News tagged ‘Unlock & Jailbreak’
A new interesting and useful tweak has recently appeared on Cydia. This tweak is called SlideUP2Unlock and it is of those tweaks that allow you to change the way you unlock your iPhone.
The week has nearly come to an end, so I think we should take a look at the list of the most interesting posts. Let's start.
If to speak about popular articles, they deal mostly with the iPhone and the iWatch. In particular, over the past few days a couple of physical mockups have appeared on the Internet that show how Apple's next-gen handset might look like. Nearly all of the mockups are based on the leaked schematics and renderings, that is why they look a bit similar.
A new iOS 7 tweak called Appellancy has recently appeared on Cydia. It allows iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners to unlock their devices using facial recognition. The creator of the tweak is named Elijah Frederickson.
A new iOS 7 tweak has been recently released by the guy nicknamed drewsdunne. The tweak is called TapToUnlock7 and it allows you to get rid of the 'Slide to Unlock' feature and use a customizable button instead. Well, those who for some reason don't like Apple's native unlocking system will be fond of the new tweak, I guess.
According to the latest patent filings published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to develop a new device-unlocking system. This system will allow users to unlock their iOS devices by connecting a set of illuminated dots, so that drawing a custom pattern on the screen of the device. The patent applications are entitled 'Gesture entry techniques'. There're two filings that deal with the new technology, not one, which a bit strange, I guess.
As you probably know, earlier this week Apple appealed to court for the second time. The guys from Cupertino sued Samsung over a number of patents they say the company infringed on. Some of them deal with Apple’s iPhone and the “Slide to Unlock” feature.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone might become $100 more expensive than the current iPhone 5s. Well, at least this is what Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest believes. The analyst suggests that the unlocked iPhone 6 might get a $635 price tag. Apart from the higher price, Hargreaves also predicts that there would be only one iPhone 6 model, not two, as was reported earlier. This handset may get a large 4.7-inch display.
According to the representatives of United Airlines, in-flight movies and TV will be streamed for free for the users of iOS devices starting in April.
SET Solution has created a new iPhone 6 concept. It is called “The Dream” and I must admit, the handset looks really futuristic. I’m not sure if the actual iPhone 6 will boast of all the features the SET Solution’s creation boasts, but who cares? Let’s just take a look at the device I’m talking about.
The United States House of Representatives has recently passed a bill that makes phone unlocking completely legal on the whole territory of the USA. However, it’s too early to celebrate - the document is yet to be approved by the Senate. And this is very unlikely to happen, reliable sources say. Apart from that, the unlocking is likely to remain illegal for those who plan to resell the unlocked devices.
Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?
It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.
According to the latest rumors, Samsung is planning to include a fingerprint scanner in its Galaxy S5. Looks like the South Korean company has decided to copy each handset produced by Apple, don’t you think so?
Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers on Tuesday. The new iOS version contains a number of performance improvements and a fix for the message sending issue. As to the other notable enhancements, these are only ‘slide to unlock’ and ‘slide to power off’ texts, which seem to be tweaked a bit.
Good news for all those who miss iOS 6 - there’s a new tweak on Cydia that brings back the old school unlock sound. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 and I must admit it works just perfect. It’s name is UnlockSound7.