Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Retinapad (iPad Tweak)

Retinapad enhances the iOS iPad experience by allowing iPhone apps to run on iPad in a higher fidelity. It will enhance graphics and most noticeably writing.

Here's an example with it off:

And on:

Author: Ryan Petrich (https://twitter.com/rpetrich)

Retinapad is available on Cydia in the BigBoss repo.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Cydia Apps and Tweaks

Just a quick video highlighting a few apps and tweaks such as:

Browser Changer

As an added bonus there is a quick look at how to actually install an app at the end of the video as well.

Hit the thunbs up if you like it :)

Cydia 101

I decided to throw together a quick video regarding using Cydia. Since I will be talking about tweaks and apps that are exclusive to jailbreaking for the next little while, I figured it would more sense to start with the basics and go from there.

This video is basically about Cydia. How to navigate Cydia, how to add repose, how to download and remove apps and tweaks. Very basic, but hey, everyone has to start learning this stuff from somewhere. When I started with a jailbroken device I kind of just learned from trial and error, but I realize that not everyone has the time to do that, or the want. So for those of you who are maybe not as technically inclined or not willing to put in the time just to modify your iDevice, maybe this can help you out and get you comfortable with modding your stock iOS install.

iOS 6 Jailbreak

I haven't really updated this in a long time, in large part due to the lack of a Jailbreak. Well, as I'm sure everyone knows, the wait is over. The Evad3rs have released a new Jailbreak for iOS 6 and you can get it here.

I have this running on my iPhone 4S and iPad mini and have had no issues related to the JB. I will probably start posting some more videos in the style of my Reeder review (possibly along with some written reviews) more frequently now.

I've also started a new YouTube channel since my old one is all over the place. The new channel will be strictly for tech related (mostly iOS related) stuff. You can find that here.

I won't bother creating a how to Jailbreak guide since it's very straight forward and there are already a ton of videos showing how to do it. Here's one from iDownloadblog.

Here are some ideas for what to do after Jailbreaking.

Reddit post - Best Jailbreak Apps/Tweaks of 2013?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Reeder (iOS) [Video]

Reeder is an iOS client that let's you navigate your Google Reader account. This is another app that I use on a daily basis, that once again, does one thing, but does it very well.

You can read articles from your Google Reader feeds, mark them as read, start articles, share them, send them to your offline reader applications (Readability, Instapaper or Pocket) and almost any other sharing option you could want.

Check out the video review for more.

Dveloper Silvio Rizzi
Price: $2.99
View in iTunes here.

Clear (iOS) [Video]

Clear is one of my favorite productivity apps. It's one of the apps that I use on an almost daily basis. Clear is a list making application. It's very minimalist and easy to use. I has an extremely clean gesture driven interface. This application is very much designed to do one thing, and it does it quit well and in style.

Here is a quick video I've made demonstrating Clear.

Dveloper: Realmac Software
Price: $2.99
View in iTunes here.