Frequent Do Not Disturb users might be wondering how they can gain more control over the feature. Luckily for those running iOS 6.1.2 or earlier the DNDPro jailbreak tweak does the trick. Installing this free package will add two new options to the stock Do Not Disturb settings. These same items will also appear in their own location under Settings -> DND Pro.
DNDPro revolves around enabling Do Not Disturb mode while using specific apps. This means that notifications can be turned off automatically while an application is in use on the device. Closing the app will turn Do Not Disturb mode off again, resuming normal alerts and phone calls.
When it comes to quickly accessing iOS Settings, there are many options available on a jailbroken device. Toggles and other shortcuts can make burrowing through multiple Settings menus to change one item a thing of the past. MultiShortcut adds another free option for those looking to change settings in a flash.
Once installed, MultiShortcut adds 32 instant shortcuts right to the iOS home screen. How is this accomplished? Touch and hold the Settings icon and the list of shortcuts appears. Scroll to the desired item and select to instantly access this portion of Settings. There's also a Close button to dismiss the menu and skip entering Settings if needed.
Does your jailbroken iPhone have a long list of alarms set up in the Clock app? Sometimes things can get disorganized, with some alarms on and others off. Scrolling through this list is easy enough, but the AlarmControl tweak makes things even easier. All alarms can be toggled immediately with just one button at the top of the screen.
Once installed, AlarmControl will add this Toggle Alarms button to the Clock app, right next to the add new alarm (+) button. Tap the toggle once, and all alarms are off. Tap it again, and every alarm will be turned on, it's that simple. Imagine going on vacation and touching a single button to keep your iOS alarm clock silent for the entire trip.
Despite the high iOS 7 adoption rate, developers are still working on new and useful tweaks for those with older, jailbroken devices. With an iPhone 5 or earlier running iOS 6.1.2 there are many options available on Cydia. Many of these tweaks simulate iOS 7 features, and others such as MultiLS add new functionality to iOS.
Essentially, MultiLS adds a second lock screen to iOS. Incoming lock screen notifications are stored on a separate lock screen, hidden from view. Instead of popping up immediately, when a new message or alert arrives a slick glowing bar appears on the right side of the lock screen. The text in the slider bar also changes from "slide to unlock" to "slide to view".
B&H has dropped the price of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air to $974.95. The 128GB MacBook Air is normally $1,099 through Apple.com or at Apple retail locations. The thin and lightweight notebook is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of onboard RAM, and it features a native resolution of 1440 x 900.
The MacBook Air is equipped with a full-size backlit keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, a FaceTime HD webcam and built-in stereo speakers. It also features dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB ports, one Thunderbolt port and a SDXC card slot.
Apple is now offering an unlocked and SIM-free iPhone 5s model through its online store. The GSM handset is available in all iPhone 5s colors (space gray/gold/silver) and at 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.
You can nab the 16GB version at the unsubsidized price of $649, the 32GB model for $749, and the 64GB model at $849. There is also a T-Mobile version which ships with a T-Mobile SIM card. The T-Mobile model is shipping in 3-5 business days, and the other models are shipping in 1-2 weeks.
4chan founder Moot's DrawQuest app is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. The drawing app was originally only released for the iPad, but now all iOS users can enjoy its free daily drawing challenges.
The app has also received a few new features including the ability to zoom in on your canvas, the option to create your own quests, and a new "Patty the Paint Can" brush.
After several rumors and leaks of the Logitech iOS 7 gaming controller, the company has officially released its PowerShell accessory. The controller case is packed with features including an integrated 1500 mAh battery that charges your device. The iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and 5th generation iPod touch can be inserted directly into the PowerShell Lightning connector.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of the Moga Ace Power Gamepad launch, a competitor to the PowerShell and the first iOS 7 controller to become reality. Both units are retailing for $100 this holiday season, and work with any apps designed to support physical controllers running on iOS 7. Besides charging capabilities, the use of a Lightning connector instead of Bluetooth should enhance playability.
ESPN has changed the name of its ScoreCenter app to ESPN SportsCenter and has given it a whole new design. Version 4.0.0 now allows users to set up the app so they can quickly receive up to the date information about their favorite teams and get personalized content sent directly to their in-app inbox. The app also now features real-time scores and social updates from ESPN NOW.
Users can stay plugged in with the apps deep Twitter integration which gives users access to tweets from all of ESPN's sports commentators, and they can choose from dozens of notification options to personalize their experience. The app also includes the usual video highlights and social sharing options.
HBO Go has joined the growing list of streaming properties available for Google's Chromecast. Users can now stream HBO content from their iOS or Android devices and web browsers. iOS users need to download the HBO Go app or upgrade to version 2.4.0 to start "casting" their favorite HBO shows or movies from their iPhone or iPad.
Chromecast allows users to stream content from all the important streaming services, like Hulu Plus, YouTube and Netflix, to their HDTV. The addition of HBO Go plus Chromecast's affordable $35 price tag makes the streaming device a pretty tempting buy.