Important Features in iOS 8

Best Features In iOS 8:

Apple revealed what to expect from iOS 8 at WWDC and once Beta testing opens for developers; we will have reviews coming in for the new iOS features. Apple already previewed the features earlier last week. And as any iDevice would love to know; there prevails curiosity for these new features. Here is a list of most important features which will come into existence with new iOS 8 update.

Important Features in iOS 8

1) Battery Usage Indicator:

The annoying bit of iPhone/iPad is now taken care of. Compared to android Apple has better battery life; still it is good to know who is making dent on the battery. iOS 8 will come with a setting which will give you info on what app is eating what proportion of the battery. And this can be really handy if you need to save the battery. You can precisely pinpoint that unwanted game on the train and save that much percentage of the battery.
As far as developers are concerned; they can also use this tool to amend the necessary changes in the apps. So overall positive outcome will be:
a) You will know what is eating what % of battery.
b) Developers will work on to make apps and features which eat the least battery.

2) Predicting Keyboard:

In iOS 8; you will have taste of predictive typing in the keyboard. ( To be frank, I never liked the idea of predictive typing. Being an Indian I mostly type in Hinglish than English. But I know it is a great tool for native English speakers who would save a lot in typing.) It will give you several word suggestion based upon the characters you typed in. For example if you typed CA; it might suggest you CAB, CAT, CAR, CARE.

Apart from this; Apple has announced that they will allow developers to offer their own keyboards. Like Swype for Android; which lets you swipe on keys and not tap. This company has already shown interest in making a keyboard for iOS devices.

3) Continuity:

This is what I call taking Cloud to new heights. Apple has announced that they will increase the connectivity among iDevices to a level that you may start work in iPhone and finish it off in iMac. As these devices recognise each other (due to same Apple id) you just need to press one button to keep continuity. 

4) Camera Features in iOS 8: 

Smartphone companies know that 50% plus people still decide the fate of a smartphone by checking its camera. And this is why we have seen multi megapixel cameras within a span of decade and it all started with blurry VGAs.
Apple keeps simple interface for its cameras. But for iOS 8 camera they have decided to add two more features and they are: 3 Second Timer and Time-Lapse-Capture for videos. Apart from these there might be focus and interface features too; in new iOS 8.

5) iCloud Photo Storage:

Apple has added storage upgrade feature in iCloud library (cost is 0.99$ a month for 20 GB). For iOS 7; iCloud will save last 1000 photos automatically for free. For iOS 8, 5GB storage will be free and images and videos will be instantly uploaded to iCloud. The new storage upgrade will be possible as high as 1TB. 

6) Family Sharing:

Apple has finally taken a step on merging the Apple ids with feature called Family Sharing. With this feature designated family members (up to 6) can share all their iTunes content. Best feature of Family Sharing is; parents get notified when their child is trying to buy something from App Store. And they have option of either allow or deny this purchase (this definitely puts smile on people whose children buy anything using their credit card).

7) Interactive Notifications:

This is one more feature which will save a lot of time for iPhone users. You need not to open specific app for example messages to reply to a notification of message. Notifications are interactive in iOS 8 and you can reply it from notifications area itself. And you can do so without unlocking the device. Well, people might critic it on the privacy and safety; so Apple has put an option to enable/disable this feature.

8) Messages:

There are some cool features announced in messages too. This include the audio and video sending facility. With the option of self-deleting the audio and video messages after specific time. You will also be able to share your location through messages and might want to try Do-Not-Disturb feature for long group conversations.

9) Widgets:

Widgets will allow apps to share information (data) and functions with other apps.


 10) Lockscreen App suggestions:

iOS 8 will be packed with lockscreen app suggestion feature. There will be an App Store like icon on your lock screen and when you swipe it up; it will give you some apps suggestions based on your location etc. For eg, you might get McDonald's app suggestion; if you are walking across fast food chain's tore with App Suggestor on.


 11) TouchID for Applications:

TouchID started with iPhone 5S gets new level in iOS 8. With this new software upgrade developers might allow users to delete all passwords stored for an app with the TouchID.


 12) iCloud Drive:

This will be cloud saving system which will take many frustations away. This will allow you to save file formats which were not compatible on iPhones yet viz. PDF. It will be just like Google Drive or DropBox.

What do you say: These are what we feel to be the best features of iOS 8. Let un know your views on it. You might rate some other features to have upper hand than those listed here. Drop it in comments so all can be benefited.

WallCycler - Cydia Tweak For Wallpaper

Change Wallpaper Every Time You Unlock Your iPhone

Are you kind of person who wants to see new things all the time. Then this is the tweak for you. This is my all time favourite Cydia tweak for wallpaper. The tweak is called as WallCycler and it does a simple yet good adjustement to your iPhone/iPad wallpaper. If this tweak is enabled; every time you unlock your device you get a different wallpeper. And you can also manually change it by using activator gesture.

This tweak is available on Ryan's beta repo. And you can find it here: http://rpetri.ch/repo/


How it works?


wallcycler - cydia tweak for wallpaper

This tweak does not have a preference panel. You can go to Settings>Wallpaper & Brightness>Choose Wallpaper and select the album of your choice. Once you do this; a pop-up box will appear asking you if you want to cycle the images from this album.  And next time you unlock your device the wallpaper will be cycled to next image from the album. If you want manual control over wallpapers; you can assign activator gesture to a cycle-wallpaper changer; which should force the background and prompt it to change command.

What do you say?

Try WallCycler and let us know whether this Cydia tweak for wallpaper is worth a try or not. I certainly liked it being simple, easy to use and changing the wallpaper every time after unlocking. Big kudos to the fresh look every time you unlock your device.

FlipCam - Cydia Tweak To Quickly Change Front/Back Camera

FlipCam - Tweak To Change Cameras By Tap

For all people it might not be the app which does wonders.  But for someone who needs to change his front and rear camera too often; FlipCam is the app to download. This app just does one simple thing which is changing front and rear camera. Of course apple has given a switch over button in the right top corner of user interface to do the same thing. But with this tweak you can tap anywhere on your viewfinder to change the camera view.
FlipCam - Free Cydia Tweak

Some might appreciate this for saving time. But this cydia tweak has one real downside which may affect your photo taking experience. And this downside is non-functionality of focus-lock. As iPhone and iPads lock the focus when you tap the viewfinder; this tweak may disable this feature. Because you are tapping for changing the camera from front/rear; the focus lock thing might not work at all.

FlipCam is a free tweak which can be downloaded from BigBoss Repo. FlipCam works for 32bit as well as 64 bit devices. It is an open source project and you can view its source code here.

As we said earlier for someone not using the camera too often this might not be a charming app. But people who use cameras too often might certainly want to try it out. And the focus locking disturbance thing might not make this app so charming; but as it is free there is no harm in trying it out.


Have your say:

What are your views on this tweak? You can always interact and raise questions using the comment section.

Free App Today - Stillshot, Spendee

It is good time to grab some free apps today and the apps we recommend are Spendee and Stillshot. Both these are free apps today and you can download it for free (We advice to check before buying; your region might not have the promotion)

1) Spendee - App To Manage Your Money:

Spendee is best for anyone who would like to keep track of the money flow. You can add all your inflow and outflow of money in customizable categories. So at the end of the month you will be able to see where you spent the money.
spendee - free app today for finance

Spendee shows you information in chart format as well. And really good thing with this app is; it allows you to create a new transaction within seconds. You can get notification for frequent transactions and now it has facility to export your data to excel, CSV or Google Drive.
This app is free today and you can start managing your finances on your iDevice with this.

2) Stillshot - Extract Best Image From Video

This is one more app which is free and should have in your iPhone. This app allows you to extract image from your video. Once you load video in this app it will show you images frame by frame. You can select the best frame; and save it as a photo.
This app is really useful when it is hard to capture images. You can always capture video of moving object and later get image by this app.
This app is really easy to use and you don't have to be technically equipped. You can see the video demo for this app here: http://stillshot.me

We are sure you will love both these apps. Let us know your comments about these free apps.

Top 10 Cydia Tweaks For iOS 7

Cydia Tweaks For iOS 7

With iOS 7 coming out Cydia developers have been putting their head down to develop more and more tweaks and apps. And there are so many tweaks already out for iOS 7 now. In this article we have listed 10 such tweaks which are worth downloading on your device. (these tweaks are not in any specific order)

top 10 cydia tweaks for iOS 7

1) Sicarius:

With new App switcher in iOS 7; there was a need of Cydia tweak for it. Sicarius does exactly the same. You can have 3D effect while closing the running app. There is option to close all apps with a single flick of your finger. You can select exceptions in Sicarius; so those apps will not be closed even when you flick. 
You can select to restart springboard with Sicarius; when you close the running apps. 


2) Activator:

Sicarius was something new; but Activator is old and updated for iOS 7. We already included it in our last list of best Cydia apps and tweaks. Activator allows you to set a trigger action with different shortcuts.


3) CCControls:

CCControls allows to control toggle options in control center. For instance you can display square icons instead of conventional rounds. CCControls allows you to select lock-screen restrictions as well; and apps listed in the restriction won't show when control center is opened while screen is locked. You can also select how many toggles you want to display on control center; one to six.


4) Zeppelin:

This is also updated for iOS 7; and not new tweak. Zeppelin allows you to replace your carried text with different logos like Nike, PacMan, Superman logo and all. For people who like to change the look of the device daily; Zeppelin is really a good option. (You can also select no carries with this Cydia tweak.)


5) Dockshift:

This is new tweak for iOS 7 which allows you to change the look of your dock. You can select different transparency levels of Milk Glass, Darl Glass and Blurred setting.


6) Glowdock:

This is also new Cydia tweak for iOS 7. This tweak gives your device's dock icons a glow effect. There is no setting option; but your device gets a professional look with this tweak.


7) Messages Customiser:

This is really good tweak to customize your SMS bubbles. You can change color, opacity and width of SMS bubble by Messages Customiser tweak. This tweak also allows you to disable message trailing. You can also view contact pictures in chat with this tweak. 


8) StatusModifier:

By using StatusModifier tweak you can see seconds in your iPhone clock. You can also enable free memory display just beside your clock. You have enable/disable button for seconds as well as free memory.


9) TransparentVolume:

One more thing I did not like in iOS 7 is the volume change display. When you are watching video and need to change volume; it kind of hides the background. TranparentVolume is solution for this. You can change the transparency in a way that it does not hinder your view.


10)  Bload:

This tweak changes the default white color of your keyboard to black. All the keyboard like Safari, SMS etc will show white keys on black background with the use of this tweak.
And this inverted keyboard really looks nice....!

That was very much about top 10 Cydia tweaks for iOS 7. Do comment me about your favorite iOS 7 tweaks as well so I can put it in the form of post so others can be benefited. Please share the post so your friends can benefit with these tweaks.

Also Read:
Speed Enhancing Cydia Tweaks For iOS 7
Airblue Sharing Tweak

5 Speed Enhancing Cydia Tweaks For iOS 7

Speed Cydia Tweaks For iOS 7

 

Do you know why iPhone are so popular in comparison to other smartphone? I am sure 90% or more would say they loved the speed and changed to iPhone. And that is true because iPhone brought dynamics to so many conventional features of smartphones. Unfortunately when I changed to iOS 7 on my iPhone; I was annoyed with slowness. I observed that sometimes some games were not running properly on my iPhone. But now iOS 7 jailbreak is out; and that opened the gates of more and more Cydia tweaks for iOS 7. And in first iOS 7 Cydia post I would like to present 5 tweaks which can improve performance of your iPhone/iPad or iPod running on iOS 7.


1) Nitrous (To Boost Browsing Speed):

With the use of third party browsers like Chrome; is the speed. That is because Apple blocks them using such third party apps from the use of it Nitro Javascript Engine. But with the Nitrous installed on your device; any app using internet is allowed with this access. What else; this app is compatible with iOS 7 and can be downloaded from BigBosss repo for 0.99$.

 

2) FakeClockUp:

FakeClockUp is not officially launched for iOS 7 but it definitely works like a charm for iOS 7. And this Cydia tweak allows you to change the speed of the animation without losing that Apple Feeling. This has to be in your basket of Cydia tweaks for iOS; and it is free as well. You can get it from http://hitoriblog.com/apt repository.

 

3)HiddenSettings7:

As the name indicates; this Cydia tweak allows you to access inside setting of various functions of your device. Please do not mess up with anything which you are not sure of; though you have a reset default button in the tweak. Check out this video to see this tweak. You can use it to customize your device as per your needs; so minimize load and all.

 

4) NoSlowAnimations:

This is recently relased tweak and free of charge from BigBos repo. Once this tweak is installed on your device; it won't allow all the animations to start together. This way it will make sure your iOS works faster. 

 

5) iCleaner Pro:

 Any device's main speed breakers are Caches, temporary application files and cookies. But then; you can get them cleaned by iCleaner pro. This app has not releases iOS 7 version officially yet; but beta version works nicely with iOS 7. You can get iCleaner pro from this repository: exile90software.com/cydia/beta/


So, that was very much about speed enhancing Cydia Tweaks for iOS 7. Do share this article so more and more people can be benefited. Sharing buttons are below for your convenience.

Free Apps Today - Blurr, Air transfer+ and Calc FLO Pro

In the series of free iPhone apps series, today we have brought you three beautiful apps. These apps are Blurr, Air Transfer+ and Calc FLO Pro. Just to remind you that; please check the FREE offer in your area before you go for installing them. This is because these apps might not be free in your region; or the actual FREE offer might be short or long in your region. So, let's see what is good about these free apps.

1) Blurr - Blur Photos On iPhone:

Do you want to know how can you blur your iPhone photos? Then this app is answer for this. It allows you option of selecting a photo which is present in your photo gallery' or by taking a new picture. You can blur a part of your photo by swiping it. You either blur it or give it mosaic look. There are options to chose brush size and blur level. And you can also undo the blur action. So, you don't have to worry about a friend who does not want his photos on social media. Just blur him and get going. This app is free now; so get it before the offer period ends.

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Above images are; to show you how Blurr works. First image is original picture. In the second images you can see the Blurr icon is blurred and in third images that icon is having mosaic effect. Once again; this can become a very handy app at times; so get it when it is free...!

2) AirTransfer+ : Easiest Way To Transfer Between iDevice and PC:

This is considered as the easiest way to exchange files between iDevice and PC/Laptop. Provided you are connected on same local area network. It can be used to transfer files like JPG, PNG,GIF, MOV, MP4,MP3, WAV, CAF,PDF and much more. You can transfer your text memos, web address and file using the simple interface. (More information and how to can be seen in Apps help section)

Air Transfer+ can be a very useful app for your if you exchange data between iDevice and PC regularly.


The best part of this app is its drag and drop feature; which makes it easy and simple to use.

3) Calc FLO Pro: Calculate With Style Now

This is for people who calculate a lot on iPhone, iPad calculator and want something else. This stylish calc comes with 9 different skins and sound effect. So, this is something more than conventional calculation. People on iOS 7 might feel this is just like their in-built calc; but this has certainly much more to offer than iOS 7 calculator.  

calc flo pro

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iOS 7 JailBreak Is Out (But...Be Careful)

iOS 7 Jailbreak Is Out

For Cydia loving people who have been on iOS 7; no Xmas gift is better than iOS 7 jailbreak. And news are flowing that iOS 7 jailbreak is out out. News came out within last 24 hours that Eavsi0n jailbreak is out now which is released by Evad3rs group. This jailbreak is reported to work on any device using iOS 7.0 to 7.0.4; including iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini.

iOS 7 Jailbreak
(As Seen on Evasi0n Webpage)

If we look at Evasi0n's homepage (like image above) they are claiming to provide unethered jailbreaking for all devices. And this jailbreak can be done via Windows; as well as Max Operating System. And this will be a free iOS 7 jailbreak from this group. There are some notes and warnings as well; which can be seen on their webpage. If you intend to jailbreak now; you can always evaluate risk factor by going through those points.

So Why shall you wait?

Now if a unethered iOS 7 jailbreak is out; why shall you wait for it? Well; there are reports that this jailbreak carries a very high risk of a Chinese malware which can harm you big time. Being a Cydia users most people know that the default AppStore for a jailbroken device is CYDIA; but for this particular device it is a Chinese AppStore TaiG. Now; as the authenticity of this new AppStore is not verified; jailbreaking and getting it on your device remains a dangerous decision. There is a lot of discussion going on Twitter and other SNS. For instance you can see Cydia developer Saurik's Twitter Profile.

So, the best way is to wait for some time. Let proper reviews come out for this jailbreak. We have been waiting for almost few months now for iOS 7jailbreak And there is absolutely no harm in waiting for few more days.