Add Better Volume Controls to iOS with Volume Mixer

While iOS makes it simple to change the volume when a function or app is in use, try to adjust these settings elsewhere and the iPhone comes up empty. Volume Mixer seeks to change all this by adding a comprehensive volume mixer to the Notification Center on jailbroken devices. The mixer is fully customizable, and brings volume adjustments across the board into one convenient location.

iOS 7 jailbreak volume controls

Once installed, the tweak must be configured to appear in the Notification Center under Settings -> Notification Center. Drag Volume Mixer from the DO NOT INCLUDE section to INCLUDE and the sliders will appear in Notification Center under the All section. Each audio component can be controlled independently with sliders that indicate the percentage of total volume currently selected.

How to Sync iOS Voice Memos to a Computer

The stock Voice Memos app on the iPhone provides a convenient way to record audio on the go. While voice memos can be managed and played back directly on an iOS device, the files can be more useful when transferred to a computer. Not only does this save space on the iOS device, but audio files can be edited and used for different purposes after syncing.

sync voice memo iOS

The process of transferring voice memos to a computer only takes a few minutes on a Mac or PC with iTunes installed. To begin the process make sure the iPhone is connected to a computer via USB cable. Open iTunes and click on the name of the iOS device that contains the voice memos. This appears in the left iTunes menu under DEVICES.

What format are voice memo files on the iPhone?

The Voice Memos app on iOS devices is a convenient way to record audio on the go. Recordings are stored directly on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and can be synced with iTunes.

Voice memos are saved using the MPEG-4 file format, with an extension .m4a. These files can be played by a variety of applications including iTunes, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player.

iOS 7 also records a .waveform file that is associated with each audio recording. This provides a visual graph of the sound in the Voice Memo app.


Where are voice memos saved on the iPhone?

The stock iOS Voice Memos app provides a simple way to record audio directly to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Recordings are saved with the file extension .m4a. While voice memo recordings are typically synced and accessed using iTunes, they can be copied directly from a jailbroken iOS device using iFile or SSH.

Voice memo files are stored in the following iOS directory:


Shazam Expands TV Tagging to 160 Channels

Shazam has announced a major expansion of its television companion service, officially known as Shazam for TV. The update brings television fans in the US access to audio recognition during practically any show on any channel. Shazam now has support for 160 channels, with the exception of some shows such as local news broadcasts or local paid advertising programs.

Shazam app recognizes TV

You may have seen the "Shazam for more" logo pop up on your television before. The popular app is also capable of tagging TV shows and ads at any time, right from your smartphone. So what information can Shazam deliver about your favorite program?


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