Archive for the ‘iPad Apps’ Category

The jailbreak scene is there for one thing, and one thing only and that’s to open iOS up to possibilities that Apple can’t or simply won’t. Over the years there has been plenty of things fall into both categories, and while some have eventually found their way into future releases of iOS, some are still absent.

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Remember when Google Translate made Internet communication so much easier? Well the new ‘Slated – Translation Keyboard’ for iOS 8 / 8.1 is breaking down the language barrier in real time, allowing users to post translated messages without additional legwork.

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Google has been incredibly busy this week in terms app updates. Along with the major bump to Maps, which had added OpenTable and Uber Integration, the Mountain View company has just rolled out a tidy update to the Drive app for iPhone and iPad. Details, as ever, can be seen below.

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Philips launched the Hue smart bulbs that could be wirelessly controlled using your iOS device. Taking things further, the electronics giant has released an updated Philips Hue companion app, which comes with its very own Notification Center widget for iOS 8 / 8.1.

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Only yesterday, we learned that Google Maps for iOS and Android would be the subject of a significant update, featuring, among other improvements, the all-new Material Design that the Big G is rolling out with Android 5.0 Lollipop. At the time of the announcement, Google stated that the new Maps would begin to trickle out within days, and as promptly as ever, the iOS portion of the update is now ready for download over at the App Store. So, if you want to enjoy a truly enhanced navigation experience, check out the details and download link after the break.

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In a surprising move, Microsoft has just made Office completely free for iPad, iPhone and Android. Microsoft wants users to stick to the Office platform on their mobile devices, and apparently this is the way to achieve that.

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One thing that has differentiated Android from iOS (amongst many others, of course) has been the availability of third-party keyboards. Being able to provide textual, numeric and symbolic input to any operating system has always been one of the core requirements, and when touch-screen became the norm, a software keyboard was very much required.

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iOS 8 / 8.1 users can finally enable guest mode on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if they are currently jailbroken.

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Google’s Maps service is about as popular as its search engine these days, and as well as the Web service, the Big G has made a concerted effort to improve navigation for mobile users. Those rocking an Android nearly always get the better end of the updates as far is Google is concerned, but in recognizing that iOS users are still an important demographic as far as reach is taken into account, the Android maker has just announced a rather sizeable update for those on iPhone and iPad as well as users running its own mobile OS.

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Google News & Weather has just been handed a sizeable update, and among the usual array of bug fixes and performance enhancements, now includes support for iOS 8′s new Notification Center widget feature. Full details, as well as that download link, can be seen below.

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The latest installment of Call of Duty is almost upon us once more, and in anticipation of that all-important release, the supplementary companion apps have been released for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Details, as well as download links, can be found after the leap.

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The Pangu Untether package version 0.3 has just been re-released on Cydia. This package was initially released yesterday, mainly for 32-bit devices, to fix overheating and over usage of CPU. But immediately after the release, the package was found to cause booting issues on some 64-bit devices and hence was immediately removed from Cydia.

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Here are the top 15 Cydia jailbreak tweak and app repos you must try after iOS 8 / 8.1 Pangu8 jailbreak for iPhone and iPad.

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The Pangu8 untethered jailbreak has well and truly arrived, with the Chinese team behind the tool having released an updated version featuring English language support and bundling the latest version of Cydia in as standard. Over the past fortnight, authors of some of our most cherished and revered tweaks have been busily adding support for the new iOS 8 / 8.1 software and its accompanying jailbreak, and if you enjoy tinkering with the look and feel of your device’s home screen, then one of the best tweaks in the business has just been bumped with support for iOS 8.0 through 8.1.

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The popular jailbreak file browser tweak iFile has today received a fairly major update, bringing the app up to version 2.1.0-1 and adding some much needed features.

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A major update has just been made to Cydia, driving the version number up to 1.1.15 whilst adding a number of fixes largely specific to iOS 8 / 8.1, the new iPhones, and the Pangu8 jailbreak.

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As far as jailbreakers are concerned, Cydia is the focal point of the entire experience. The go-to hub for tweaks, themes and other niceties, it’s considered the central portal, the nucleus of the entire operation. But as many have begun to discover with this latest Pangu8 untether, Cydia doesn’t operate alone, and in actual fact, there are a number of key apps and services driving devices that have been jailbroken. Cydia Substrate, also developed and maintained by Cydia author Saurik, is an essential piece of the jigsaw, and after a couple of major updates already since Pangu arrived ten days ago, version 0.9.5016 brings fixes for jailbreakers running older versions of iOS.

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One of the great, albeit somewhat belated features Apple has introduced with iOS 8 is the ability to add third-party widgets. Back when the new software first dropped last month, we outlined a number of great widgets that we recommended you try out, and now, we’re back with a handful more. Whether you’re looking for basic utilities or for a way to remain engaged with Twitter, this little list covers all bases, and with seven great widgets in total, we’re sure you’ll find your next must-have after the fold.

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The rush to get iOS 8-compatible versions of jailbreak tweaks out the door is well and truly on, and we’re starting to see some of the real heavy hitters in the jailbreak scene start to get updates out the door. The famous Ryan Petrich is one that everyone looks to, and the man himself has now pushed new beta releases of some of his most popular tweaks into his beta repo for iOS 8.

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This week has seen the very first jailbreak released for the new iOS 8 – 8.1 firmware, and whereas, ordinarily, the process of using a jailbreak tool is fairly simple to the end user, the decision of Chinese team Pangu to roll its exploit out so early has left a trail of compatibility issues. Fortunately Saurik, the guy behind Cydia among a number of other integral jailbreak services, has been hard at work in making the required adjustments, and having brought Cydia and Substrate up to speed, has now released an updated version of AFC2.

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