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How To Add New Emojis to Stock iOS Keyboard on Jailbroken iPhone and iPad

7/30/2015 03:52:00 PM - 0 comments

We all know that when it comes to customizability, Apple’s iOS falls short. In their eyes, it is not something that we should all be able to do. They also feel that this isn’t a bad thing either and in some areas we tend to agree. In some others though, a little more flexibility would really come in handy.

Today we want to tell you how you can customize the stock Apple emojis on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Something as simple as changing the default emojis that are available via the stock Apple keyboard may seem like a great idea but, Apple won’t actually allow you to do this. You could use a third party keyboard which is something that Apple does allow, but if you want to make changes to the stock keyboard that come with your device, you are going to need to be jailbroken. Once jailbroken, adding new emojis is easy to do and to help you out we have a simple guide below.

In fact, it is so simple to do that all you need is one jailbreak app and the emoji bundle of your choice. Make sure that your iOS device is jailbroken because if not you won’t be able to do this. You can jailbreak up to iOS 8.4 using TaiG or PP jailbreaks and there are plenty of tutorials that will show you how to do just this.

The first thing you will need to do is launch Cydia and search for BytaFont 2. You are going to need to install this free tweak before you can do anything else. Once installed and your device has resprung, re-launch Cydia and search for “Emoji”. If you are running iOS 8.4, make sure that you choose the packages that have a (D) marking with their name. Once you have chosen the package that you would like to do you can just install it from Cydia. Once downloaded, launch BytaFont2 and tap on the “swap mode” button at the bottom. Now just hit the emoji button and select the package that you want to enable. Your iOS device will respring again.

After this just launch any app that will bring up your keyboard and switch to the emoji keyword. You should now be able to see all your new emojis where the stock Apple ones usually are. If you want to use a different package that you have also downloaded all you have to do is open BytaFont2 again and go into the “swap mode” and select the new package.

If you are a fan of emojis and you have a jailbroken iOS device, this is a great way for you to add even more fun to your keyboard. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you find some cool new emojis too.


CirDock: A Jailbreak Tweak That Adds Sleek Animations To iOS Dock

7/28/2015 01:14:00 PM - 0 comments

Most jailbreak tweak users know that one of the most useful features of iOS is the iOS dock. This gives users quick access to frequently used apps. If you are looking to give it a fresh new look, then this post is for you. We want to tell you about a brand new jailbreak tweak called CirDock which gives you the ability to add sleek animations to your iOS dock.

CirDock gives users a brand new way of interacting with their apps on the home screen dock by adding carousel animations to them. This tweak also provides you with different animation styles that you can choose between. These include cylinder, wheel, linear, cover flow and more that you will find in the settings of this tweak.

What’s even more interesting about this new tweak is that it gets rid of the four apps-limit of the dock, allowing you to add as many apps as you like. It also allows you to switch between three different types of docks that carry the default, favorite, and badged items. The “favorite” docks shows apps that have been marked as favorite while the badged items dock shows apps that carry a pending notification badge on them.

CirDock can be configured from the preferences pane in iOS setting and from there you can choose the apps that you would like to add to the dock and the animation effect that you would like them to have. From here you can also choose your customization options that allow you to remove the app icon labels and badges and add an indicator to apps that are active in the background. To switch between the different types of docks all you have to do is tap and hold on the current dock. There is also a black label in the left corner that tells you what type of dock you are currently using.

One of the great things about CirDock is that you can export or import your configuration settings which will allow you to simply pick up with the same setup on the same device at another time. The developer for this tweak is also planning on adding some new features in the next update which should include an auto-hide option for the dock, and the ability to close an app with a swipe up or swipe down gesture.

This little tweak is really great and the ability to switch between different types of docks is probably the best selling feature. If you would like to test it out you can get it on Cydia’s BigBoss repository for just $1.50. If you do buy it be sure to let us know in the comments what you think and how well it performs for you.


Apple Launches Huge App Store Sale On 100 Popular iOS Apps And Games

7/24/2015 06:48:00 PM - 0 comments

Great news for those who love a bargain today. It seems that Apple has launched a big App Store promotion and this means that 100 apps and games are now avaliable and on sale for just $0.99. There are some really great apps and big names in this sale and if you are looking for a bargain then this is it. Who knows, you might even find that one of the apps you have been waiting to buy has been massively discounted.

We took the liberty of having a look a what is included in the big App Store promotion and we have to say, we were definitely impressed.

The sale has already been confirmed and has gone live in both the United States and the United Kindom, with the remaining countries to follow. So far there are some amazing premium titles up for grabs including Pixelmater, Scanner Pro 6, Limbo, and more. These are all less than a dollar and worth grabbing if you have ever wanted to buy them.

When you visit this promotion you will see that Apple is even highlighting some of the promotional items under the heading "App Store Veterans". These are titles that have been around for long time and include gems like the original Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope 2, and more. Remember these only cost $0.99 and what a great way to spend a dollar.

Apple has had some big sales in the past in the App store but this one looks to be shaping up to be one of the best ever. We reeally do recommend that you check it out while it runs and take a look at some of the great apps that are included. You never know when you will get the chance to pick up these gems for such a low price again.

We have no idea how long the sale is going to run for but if we take past experience into considertation, we expect that it will run for a week or so. With that in mind, if you have some spare time over the weekend, why not head over to iTunes or your App Store app and check out all the bargains that are just waiting to be had.

Of course if you do take advantage of this amazing promotion, we would love for you to come back and share with us in the comments all the goodies you got your hands on.


How to Un-jailbreak iOS To Stock Using Cydia Impactor

7/21/2015 06:59:00 PM - 0 comments

If you have ever wondered how to un-jailbreak your iOS device back to stock without updating to the latest version, this post is for you. Cydia Impactor has been released and it is for all those users with jailbroken devices. It allows you to restore iOS to stock setup without using the “Restore” functionality in iTunes, without updating your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of iOS firmware. It also helps to ensure that you don’t lose the ability to jailbreak your device on all the same versions of iOS.

In today’s post we have a step by step guide on how you can un-jailbreak iOS on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Cydia Impactor. There are some important things that you need to be aware of first. Cydia Impactor is only compatible with iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.3. It will work with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models except the brand new iPod Touch 6. It is also worth noting that currently this is a beta release of Cydia Impactor.

The first step of course will be to launch Cydia and install Cydia Impactor. Make sure that you backup all of your data to either iTunes or iCloud. The next thing you will need to do is turn off “Find my iPhone” from Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone. You will need to plug in your device and make sure that it is more than 50% charged. Once you have this done you will need to launch Cydia Impactor. Tap on “delete all data and unjailbreak device” which you will find at the bottom of the screen. Next tap on “delete all”.

The unjailbreak process will now begin and all that is left for you to do is be patient. You have to wait for the process to complete and this can take some time depending on how much data you have on your device and the number of jailbreak tweaks you have installed.

Once the process has completed, the jailbreak, all the data, and all of the settings will be completed removed from your device. It will go back to stock and the original setup that your device came with. You will be greeted with the familiar looking “hello” welcome screen of iOS from where you can set up your device and activate it again.

If you want to jailbreak your device again you can do it by using either the TaiG or PP jailbreaks that are available. Below is a great video tutorial that we found on un-jailbreaking so be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.


2015 Apple iPod Touch 6, Nano, and Shuffle Have Arrived

7/16/2015 06:37:00 PM - 0 comments

Today we saw the release of the brand new 2015 range of iPods from Apple. The last time this device got an update was back in 2012 so today’s announcement is a great surprise. These new editions come just in time for those out there who would like to own an iOS device and see what Apple Music is all about without having to buy and iPhone or iPad. As well as increasing the iPod touch’s specifications, cosmetic changes have also been added to the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle for those on a tighter budget.

The latest iPod touch is now the 6th generation model and it comes with an Apple 64-bit A8 processor which is the same as the iPhone 6. It also comes in five stunning colors; space gray, blue, gold, pink, and silver. The hardware still looks very similar to the previous generation model but the real changes are underneath the hood so as to speak. The iPod touch 6 also features an improved 8 megapixel iSight camera mounted on the rear and comes in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB. The four inch display also features the multi-touch IPS technology. Apple has also included the M8 motion coprocessor into the iPod Touch so you can track activity. Apple Music is also being made available from within the native Music app on the device. Prices will start at $199 for the new iPod touch.

iPod Nano

The new iPod nano is also being made available in five colors and will weigh just 31 grams. It will measure 76.5 x 39.6 x 5.4mm and comes with a 2.5 inch display with multi-touch capabilities. Wireless capabilities for this device include Bluetooth 4.0 and Nike+ support. The iPod nano may not have the access to Apple Music that the iPod touch does but it does come with an integrated FM radio, the ability to watch TV shows and videos on the display, as well as a fantastic DJ style feature that will create a playlist from any of your favorite playing songs. The new iPod nano starts at just $149.

iPod Shuffle

The iPod shuffle has also had some modifications. The new iPod shuffle is available in five colors including gold and comes with approximately 15 hours of continuous battery life. There is also a fantastic VoiceOver support feature that gives instant audible feedback on the artists and songs that are playing and this is available in 29 languages. The iPod shuffle weighs just 12.5 grams and starts at just $49.

All of the new iPod devices are available to order right away from Apple stores around the world both online and in store.


Jailbreak iOS 8.4 Now on PC and Mac With PP and TaiG

7/14/2015 03:14:00 PM - 0 comments

This week it's all about jailbreaks and fixes for those with Apple devices. Cydia has had an update too and with Cydia 1.1.23 came two major new features as well as some bug fixes. The TaiG jailbreak was updated to 2.4.2 to fix the "jailbreak stuck at 30% and 40%" issue that a lot of people were reporting. We also had the release of the GameBench report that compared Apple's iPhone 6 with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it looks like the iPhone 6 outperforms in the high-end gaming benchmark test. A new report by Canaccord was also released that shows the Apple's iPhone now owns 92% of all smartphone market profits. All in all it has been a great week for idevice users and below is some more detailed information on these stories.

With the new version of Cydia, 1.1.23, users have the ability to downgrade packages to the last stable release and this can be done very easily. They can also downgrade to any previous version of the ssame package as long as it is available in the repository. This means that whenever a tweak causes issues, all you have to do is downgrade back to the older version. This can be done by tapping on Modify > Downgrade from the tweak's page on Cydia.

The Second major feature added to Cydia today is a tweaks discovery feature which is actually inspired by TweakHub. On the main Cydia page, you will now find a new option for “Find Extensions for Applications” which will basically present you a categorized list of all the possible Cydia Substrate based tweaks available in Cydia to customize or enhance the stock or App Store apps installed on your iPhone or iPad.

Apple has also released iTunes 12.2.1 for Mac and Windows. This version is packed with bug fixes and performance enhancements. You are probably aware that the previous version had some serious issues with iTunes Match and other features that were introduced with Apple Music. This new release promises to fix these issues.

The first iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool for Mac OS X was released today and it is called PP and this jailbreak comes from the Chinese team 25PP. PP jailbreak supports all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.4 all the way back to iOS 8.1.3. You can download the English version of PP jailbreak for Mac OS X which comes with Cydia 1.1.20 pre-installed. PP jailbreak requires a Mac running at least OS X version 10.7 or above to work.

If you are looking for a jailbreak for your iPhone or iPad, you now have a number of options avialable to you. You can use the TaiG jailbreak or the PP jailbreak depending on whether you have a PC or Mac.


Export Spotify Playlists And Import Into Apple Music The Easy Way With STAMP

7/09/2015 09:41:00 AM - 0 comments

Apple Music is here and it looks like it is going to be really popular. Looking at the figures for the uptake of iOS 8.4 and the estimated number of three-month free trials that have been applied for, it looks like Apple Music is not only here to stay, but it also going to disrupt the music streaming industry. We could very well see a lot of people moving from other streaming services such as Spotify and if you become one of them; it can now be made even easier thanks to a handy little AppleScript app called STAMP. With STAMP you can export your playlists from Spotify and import them into Apple Music. Below you will find out exactly how to do this.

The first thing you need to do is download and install the STAMP app from: stamp.hern.as. If you are doing this from your computer you may have to rick click on the app file and select “open” to bypass security settings for apps downloaded from sources that OS X doesn’t recognize. Alternatively you can head over to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and manually allow apps from untrusted sources to run on your Mac.

You will notice that STAMP comes with two main options. These are importing songs from a provided .CSV file or importing directly from Spotify using existing login credentials. You will need to select the Import songs directly from Spotify option. You will be asked to put in your Spotify login details. STAMP will then begin searching through the provided Spotify account and a new app overlay will provide a list of the content that it was able to pull from Spotify. You will then be able to select the content that you want from the list. All you have to do then is click on the “Parse” button.

You do have to make sure that iTunes is open on your computer and that you are logged in. You also have to make sure that you have created an Apple Music account so that the STAMP app can do all the hard work and adding all your favorite Spotify songs into your Apple Music library.

It is important to note that the free version of STAMP is limited to parsing 10 songs per session. If you want to parse an unlimited number of songs per session, you have to pay $5. If you do use STAMP to add your Spotify playlists to Apple Music please let us know what your experience was like in the comments below.


Jailbreak iOS 8.4 With TaiG v2.3 On iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, And More

7/07/2015 09:38:00 AM - 0 comments

With the release of iOS 8.4 we have also been treated to the an updated to the amazing TaiG jailbreak software. TaiG v2.3 jailbreak for iOS 8.4 is now available for all those who wish to upgrade to the latest and greatest Apple firmware. With iOS 8.4 you also get Apple Music which is proving to be extremely popular. The TaiG v2.3 jailbreak for iOS 8.4 is available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, all iPads and the iPod Touch 5. You can download it now and be sure to check out the video at the end of this post to see it in action.

The first beta of iOS 8.4 was released back in April and later that month, i0n1c became the first person to jailbreak this new firmware. He demonstrated his jailbreak, which probably used different exploits to the ones being used by TaiG, on an iPhone 6 that was running iOS 8.4 beta 1.

At the WWDC this year Apple announced that they would be releasing Apple Music as part of the final version of iOS 8.4 which would be available to the public on the 30th of June. This has come to pass and iOS 8.4 was released with support for Apple Music, Beats 1 and more. TaiG had released a jailbreak for firmwares up to iOS 8.3 the week before iOS 8.4 went public and a lot of people in the jailbreak community were worries that Apple would patch the exploits being used before the final release of iOS 8.4. We are delighted to be able to say that this didn’t actually happen and a mere couple of hours after the public release, iOS 8.4 was jailbroken.

There was some drama to be had and PP jailbreak by 25PP was the first to release the jailbreak for iOS 8.4. TaiG then accused them of stealing the code and releasing the jailbreak based on TaiG’s exploit. An hour after the release of PP jailbreak, TaiG released an updated version of their tool v2.2.0 and later 2.3.0 which would jailbreak iOS 8.4. Like all previous releases of the TaiG jailbreak, TaiG for iOS 8.4 supports all iOS devices including the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 4s, iPad 4/3/2, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad Air 2/1 and iPod touch 5. The main thing with this jailbreak is that it offers support for iOS 8.4 but it is also backwards compatible which means it will jailbreak iOS 8.1.3, 8.2, and iOS 8.3 too.

Below you will find a video tutorial that shows the TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.4 in action. Be sure to check it out and leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.


Green Kitchen App Was $5 Now Free From Apple

7/02/2015 07:06:00 PM - 0 comments

Today we want to tell you about a great app that cost $5 but Apple are giving it away for free. We all love freebies and there is nothing nicer than feelings as if you have saved a bundle. This is exactly what you get with today’s free app. It had a $4.99 price tag but now Apple is giving the Greek Kitchen app as a free download via the App Store. This is great if you are looking for new and tasty recipes to cook.

Recipe apps often find themselves featured on the App Store and can always be found at the top of their category. Most people love to use these apps on their iPhone and iPad so that they can find new ways to eat right and the recipes they need to cook. The Green Kitchen app looks amazing on the iPad and it can also be used on your iPhone or Apple Watch. This app is all about healthy vegetarian recipes and nature inspired foods that will help you to not only feel healthy, but eat healthy too. The recipes are in full color and are just the thing now that the summer weather has arrived. There are plenty of green food dishes to try too.

The Green Kitchen app is currently priced at $4.99 but for a limited time via the Apple Store you download this app for free. All you have to do is visit the App Store and then select the “Stores” option in the bottom tab bar. Scroll down until you find the image of the Apple Watch with the “Apple Watch is Here” title. What you have to do is use the swipe gesture on the Apple Watch image to swipe left until you see an icon with the title “Make Green taste good”. Tap on this icon and then follow the instructions to get your free download of the Green Kitchen app.

This app is available to download free of charge until the 30th of July, 2015 so if you fancy some healthy recipes, make sure you get it while you can. With more and more people looking to maintain a healthy weight and diet, there has never been a better time to get your hands on their free healthy eating app.


Jailbreakers Beware: iOS 8.4 Release Is Hours Away, Here’s What You Need To Know

6/30/2015 12:00:00 PM - 0 comments

Today will see the official release of iOS 8.4 and with it you will get Apple Music along with a number of fixes for issues like the notorious messages app crashing bug, slow Wi-Fi networking, and other security fixes. Now before you rush off to upgrade your firmware, we want to tell you what you need to know if you are using a jailbreak.

Last week, TaiG released an untethered jailbreak for all devices running iOS 8.1.3 right the way through to iOS 8.3. While it is unlikely that Apple will be able to patch these exploits that quickly when the final release of iOS 8.4 is due so soon, we still haven’t received official confirmation that TaiG’s exploits will be working on iOS 8.4 yet. The Chinese TaiG team haven’t confirmed anything either.

If the iOS 8.3 exploits do work on iOS 8.4, which we hope they do, TaiG 2.x will most likely be updated to support the latest firmware. But just in case it doesn’t work, jailbreakers will have to wait a long time before the next public jailbreak becomes available again.

If you are already running a jailbreak on your device and you want to keep it, then you probably already know what to do; DO NOT update to iOS 8.4 until official confirmation has been received that TaiG is working on iOS 8.4. We will let you all know as soon as we receive confirmation. Also while you are jailbroken it would do no harm to save SHSH blobs for iOS 8.3. SHSH blobs may not be useful for downgrading today but in the future they might be something that you will rely on so it is worth taking the time to save your SHSH blobs now. You can use TinyUmbrella to do this.

If you are running a firmware that is older than iOS 8.3 then we recommend that you upgrade to iOS 8.3 now and jailbreak it using the new TaiG 2.0 untethered jailbreak. Even if you don’t plan on jailbreaking right now, it is still a good idea to upgrade. The iOS 8.3 firmware version has plenty of security and bug fixes compared to older versions and it is the latest jailbreakable firmware. Once iOS 8.4 is released, Apple will stop signing iOS 8.3 after which you won’t be able to update to 8.3. Don’t forget to save your SHSH blobs once you upgrade to iOS 8.3 also and this again can be done using TinyUmbrella.

That’s it for today but remember folks, if you have a jailbroken device, don’t update to iOS 8.4 until you receive official confirmation that there is a working public jailbreak for it.