Everyone was happy when Apple added the ability to use third-party keyboards in iOS 8, but in typical Apple fashion they made switching between keyboards a pain in the neck. To open a third-party keyboard users must first download an app, then enable the keyboard in their Settings. Once installed, users must tap the world icon on the stock keyboard, then tap the ABC icon to open the third-party keyboard. This annoying procedure all but ensures that most iOS users just stick with Apple's stock keyboard because it is just simpler to use, but now thanks to KeySwipe switching between keyboards is as easy as swiping up or down.
Gotta Be Mobile recently published a list of the "best" iPad jailbreak tweaks, and they managed to find one we have never seen before. In case you have missed the memo, both the TaiG and PP jailbreak teams have released an iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool. This means every current Apple device, including the sixth-generation iPod touch, can be jailbroken.
Apple's MFi game controller support in iOS 7 allows third party developers to create external gamepads that support the iPad and iPhone. This should have opened many doors for mobile gaming on Apple devices, but unfortunately, most of the MFi game controllers on the market are too expensive. Not to mention, there are only a few that support both the iPad and iPhone, and most require a Lightning connection for them to work. This is why the jailbreak tweak Controllers for All was such a welcome addition to Cydia.
Controllers for All allows iOS gamers to use console controllers, such as the DualShock 4, to play games on their jailbroken devices. The tweak originally only supported Sony PlayStation controllers, but as promised, it has now been updated with Wii U and iPEGA 9025 support. The tweak works with all iOS 7 devices and is only a $1.99. That is a lot cheaper than shelling out $60 to $100 for a MFi-enabled gamepad from a third party developer.
Developer Evan Swick has released a demo video previewing his new jailbreak tweak called OS Experience. The official YouTube description promises a "true multitasking experience" on the iPad.
Swick noted that the video features a few "UI glitches/laggniness," but promises they won't be there in the final release. When asked via Twitter how much OS Experience will cost, Swick answered, "I’ll price it fairly, not high". However, some users are so excited about the tweak that they have suggested he charge a higher price when it hits Cydia.
The new iOS 7 progress circle isn't an accurate representation of how much download time is left when you're trying to install an app to your device. This can be really annoying if you're impatient, or if you're trying to download multiple or large apps. Thankfully developer SmartViperE75 has released AppETA to give iPad and iPhone owners a more accurate reading when installing apps.
AppETA just doesn't bring back the classic progress bar, but it also offers the option to use a double tap gesture to bring up an "information alert". The information card lets you know the size of the app you're downloading, the time left on the download, and speed of the download. You can also customize the look of the download bar and information card.
As promised, developer Ori Kadosh has added DualShock 4 support to the jailbreak tweak Controllers for All. This means iOS owners can now use a PlayStation 3 or 4 controller to play games on any device running iOS 7.
In case you missed it the first time around, Controllers for All single-handedly made jailbreaking relevant again by giving iOS users an affordable alternative to the expensive third-party iOS controllers on the market. The tweak allows users to save money by adding PlayStation DualShock support to iOS 7 devices. Controllers for All originally only supported PS3 controllers, but Kadosh is slowly making it compatible with other consoles. Hoepfully the Xbox 360 and Xbox One are next in line.
Calendar for Lockscreen is a new jailbreak tweak that displays your upcoming calender events on your Lock screen. Unlike notifications, the events will not disappear after you unlock your device, and they will only be removed after they have expired.
The tweak even allows you to customize how your events will be displayed. You can go do this by navigating to Settings > Calendar for Lockscreen. From here you can choose how many events to display, how many days in advance they should display, color / size of text and so on. Calendar for Lockscreen also features the ability to swipe right on an event to open your Calendar app.
A new jailbreak tweak released to Cydia is going to cause iOS accessory makers some major headaches. As you probably already know, Apple added a MFi controller support in iOS 7. This allows developers to create third-party game controllers for the iPhone and iPad. A lot of controllers / gamepads have already been announced and released, but most of them have been met with lukewarm reviews and they can be expensive. But now iOS users with a jailbroken device can use a PlayStation 3 Dual Shock to play any game that features MFi support.
The tweak you'll need is called Controllers for All, and it can be found in Cydia’s ModMyi repo. Once installed you will also need a utility called SixPair and your Mac or PC to pair your PS3 controller to your device (You can download SixPair here). Pairing your iOS device to your controller is as easy as connecting both devices to your Mac or PC and clicking a button. The link above gives instructions for using SixPair with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. You will also have to open Control Center and disable your Bluetooth connection for the tweak to work.
The developer behind the popular iOS keyboard tweak SwipeSelection has launched SwipeSelection Pro. The pro version of the jailbreak tool has been rewritten for iOS 7 and adds a few new features users have been asking for.
As you can see from the screenshot above, SwipeSelection Pro now allows you to select what area of the keyboard you want the tweak to work with. It also adds the ability to set the sensitivity, swipe speed and disable the tweak by using a three tap gesture on the shift key.
Here's a quick look at some the available tweaks in Cydia that will allow you to customize and have more control over your Control Center in iOS 7. All the tweaks listed below require a jailbroken iOS device running iOS 7 to work. You can learn how to jailbreak your device here.
CCControls: Free (ModMyi repo) - The first thing themers are going to want to do is customize their Control Center, and CCControls allows you to do just that! Users can add and remove toggles, change the shape and color of their toggles and decide which toggles can be accessed from the Lock screen. There are currently 24 toggles and 15 stock themes to choose from (with the ability to add more).