Get An Android-Like Row Of Word Suggestions Above iOS Keyboard

For a few years since the original’s launch, the iPhone had the best virtual keyboard in the smartphone market. That time is well past us now, as third-party offerings on Android like SwiftKey, as well as the stock Android and Windows Phone keyboards offer arguably better ‘touch’ typing. One of the reasons behind this is how the iOS keyboard only offers one prediction for the next word. With keyboards not officially supported by the system (such as Urdu), it becomes a cause for real frustration because iOS just doesn't learn your personal library of words as fast as it should. PredictiveKeyboard – a new jailbreak tweak – aims to allay that sore point. Check it out after the jump. Read More

How To Make iOS 6 Look & Feel Like iOS 7 [Complete Guide]

In iOS 7, Jony Ive brought about a radically fresh look to Apple’s mobile OS. Completely ditching Forstall’s skeumorphic design ethics, Ive changed the look and feel of iOS devices in what seems to be the biggest update Apple has issued since the announcement of the App Store. While developers have early access to a beta version of iOS 7, the jailbreak community has been hard at work attempting to recreate the experience so that you can experience the awesome changes Apple announced, on your current iDevices running iOS 6. We’ve gathered a bunch of tweaks that will offer an experience closest to iOS 7 on your iOS 6 device so that you can give it a spin before the update officially hits iTunes later this year. Read More

Overview Packs Mail, Reminders, Calendar Events Into One iOS NC Widget

iOS doesn’t have any widget APIs for developers to use to build their own widgets, but that isn’t much of a problem if your device is jailbroken, as there are dozens of capable widgets to choose from under alternative app store Cydia. Today, we came across a nifty new widget for iOS Notification Center called Overview that will make you slightly more productive. Check it out after the jump! Read More

Customize iOS Notification Banner, Alert & App Switcher Animations With Animer

Cosmetically speaking, iOS has remained largely the same since it was introduced back in 2007. If you believe this makes Apple’s mobile operating system boring and stale, you can always jailbreak your device, use Dreamboard or Winterboard and make it look like the illegitimate child of Android, Windows Phone and iOS itself. We don’t honestly like that sort of mutation, but we do like and recommend playing around with smaller user interface tweaks to make more subtle changes. With that thought in mind, we’ll be discussing yet another tweak today that helps you personalize certain system animations in iOS. Check it out after the jump. Read More

View Notifications, A Status Bar Icon Or Receipt When Someone Is Typing An iMessage For You

So you send someone a message and are now anxiously waiting for their reply. If you happen to be using iMessage, you get an indicator – a message bubble with an ellipsis in it – but only when you have the Messages app and the specific message thread open. Thanks to the ever-vibrant development community, there are a couple of Cydia tweaks you can install to be informed of an actively-written message while you’re using other apps. Check them out after the jump. Read More

Best Free iOS 6 Cydia Tweaks For Your Newly Jailbroken Device

Earlier yesterday, Team Evad3rs released the much-hyped evasi0n jailbreak tool for setting all iPhones and iPod touch devices – including the latest iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G – running iOS 6 or 6.1 free from Apple’s shackles. Now the first thing most people do after jailbreaking their devices is actually downloading apps and tweaks from Cydia that they jailbroke for. In this post, we’ll be discussing a few of the most useful free jailbreak tweaks tested to work on iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G, that you should install right now! Read More

My Computer Tweaker: Massive Collection Of Windows Registry Tweaks Under One Roof

There are several ways to change the look and feel of Windows, the easiest among them being applications that modify different aspects of the operating system. Windows Tweaker is one such application with 100+ tweaks for system utilities and UI related components. However, many power users go beyond just mere apps and manually tweak the group policy editor and Windows registry to achieve the level of customization that is not possible through regular means. A lot of times, soon after a registry hack becomes common, someone makes a one-click tool for it, allowing novice users to take advantage of the tweak. Though that requires you to install a different tool for each registry tweak. Today, we present you a portable application called My Computer Tweaker that allows you to choose from a large number of handy registry tweaks to apply on your Windows 7 computer without worrying about not having a fallback plan.The tweaks are divided into several categories, including Desktop and Taskbar, System, Security, Visual Effects, Media Center etc., making it easy for you to choose the ones that best suit your requirements. Read More

Get The iOS 6 Notification Center Twitter Widget In iOS 5

There can be no getting around the fact that iOS 6 has borrowed a lot of its good stuff from a slew of Cydia tweaks. You might remember InstaTwitter, a tweak we covered a few days back. By a lucky chance, we combined the widget with InstaFacebook in our review, and a few days later, Apple did exactly the same thing when they announced the official social widget for iOS 6. The iOS 6 Notification Center widget will let users tweet and update their Facebook status right from the NC. However, there are still a few months separating iOS 6 from iPhone users, and if you can’t wait to get your hands on all the great features on offer in the update, there are plenty of Cydia tweaks that will let you recreate those functionalities even in iOS 5. So, if you own a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch, you can have a taste of Apple’s official social widget right now (at least, to some extent). iOS 6 Twitter Widget for Notification Center is a new addition to the Cydia store that does not have the Facebook button, but imitates the Twitter part of the iOS 6 widget pretty accurately. Read More

5 Tricks For Tweaking Finder In Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X Lion does quite a few things differently from Snow Leopard, and for the most part, users have either reconciled with it or found an app, script or tweak that helped restore it to how it looked or worked before the new version. Whether you are yet to upgrade to Lion, have recently done so or are already using it without any modifications in the hopes that you will eventually get used to it, here are a few things you can do to bring back some functionality to the Finder. Read More

Best Siri Cydia Tweaks & Add-ons

Following the announcement and subsequent release of the iPhone 4S, an escalating hype began to surround one of its most prominent new features – the system-wide voice assistant that was instantly recognized by many as the game changer in speech recognition applications. Although the excitement died down shortly after, it was rekindled by the release of untethered jailbreak for the device, and the many Siri-exclusive Cydia tweaks and add-ons that began to roll out with it. Seeing as it’s been a while and a lot of tweaks have made there way to the store, we decided to compile a list of the best ones. If you own a jailbroken iPhone 4S, read on past the break for ways to enhance your Siri experience. Read More

ICaughtU Uses iPhone Front Camera To Snap Photo On Incorrect Passcode

Smartphones replaced a lot of things in our lives with their advent; portable media players, handheld gaming devices, personal information managers (PIMs) and contact books are just a few of the categories that got combined in one smartphone, handling everything from communications to information management to entertainment. Apple’s iPhone, being the most popular choice for smartphone owners as of now, is no exception, and perhaps more prone to data theft than others, as the basic protection it offers is plainly a passcode. What if you want to enhance the security on your device with, say, identity of the thief (or attempting thief, to be exact)? Well, if you’re jailbroken and having a front-camera equipped iOS device (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G or iPad 2), you’re in luck, because ICaughtU jailbreak tweak aims to do just that. Details after the break. Read More

Facebook Tweak Makes Facebook Notification Bar Static [Firefox]

Do you hate scrolling all the way to the top of the Facebook page to check your notifications, friend requests or messages?  Facebook Tweak is a Firefox add-on that provides the perfect solution to your dilemma. It tweaks Facebook's blue bar by letting it stick to the top of the page even when you scroll down, keeping the notification bar static. More on this after the break. Read More

Toggle Mac OS X 10.7 Lion New Features On / Off With Lion Tweaks

The latest Mac OS X 10.7 brings a whole lot of improvements along with a dozen iPad inspired UI features and animations. Although these improvements don’t come into conflict with UI design and core features of Mac Snow Leopard, many users hate the idea of bringing the iPad like UI elements and animations to Mac OS X. If you’re amongst those who want to keep Mac OS X 10.7 installed on your system but also want to toggle some of its new features, window options and animations on/off, Lion Tweaks is probably the best Mac Lion tweaking application that you can try. Read More

Install Swype Keyboard On Your Jailbroken iOS Device [Cydia Tweak]

Got an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and feeling envious of your friends with Android devices having several awesome keyboard replacement applications that they can install and use at will? If your iOS device is jailbroken, we've got good news for you! Now available on Cydia (currently in beta), Swype for iOS is a faster, much more fluent text entry alternative to the stock keyboard that you get the device with. Like the Android input method by the same name, this free Cydia tweak lets you type words simply by swiping your finger across the keyboard from one letter to the next. It even displays a fancy blue trail of your finger’s movements. Cydia source and installation method after the break. Read More

IETweak 2.0 Enables Tab Groups In IE9, Brings More Tools And Security Settings

If you’ve been using previously featured IETweak9 to tweak Internet Explorer 9, it’s time to upgrade from previous version to the latest IETweak 2.0. If you’ve just started using Internet Explorer 9 because of UI related features,  IETweak9 will take interface related customizations to a whole new level. IETweak 2.0, in contrast to previously covered 1.0 version, provides one additional option under Internet Explorer 9 User Interface section, which is Enable Tab Groups to allow grouping of tabs in respective categories, and offers a revamped Security with a newly added Search Provider section to tinker around with IE 9 default security settings and to manage search providers list, respectively. Read More

Tweak And Customize Internet Explorer 9 With Tweak IE9

TweakIE9 is a newly released application that can customize Internet Explorer 9 User Interface, Startup Behavior, Downloads, and Security Settings. The developer has released it today (March 14th) because the final version of IE9 is slated to be released to the public today at SXSW too. This makes TweakIE9 the first complete tweak app for Internet Explorer 9. Read More

Tweak Me! Goes Portable, Adds Bunch Of More Tweaks

The developer has released an updated version of Tweak Me!. Besides offering a number of new tweaks for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, the latest version also includes a number of bugfixes that were reported in some of the previous versions. A portable version of the application is also available. Read More

Control And Disable iPhone Auto Screen Rotation

The iPhone comes with a nice accelerometer, allowing for the user interface rotation in certain apps and bringing forth the impressive landscape keyboard. While very useful, this can sometimes become a nuisance in a user getting caught in a constant portrait-landscape cycle, or when you just want to hold your device sideways to view something without the interface rotating. Solutions such as SBSettings’ rotation add-on are available, but they change the settings throughout the device. What if you want application specific control? Read More

Tweak Your Ubuntu System With Ubuntu Tweak

It is never easy to tweak your Ubuntu system unless you use some graphical tool like Ubuntu Tweak. It lets you tweak your system in an easy and safe way, otherwise you will have to play with configuration files and it could lead to system crash. It is currently supported in Gnome desktop environment only and provides you many useful desktop and system tweak options. You can easily tweak the hidden settings, cleanup the unneeded packages, install up-to-date versions of applications, and do much more with it. Lets explore how we can install and use it in Ubuntu. Read More

5 Useful Firefox 3 Hacks And Tweaks You Shouldn’t Miss

You may have installed countless add-on in Firefox to enhance the user experience, but if you want to get the most out of Firefox, you really have to hack your way into the about:config. The about:config page contains most of Firefox configuration options. It is the most effective, and the most powerful way to tweak and enhance your Firefox performance. Here are 5 the most useful tweaks you should know about.

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