‘Unread’ Lets You Mark Text Message or iMessage Conversations as Unread

Sometimes while you’re in your Messages application, you’ll have more conversations than you know what to do with. You might tap on one of the message conversations inadvertently, then realize you’re in the wrong conversation, then go back to the main window, and now your blue dot that tells you the message conversation is unread is gone and you’ll forget to go back to that conversation later on to see what you missed.

If you want to be able to re-mark your message conversations as unread so that you can go back to them later on, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak called Unread by iOS developer Julian Weiss.

With Unread installed, you can tap and hold on a message conversation in your Messages application, as shown above, and the message conversation will turn from read to unread. A blue dot will appear next to the conversation that you tapped and held on, and the “Messages” header at the top of the application will take the unread message conversation into account with a number in parenthesis. If the message conversation is unread already, you can also tap and hold on it to mark it as read.

Unread may or may not come in handy depending on how you use it. While Unread can make it so that you can mark messages unread for the current session that you’re in the Messages application, we noticed that if we close the Messages application and remove it from the App Switcher, the message conversation that we marked as unread will no longer be marked as unread if you open the Messages application again later. On the other hand, if you don’t kill the application, your message conversation(s) will remain unread.

Also, if you mark a message as unread, it will not put a notification badge back on your Messages application icon, so if you close the application, you might forget to go back and look at your messages later on.

There are some obvious downfalls to this tweak that, if fixed, could make it extremely useful. At this point in time, the usefulness of the tweak is questionable at best. If you want to give the tweak a try, it’s available for free in Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The developer notes that the tweak has only been tested on iOS 7, but may work on earlier versions of iOS.

Name: Unread

Price: FREE

Version: 1.0-1

Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6

Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6

Repo: BigBoss

Developer: Julian Weiss

Editor’s Rating:  2/5

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Apple Stores even allow you to bring in a goat

Posted by grey on Thursday Jul 3, 2014 Under Uncategorized

Apple Stores even allow you to bring in a goat, among other things

Apple Store employees are some of the nicest people you will find in any store around the world and are far more tolerant of erratic behavior than others, proof of that being people bringing in pets and dancing in front of the camera right inside the store without being thrown out.

But there has to be some limit to their tolerance and so to test this limit American comedian and writer Mark Malkoff decided to do some stunts in the Manhattan Apple Store. These involve ordering a pizza, having a romantic date, dressing as Darth Vader and even bringing a goat inside the store. You can find out how all that went yourself by checking out the video below.


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‘SBPageSwipe’ Will Let You Quickly Move to the First and Last Home Screen Pages

iOS developer RiDan has started his own version of TweakWeak that he calls ?FunWeek.? As the developer notes, he won’t be involved in TweakWeek 2 and doesn’t feel like waiting for an iOS 7-jailbreak, so he decided to get started right now.

The first jailbreak tweak that RiDan has launched in Cydia as a part of FunWeek, is SBPageSwipe. This tweak makes it so you can easily swipe to the first or last home screen pages by simply swiping left or right on the home screen?s page dots. Swiping left takes you to the first page, while swiping right takes you to the last page, as shown above.

Easily getting to the first or last page by means of a simple swipe gesture will be found most useful by those that have many pages of application icons and don?t want to spend their time paging all the way to the last page on their home screen.

SBPageSwipe has no options to configure. If you want to give this simple tweak a try, you can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

Name: SBPageSwipe

Price: FREE

Version: 0.0.1-1

Repo: BigBoss

Developer: RiDan

Editor’s Rating: / 3.5/5

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‘ScramblePass’ Randomizes the Passcode Button Positioning Each Time You Unlock iOS

When you have a passcode set in iOS, you’ll notice that every time you unlock your iOS device, the passcode keys are always in the same position on the Lock Screen when you go to enter your passcode.

For people that like to look over your shoulder to see what keys you’ve tapped on, this makes it that much easier to remember where you tapped and guess your passcode.

A new free jailbreak tweak called ScramblePass by iOS developer Stevie Hetelekides is now available in Cydia that will scramble the positioning of the passcode keys on the Lock Screen randomly each time you go to unlock your device in the hopes of improving your iOS device security.

This way, when someone looks over your shoulder and sees you tap on two passcode keys on the right side of the screen and then two passcode keys on the left side of the screen, you can be sure that when they try and unlock your device using that same sequence, the numbers they tap on aren’t going to the be same as the numbers that you tapped on.

ScramblePass doesn’t have any options to configure and it is compatible with all iOS 7 devices. If you would like to give it a try, it’s available for free right now in Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

Name: ScramblePass

Price: FREE

Version: 0.0.1-23

Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6

Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6

Repo: BigBoss

Developer: Stevie Hetelekides

Editor’s Rating:  5/5

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‘CustomSpotlightText’ Lets You Change the Placeholder Text in SpotLight

If you’ve ever had the desire of changing the placeholder text that appears in the SpotLight text field in iOS 7, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak called CustomSpotlightText by iOS developer Josh Doctors.

With this tweak installed, you can change that placeholder text to anything you want to, as shown above.

CustomSpotlightText adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure what the placeholder text in SpotLight will say:

Just type in what you want to appear in the SpotLight search text box and then tap on the save button for it to take effect.

If you use SpotLight for something such as searching through Spotify’s music catalogs with SpotiSearch instead of searching your iPhone for things, then this tweak could be a nice little combination for saying “Search Spotify” instead of “Search iPhone.”

If you would like to give CustomSpotlightText a try, it’s available for free in Cydia’s BigBoss repository right now. It does require iOS 7 to be installed.

Name: CustomSpotlightText

Price: FREE

Version: 0.0.1-13

Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6

Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6

Repo: BigBoss

Developer: Josh Doctors

Editor’s Rating:  4/5

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‘anyBadge’ Lets You Set App Badges to Anything You Want for Customization Purposes

If you like customizing your device in ways that Apple would never allow you to, then you might be interested in checking out a new free jailbreak tweak called anyBadge by iOS developer Javier Brito.

With anyBadge, you can literally set the notification badges of any application icon to just about anything you want. After you install the tweak, and you attempt to open an application (like the Settings application, for instance), you will get a pop-up like the one shown above asking you to input badge text. When you input the text you want, and then tap on the “Enter” button, you can exit to your home screen and take notice at the fact that the application you were just in now has an application badge with the text you put into the text field.

The pop-up appears every time you open an application, and if you choose that you don’t want to set any badge text for the application you open, you can just tap on the “Cancel” button to exit the text field box.

AnyBadge supports text characters, numeric characters, and Emoji. You can enter up to about 5 each of text or numeric characters, or up to 2 each of Emoji. You can also have custom badges on as many application icons as you want.

After a while, the pop-up always showing up can get annoying, but luckily, the tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can easily enable or disable the tweak on demand. Disabling the tweak will not delete your custom badges; it will only disable the text field pop-up from appearing when you open applications:

If at any time you want to remove your custom badges from application icons, you’ll need to make sure the tweak is enabled, open the applications you want to remove the badges from, and in the text field pop-up, just leave the text field blank.

For what seems like a really simple way to customize your device, anyBadge is a really cool and entertaining way to make your device stand out from everyone else’s. The tweak only works with iOS 7 devices. If you want to give anyBadge a try, it’s available for free in Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

Name: anyBadge

Price: FREE

Version: 1.0.2-2

Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4

Repo: BigBoss

Developer: Javier Brito

Editor’s Rating: / 4.5/5

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Issues when selecting Galaxy Note 3 Protective Covers

Posted by grey on Friday May 2, 2014 Under Uncategorized

Issues when selecting Galaxy Note 3 Protective Covers

For your safety of your machine,Galaxy Note 3 case is a recommendable one absolutely.Now each day thousands of such defensive case are being manufactured and brought on to the market.The marketed products each have their own features.It is vital to attract more customers’attention by emphasizing the two aspects of qualities. The first aspect they care is about the degree of safety a fashion Galaxy Note 3 Case can bring about.Adornment for their machine is the second to consider besides the leather stud Note 3.

Oversimplified versions basically correspond to the taste of users who have no particular demand for detailing.The truth is that a lot of users will take the durability of the case into consideration firstly.Designers conscious of this point devote much time to working out bumpers for your needs.The flavor of bumpers just flatter your pursuit of beauty quite well.In fact,there are still considerations given to the assimilation of latest fashions in designing of the metal frame case and TPU bumpers.This can be seen from the following aspect,including its ultra-thin thickness,durable ingredient and sophisticated craftsmanship and the varied colorings.Galaxy Note 3 case from demoncase.com compare to none in this respect of user-friendly and handiness.

best leather cases for Note 3

We can see that there is still a shortcoming that no absolute protection offered by the strong bumpers.This is why users tend to discard them occasionally and direct their attention to demoncase competent to engender all-round protection.This preference contributes to the great popularity of such versions as leather case,wallet case and flip case.The typical qualities of these versatile case can be seen from the analysis of genuine leather case.We are aware of the importance to fulfilling the defensive role.For its more outstanding toughness,genuine leather substitutes metal and becomes the main ingredient for making such case.Metal,in a general sense,is more crisp than leather.Leather case possess more advantages over metallic bumpers,such as its pleasant softness,precise cutouts and colorful prints .

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Galaxy Note 3,cute case and leopard sleeves are good accessories for you to flatter the physical attractiveness of your machine.In working on these versions,designers pay as close attention to the chic look as to the internal quality.According to designers,only through good integration of rich coloring and vivid prints can they keep modernizing the chic look of attractive case,hence the cute case.The glitter case is particular suitable to women’s users.The leopard and candy case for Galaxy Note 3 target in the group of female users.On the contrary,the men prefer the kind of luxurious hard case and wallet case.To them,only these two versions can adorn their machine in a most desirable manner.

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Leather Stand Cases for Xperia Z2 with Transformable Cover

Posted by grey on Thursday May 1, 2014 Under Uncategorized

Leather Stand Cases for Xperia Z2 with Transformable Cover

High-end cell phones belong to those made by Sony Company. The use of Xperia Z2 has become so widespread that it has taken up more than a quarter of the American market share. A more enviable statistical figure suggests that well over seventy percent of the profit in smart phones sphere is made by Xperia Z2s. It has become a household brand name that suits users at all ages and from all backgrounds. In line with this, potential customers with various lifestyles can also be greatly satisfied with the latest Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2 flip top leather case

A strap fitted on the back of the case ensures you can use it as a tablet securely fitted to your hand. The case opens like a book and features a comfortable scratch proof micro fiber interior. In this era of customization you will find leather wallet case for xperia z2 with multiple fittings and adjustments so that you can fix it as per your demand. Before purchasing one, it is very necessary to make sure that you are versed with the model number, so that you acquire the right case. Several cases are fabricated of diverse fabrics that furnish a series of protection. Some cases are exclusively designed to robust diverse users or to fulfill the desires in different occasions.

Many customers adore trendy coloring, especially those female users are likely to be exclusively interested in na?ve cases with feminine flavor. Football fans are a group of users that rarely go in for anything that looks too shiny or exaggerating. To them, too colorful cases only suggest that they are immature. This may be caused by their adulation of vigor and strength and therefore football textures Abacus xperia z2 wallet case suit their appetites to the point.

Mysterious Cake Cross Case for Xperia Z2 with Handmade Cover – The first glimpse of this cross cake must strike you as mysterious and abysmal, while this virtually is the very effect designers dream to achieve. The black cross is placed well proportionately on the dark back cover. The surface of the whole xperia z2 Leather flip Case is made in the shape of cream cake, but black in palette. Though uneven, it still feels comfortable. Rhinestones are sprinkled around the black cross, setting off the holy existence of the cross. Exotic Case for Xperia Z2 with Handmade Rhinestone Moon Pattern Cover – Pearls are just the secondary means used for the decorative purpose in this design, for the center of the back cover is taken up by a rhinestone moon pattern. The upper part of the whole pattern very much resembles the crown of a king of queen, showing forth dignity, power and ancientry.

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BlackBerry Q3 financial results paint a grim picture

Posted by grey on Wednesday Apr 30, 2014 Under Uncategorized

BlackBerry Q3 financial results paint a grim picture

BlackBerry’s Q2 2013 fiscal results were bad enough with $965 million in loss, but sadly, the Canadian phonemaker has reported the staggering $4.4 billion loss for Q3 2013. To make matters worse, the company’s revenue is down as well. It’s now $1.2 billion from $1.6 billion in Q2 of this year.

In the third quarter, BlackBerry managed to sell 1.9 million smartphones, almost half what it shipped in the previous quarter.

However, BlackBerry’s CEO and Chairman John Chen kept his optimism and commented that “BlackBerry has established a clear roadmap that will allow it to target a return to improved financial performance in the coming year.” He adds that the currently challenging task for the company is to transition the Devices operations to a “more profitable business model.

Furthermore, BlackBerry announced that it has signed a five-year agreement with Foxconn to jointly develop and produce smartphones. The products that’ll come out of this partnership are set to sale in Indonesia and other undetailed emerging markets in the beginning of 2014.

In late November, BlackBerry released its COO, CMO and CFO from their duties, which brought additional stress and dismay into the company. Here’s hoping the Canadian manufacturer will get on its feet and dust itself off from the downfall it’s been into.


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Apple Fined Another $260

Posted by grey on Saturday Apr 19, 2014 Under Uncategorized

Apple Fined Another $260,000 By Italian Regulators Over AppleCare Practices

Italy fined Apple $1.2 million in late 2011, after its Competition and Market Authority found that Apple was not providing customers with sufficient information about the two years of free product warranty that is required under Italian law.

Instead, Apple was pushing the sale of AppleCare, which overlaps with the inherent Italian product warranty. After being fined and losing an appeal, Apple added disclosures to its Italian online store, but authorities were not satisfied and considered additional fines and even a potential ban on Apple products in the country.

Apple today was fined another $264,000 by Italian regulators (via setteB.IT) after not fully complying with the Consumer Code set place in 2012, from March 28 to November 10.

Authorities have released a statement detailing Apple’s exact violations.

From March 2012 onward, the above measures continued to trigger additional requests for intervention that reported the repetition of the unfair commercial practices. In specific, consumers complained that they were meeting with difficulties when seeking to apply the legal guarantee and were encountering incorrect procedures in the promotion of the App.

Though Italy levied another fine against Apple, regulators have since determined that after sufficient modification, Apple’s website is no longer confusing for Italian customers. The changes went into full effect on November 10, and Apple also ceased selling its AppleCare products in Italian stores.

Apple may have settled its differences with Italian regulators, but it is still facing potential fines from other European countries, which also have a two-year warranty rule. In October, European Union officials called on member states to scrutinize Apple’s warranty advertising practices, stating that the Cupertino-based company may not be adequately informing EU customers of the extra warranty.

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