Anode themes your icons to match your iPhone

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Many custom themes stray far from the default aesthetic of iOS, and these are typically some of the best and widely used of those available. Others, however, require much less effort from the author and are rather slight modifications of what Apple has already provided us. That doesn’t make them any less noteworthy, however, especially when they actually look relatively professional. Anode is one of those themes and it takes the default icons of iOS 7 and tints them to match your device. (more…)

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BioUnlock is an upcoming Cydia tweak that lets you unlock your Mac with TouchID

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Many tweaks, including the recently-released AppLocker, allow users to utilize the TouchID sensor for uses beyond what Apple intended. A new tweak called BioUnlock intends to take Apple’s TouchID technology to the Mac, allowing you to bypass your computer’s password at the tap of a home button. (more…)

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SkipLock iOS 7 jailbreak tweak lets you skip the lock screen

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While many would prefer to have a 4-digit passcode on their device to keep prying eyes out of their personal information and to protect against theft or otherwise, many iOS users skip security completely–trading for a faster device unlock and quicker access to apps. For those who take this route, the lock screen may be a completely useless barrier getting between them and the task they need to complete. Luckily, there’s an iOS 7 jailbreak tweak on Cydia that lets you completely bypass the lock screen if you wish and it’s called SkipLock. (more…)

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PredictiveKeyboard tweak updated for iOS 7

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There’s a smart keyboard that’s been available for the last few generations of jailbreak called PredictiveKeyboard. Today, that tweak has been updated to support iOS 7 and, mostly, to support 64-bit ARM devices such as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air.

As you can most likely tell by the image above (not to mention the name of the tweak itself), the tweak starts predicting the words you’re typing to allow quicker and more efficient entry of longer words. PredictiveKeyboard will also provide error corrections for mistyped words that are–along with the predicted words–just one tap away in a fifth row above the standard keyboard.

PredictiveKeyboard is available right now in the BigBoss repo for just $2.39. If you’re not confident that the tweak will be something you’ll use, you can give it a try for 3 days absolutely free.

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Winterboard updated with iOS 7 and 64-bit support

WinterboardWinterboard today was updated with long-awaited support for iOS 7 and 64-bit devices. While most of the core functionality of Winterboard already worked on most older iOS 7 devices, this update alleviates any remaining bugs and brings full compatibility to the iPhone 5s and new iPads.

Winterboard creator Jay Freeman (saurik) encourages any theme artists to report bugs or crashes. According to a Cydia notice, Winterboard version 0.9.3912 doesn’t yet support wallpapers in PNG, HTML or any other format. If you’ve installed Winterboard, let’s see how your device looks in the comments.

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Cydia tweaks Springtomize 3 and CleverPin for iOS 7 are in the works

Springtomize-2-iconItalian developer Filippo Bigarella is currently on vacation in Miami, Florida, according to his latest blog post, but has taken a moment to provide a status update on a few of his jailbreak tweaks. Bigarella notes that, when he returns from his trip, he will submit an update to CleverPin with support for iOS 7 and 64-bit devices.

Springtomize 3 is also a work-in-progress, and is currently about half completed. Bigarella has been working on the third version of the popular tweak since before the iOS 7 jailbreak was released, and the reason it has taken so long is because the useful extension has been developed new from the ground up.

Bigarella elaborated on why Springtomize 3 is taking so long:

This is mainly because of the fact that it’s not an update, at all; it’s a complete rewrite, based on a completely new structure designed to solve many of the technical challenges that a big project like Springtomize brings to the game (and if you’ve ever developed an iOS tweak, you may be able to guess some of them).

Springtomize allows you to customize nearly every aspect of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, from the home screen and lock screen to the dock and icons. Springtomize 3 is currently in beta testing, and Bigarella promises that users will not be disappointed. When the tweak drops, we’ll let you know.

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Substrate updated for iOS 7

cydiaA highly-anticipated update to MobileSubstrate arrived this morning in the form of Cydia Substrate for iOS 7. Jay Freeman (saurik) worked quickly on the updated framework, which brings Substrate support to iOS 7 and A7-based devices with ARM64 architecture. Cydia developers will now be able to recompile their jailbreak tweaks to be compatible with the iPhone 5s and new iPads.

Moreover, the updated version of MobileSubstrate should alleviate issues that users have been experiencing with tweaks uninstalling themselves or not working properly on pre-A7 devices. It will still take a while for most developers to recompile their iOS extensions to work with ARM64, but at least the availability of an up-to-date Cydia Substrate makes the process possible.

Which tweaks will you be installing?

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iFile updated for iOS 7

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Last week, we shared a roundup of 10 must-have jailbreak tweaks for iOS 7. Bigify, BiteSMS, Emphasize, iCleaner Pro, Nitrous, TabLess and Zeppelin all cracked the list, alongside other popular extensions. Until an update to MobileSubstrate is released, however, the tweaks will not function properly with 64-bit devices – the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display.

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Roundup: Must-have Cydia tweaks for iOS 7

cydiaIt’s been over five days since the iOS 7 jailbreak was released, and developers are slowly beginning to release or update new Cydia tweaks with support for the latest version. Earlier this week, we shared a preliminary list of iOS 7 compatible jailbreak tweaks. Since then, the number of new tweaks has grown substantially and many of them have been talked about within the iFans blog and discussion forums. The following list is a roundup of that coverage so far.

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