iMods Alpha Walkthrough
Cydia is the cornerstone of all things jailbreak. There’s no denying that. Every year when a new iPhone comes out or a new iOS, we wait with bated breath to see someone post a video or a blog post with that brown icon in the thumbnail telling us that we can jailbreak. Maybe that never changes. Maybe Cydia is so rooted into the jailbreak community that it’s loyal followers will never stray from the beaten path. But, iMods, a brand new jailbreak store, is willing to find out.
It’s not every day we see an alternative to Cydia pop up in the wild. But, iMods has come a very long way and could actually be a first time competitor of Cydia. Cydia is a solid store and I love it, but there could always be improvements made that makes things easier on the end user than they are right now. A lot of “behind the scene” changes do take place and Saurik and his team do a great job of keeping our precious jailbreak store up and running. But, sometimes it’s time to innovate. And what’s better to drive innovation than competition?
Other than talking about what we can add to Cydia, let’s talk about what iMods has to offer. I had a chance to speak with Matin from the iMods team. He provided a lot of useful information and I was able to get my hands on the iMods beta, so here’s what’s in store. The first thing we see is an impressive UI that looks and feels like an app built to fit in with the iOS 8 look. After registering and logging in, you’re presented with a “Featured” page, much like you’d see in the App Store. This is where jailbreak packages will be featured and updated every 2 weeks. In the middle of the page you’ll see 2 tabs that will filter which tweaks are presented. The paint roller for themes/visual tweaks and the gear for everything else.
According to MarketWatch, Apple Pay now accounts for 1.7% of the mobile payments market after their launch on October 20th. Sources say that Apple Pay is gaining ground quite fast, as Apple Pay users are more engaged into the new system. According to many sources, 60% of new Apple Pay customers have transacted through the app on multiple occasions and multiple days.
Reported recently by MarketWatch, Apple Pay is improving ground quickly, as Apple Pay users are more engaged. According to different sources which say around 60% of new Apple Pay customers have made transactions through the app, which was on multiple occasions and days.
The top three retail locations that Apple Pay users go to the most, during its first six weeks on the market were: Whole Foods, Walgreens, and McDonalds. Whole Foods found the most business from Apple Pay, accounting for 20% of all Apple Pay transactions, and 28% of all Apple Pay dollars spent in November, according to ITG.
Whole Foods has been sitting well with Apple’s new mobile payments system with no problems. AsMarketWatch reports about Jason Buechel, Whole Foods’ chief information officer, which noted that the health-focused company processed 150,000 Apple Pay transactions in the first 17 days of Apple Pay’s launch.
PayPal remains on top of the spot in the mobile payments space, which it accounts for 78% of the market share in November. “Apple Pay could pose a major threat to market leader PayPal’s current dominance of the Mobile Payment space,” according to Steve Weinstein, Senior Internet Analyst at ITGInvestment Research.
While ITG cited some of PayPal’s “significant infrastructure barriers (a challenging relationship with payment counterparties and the lack of biometric capability) in comparison to Apple Pay’s compelling mobile payment solution.” Weinstein believes that it will be difficult for PayPal to match Apple Pay’s ‘ease of use’ and ‘consumer appeal’ that Apple is providing.
With iOS 8, Apple has been showing a lot more indecision about what kind of app extensions, keyboards, and widgets are and aren’t allowed under the developer guidelines. This has caused even popular apps like PCalc and Drafts to have to scale back features, because they have inadvertently stepped over some invisible line in Apple’s mind about what a third-party app should be allowed to do.
Now, there’s another fatality of Apple’s weird App Store waffling. Jormy, the developer behind the popular (and absolutely insane) iOS 8 keyboard Nintype, has been informed by Apple that he needs to remove one of his app’s most useful functions in a future update.
One of Nintype’s many useful features is a built-in calculator, so if you’re typing to someone and need to make a quick calculation, you don’t have to quit out to a separate app. It was extremely useful, so of course, Apple wants it killed
Social Duplicator is a tool to clone your favorite social applications in order to use multiple accounts.
Configure options and duplicate from Settings app
Download This App from Cydia from Bigboss Repo ($1.99)[Jailbreak Needed]
Note: Check out, hasim751’s Repository for free Paid Apps and Tweaks
Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 which patches PanGu Jailbreak but, Wait is over because TaiG has released jailbreak tool for iOS 8.1.1 (Untethered).
How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 on Windows:
Download TaiG for…
– Windows [Updated]
Connect your iOS device via USB, and run TaiG.
Uncheck the second option below Cydia to prevent installing TaiG appstore(TaiG App).
Now click on the big green button in the center to start Jailbreak.
TaiG will now jailbreak your iOS device. Do not disconnect device during the jailbreak process, Once the jailbreak process is complete, your iOS device will reboot and you will have Cydia installed on the home screen.
– I suggest you if you have time than update your device via iTunes.
iOS 8.1.1 Download Links:
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch™—Apple’s most personal device ever. Apple has the world’s most vibrant and innovative developer community, and now these developers can begin developing WatchKit apps before Apple Watch becomes available. Developers can create innovative WatchKit apps, actionable notifications and Glances, for timely information accessible by an easy, quick look at Apple Watch.
“Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine.”
Developers can create notifications that allow users to take action or respond right from their wrist such as turning the lights off after they’ve left the house, quickly accessing flight details at the airport, and rerouting their transit when a train or bus is late. Developers can incorporate Glances, which quickly show users information they care about most, such as the latest news and sports scores, alarm system status or the next step of a favorite recipe.
Developers who have previewed the WatchKit tools and APIs are eager to start building on the personal and immediate experiences Apple Watch will offer users.*
“Fans crave real-time and personal information, and the ESPN app for Apple Watch gives us the ability to deliver live scores and information for their favorite teams,” said John Kosner, executive vice president of Digital and Print Media, ESPN. “Glances provide fans with a snapshot of live games, and if there is no game taking place, they’ll get valuable game-time information or the final box score. With actionable notifications, the experience becomes even more personal, as fans receive alerts on score changes, news and more.”
“Apple Watch allows us to make the Instagram experience even more intimate and in the moment,” says Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram. “With actionable notifications you can see and instantly like a photo or react with an emoji. The Instagram news and watch list allows you to see your friends’ latest photos, follow new accounts and get a real-time view of your likes and comments.”
“The American Airlines app on Apple Watch reminds you when it’s time to head to the airport via pre-trip notifications, and provides updates for gate changes, connecting gate info upon arrival, and will notify you when boarding begins if you’re not at the gate yet,” said John Gustafson, American Airlines vice president of Digital. “Travelers can also ask ‘Where am I?’ in-flight and get real-time location information at 30,000 ft.”
The iOS 8.2 SDK beta including WatchKit is available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com/watchkit. The WatchKit site includes programming guides, human interface guidelines, templates and more. Starting later next year, developers will be able to create fully native apps for Apple Watch.
Do you have videos on your phone that you want to share with friends? Memories you’ve been meaning to transfer to your computer for safekeeping? Or maybe you’d just like a little more free space on your device.
With RealPlayer Cloud‘s newly launched apps for Mac and iOS, you can store and transfer your videos across all your devices via the cloud. All you have to do is open the app and let it find your videos, then choose to upload some or all of them.
The easiest video-sharing app, now on the easiest-to-use platform
Over the last year, RealPlayer Cloud has become one of the most popular apps for moving, storing and sharing videos for Windows users. Now, to celebrate the service’s first birthday, RealPlayer Cloud is coming to the Mac.
This is more than just a port — the Mac app is built from the ground up specifically for OS X. It integrates easily with your iPhone and iPad, and also any other platforms you happen to own.
With RealPlayer Cloud, you can watch videos stored locally on your Mac, in your personal cloud or on any RealPlayer Cloud-enabled device.
Keeping memories safe
To upload a video into the cloud, the app will automatically scour your hard drive. Or simply find the video on your Mac and drop it into the app. After uploading, your video will be ready to share with anyone or to watch anywhere.
Sharing the love
To share videos stored on your Mac or in the cloud, just select the video and click “share.” Then, you can send your video (regardless of file size) by email, copy a link to the video for texting, or just post it on Facebook or Twitter. The person you send it to doesn’t even have to have the app, so anyone will be able to view it. At a friend’s house and want to watch videos? Simply login to RealPlayer Cloud with your account and access videos stored in your personal cloud.
Making videos mobile
To transfer videos between devices, open RealPlayer Cloud on the device the video is stored upon. Then select your video on your phone or tablet, tap “Send to,” select which device on your network you want to share with, and the video will be sent across. Forget getting out the USB cable! It’s super-easy, and RealPlayer Cloud’s special SurePlay technology automatically formats the video for any OS and screen size.
Enjoying the big screen
You don’t have to pass the phone around or cram everyone in front of your MacBook anymore! If you have Roku, Chromecast, Xbox One or Amazon Fire TV, you can use RealPlayer Cloud to wirelessly stream videos from your Mac to your TV screen for family-size viewing.
Create a free RealPlayer Cloud account and get 2GB of free cloud storage space for your videos here. Also, for a limited time, RealPlayer Cloud is celebrating its one-year birthday by offering 365GB of cloud storage for the price of 25GB at just $4.99 per month, which is all the space you’ll need to store your HD videos!
According to a post on popular tech forum bbs.feng.com, a Chinese user with the handle xyqo58775 has figured out a way to install Windows 98 on his iPhone 6 Plus, and the most interesting thing is that he seems to have managed to do it without jailbreaking his device.
It is not the first time someone has ported Windows on an iPhone. Back in 2009, some Russian hackers had managed to port Windows 95 on the iPhone 3G. However, it is the first time someone has managed to get it working on an iPhone 6 Plus, and without jailbreaking. The developer claims that he has managed to get Windows 98 running on his iPhone 6 Plus using iDos app (App Store link), an emulator that allows you to play dos games on your iPhone or iPad, and by making some modifications.
xyqo58775 also makes it clear that he is “not a big God” and has only used the existing resources and tools available out there to get Windows 98 up and running on his iPhone 6 Plus. He also states that while installing Windows XP is theoretically possible on the iPhone, the installation process will automatically exit after a certain point and there is no solution to bypass the problem for now. He plans to get Windows XP running on iPhone 6 Plus whenever he gets time.
If you know Chinese, you can find the full steps to install Windows 98 on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus here. If not, I’d recommend you to wait until someone translates the guide in English since Google Translate does not particularly do a good job.
While there is no real world use of it, it’s cool in a wierd way to see Windows 98 running on the iPhone 6 Plus (little less weird than it running on the tiny iPhone 3G).