Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia – Part Four

Another week has passed, and that means that it’s time to show you the next top 5 hidden tweaks on Cydia.  And not a moment too soon, because the iOS 6.1 jailbreak could be dropping as early as today.  So if you’re in the business of trying out some new tweaks for that new soon-to-be jailbroken iPhone 5, then check out this week’s “Unmentioned” series.  Hit the link for the full roundup!

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Chronic Dev Team “Aren’t Going Anywhere Just Yet”

Earlier this week, it was brought to our attention that the Chronic Dev Team had finally shut down after a good, long 3 years.  They have been dedicated in providing the community with constant free jailbreaks, including the relatively recent ‘corona’ untether for iOS 5.1.1.  And today, unlike what most have assumed since the announcement of the “evad3rs“, they have announced that their role in the jailbreaking community is yet to be finished. The Chronic Dev Team posted the tweet above stating that they “aren’t going anywhere just yet.

Currently, the Chronic Dev Team is composed of @p0sixninjaninja, @pod2g, @pimskeks, and other members who have faithfully stuck around since 2009.  But as time passes by, this team has slowly been disbanding, and most of its members have gone their separate ways.  Most notably is the recent group formed by @planetbeing, @pimskeks, @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd.
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Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia – Part One

If you spend a good amount of time on Cydia searching for tweaks, then you will certainly know that there is a hidden treasure trove just waiting to be found and downloaded.  While popular tweaks such as Auxo and Zephyr are highlighted, there are obscure tweaks that usually receive little to no praise from the jailbreak community.

It is my pleasure to introduce a new iFans series: “Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia.” In this new series of articles, I will attempt to unearth and highlight the hidden gems of Cydia.  These posts will hopefully stir up discussion over certain jailbreak tweaks that interest you, and stimulate members to try tweaks that seem worthy.

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Saturdays with Stephen: It’s Time for Something New


Behold, the current generation of Apple’s iPod line. From left to right we have the fourth generation iPod shuffle, the sixth generation iPod nano, the iPod classic (or the sixth generation iPod), and the fourth generation iPod touch. While we’re certain that there will be a substantial iPhone refresh this coming Wednesday, there is no way of knowing what else may be planned — at this event, or at the rumored October event. However, it is apparent that the iPod line needs some attention, and it’s time for something new.

Could Apple be planning on doing away with its legendary click wheel? Are we going to see a discontinuation of the iPod shuffle? Could the iPod nano replace the iPod shuffle altogether? Are we going to see noteworthy new features in a new iPod touch? What has Apple been doing for the last couple of years while letting the above iPods sit on the back burner? What could be planned for the future of the iPod? We don’t know, but hopefully we will find out soon. I think that the iPod line is due not only for a refresh, but a complete overhaul. It’s time for a new product line (or two). It’s time for the iPod to re-emerge as one of Apple’s most innovative products. (more…)

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Editorial: When to Expect the Next iPhone

There have been numerous rumors swirling around the blogosphere over the past few weeks, all pointing at what Apple’s next move will be with regards to the iPhone. While most predictions do project that a next-generation iPhone is on the horizon, there is much speculation about what specs the next iPhone will have and when such a phone would launch. Apple’s been very quiet throughout this whole process, which makes the predicting game that much harder (in other words, nobody left a prototype iPhone on a bar stool for the world to see). With WWDC 2011 just around the corner, are we in store for a shiny new iPhone? My personal predictions and speculation can be found after the break.

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What’s in the “pipeline”?

Last month, Apple reported record-breaking results for the second quarter of the fiscal year (which ended March 27th). “We’re thrilled to report our best non-holiday quarter ever, with revenues up 49 percent and profits up 90 percent,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve launched our revolutionary new iPad and users are loving it, and we have several more extraordinary products in the pipeline for this year.” Interesting. Despite the release of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad within the last three years, it looks as if we’re in for more. So what’s in the so-called “pipeline” that Steve Jobs mentions? Will we see an entirely new device within 2010? I’d love to know.

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