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Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you. 

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Apple seeds second betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS 11.1 & macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

3D Touch app switcher is back with iOS 11.1 beta 2

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Apple rumored to launch an iPhone with Apple Pencil support as early as 2023

iPad Pro from a college student’s perspective

Microsoft admits defeat, says no new Windows Phone features or devices coming in the future

Futuremark debunks speculation that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones

Will the iPhone X’s notch be a problem for day-to-day landscape mode use?

Jailbreaking

How to get the iOS 11.1 emoji on your jailbroken device

Mimic the iOS 11 experience on your jailbroken device with these tweaks

SwitcherXI brings an iOS 11-esque App Switcher experience to iOS 10

This tweak integrates your Bluetooth device usage with Activator

UpsideBoard enables ‘upside-down’ orientation on your iPhone’s Home screen

NotificationCenterXI, ActiHastebin, and other jailbreak tweaks to check out

Apps

This app adds haptic feedback to your MacBook Pro Touch Bar keys

Bear gets Apple Watch app and new Drop Bar feature in major 1.3 update

Touchdowners is an addictive game loosely based on American Football

Spark adds Send Later and follow up reminders

PopGrid, Weather Hippie, Stockpile, and other apps to check out this weekend

Tips

Tips for maximizing battery life on iOS 11

How to type your requests to Siri instead of speaking them

How to make your iPhone shoot in JPEG again after updating to iOS 11

How to view the status of your App Store and iTunes subscriptions

How to cancel App Store app subscriptions

How to stop your iPhone from vibrating when you receive new emails

How to automatically invoke Safari’s Reader mode for specific websites

How to shoot 4K video at 60 FPS on iPhone

How to change the cover of a book in iBooks

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Wallpapers of last week: abstract shapes and colors

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Apps Of The Week: Disneyland, Pac

It is the weekend again. But, not everyone will have the joy of sitting on the porch with friends, cracking a cold one and a joke as the hours slowly tick by. Some of us will be pulling weeds in the hot sun, or driving hundreds of miles to visit family, or even working.

No matter what you are doing this weekend, try to make time for relaxing. If you are looking for some new apps and games, check out our list below. You might find just what you need to make your weekend perfect.

If you are the type of gamer that, somewhere in your past (or possibly present), sat around a table with a group of friends and played such games as Dungeons and Dragons, this is the kind of game you will enjoy. It harkens back to a real tabletop experience, complete with character sheets, maps, and more. There is even a simulated set of gamer’s dice for you to roll. As you explore a handcrafted dungeon, you will find loot cards that can give you special items, stronger armor, and even better weapons. Using your newly collected swag, you will be ready to fight off the strange beings you will encounter when entering an unknown room. This game is available for $3.99.

I’ve been waiting a long time for this app to return to the App Store. There has been an official Disney World app for a while now, but the West Coast theme park hasn’t had one in years. With this official app, users can log into their Disney account to scan tickets or annual passes, check park hours and ride closures, and check current wait times for rides throughout the park. You can also find out where your favorite characters will be set up for meeting, search the map for restaurants, and even find out where the closest bathroom is. This app is available for free.

Just when you thought you knew everything about the pellet-munching half circle, a new game comes out that throws it all out of whack. In this endless arcade maze, players control Pac-Man as he chomps though neon mazes that twist and turn. In addition to being chased by ghosts, you are followed by the ever-present, infamous 256 Glitch as it tries to tear your coding apart. There are also special power ups (beyond the power pellets that let you eat ghosts) like bombs, lasers, and stealth mode. While the basic rules of Pac-Man still apply, this is one arcade classic that will really push your limits. This game is available for free.

Maybe you are the type of person that just can’t stand classic games like Pac-Man getting a lot of changes. Instead of trying to convince yourself that the game is terrible, even though you haven’t played it, try a whole new game that has a pellet-munching traveler that eats his way through mazes. In this game, players are constantly being chased by a red foe. However, the only way to get him off your back is to switch the bridge at just the right moment, so he is stuck on the other side of the maze. Hopefully, it will be a side you’ve already gobbled all of the pellets on. This game is available for free.

LinkedIn Lookup

Having hundreds of work related contacts for LinkedIn doesn’t really do you any good if it takes forever to find them. With this new contacts app from the official business-networking site, you can get the information you need about the people that will be in your next meeting. You can also look up contacts by skill, title, and more. Of course, the app makes it possible for you to call, text, or email your contacts with one tap. This app is available for free.

Spiral Ride

If you loved Impossible Road and just can’t get enough of the bang-your-head-against-a-wall action, then you might want to take a moment to absorb this game. You don’t tilt to stay on track. However, you must tap the screen whenever the arrows approach in order to switch lanes and avoid being thrown off into the abyss. Along the way, you will collect cubes that add to your score. Don’t be mistaken. It is not going to be easy. You’ve been warned. This game is available for free.

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App Picks Of The Week: Ustream For Ipad, Tumblita, Taskrabbit

Every week iDownloadblog brings a roundup of awesome apps for you to check out and enjoy. We try to vary our picks, but a lot of these apps usually come from the App Store. If an interesting web or jailbreak app catches our eye, we’ll include that in our picks, too.

This week, we’ve got three App Store apps that all serve very different purposes. Here’s this week’s picks!

Ustream for iPad

Ustream has finally updated its iPhone-only app to also support for the iPad. With Ustream on the iPad, you can watch and follow your favorite channels, as well as broadcast straight from the iPad itself! If you’re looking for a free, online streaming solution on the iPad, Ustream’s universal app may be just what you need.

The app also supports AirPlay and social network integration for sharing your activity. Ustream on the iPad is a nice experience, and we recommend downloading the app for the free in the App Store.

Tumblita

If you use the blogging/social network site Tumblr, then you may be familiar with its official iPhone app. There’s a new Tumblr app for the iPhone and iPad on the block, and she’s called Tumblita.

While most will probably prefer Tumblr’s own app for the iPhone, Tumblita on the iPad is really nice app for Tumblr users. Previously, you’d have to check Tumblr’s web interface on the iPad to see your feed and post content, but Tumblita lets you do all that inside a full-featured iPad app.  Some of Tumblita’s perks include support for multiple accounts, excellent customization for posting content from the iPad, support for services like Instapaper, and a streamlined viewing window for your Tumblr feed.

Tumblita has a lot of really cool features and an interesting look, but I have a feeling that some may not like the way you have to browse through content from other blogs. You’ll just have to download Tumblita yourself and be the judge. It’s available as a universal app for $2.99 in the App Store.

Task Rabbit

Task Rabbit is definitely one of the more creative productivity apps we’ve encountered in the App Store. The idea of Task Rabbit is that other people do your chores for you. The app ties into a collaborative service that allows you to post a task you don’t really want to do (ex: go to the grocery), along with how much you’re willing to pay to get it done. Ideally, other users will then respond and complete that task for you.

We’re a little skeptical of Task Rabbit, but the idea sounds awesome. Instead of having to take out the trash yourself, why not have someone do it for you for $5? People looking for a job are called “Rabbits,” and task categories include Cleaning, Donations, Shopping, Food Delivery, Cleaning, Donations, Delivery and Something Else.

Be cautious if you decide to give this app a try. You never know what kind of “Rabbit” you could get to do your chores for you. Task Rabbit is available for free in the App Store.

That’s it for this week’s picks! Let us know what you think of these apps. Better yet, what cool apps have you downloaded recently?

This Week’s Top Stories: Airpods Pro, 16

Apple this week officially released the new AirPods Pro. The AirPods Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation as well as Transparency mode. The new in-ear design is also more versatile, with Apple including three sets of ear tips in the box. You get five hours of battery life, and over 24 hours with the included charging case. AirPods Pro are available now for $249.

9to5Mac on Wednesday discovered an asset in macOS 10.15.1 that shows a close look at the Touch Bar and Touch ID layout for the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro. In the image, you can see that the Touch ID button – which also serves as the power button – is separated from the rest of the Touch Bar. Read our full coverage here.

9to5Mac also reported this week that Apple is planning the “AirTag” name for its Tile-like item trackers. Read more on that here.

On Friday, Apple TV+ officially debuted to the public. Apple TV+ is launching with a library of nine titles, with a few more being released over the coming weeks. To watch Apple TV+, open the TV app on your device and look for the TV+ banner. From there, you can sign up for the service, and redeem your 1-year free trial if you’re eligible for it.

This week marked earnings week for Apple, with the company reporting its results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2023. For the fourth quarter of 2023, Apple reported revenue of $64 billion and profit of $13.7 billion. The earnings release also included news about Apple Card: starting later this year, Apple Card users will be able to finance iPhone purchases at 0 percent interest for 24 months.

Last but not least, Apple released iOS 13.2 to the public on Monday. The update includes the new Deep Fusion camera technology for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, new emoji, and more. There are new Siri privacy settings as well, for giving users more control over what data they share with Apple.

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Jailbreak Tweaks Of The Week: Hiddenlock14, Intelligentpass 4, Snooze++, & More…

There sure has been a lot happening recently – with both the Taurine and unc0ver jailbreaks officially supporting all iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices and Sileo now available for all modern jailbreaks, users of these tools have a lot to look forward to.

Given just how rapidly things have been developing, we understand that the news and releases can be challenging to follow when you’re life already hands you a full plate. That’s why we’re coming at you this Sunday with an easy-to-digest roundup.

In this piece, we’ll showcase all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news from this past week, spanning Monday, April 12th to Sunday, April 18th. As always, we’ll kick things off with an outline of our favorite releases first and then wrap everything up with an outline of everything else afterward.

Our favorite releases this week HiddenLock14 – FREE

HiddenLock14 is a free jaikbreak tweak that fixes something we’re surprised needed to be fixed.

More specifically, it requires authentication before accessing the Hidden album in your iPhone or iPad’s Photos app, making it harder for someone to peer through your privatized photos and videos.

You can learn more about HiddenLock14 and how it works in our full review.

IntelligentPass 4 – $2.99

IntelligentPass 4 is a handy jailbreak tweak that allows iPhone and iPad users to bypass their passcode or device authentication altogether when the handset resides in a low risk environment.

You can configure the tweak to work when in range of specific Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices or based on other miscellaneous circumstances.

You can learn more about IntelligentPass 4 and what it can do in our full review.

Snooze++ – FREE

Snooze++ is a must-have jailbreak tweak for heavy iPhone alarm users, as it lets those users designate custom snooze durations for any alarm they set via the native Clock app.

You can learn more about Snooze++ and how it works in our full review.

Other releases this week

AloMadeMeDoThis: Adds the ability to theme knobs on the Lock Screen (free via ETHN’s repository)

Arizona: Allows jailbreakers to fine tune the position of their Lock Screen’s date and time indicator (free via Twickd repository – review)

BatteryHealthEnabler(iPad/iPod): Enables Apple’s coveted Battery Health preference pane on unsupported devices (free via Brend0n’s repository – review)

BattiBar: Colorizes the Status Bar with a slow-changing transitional gradient based on the battery level of your handset (free via Packix repository – review)

DieBackground: Hides the backgrounds from folders on the Home Screen (free via babyyoda777 repository)

DNDBadges: Turns notification badges purple when Do Not Disturb mode is turned on (free via ichitaso repository – review)

Gradi: Gives iOS’ Now Playing widget a YouTube Music / Google Music-inspired makeover ($1.50 via Packix repository – review)

HideDock14: Hides the background from the Home Screen’s Dock (free via babyyoda777 repository)

IGSaver: A media saver for the Instagram app (free via julioverne’s repository)

Jailbreak Update Checker: Checks for updates for your jailbreak on demand (free via Packix repository)

Momiji: Allows you to display the Momiji music player on demand with an action of your choice (free via Sugiuta’s repository)

PissOffProtection (iOS 14): Disables iOS’ hearing protection feature while listening to music (free via myxxdev repository)

Starfish Beta: A long awaited redesign for the Home Screen ($2.49 via Dynastic Repo repository)

TwinklePatcher: A twinkle WebView extension (free via Ichitaso repository)

YTRemoveUglySuggestions: Removes the YouTube app’s unsightly suggested video thumbnails at the end of every video (free via BigBoss repository- review)

Even more jailbreak related news

Odyssey: The Odyssey Team updated it’s iOS 13.0-13.7-based Odyssey jailbreak to version 1.3.2 with a fix for CarPlay issues in Ford vehicles, support for the Jailbreak Updater extension, and more. Version 1.3.3 was released a few hours later to fix Filza crashes.

Taurine: The Odyssey Team updated the iOS 14.0-14.3-centric Taurine jailbreak to version 1.0.4 with battery life improvements and userspace reboot fixes, among other things.

That just about wraps up this week’s jailbreak tweak and jailbreak news roundup, but we’ll be right back next Sunday with a piece just like this one showcasing all the latest content from the imminent work week.

Miss last week’s roundup? DigitalClock, ipaddock14, Velox Reloaded 2, & more…

Jailbreak Tweaks Of The Week: Lockanim, Siliqua 2, Twitterdarkmode, And More

It can be challenging to keep up with the sudden surge of jailbreak news as of late, but that’s what we’re here for.

If you’re ready to trick out that jailbroken iPhone or iPad of yours, then you’ve come to the right place. This jailbreak tweak roundup will recap all the releases pushed through Cydia this week, starting with our favorites and ending with an outline of the rest afterward.

Our favorite releases this week LockAnim – FREE

LockAnim is a captivating jailbreak tweak that lets you customize the locking animation on your iPhone or iPad.

The tweak comes with a long list of animations to pick from, allowing you to add more character to your handset on demand.

You can learn more about LockAnim and where you can get it in our full review.

LockDroid – FREE

LockDroid is a serious throwback to when it was cool to have an Android-style matrix Lock screen on your jailbroken iPhone.

This tweak comes with several options to enhance your iPhone’s security and customize the look and feel of the matrix itself.

You can learn more about LockDroid and where you can get it in our full review.

Siliqua 2 – $1.00

Siliqua 2 is a must-have jailbreak tweak for AirPods users because it lets you customize the gestures you use during media playback.

You’ll find a long list of things you can assign to the default gestures in the Settings app after installation, and it’s worth a try if you use your AirPods frequently.

You can learn more about Siliqua 2 and what it can do for you in our full review.

TwitterDarkMode – FREE

Twitter includes a native Night Mode, but sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called TwitterDarkMode can help you dial in the perfect aesthetic.

With this tweak, you can colorize the Twitter app however you want; it even comes with presets that can help you get a nice OLED-friendly, pitch-black UI going.

Other releases this week

BlueBarX: Makes the Status Bar background on the iPhone X blue (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

ByeTubeAutoplay: Disables autoplay in the YouTube app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

CacheClearer (iOS 11): Lets you clear individual app caches from the Storage settings of your device (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)

Cr4ashed: More useful crash logs saved to /var/tmp/crash_logs (free via Packix repository – review)

HeySiri: Enables untethered Hey Siri on devices that would normally need to be connected to a power source to work (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)

IllLookLater (iOS 11): Prevents incoming notifications from waking your iPhone or iPad’s display (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)

KeySwipe (iOS 11): Lets you change between iOS keyboards with just a swipe up or down (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)L

MessageFile: A means of sending any file from your root filesystem over iMessage or SMS (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)

MPScale: Puts a fully-functional scale in the official iOS Maps app (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)

MyCCStatusLabel: Customize the colors and more of your Control Center status labels (free via BigBoss repository)

MyMusicVolume: Lets you customize the color of the Music app’s volume slider (free via BigBoss repository)

NoPhotoShare: Disables the Share action in the Photos app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

Open for iOS 11: A command line tool for launching apps (free via BigBoss repository)S

Upscale: Lets you change the display resolution of your iPhone or iPad (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)

That wraps things up for this week’s jailbreak tweak roundup, but remember to stay tuned to iDB throughout the week to stay updated on new releases as they materialize.

If you’re looking for more tweaks, then consider adding third-party Cydia repositories to your device to expand your scope and check out last week’s jailbreak tweak roundup in case you might’ve missed anything. We also have several dedicated roundups to help you find ways to tweak your jailbroken iOS 11 device below:

Those interested in jailbreaking iOS 11 might also find the following tutorials helpful:

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