Major League Baseball Advanced Media plan to release a reboot of the R.B.I. Baseball franchise on April 9, 2014. The game titled R.B.I. Baseball 14 will be $4.99 for iOS devices and $19.99 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. An Android version will be released at a later date, followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions in May.
Polygon, who got an early look at the Xbox 360 version, describes the game as "bare-bones." This shouldn't come as a surprise since the developer has been promising a return to the roots of the franchise. The game offers no online play or team or player rankings, in hope fans will take the time to discover new baseball clubs and players instead of just playing their favorites. Jamie Leece, vice president of games at MLB Advanced Media says that they purposely left out things like player rankings and relief pitchers warm-ups to speed up the pace of the games.
Normally the iPhone supports one passcode at a time. This can be great for security, but difficult when multiple people need access or there are just too many PIN numbers and passwords to remember. Enter the jailbreak tweak MultiPass. Once installed, iOS 7 can be secured with up to six different passcodes.
Simply navigate to Settings -> MultiPass and enter up to five alternate 4-digit passcodes. Once entered tap the Home button to save. Next time the lock screen prompts for a passcode to unlock, any of the alternate passcodes will work. Of course, the original passcode entered in Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock will also provide access.
When it comes to tracks playing on the iPhone, the lock screen album art has been a favorite target of the jailbreak community. Tweaks such as Spin can bring a completely new, unique look to the now playing album art. Now a stand alone tweak dubbed CustomCover provides theming options for album art on the iOS 7 lock screen.
Lock screen media artwork will never be the same once CustomCover is installed from Cydia on a jailbroken device. WinterBoard is not required for the tweak to operate. Navigating to Settings -> CustomCover -> Theme reveals eight built-in options that change the look of the lock screen album art immediately.
Siri may have improved a lot since its launch in 2011, but the lack of a "back" button on some of its results can be infuriating. This especially true when you're searching for places such as local restaurants. There is a back button on the "Details" page for each individual restaurant that takes you back to your original query, but there is no way to go back once you have accessed the Maps app for directions.
It seems like a no brainer that you should be able to return to the original Siri results without having to ask the same question over and over. However, this does not work anytime you leave Siri to open a separate app. You can however get back to your original search results by following these instructions:
Faking the location of an iOS device is not a new idea. Getting around the location-checking features of various iPhone apps was previously made possible by jailbreak tweaks such as Location Spoofer. Now LocationFaker brings this functionality to jailbroken devices running iOS 7.
Anything from spoofing your friends on Facebook or circumventing regional content restrictions can be achieved with LocationFaker. Once installed and configured, the app will trick any iOS app into using the fake location instead of data from the actual GPS. For example, pulling up Maps while LocationFaker is enabled will show the fake location.
Maybe there is no such thing, but walking safely while texting on an iPhone can be a challenge. Now thanks to the jailbreak tweak CamText the task is slightly easier. With CamText, the background to the Messages app becomes a transparent window that makes it possible to see through your iOS 7 device.
CamText takes live video from the iPhone back camera and feeds it directly into the Messages app while composing or reading SMS, MMS, and iMessage content. The result is a nifty looking way to keep abreast of objects in the sidewalk or other potential hazards en route. Once installed, Settings -> CamTextPrefs provides a transparency slider that can be adjusted to lighten or darken message bubbles.
Comedy Central fans can now access episodes of all their favorite CC shows in one place. The Comedy Central app for iOS devices gives users access to over 10 programs plus original digital shorts. The best part about the app is that users can watch full episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, South Park and @midnight without having to sign-in through a TV provider. However, other shows such as Tosh.0 and Workaholics do require a cable television subscription.
The app offers full episodes of the CC's top television shows the day after they air, and it includes stand-up specials plus archives of older programs like Chappelle's Show and Futurama. It also better than watching clips of Colbert on Flipboard, and users can continue watching right where they left off if they pause or stop an episode.
Some of the best jailbreak tweaks only do one thing. Simplicity is the word to describe NoSTUArrow, which removes the off-center Slide to Unlock arrow from the iOS 7 lock screen. There are other ways to achieve this effect, however NoSTUArrow makes it easy.
Eliminating the arrow from the left side of the Slide to Unlock text happens immediately after NoSTUArrow is installed. The tweak can be found on Cydia for free, and has no options or settings to configure. Once the arrow, which looks like a mathematical "greater-than" sign, is removed the iOS 7 lock screen looks even cleaner.
Getting now playing info from anywhere on the iPhone home screen is the goal of the new jailbreak tweak #PlayMe. For those who use any number of music apps, getting the current track name in iOS 7 means navigating to the app or pulling up the Control Center. Now these extra steps can be avoided.
Installing #PlayMe from Cydia results in now playing information being added directly to the iOS status bar. This means that while a track is playing, the song title and artist will cycle in the status bar. Adding this info to the lock screen and home screen provides a convenient way to see what's playing without much hassle.
Vine users can now send video or text messages to anyone listed in their Contacts app, or to other Vine members. To send messages via the Vine app, just select the “Messages” option in the Settings menu or tap the Message button on a person's profile.
The new "VM" feature only offers the ability to start one-to-one conversations, not group chats. However, you can send as many video messages as you want, you just have to start separate conversations with each contact. Like Facebook, VM also includes two inbox options: The first option is for people you know, and the other is for "people outside your network". You can disable the option to receive messages from strangers by turning off the "Other Inbox" feature in your Settings menu.