BossPaper 0.99 Update and News On Official Release Date

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BossPaper It seems that BossPaper has received on more quick update. The update fixes a few bugs and adds a new Solid Color wallpaper option. You can view view the full change log below.

Now for the good news! For those of you who having been waiting for this application to be released in the main BigBoss source, you will not have to wait much longer, BigBoss plans on releasing version 1.0 of BossPaper tonight (as long as there are no major bugs with the 0.99 version). [Read more…]

iHandy:) – Adds Additional Settings Options

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iHandy:) iHandy:) is an application that gives you a few more settings options. Once installed, you can get to iHandy via the stock Settings application. Here you are able to turn on/off the Battery Percentage, Hide Battery Elements, Hide Low Power Alerts and the Reflective Dock. You are also able to choose your Home Button double-tap. You can change the double-tap to any of the stock applications as well as Nike + iPod, Phone Favorites and Search. [Read more…]

BossPaper Beta Updated – Version 0.95

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#BossPaper BossPaper, a wallpaper application, has been updated to version 0.95. The update includes quite a few bug fixes but does add some new features. Some noteworthy new features include; you can now choose wallpaper from the stock Wallpaper category, the Single Image option is now available, you have the options to turn off the random feature and there is now a Delete All option in the wallpaper section. The full change log for version 0.95 is below. The application is still in the BigBossBetaRepo and has not been released in the main BigBoss repo but, hopefully we are getting close. It really is a very cool application. Remember, you can stay up-to-date on the apps progress HERE. [Read more…]

Supreme Preferences Three – Additional Settings for the iPhone and iPod Touch

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Supreme Preferences Three I started this review before we went on vacation last week and didn’t get a chance to finish it… that it why you are just getting it now.

If you have been on for a while now, you probably already know my feelings on Supreme Preference type applications… I am very leery of them, always test them on a test device and hardly ever put them on my personal iPhone. So, when I saw that Supreme Preferences Three had been released, I was skeptical once again. Supreme Preferences Three boasts that it gives your iPhone and/or iPod Touch 100 new features. I am not going to run through all 100 feature but, I will give you some of them and then you can see the rest in the screenshots. [Read more…]

WinterBoard Settings

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WinterBoard Settings I was surprised when I opened Cydia this morning and saw a WinterBoard Settings application. I was like…Shut Up! I totally thought we were going to get some sweet new settings…maybe some interface settings and what not. Well, that is not exactly what this app is.

WinterBoard Settings, via the source, will add an option for WinterBoard in your stock Settings application. When selected, you have the option to turn on/off SpringBoard Only (which will apply WinterBoard themes to only your SpringBoard) and Debug (I’m not exactly sure what this setting would do). You can also view all your WinterBoard themes from the Settings option. [Read more…]

Supreme Preferences – Adds Additional Settings Options

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Supreme Preferences Supreme Preferences is an application that adds additional functionality to your Settings options (similar to Extended Preferences). When you install Supreme Preferences, you will need to go into WinterBoard and select it in order to activate it. Once, you have selected it in WinterBoard, you can go into your stock Settings application (which will now have a new icon). [Read more…]

SBSettings 1.0.1

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SBSettings There is an update to SBSettings today. If you remember my initial review of SBSettings, you will remember that this application is pretty much supposed to be a BossPrefs replacement app. Well, I actually use SBSettings quite often and thought that the update was worth writing about. The “coolest” part of the update is that SBSettings is now themable! It now comes with the stock theme and two additional themes (HUD and Tech Shadow). You can get to the themes through the More option. I also noticed that there were quite a few additional mods for SBSettings in Cydia (which I just might have to do a post about).
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Extended Preferences 1.0

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Extended Preferences Extended Preferences is an application that adds additional functionality to your Settings options. When you install Extended Preferences, it will be added to WinterBoard. You will need to go into WinterBoard and select it in order to activate the app. Once you have selected Extended Preferences in WinterBoard, you can go into your stock Settings application to see all the features it has added.

Some of the additional features are obvious such as a Usage option added just below your Wallpaper option. The Usage option displays the Time since last full charge, Call Time and Cellular Network Data. Another obvious addition is the SpringBoard option which allows you to turn on/off Show Internal Apps, Show YouTube and App Reveal Mode. It also always you to turn on/off Fake Signal Bars (for iPod Touches) and Fake Time. The Fake Time and Fake Carrier options allow you to overwrite the stock Time and Carrier with your own custom info. You are also able to turn on/off Numeric Battery and WiFi. I love these options! If turned on, they allow you to tap your battery or WiFi icons to get the percentages.
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BossPrefs 2.12b

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BossPrefs There have been a few updates to BossPrefs since the last time I did a review of the application. Most of the updates have been bug fixes or behind the scenes changes. However, version 2.12b of BossPrefs does add a new option. In the More section, you now have the option to Disable Apple App Killswitch. The Apple App Killswitch is referring to the ability in which Apple has to actually take an app right off your iPhone…like yours personally! Crazy! Well, BossPrefs [Read more…]

BossPrefs 2.06b

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BossPrefs The update to version 2.06b of BossPrefs adds a few feature to the application and makes a few changes to background processes. Below is a complete change log via BigBoss:

Change Log for version 2.06b:
* Added missing file needed to detect running state of custom services.
* Redid hidden icons GUI.
* Added ability to hide appstore apps now.
* Redid how icons are hidden. We now use 2.0’s restrictions mechanism to hide icons. [Read more…]

Fix for WiFi Problems

wifiWith my 1st Gen iPhone I had trouble with a few different WiFi hot spots. The iPhone would connect fine to the router or access point but it wasn’t getting to the internet; Safari, 3rd Party Apps, nothing could connect. All of these WiFi hot spots were at businesses: one was a grocery store, one was a coffee shop and one was a restaurant. I knew it wasn’t just my iPhone because when mine broke in Brazil I had to exchange it for another one. And of course Brooke’s didn’t work at these places either. When the new iPhone 3G came out I was hoping that it would connect but it didn’t. I was talking to Adam (our website programmer) and asked him if his iPod Touch had the same problems connecting. He said yes but that he fixed it. Sweet! He said there was some problem with the DNS information and that you can manually change it and it would fix the problem. So here are a couple of Free Public DNS options and the instructions on how to fix it: [Read more…]