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Change Your iPhone’s Brightness Settings With Your Volume Buttons Using BrightVol [Jailbreak]

Change Your iPhone’s Brightness Settings With Your Volume Buttons Using BrightVol [Jailbreak]

I am forever adjusting my iPhone’s brightness settings, whether it’s to make the screen as dark as possible so that I can use it in bed without keeping my girlfriend awake, or to make it as bright as possible when I’m rummaging around in the attic for the Christmas decorations. The problem is, Apple doesn’t make it easy to alter brightness levels on the fly.

If you’ve got a jailbroken iOS device, however, you can take matters into your own hands. Install the new BrightVol tweak on your handset and you’ll be able to adjust your display’s brightness levels using your volume buttons. It couldn’t be quicker.

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PassHack Makes It Quicker To Remove Stock Apps From iOS Without Jailbreaking

PassHack Makes It Quicker To Remove Stock Apps From iOS Without Jailbreaking

Passbook now holds all the links you need to delete unwanted stock apps.

Last week, we reported on a great little hack that allows you to remove Apple’s stock iOS apps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without jailbreaking it first. The only problem with it was when your device was restarted the apps would reappear, and you had to repeat the whole process again to remove the apps that are wasting space on your home screen.

Now the tweak’s been improved somewhat to make the whole process much quicker by using the new Passbook app in iOS 6. And no, it still doesn’t require a jailbreak.

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How To Remove Apple’s Stock iOS Apps Without Jailbreaking [Video]

How To Remove Apple’s Stock iOS Apps Without Jailbreaking [Video]

Goodbye, Stocks!

While most of Apple’s stock iOS apps are pretty handy, there are a few that the large majority of us probably never open. I’m talking about apps like Stocks, Voice Memos, and Weather (which always seems to be inaccurate in the U.K.). Unfortunately, the Cupertino company doesn’t allow us to remove these, so the only way to do it was to jailbreak. Until now.

Thanks to a nifty new web app, you can temporarily remove stock iOS icons from your device without jailbreaking. Here’s how.

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SpotMail Tweak Lets You Start New Emails From Right Within Spotlight [Jailbreak]

SpotMail Tweak Lets You Start New Emails From Right Within Spotlight [Jailbreak]

A snappier way to send new emails.

Here’s a nifty little tweak that’ll help you write new emails a little quicker: It’s called SpotMail, and it lets you create new emails from directly within Spotlight on your jailbreak iOS device. All you have to do is type in the recipient’s email address and hit search.

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Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

The iPhone-Dev Team has updated its popular Redsn0w tool to offer full iOS 6 compatibility, including an official Cydia app. Until now, the iOS 6 jailbreak was strictly for developers, and so Cydia was not installed automatically when jailbreaking an iOS 6 device. Now it’s ready for the public.

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Steve Wozniak Gives Us His Thoughts On Apple Without Jobs, Jailbreaking & More

Steve Wozniak Gives Us His Thoughts On Apple Without Jobs, Jailbreaking & More

Step inside Woz’s mind.

To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Slashdot persuaded former Apple co-founder and everyone’s favorite geek Steve Wozniak to answer some questions thrown at him by the site’s readers. Woz took the time to answer a number of questions on Apple and his thoughts on how the company is doing without Steve Jobs at the helm, jailbreaking, the iPhone, and more.

Here are some of his best responses.

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Use DietBulletin To Make Notification Banners Super Slim On Your Jailbroken iOS Device [Jailbreak]

Use DietBulletin To Make Notification Banners Super Slim On Your Jailbroken iOS Device [Jailbreak]

With DietBulletin, notification banners are as slim as the status bar.

Using banners for your notifications — rather than full-blown alerts we had to suffer prior to iOS 5 — is a great way to ensure incoming alerts stay out of your way while you’re busy sending tweets, chopping fruit, or writing emails. However, it would be nice if those banners could be even slimmer — maybe the same size of the status bar.

Thanks to DietBulletin, they can be.

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Don’t Wait For An Apple TV 3 Jailbreak, Because No One Is Working On One

Don’t Wait For An Apple TV 3 Jailbreak, Because No One Is Working On One

We’re still no closer to a third-generation Apple TV jailbreak.

If you’ve been browsing the Internet every day in the hope that someone’s going to announce a jailbreak for the third-generation Apple TV you bought back in March, then look away now. iOS hacker Pod2g has confirmed that neither he, nor any other hacker he knows of, is working on an exploit for the Apple’s latest set-top box.

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iOS 5 Finally Gets An Animated Clock Icon Thanks To LiveClock Update [Jailbreak]

iOS 5 Finally Gets An Animated Clock Icon Thanks To LiveClock Update [Jailbreak]

LiveClock is worth installing again!

LiveClock, a tweak from Ryan Petrich that animates the Clock app’s icon to show the time, was once one of the first tweaks I would install after jailbreaking my iPhone. But after installing iOS 5, I had to live without it — because it just wasn’t compatible. Now, nine months after iOS 5 made its debut, it is!

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Safari Download Manager For iOS Finally Gets Support For iOS 5 [Jailbreak]

Safari Download Manager For iOS Finally Gets Support For iOS 5 [Jailbreak]

It took a while, but Safari Download Manager finally supports iOS 5.

One of the first tweaks I used to install after jailbreaking previous iPhones was Safari Download Manager, a terrific little package that does exactly as its name suggests: allows you to download files right within mobile Safari. The downside to this tweak, however, has long been its lack of support for iOS 5. That is, until it got updated today.

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