, a blue finger print will show up. This mod can be activated/deactivate via WinterBoard and is available for both the iPhone and iPod Touch. You can get Advanced Lock through the iSpazio source. [Read more…]

Lock Calendar Update – Display Calendar Events on Lock Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Lock Calendar Lock Calendar has been updated to version 0.3. This version fixes a few bugs (see screenshots below) but, also adds some cool new features. You now have the ability to add Date Separators, Header Transparencies and Entry Transparencies. If you go into the app settings (which is accessible through the stock Settings app) you are able to turn on/off the Date Separators (which puts a line between the dates) and adjust both the Header and Entry Transparencies to your choosing. This makes the app much more customizable! A very nice update. Oh, the update also adds a Spanish translation! See screenshots below. [Read more…]

BlueIslandLock – Lock Screen from the Blue-Island Theme

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard blueislandlock2 Last week, I wrote about a theme called Blue-Island. The theme itself did not work unless you had a French iPhone or iPod Touch however, you were able to use the lock screen from the theme if you listed things correctly in WinterBoard. Well, it seems the developer has made it easy on us and released just the lock screen part of the theme! It is called BlueIslandLock in Cydia and is available through the same source as the Blue-Island theme, the Apple-News.fr source. [Read more…]

Lock Calendar – Display Calendar Events on Lock Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Lock Calendar Lock Calendar is a simple application that allows you to display your upcoming calendar events on your lock screen. I know there are a few other applications that also allow for this functionality on firmware 2.x (IntelliScreen, RemindYou) however, both are paid applications. Lock Calendar is free. When you install Lock Calendar, your events will automatically start to display on your lock screen…you do not turn the app on via WinterBoard. It will display your next ten upcoming events. The events are categorized by date and also display the time and title of the event. The app has a decent design and showed up nicely on all the wallpapers that I tested. [Read more…]

New “Always-On” Display for the iPhone?

Apple It seems that Apple has put out a patent on a new display technology. The patent shows a sort of two-layer backlight system that would allow for an “always-on” display for the iPhone while at the same time using very little battery power. This would allow for a sort of status notification without having to turn the iPhone on essentially giving you the ability to see if you have a missed call, text message, voicemail or a new email. This would be very similar to some of the lock screen status notification applications available on jailbroke iPhones but, without even having to turn your iPhone on! AppleInsider has a very nice article about the patent that include a few images. Below is a quote from the article and one of the patent images.
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