Heavy Spotify users will enjoy a new jailbreak tweak appropriately named SpotiSearch. With this mod installed on the iPhone, looking for Spotify tracks is as simple as entering a search term in the default iOS 7 Spotlight search.
A swipe from top to bottom on the home screen reveals the Spotlight search field. Integrating Spotify results is achieved by installing SpotiSearch from Cydia and configuring a few options in the settings.
Disney's new movie streaming app for iOS devices allows users to watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies without a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Disney Anywhere subscribers can access their already purchased movies, buy new titles or redeem their Disney digital copies without leaving the app. All you need to do is signup, and connect your Disney account to your already existing iTunes account. You will then be able to download your movies to any iOS device for offline viewing, and purchase films directly from Disney's growing collection of digital videos.
Best Buy has been offering a lot of deals on Apple products the last few months, and today it has announced one of its best deals since the launch of the iPhone 5s. The retailer is offering "a minimum $150 Best Buy gift card when you trade in any working iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s and purchase an iPhone 5s 16GB for just $1 with a 2-year agreement".
The deal is in-store only and quickly ends on March 1, 2014, so you only have two days to take advantage. Your iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 must be in good working condition, meaning it powers on, has no water damaged and no cracked display. You are also responsible for removing any data from your device before trading it in. The fine print also states, "must use gift card toward the purchase of your iPhone 5s with 2-year agreement," but it doesn't say it has to be a 16GB model (You can read all the fine print here). This means you should also be able to put your $150 gift card towards a 32GB model, which would make it only $100. Just make sure you call ahead to check if your local Best Buy has the phone you want in stock, and that they're participating in the trade-in program, before you make any trips.
If you often have a lot of text message conversations going on simultaneously, you will definitely want to install the MessageSwiper7 tweak from developer MattCMultimedia. There's not much to it, but it will save you time and maybe some aggravation which, after all, is half the reason we tweak our iPhones.
MessageSwiper7 lets you swipe from one text or iMessage conversation to another without having to go back to the main window that lists your conversations. That's all there is to it, but it effectively cuts out 50% of the effort - instead of going back
In an effort to lure people to its Watch ABC app, the broadcasting company today announced that it will be live streaming the 86th Academy Awards both on the web and to mobile devices, including the iOS driven iPhone and iPad. They will, however, be limiting the broadcast to subscribers of specific pay-TV providers in specific locales.
According to Variety, those who wish to view the broadcast will have to be authenticated subscribers to either Comcast, Verizon FIOS, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Google Fiber, AT&T U-verse or
Moga has released a teaser image for its second iOS 7 controller. The image clearly shows a Bluetooth button which suggests the new gamepad will be a wireless device, unlike the Moga Ace Power which requires a Lightning connection. This also hopefully means it will work with all iOS 7 devices including the iPad. Moga's first iOS 7 controller the Ace Power only supports the iPhone 5 and later and fifth-generation iPod.
Currently the SteelSeries Stratus is the only universal iOS 7 controller on the market. Other devices like ClameCase's GameCase and Logitech's PowerShell all need to be attached to an iPhone or iPod to work.
Are you looking for a new case for your iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5? Otterbox is offering 50% off all its Armor series iPhone cases. The Armor Series cases are waterproof and promise to allow zero entry of dust or debris. The cases can also withstand 2 tons of crushing force, according to Otterbox.com.
The Armor Series cases are crafted from a high strength-reinforced plastic, and feature an interior silicone bed plus a built-in screen protector to defend against smudges and scratches. The Armor Series cases for the iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5 are now only $50.
ACR Drift is a new free-to-play racing game from developer Crooz Inc.. Players can earn money to buy and customize over 50 world famous cars such as the Bugatti Veyron , Pagani Zonda Cinque, Bentley Continental GT and more. The game also features a wide selection of courses around the world, detailed graphics and reflection mapping technology that displays the cityscape and landscape on each car body.
The controls in ACR Drift are very, very simple. You just swipe left or right to drift or change lanes, and swipe up to use a nitro boost. The only real difficult part is timing your swipes to drift at the correct moment. The most annoying part of the game is that the load times between races can actually be longer than the races themselves. I only gave the game a quick spin so it is unclear if it eventually requires in-app purchases to continue play like other freemium titles.
Imagination Technologies Unveils 192 Core GPU, Possibly Destined for Next Generation iPhones and iPads
This week, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Imagination Technologies unveiled its new PowerVR GX6650, a 192-core GPU (graphics processing unit), which the company considers its "shining star" of PowerVR graphics processors. Since Imagination supplies the graphics processors for Apple's custom A-series chips, this new GPU could very well be included in the next generation iPhone (iPhone 6) and iPad.
The PowerVR GX6650 GPU boasts six unified shading clusters (architecture devoted to the production of appropriate levels of light and color within an image) and 192 cores, which allow it to process 12 pixels per clock cycle. According to Imagination,
Jailbreakers were met with a conundrum after Apple released a major update to fix a security flaw in iOS 7. The update patched a vulnerability that according to Apple, could allow an "attacker with a privileged network position" to "capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." Luckily the evad3rs released evasi0n7 1.0.6 so users with jailbroken devices could upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 and patch the bug. However as most jailbreakers already know, performing the entire jailbreak process all over again can be a major hassle. This is why developer Ryan Petrich's new tweak called SSLPatch is a godsend.
The free tweak allows users to protect their jailbroken device from the SSL security flaw without the need to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6. All you have to do is install SSLPatch from the BigBoss repo on Cydia and the job is done.