New iOS Apps and JB Tweaks of the Week: Jet Car Stunts 2, NoSlowAnimations, Virtual Home

The Apple App Store was still a little hungover from the holidays which made for a slow week of new app and game releases. Meanwhile the jailbreaking community was really busy creating new tweaks after the Cydia Substrate was updated for iOS 7 devices. Here's a quick look at some of the new apps, games and jailbreak tweaks released this week (12/29/13 to 01/04/14).

Jet Car Stunts 2: Free for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 6 or later) Rated 4+

Jet Car Stunts 2

The sequel to the popular racing game that challenges you to complete outlandish tracks and impossible jumps with different jet powered cars. Highly recommended! Very challenging and fun. Jet Car Stunts 2 includes 120 levels, 3 difficulties each, (available through IAP), 7 cars with varied handling, 4 game modes and level creation and sharing.

App Store Link

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: $4.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7 or later) Rated 4+

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

The sequel to the console game Sonic & All-Stars Racing has been transformed for mobile devices with all new touch and tilt controls, iOS controller support and a new World Tour. You can play a 10 different legendary racers from the SEGA universe and unlock others like Wreck-It Ralph as an IAP. (See a complete list of available racers here).

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed includes Facebook integration, daily and weekly challenges, 4-player multiplayer mode plus land, sea and air vehicles.

App Store Link

Notebooks 7: $9.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7 or later) Rated 4+

Notebooks 7

Notebooks 7 is your one stop app for all your note keeping needs. The app can be used as a text editor, note taker, word processor, reminder, task manager and voice recorder. It can also be used to store files and convert documents to PDF.

NOTE: As an introductory offer, this universal version of Notebooks 7 is available at a discounted price. The offer ends Jan 14, 2014.

App Store Link

Shoots & Leaves: $1.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7 or later) Rated 4+

Shoots & Leaves

A camera app that turns photos into links. From the App Store description: "Don't let your camera roll get cluttered with to-do items. Take a picture with Shoots & Leaves, and it gets uploaded to a hosting service. The app gets a link to the uploaded photo and does *something* with it. You decide what that something is."

For example, you can:

* Create a reminder
* Send a text message
* Send an email
* Copy to the clipboard
* Open it in Safari

App Store Link

Other New Releases

- ZOMBER: $3.99 (Universal) A zombie RPG game
- Elevation Earth: $2.99 (Universal) A way to explore your planet like you never imagined
- Feed Me Oil 2: $2.99 (Universal) A physics puzzler

New Cydia Tweaks

- Virtual Home: (Free) One of the first Touch ID jailbreak tweaks that saves wear and tear on your Home button
- NoSlowAnimations: (Free) Speeds up iOS 7 animations
- OnlyOneNotification: (Free) Prevents multiple notifications from turning on your screen
- iTunes Radio Unlimited: Gives you unlimited skips and an ad-free iTunes Radio