New Activator Tweak Beta Brings Powerful New Gestures

Activator is one of the most essential iOS jailbreak tweaks; it allows you to assign various actions such as “Compose a Tweet,” or “Play the Next Track” to triggers such as “Double Tap the Lock Button.” If you want holding the volume up button to play the next track, activator can do that for you.

The tweak’s developer recently released Activator 1.7.5 Beta 6, adding a few Velox-like gestures for triggering system actions. With the lastest version, you can assign flick gestures to specific apps. For instance, you can assign “Flick Up” specifically to the Music app, and doing so can cause a variety of actions such as “Play Next Track.”

Watch the above video for more details, and let us know what you think of these new features!

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Now Available for iPad

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The famed and well-reviewed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic RPG was today released for the Apple iPad, commemorating the game’s 10th anniversary and bringing it to mobile platforms for the first time. It is brought to iPad by developer Aspyr,  and “serves as a tribute to Star Wars fans around the world for their unwavering support and passion for the franchise.” (more…)

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PreferenceOrganizer Puts Cydia and App Store Settings in Separate Folders

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PreferenceOrganizer is a new jailbreak tweak for iOS that divides Cydia and App Store preferences within the Settings app by placing them into two separate folders. Unfortunately, it was rejected from the BigBoss repository on Cydia because it may confuse unassuming, third-party users.  (more…)

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AltKeyboard: Swipe or Flick Keys to Type Alternate Characters

AltKeyboard is an upcoming jailbreak tweak for iOS that will allow users to type alternate or shifted characters by sliding or flicking up on keys. The tweak, developed by Newar (@Sentry_NC) and Alan (@tweakcc), will be submitted to Cydia in the near future. Little else is known about AltKeyboard yet, outside of the teaser screenshot shown above. Sentry is an interface designer best known for Auxo, Luna and Axis, while Alan is an iOS developer behind Tap to Widgets, BrowseInApp and StatusTab.

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Badger Tweak Now Available

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Badger is an arguably game-changing tweak that brings some fairly simple functionality to iOS. Using a configurable activation method, you can bring up the Badger window which shows any app’s notifications. From there, you can swipe to delete notifications, open them, and even quick reply to texts and iMessages.

In short, Badger is a notification center replacement of sorts that allows you to view notifications directly from the SpringBoard. One could argue that this tweak is similar to Velox in functionality, but I have found Badger to be far less buggy and to have a much more streamlined feel. It may not have all the functionality of Velox, but who really needs to add notes from the SpringBoard anyway?

The full Cydia description as well as a video and more information can be found after the break. (more…)

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Which iOS App Needs the Biggest iOS 7 Overhaul?

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There is a profusion of built-in iOS apps, but I think there are some that need an overhaul more than others. The next iteration of iOS is expected to ship with a general redesign system-wide, but let’s take a look deeper in to each app’s core functionality. A fresh and “flat” look will be great, but I think some of Apple’s apps are simply not as useful as they could be. (more…)

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SMS GV Extension for iOS 6 Released on Cydia

SMS GV ExtensionSMS GV Extension, a popular jailbreak tweak that merges Google Voice SMS messaging capability with the Messages app, has at last received unofficial iOS 6 support. The tweak enables iPhone users to send SMS through Google Voice alongside the built-in MobileSMS module, the latter delivered by cellular carrier.

The jailbreak package is available on Cydia for iOS 6 by adding the repository http://cydia.angelxwind.net/ under Manage > Sources > Edit > Add, at least until it appears on the mainstream ModMyi or BigBoss repositories. The tweak has no icon, but rather is configured through Settings. A reboot is required after installation.

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From the Forums: Nds4iOS Emulator Discussion Thread

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iFans member Karen Tsai, known by her alias angelXwind, has posted an official discussion thread for her Nintendo DS emulator (nds4ios) within the forums. Within, you can find known issues, user-contributed bug reports, performance rates by device, upcoming features and more regarding the popular emulator.

Emulators seem to be the latest craze within the jailbreaking community, as fellow iOS emulator developer ZodTTD publicly released the highly-anticipated gpSPhone 8 for emulating Gameboy Advance late last month. Let us know what classic games you are playing within the comments.

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Tricky Shot – Freestyle Soccer At Your Fingertips

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With more than 250 million players across 200 countries, soccer — also known as football or futbol — is by far the world’s most popular sport. That inspired Dream Apps Lab to create Tricky Shot, a free pick-up-and-play freestyle soccer game on the App Store. The game, designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, involves flicking a soccer ball at various targets throughout more than 50 challenging levels: lockers, tires, pylons, shopping carts, trucks, balloons and so on.

Before I go any further, Tricky Shots is seriously addictive. I’m already immersed in hours of gameplay, trying to juggle and flick the three-dimensional soccer ball towards targets throughout levels that get progressively harder. If you lose patience while attempting to complete a particular challenge, a Golden Ball is available as an in-app purchase for 99 cents, which removes in-game ads and allows you to skip levels at any time.  (more…)

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