How To Get The iTunes 11 MiniPlayer On Your iOS Device [Jailbreak]


iTunes 11 has a nifty MiniPlayer that lets you quickly access music controls and queue up more tunes on OS X. The point of the MiniPlayer is that it stays out of your way, but also readily available anywhere on your Mac’s screen.

Since we don’t have desktop-like widget functionality in iOS, something like a MiniPlayer can’t float between apps. But thanks to jailbreaking, you can get a slick, iTunes-inspired MiniPlayer on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.

Luna Enables ‘Do Not Disturb’ With A Quick Swipe On The iPhone’s Lockscreen [Jailbreak]

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I often forget that the Do Not Disturb toggle in iOS 6 exists. It’s a great feature for quickly shutting out the noise, but the problem is that you have to open the Settings app to enable. Do Not Disturb feels like something that should immediately accessible.

Luna is a new jailbreak tweak based on a concept we showed you at the beginning of the year. From the iPhone’s lockscreen, pull down on the time to enable Do Not Disturb. Pull down again to disable. It’s that simple.

I don’t use Do Not Disturb that often, but this tweak makes toggling it on and off incredibly fluid. When you want the notifications to stop pouring in, just swipe on the lockscreen. Genius.

Luna is available in Cydia now for $2.

Velox Reinvents How You Use iPhone Apps From The Home Screen [Jailbreak]


Velox is a highly anticipated jailbreak tweak that arrived in Cydia over the weekend. It has been a long time coming, and it’s finally here. This is one of the most original and well done jailbreak tweaks I’ve seen in quite awhile. Your iOS app icons will never be the same, and it has the potential to change the way you use your jailbroken iPhone.

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind



Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.

I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in industry-dominating revenue and profits.

But iPhones are still lacking some of the best innovations out there. This isn’t because Apple can’t innovate. It’s because Apple can’t share. Apple can’t play nice with others. Apple wants to control the user experience, even at the expense of the user.

Apple isn’t open.

This quality used to be a benefit because it prevented the platform from becoming an ugly, confusing, fragmented mess.

But in the past month, Apple’s lack of openness has become a serious problem.

Here’s what I’m talking about.

JailbreakCon 2013 Scheduled For August 23-24 In New York City


Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia, at JailbreakCon last year.
Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia, at JailbreakCon last year.

JailbreakCon, the only convention dedicated solely to the iOS jailbreak community, took place last summer in San Francisco, California. We brought you on-the-ground reporting from the convention floor, including profiles of people like pod2g, the luckiest jailbreak hacker in the world.

Now JailbreakCon is coming to New York City on August 23rd-24th.