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Heads up boys and girls – one of the most anticipated jailbreak tweaks is now available to download via Cydia.
CallBar, a tweak which brings iOS 5-style notifications to incoming calls, is available now for $3.99 via the BigBoss Repository.
Don’t let incoming phone or FaceTime calls interrupt what you’re doing on your device any longer. CallBar re-designs the incoming phone and video call interface to allow you to use your device while it’s ringing. Choose to answer, decline, or even dismiss the incoming call depending on your choice.
Upon dismissal, the bar will shrink and cover the status bar – a safeguard just in case you choose to pick up the call after all or you accidentally dismissed. You can answer or decline the call from this dismiss view also. Dismissing the call silences the ring or vibrate, which is done by tapping the banner, hitting the Power button, or pressing the Volume buttons.
To re-enable the ring or vibrate, simply tap the banner to bring the banner back up. All the above functionalities are available from the SpringBoard, within any application, and on the lockscreen. You could be texting, updating Twitter, surfing the web, or in the middle of using any application – CallBar allows you to continue what you are doing without interruption and gives you the option to handle the situation with ease.
Supporting both phone calls as well as FaceTime, CallBar offers a a function that we are surprised Apple hasn’t added to iOS 5 yet, and with beta 3 being released recently we’re not sure it will get added before the next version of iPhone’s software becomes public.
CallBar is currently compatible with
Ever wished you could change your unlock and respring sounds on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? Thanks to iStartupSound, a new iOS tweak, making this change easier than ever before.
By default, iOS plays a clicking sound whenever it’s unlocked or resprung. While effective, much of the jailbreak community has always been looking for a way to change it into something flashier, or just different.
By installing iStartupSound, this new jailbreak tweak, doing so will be easier than ever. Installing this tweak will in no way change the device’s behavior and will be invisible to most unsuspecting users: in fact, this tweak doesn’t include a user interface at all. Instead, you’ll have to do the nitty-gritty work yourself, but you’ll feel glad you took the time to do it.
While it may not sound that important at first, this tweak does what many have long wished for. iStartupSound can be found on the BigBoss repository which should be added by default on Cydia. I can’t wait to find out the use tweakers will find for this.
In order to use your own sound, you will need to access the device’s file system, either from your computers or right from your phone. If you’re not sure how to go about it, plug your device into your computer and use iPhone Explorer available for both PC and Mac, or iFile for doing the same right on your phone.
Whichever way you choose, you’ll need to save the audio files in:
Ever wished you could use any smartphone or tablet as a laptop? WINGStand, something as obvious as a simple stand for the aforementioned devices, including iPhones and iPads, might enable you to do just that very elegantly.
This project is being engineered by Daniel Haarburger, a college student currently at Stanford University. Haarburger is currently raising funds via Kickstarter, where he left a rather detailed product page.
WINGStand is comprised by two small clamps that are attached to any full-sized wireless keyboard, as long as it fits, no physical connection happens between the stand and the keyboard.
Any device of the user’s choosing can then be attached to the clamps just as easily, as you can see in the image below:
According to the press release (below), CNN Worldwide is the first news organization to stream its channels online and on mobile devices. There’s a catch, of course — you must be a current subscriber to a multi-channel video service to qualify for the streaming. The streaming service is available to about 50 million American households who subscribe to AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink, and Verizon cable or satellite services.
Authentication is required through your cable, satellite, or telco provider whether you’re watching HD-quality news in your browser or using the iPad and iPhone apps. CNN notes that you can update the apps to version 1.2 for iPhone/iPod touch or 1.1 for iPad through the App Store.
ATLANTA, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CNN and HLN’s complete 24-hour television networks will be streamed live on CNN.com, the CNN App for iPad and the CNN App for iPhone and iPod touch beginning today, July 18. CNN Worldwide is the first news organization to stream its linear television channels online and on mobile devices to consumers who subscribe to a multi-channel video service. Simultaneous to this launch, CNN.com has debuted its new video experience, which seamlessly integrates live network TV into a larger and higher-quality video player, capable of delivering HD quality.
If you have tried iOS 5 beta, and now want to go back to iOS 4.3.x, you’ll need to downgrade iTunes too, from version 10.5 beta, back to version 10.3.x, which is currently being publicly offered by Apple.
Before we begin, you should keep in mind that this guide applies to Windows users only.
Step 1: Download the latest version of iTunes from this link, at the time of writing this post, the version of iTunes available for download is 10.3.1.
Step 2: Make sure all your media files are safely backed up. Navigate to C:\Users\[your name]\My Music, copy this music folder in some safe location.