There are many ways to customize the iOS 7 Control Center. A new jailbreak tweak named Vertex takes things to a whole new level, essentially combining the Control Center with a full fledged app switcher. In order to fit all of these elements on one screen, Control Center shortcuts such as the flashlight and calculator have been removed.
What comes it their place, however is a whole new interface that brings together the best of the app switcher and Control Center. Once installed, settings can be configured under Settings -> Vertex. Besides a kill switch, many options to customize the look and feel of Vertex are available.
Looking for a reason to jailbreak your iPhone? IntelliScreenX 7 continues developer Intelliborn's tradition of providing a comprehensive Notification Center overhaul. Once installed, the iPhone lock screen goes from useless to an interactive information center.
For those who may have installed IntelliScreenX 7 after release and were a bit perplexed about some of the features of the tweak, rest assured that bug fixes and improvements continue to be implemented. Users can now control lock display behavior, toggle the Messages+ compose button, and rest assured that the preset passcode lock time delay will be honored by IntelliScreenX 7.
Reuters has reported that Megafon, Russia's second biggest mobile phone operator, has signed an agreement with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) guaranteeing it will purchase 750,000 iPhones over the next three years.
According to Reuters, the agreement was originally struck in January between Megafon and Apple's Russian subsidiary, though details were not released until this week. In addition to purchasing the 750,000 iPhones, Megafon committed to
Jailbreaking a new iOS device, or restoring an existing one means that Cydia packages must be reinstalled. This includes any apps, tweaks, themes or other content that was previously purchased by the user. In many cases, developers will offer a free upgrade for new versions of Cydia packages running on an updated version of iOS.
Restoring purchased packages or installing a package upgrade that was previously purchased requires logging into the Cydia account associated with the user. To restore packages already purchased, first open Cydia and navigate to Manage Account on the intro page.
Knowing how much free space exists on an iPhone can prevent performance issues, reduce errors, and ensure enough room exists to snap photos and download content. There are several ways to check for available disk space on the iPhone.
iOS provides a built-in solution under Settings, which provides a total of storage space used for each individual app. Jailbreakers will be happy to know that Cydia can also give a comprehensive snapshot of storage availability, broken down by category.
One of the advantages of the Control Center and Notification Center in iOS is their accessibility. Pulling up one or the other can be accomplished from anywhere, by dragging up or down from the edge of the display. Apple has cleverly prevented these items from being accidentally invoked while a full-screen app is in progress, such as a game.
Grabbers are the first thing to appear when an app is in full screen mode. Once the grabber appears, it must be dragged directly in a second step before the Notification Center or Control Center will slide out. Grabbers are built into iOS, but for those who are not fans of grabbers, they can be turned off with the free jailbreak tweak NoGrabber.
Here's this week's most noteworthy App Store and Cydia releases (03/02/14 to 03/08/14). Apple's Free App of the Week is SEGA Go Dance. The game will be free on the App Store until 03/13/14. IGN's Fee Game of the Month is Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame. You can get your free promo code here.
Devious Dungeon: $0.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 5 or later) Rated 9+
comScore Inc., a leading digital measurements and analytics firm, today released its MobilLens and Mobile Metrix data for the last quarter of 2013, ending January. The data show top smartphone manufacturers, top mobile platforms, top apps and top properties.
According to comScore's data, smartphone owner ship increased by 7% during the last quarter, up to 159.8 million people. Smartphones accounted for 66.8% of all phones. Apple once again led the pack as the top smartphone OEM (original equipment manufacturer) with 41.6% of all subscribers, up 1% since October. Top Apple rival, Samsung, was second with 26.7%, and LG, Motorola and HTC were distant followers with 6.9%, 6.4% and 5.4% respectively.
Google's Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 51.7% market share, which was .5% lower than in October. Apple came in second with 41.6%, again a 1% increase. Microsoft, Blackberry and Symbian filled in the rest with 3.2%, 3.1% and
Livr is a social networking application which requires users to fail a breathalyzer test before they are able to log in and connect with other inebriated members. The app promises to deliver "an online party at all times," and a mom-free experience (unless your mom is a drunk too) for drunk adults.
The app includes several features and social games for members to participate in. The Hot Spots section allows users to find the hottest hangouts by revealing the highest B.A.C. ratings of locations tagged by other members. Members can also stay at home and earn points by playing Truth or Dare, or use the Drunk Dial feature to randomly connect and chat with other drunk strangers.
The idea of disabling LTE on your iPhone may sound a bit odd to some, but not everyone needs 4G data speeds, and it can also be a bit of a drain on your battery. This is especially true for AT&T users whose phones tend to jump back and forth between 4G LTE and HSPA+. If you are out and about for a long trip, and don't need fast data speeds, it is may be a good idea to disable LTE so you can get more life out of your battery. Here's how:
Open your Settings app and tap the Cellular tab to open the cellular options on your iPhone. From here you can disable Cellular Data, LTE and Data Roaming. Just tap the "Enable LTE" slider so it turns white to turn it off. Just don't forget to turn it back on when need to access faster data speeds.