A new jailbreak tweak called Swipe For Mail makes reading multiple emails as easy as swiping your finger. Once installed the tweak allows you to navigate through your emails by swiping left or right instead of hitting the up or down arrows. The original method of sifting through your inbox isn't that difficult, but a lot of iPhone owners prefer swiping gestures to tapping buttons.
WeeTrackData may have a scary sounding name, but it's the perfect app for people with limited data volumes. The jailbreak app allows you to set up a monthly data limit and keep track of your usage in the Notification Center. The data is broken down by monthly usage, weekly usage and daily usage. You can view the different stats by simply swiping left to right.
Once setup in the Notifications panel via the Settings app, the widget will keep track of your usage in realtime. You can then enter your billing cycle and monthly data threshold using the widget's settings. After everything is complete your Notification Center will display your download and upload stats, signal strength and percentage.
iPhone users were left severely displeased yesterday after blogger Arun Thampi uncovered that the iOS app Path was storing people's contact info and uploading it to its servers without requesting permission. Path’s CEO Dave Morin issued an apology and a new version of the app today, but many iPhone owners were left wondering what other applications collected personal information without their knowledge.
Developer Ryan Petrich created a jailbreak tweak that warns iPhone owners when an app is trying to access their contacts database. You can download ContactPrivacy from Petrich’s repository for free at http://rpetri.ch/repo. The tweak doesn't add any new icons or settings to your iPhone, but it should give you the option to block an application from accessing your information.
You may have noticed Cydia apps can't be deleted from your iPhone's Home Screen like normal apps. Luckily there is an easy fix for this called CyDelete. Just download CyDelete from Cydia, and jailbreak apps will wiggle like normal apps when you hold your finger on them. Click the "x" in the upper left hand corner of the icon to uninstall the app you want to remove.
You can also uninstall Cydia apps through Packages in your Menu screen. To learn how click here.
Now that the iPhone 4S has been jailbroken developers are scrambling to provide new tweaks and improvements to enhance iOS 5. The Siri personal assistant is exclusive to the iPhone 4S and is already getting some great enhancements to add functionality. One example of a feature left out by Apple is the ability to update Twitter with Siri.
Apple still considers Siri technology in a beta phase, which is probably one reason why sending tweets is not officially supported. Not only this, but iOS 5 is the first time Apple has integrated Twitter into the operating system. Now thanks to Sireet, jailbroken iPhone 4S users can natively send tweets using Siri.