Summer’s finally here! Along with the warm weather has come bunch of hot new deals in the Cult of Mac Store. This round, we’ve got a bundle of top shelf Mac apps that you can name your price for. There’s also a universal mount and grip for any mobile camera, and an iPhone case that can survive almost any fall. We’ve even got a powerful backup battery that you’ll never lose thanks to a built-in Bluetooth tracker.
CleanMyDrive 2 offers new tools to keep your external drives in top shape
Ever noticed how filled with digital flotsam and jetsam your Mac gets? It’s even worse with external hard drives, which tend to fill up with OS X service files (with glorious names like .DS_Store or .TemporaryItems), Windows service files from when you connect to other PCs, resource forks and un-emptied files in the Trash.
CleanMyDrive is a fantastic utility to remove this kind of from your external hard drives, and now developer MacPaw has refined it even more to bring you CleanMyDrive 2, with new tools to help you keep all your connected drives clean and safe.
Make Google Chrome Your Default Web Browser On iOS With The BrowserChooser Tweak [Jailbreak]
Google finally released its hugely popular Chrome web browser for iOS yesterday, and just as we had expected, it’s the best third-party browser so far. In fact, in many ways, it’s also better than Apple’s built-in mobile Safari browser. And you can now use Chrome as your default browser on your jailbroken iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, thanks to the BrowserChooser tweak.
WhatsApp For iPhone Gets Quick Reply Tweak Courtesy Of BiteSMS Developer [Jailbreak]
If you’ve ever jailbroken an iPhone, you should be familiar with BiteSMS, the built-in Messages replacement that delivers almost every feature you could ever want in a messages app. One of its highlights is a feature called Quick Reply, which allows you to respond to incoming messages from the home screen, the lock screen, or from within other apps using a handy popup window.
The developer behind this awesome app has now brought Quick Reply to the hugely popular WhatsApp messenger, using a new tweak that’s available now from Cydia.
MyWi Internet Tethering Utility Gets Support For Devices Running iOS 5.1.1 [Jailbreak]
If you love tethering your iPhone to other devices to share its 3G (or fake “4G”) data connection, but you hate paying the additional fees demanded by your carrier, then you’re likely to be a MyWi user. MyWi is an incredibly popular utility for jailbroken iOS devices that allows you to turn your iPhone or iPad into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot without activation from your carrier.
Those who recently upgraded to iOS 5.1.1 to take advantage of the Absinthe 2.0 untethered jailbreak will be pleased to know that MyWi has now been updated to support this release.
NotesTab Pro: Nice Idea, But Improvements Needed [Review]
Do we need any more notepad apps for OS X? Of course we do, what a foolish question. We always need more notepad apps. But if a newcomer to the notepad app scene (what, you didn’t know there was a notepad app scene? tut tut) wants to make any impact, it needs to be really, really good at what it does.
NotesTab Pro is one such newcomer, and although it has some appealing features, it doesn’t offer enough to make it stand out from its rivals.
Speed Up Or Slow Down Your Mouse or Trackpad [OS X Tips]
Sometimes, we need to speed up the response of our mouse or our trackpad, like for a First Person Shooter game. Other times, we might need to slow it down, so we can work with more detailed graphics files in a drawing program. SmoothCursor, from the folks at leftbee apps, is a simple little utility that does just that.
Plugication Tweak Automatically Resumes Your Music When You Plug In Your Headphones [Jailbreak]
Here’s a jailbreak tweak guaranteed to put a smile on your face if you’re a music junkie. It’s called Plugication and it automatically resumes your music when you plug your headphones into your iOS device, negating the need to open up the Music app and resume it manually. Best of all, it’s completely free.
App Stat Tells Jailbroken iPhone Users Exactly Which Apps They Use Most
Ever wondered how long you spend on your iPhone playing Angry Birds, or watching videos on YouTube? Well, if your device is jailbroken, there’s a handy new tweak called App Stat that will tell you exactly how much time you put into each app.
Get iOS-Style Copy & Paste On Your Mac Thanks To This Awesome Utility From Pilotmoon
Last week, we published a video how-to that demonstrated a number of simple ways you can make Mac OS X look and act more like iOS. To be added to that list is an awesome new utility from Pilotmoon that makes the copy & paste function on your Mac look just like the copy & paste function on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.