Category Archives: App Reviews

AnyRing ringtone customization app makes it’s way to the official App Store!

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AnyRing, an all time favorite Cydia tweak of mine, has made it’s way to the official iTunes App Store. AnyRing allows you to create customized ringtones from your iPod library or even from a YouTube video. If that wasn’t enough, there is even a search feature that allows you to search through 4 million free ringtones including the latest Billboard hits!

Since I have an iPhone5 now, I was quite pleased to wake up this morning to an e-mail from @hAcx announcing the iTunes version of AnyRing. Of course, there are a few features that had to be removed …

ExtendSiri adds some useful buttons to the Siri interface [Cydia Tweak]

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Since the iPhone4S was jailbroken, there has been no shortage of Siri tweaks including SiriSports, MyAssistant and Hands-Free Control among others. Today, I discovered a new Tweak for Siri called ExtendSiri which adds 4 buttons to the Siri interface. The tweak is very simple, all you have to do is install it and the buttons will be added to your interface. The buttons can perform the following operations: Listen, Refresh, Clear and Dismiss. These actions can already be performed by default but this tweak makes it easier and allows you to clear a conversation without closing out of Siri …

TapIn.tv allows you to become an instant field reporter [App Store Review]

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I’m excited to announce a great new application in the iTunes store called TapIn.tv. I had the pleasure of beta testing this application for the developers and I have already found plenty of great uses for it. TapIn.tv is an easy-to-use streaming application that allows you to stream video/audio directly from your iDevice to the internet for all of your friends(and even complete strangers) to see and hear.

As technology advances, it is becoming easier and easier to share what you see with other people. TapIn.tv takes that concept to the next level allowing you to instantly stream exactly what …

Unfold lockscreen modification tweak review (Cydia)

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Last week, a free lockscreen modification tweak was released by dev @_Maxner_ which modifies your lockscreen behavior. Unfold is a straight-forward lockscreen enhancement tweak. Once installed, instead of sliding to unlock your device(boring!), you get this smooth 3D unfold animation that makes it appear as though you are drawing a curtain on your device. Another great thing about this tweak is that it works in conjunction with other lockscreen modifications so you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite LS. There is nothing to configure, just install it and you’re good to go! Check out my review/demo of this tweak …

Voice Assistant is a hidden gem in the dictation app world

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I was recently given the opportunity to test a great dictation application called Voice Assistant by QuanticApps. I have used my fair share of voice recognition apps, including Siri of course. Since I had never heard of this application before, I was skeptical as to how accurate it would be. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is extremely accurate, more-so than other applications I have used, such as Dragon. I spoke 3 paragraphs and there wasn’t a single error, even when I was talking fast to try and trip it up. Not only that, but it boasts …

It’s Playing 3.0 to bring great new features including direct subtitle downloads and network streaming

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Back in September I reviewed a great media playback application called It’s Playing. The developers, Addition, have been working hard over the past few months to bring us version 3.0 of their software and I must say that they have really nailed it this time around.

It’s Playing 3.0 brings great new additions to this software. For starters, you can now stream videos from your home network directly to your device through It’s Playing and a Samba network. Now, seeing as how I only have a 16GB iPhone, this comes in real handy for me when I’m at …

Install Native iPhone Clock, Stocks, Weather, Compass, Calculator, And Voice Memos on iPad with Belfry [Cydia Tweak]

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If you’ve ever held up your iPad and thought, somethings missing.. You’re right, for some unusual reason Apple decided not to include the native iPhone Clock, Stocks, Weather, Compass, Calculator or Voice Memo applications for the iPad. Well once again, the jailbreak community has come to the rescue.

A new jailbreak tweak named ‘Belfry’ has been released into the Cydia store on the default BigBoss repo, and some more great news – it’s totally free of charge. Belfry installs all of the native iPhone applications that come with the iPhone but not the iPad, these include:

Clock, Stocks, Weather, Compass, …

Dynavix GPS Navigation App Review

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This is a review for a new US GPS navigation app, the application is called Dynavix. I have used several different GPS applications since I got my first iPhone 3Gs back in 2009 and this is by far one of the easiest, cleanest and most user-friendly nav apps that I have ever used. Dynavix excels where other similar applications fall short. One of my favorite features is the customization you can do to the app. With most other navigation apps you are stuck with the default color scheme and imagery, but with Dynavix you can change the colors, the background, …

Kevin’s BREAK’EM Insanely Addictive Game (Free this Friday!)

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Kevin’s BREAK’EM, from Re-Create Entertainment is an amazingly fun and addictive tilt game. The app usually sells for a reasonable $0.99 in the iTunes App Store, but this Friday, November 4th, the game will be available for free!

Meet Kevin, the nutty new character in town. When the humans are gone it’s time to have fun! Come play with him and burn off some steam in this innovative fast paced tilt to win gameplay. With High Definition Graphics and slick tilt based controls, Kevin’s BREAK’EM can be one of you next addictive pocket friends.

 

Simply tilt to control …

IntelliScreenX upcoming iOS5 notification center application review

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Learn about every part of Intelliborn’s upcoming IntelliScreenX.

Approximately a week ago, ModMyi reported that Intelliborn, famous for applications such as My3G, Tlert, Intelliscreen, and others, demoed their new upcoming Notification Center application IntelliScreenX. The video they provided gave us an inside look to what IntelliScreenX has to offer; and from what we’ve seen, it’s for sure a full-fledged application. Although the video was informative to a great extent, there’s nothing better than getting a component-by-component low down on an upcoming application with screenshots, explanations, and the whole shebang.

Courtesy of the Intelliborn team, we’re privileged to be one of …

Buzz Player HD, iPad Media Streaming Application [App Store Review]

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Buzz Player is an application available for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users. From my personal use, I have found it to be one of the best media playing applications available for the iPad. Available for purchase from the iTunes App Store – iPhone/iPod Touch ($2.99 USD), iPad ($3.99 USD)

“BUZZ Player HD is a multimedia player supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats, and various streaming protocols.”

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Buzz Player has the ability to play a huge range of formats including:

    Container formats: 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, MKV (Matroska), MOV (QuickTime), MP4, NUT, Ogg, OGM, …

It’s Playing app for iPhone and iPad allows easy playback of multiple video formats

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When it comes to easy video playback on the iPhone or iPad, it doesn’t get much better than “It’s Playing” from Addition, LDA. What really sets this one apart from the others is that they have optimized playback with their AdditionFlow© presentation engine to ensure the best viewing expreience.

It’s Playing supports many video formats not compatible with the standard video player. No longer will you have to convert your videos to a compatible format sacrificing video quality and precious time. It’s Playing supports formats such as AVI, RMVB, MKV, WMV and FLV. It also has easy to use …

IntelliID Upcoming CallerID Cydia Package Fetches Callers Names from Database

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Intelliborn, the popular jailbreak developer company who has brought us such Cydia apps as MyWi, My3G and Elert among many others has been developing a great new application that is set to hit the Cydia store right around the release of iOS5. IntelliID is a CallerID application that will fetch a caller’s name immediately upon them calling. The application will pull names both for landlines and mobile phones. Never again will you have to wonder who is calling you from that unknown number.

IntelliID pulls names from a US/Canada calling database. Because of this it seems as though it will …