Only two days passed after WWJC 2012 but there were many who interested about presented at JailbreakCon tweaks and one of them was Scale.
Scale is a new Cydia tweak which offers a number of features demanded by active users of integrated Music app on the iPhone and iPad. New program adds to the social component, without which no program can exist in the store App Store. By coincidence, Apple did not include this function in a regular music app in iOS, so a new tweak Scale will be very welcome.
Apple will release its new tablet computer iPad mini at a special event on October 17, according to Fortune citing “reliable source within the company.” Remember that only a few days ago we showed you iPad Mini mock-up and today we got another news.
According to the publication, on October 10, the U.S. electronics giant will send out invitations to journalists and the media for a special event, which will take place a week from today. According to Philip Elmer, journalist of the Fortune:
According to our source, who asked not be named, there appears to be some truth to the widespread rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad — often called the iPad mini or iPad air and usually described as having a 7.85-inch screen.
The suggested retail price of iPad mini after its release date is $ 250-300, so it would be easy to compete with the 200 dollars Android tablet Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble Nook HD. The novelty will receive a screen with a diagonal of 7.85 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels – the same as in the first iPad and iPad 2. The ratio of the sides of the display is not changed. Everything is done in order to support iOS applications, which are more than 700,000 in the App Store, including more than 250,000 for the iPad.
Reduced forms indicate shifting of the exterior design: it is assumed that the screen of iPad mini would be surrounded by a relatively thin bezel like in iPod touch. But you should not still count on the design like the new iPad, despite the fact that innovation in any case become much lighter in weight and much thinner.
As for the processor, iPad mini will get upgraded 32-nm chip – Apple A5 dual-core graphics PowerVR SGX543MP2. The amount of memory is 512 MB.
iPad mini will get a front and a rear camera with a resolution of between 1.2 and 5 megapixels, respectively – similar to the fifth iPod touch. However, the rear camera can not be at all and that we will see after iPad Mini release date on October 17. Also new tablet will get 8-pin Lightning-port so you better buy Lightning because it is not included.
JailbreakCon 2012 in San Francisco was very informative. I know that there are many who were disappointed because there was no iOS 6 jailbreak announced and we have to wait a very long time. However there is good news for iOS in general.
Developers of Cydia tweaks not doing this because of love but also to earn some income. And it is not a news. Just yesterday I posted an article about earnings. Cydia made 8 million bucks selling tweaks and apps. That’s why there were some interesting new appearance of apps for jailbroken devices and I got five best tweaks for you.
Top Cydia Tweaks Presented On JailbreakCon 2012
Development of Jonas Gessner called ProTube is well known to many fans of video service. The second version of an alternative client has got a lot of changes and improvements.
Key features of ProTube 2 Cydia Tweak
Ability to download videos from YouTube in any quality;
Ability to download the audio in MP3 or M4A from any movie;
Ability to choose the quality of play;
Blocking YouTube Ad;
Download manager that supports file operations;
Details about the loaded videos;
Supports AirPlay video broadcast;
Support for parallel downloads;
Ability to import songs and music, using a new tweak Bridge which I mentioned above.
ProTube 2 tweak can be purchased for $ 1.99. Customers who bought ProTube or ProTube HD or after 1 May can upgrade it for 0.99 cents.
Another novelty was the musical tweak Scale, created by Joshua Tucker. The developer decided to share music – a very useful feature, but needs some work to complete it. Scale makes easy to send information about the current track in Twitter, by mail, messages, and so on.
In addition to this, the new Cydia tweak will add the current track to a playlist and copy information about it to the clipboard.
Currently Scale tweak is only available for the iPhone; soon it will be for the tablet as well.
But what is the most feature that makes Scale to be different from other Cydia tweaks that were presented at the JailbreakCon, it is complete free of any charge.
Joshua Tucker announced tweak for iPad called Emblem. The novelty will take a fresh look at the familiar system iOS notifications which make this app to be like Center Notification app in OS X Mountain Lion for Mac.
Just like in OS X 10.8 iPad owners will now be notified not through traditional banner at the top of the screen but in the form of a small banner that appears on the right side of the screen.
Multiple notifications received from the same application are grouped together in a kind of pile, and the user can see it browsing through them one by one.
Undoubtedly, Emblem is one of the best Cydia tweaks to improve the notification on iPad. Emblem was presented at JailbreakCon 2012 and can be downloaded for $ 1.99 in the Cydia repository Modmyi which everyone has who jailbroke his gadget.
Apple gradually improves iMessage service. One of the latest innovations was to combine a phone number with your e-mail address. This is convenient, but when dealing with different ID there are many different messages making difficult to view conversation.
Joshua Tucker decided to save users from this problem with the new Cydia tweak Merge. New product allows you to combine all the messages in a conversation and indicates which phone number or e-mail address is used as an identifier.
Merge tweak also allows to change the ID on the fly. In this case, in a chat window will appear notification about what email or phone number is being used.
You can significantly improve the performance of iMessage paying 1.5$.
Jonas Gessner decided to save iTunes haters from having to sync music and video using iTunes. And present at the Jailbreak Conference 2012 a new tweak called Bridge ensure copying media files on your iPhone and iPad with the file manager, or even email. The file can be instantly added to your library music, or video applications. And that’s not all.
With the help of the Bridge you can listen audio, watch video, edit the metadata and the type of the imported file.
Freedom from iTunes would cost you almost two bucks.
That’s it. If you have jailbroken iPhone you can buy these JailbreakCon 2012 tweaks and enjoy. But if you use latest Apple OS you need to use Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 and jailbreak iOS 6 tethered then install Cydia and enjoy it on the latest iOS firmware.
It is not a secret that for all regular users hacking their iOS devices, pod2g is a legend. That is why the interest in his biography and creative way in the field of jailbreaking increases every time when he found exploits.
I think that there are many those who remember last jailbreak exploit in iOS 5.1.1 and I wrote you interview with pod2g. But here is a little piece of biography and my desire to share it with you.
Biography of pod2g
To begin with the real name of the hacker. Mom calls pod2g – Cyril. He comes from France, and he is now 32 years old. His parents did not give him the name which was great for such a serious hobby like hacking. It is much easier for pod2g to protect his privacy.
The most important moment for every hacker is when he first became acquainted with the programming. This happened with Cyrill in five years, when his father gave him an old ZX 8 I. Future hacker started to program in BASIC earlier than read at least one whole book. pod2g a few years later moved to the ATARI ST and GFA BASIC. Only in college he met with Objective C and C + + used by Apple.
After completing his studies, Cyril worked for 11 years in J2EE as a programmer and the first attempt of hacking at that time was related to his favorite router Linksys WRT54G. He wanted to improve the performance of the router, so he hacked SD driver and wrote there his own MIPS code. The first experience of mobile hacking was with Windows Mobile 6.1.
How about the nick name. Well, he tried to jailbreak iPod touch 2G. Then that player had not been jailbroken and other famous hacker chronic had been working on this. Cyril helped him to find exploit after which he was admitted to the Chronic Dev Team. At first it looked only an interesting challenge to his ability but in the end it turned into a serious hobby.
pod2g has worked on iOS 4 cracking, participated in the creation of tools Greenpois0n and Corona for iOS 5.0.1. His last creation is Absinthe 2.0, software to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered which was used by thousands.
As for the possibility to work at Apple, it is not a problem for pod2g. According to him, people are quick to forget those who present them iOS jailbreak, not realizing that hackers need something to feed their family.
What Is pod2g Doing Now?
As I said before that at the JailbreakCon Cyrill had stated – no iOS 6 jailbreak today! And that was really sad. At the moment pod2g with friends from Chronic Dev Team is working on finding exploits in iOS 6. Currently they failbreak iPhone 5 but only using developer’s tools. Now it is time to find an exploit that would allow to create a public jailbreak. It may take months, but the work is in full swing, and this is the main thing.
Finally there are some tips and tricks to fix iMessage in iOS 6 most common problems. Very often people complain that they got Not Delivered error after sending a message, other error is with iMessage waiting for activation. So use my guide to fix it.
Most users of iDevices incredibly strong value stability of iOS and almost none of them is going to suffer numerous bugs. Unfortunately, over the past few months, popular iMessage not working problems in iOS 6 led to a loss of messages, and the incorrect information on their status. And we have already wrote about this before.