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.
Xbox has released its Xbox One companion app for iOS and Android devices. The app doesn't feature much right now, but it will allow you to interact with your Xbox after the new console is released on Friday. Xbox One SmartGlass features include the ability to navigate your Xbox One console using your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, track achievements, get game help, message friends, and watch game clips.
Moga has officially unveiled its iPhone game controller and is now accepting pre-registration for the device. The Moga Ace Power is one of the first controllers to work with Apple's MFi (Made for iOS) gamepad support in iOS 7. It is compatible with the iPhone 5 and later and the fifth-generation iPod.
The controller connects to your iPhone or iPod via the Lightning port, and it features its own 1,800mAh battery that charges while you play. The gamepad includes dual analog sticks, a D-pad, four buttons and left and right top buttons.
Apple has released the first iOS 7.1 beta to developers one week after the company rolled out iOS 7.0.4 to fix a FaceTime bug. The update can now be downloaded from Apple's developer center. You can read the complete release notes below.
Last week iOS 7.0.4 was deemed jailbreak safe by the jailbreaking community. However, evad3rs team member MuscleNerd advised users with jailbroken devices to avoid it because there is no going back once you upgrade. The iOS 7.0.4 update brought a few bug fixes and minor improvements.