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  • 'FaceHalt' Will Pause Videos You're Watching When You Look Away From Your iOS Device

    With a new jailbreak tweak dubbed FaceHalt by iOS developer Apocolipse, you can give your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad the ability to pause video playback whenever you look away from your iOS device. This tweak is perfect for when you get interrupted or distracted in the middle of a video and want to make sure you donít miss any of it.

    The tweak harnesses the power of your front-facing camera to detect when your face is facing the direction of the screen. If your face cannot be detected, the video will pause. This feature will work in most video-playing applications. You can see the tweak in action via the demo video below:

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    FaceHalt can be enabled or disabled on demand from the preferences pane in the Settings application.

    The tweak is inspired from the Smart Pause feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, and is an interesting an innovative way of ensuring that you never miss a beat from the videos you watch. Luckily, this jailbreak tweak will bring this feature to the iOS device lineup, so that Apple device users don't have to miss out.

    If you want to give FaceHalt a try, you will find it in Cydia's BigBoss repository for just $1.99. FaceHalt works with the following devices running iOS 6.0 or later:

    • iPad 2
    • iPad with retina display (3rd and 4th generation)
    • iPad Mini
    • iPhone 4S
    • iPhone 5
    • iPod touch 5G

    Name: FaceHalt
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0.2-1
    Requirements: iOS 6.0+, Device with A5 chip or newer
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Apocolipse
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'FaceHalt' Will Pause Videos You're Watching When You Look Away From Your iOS Device started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Pretty cool something like on galaxy. S4
      Galaxy S3 do it too, with the new OS. It's a software feature, not hardware. Just go to settings and it's there to turn it on and off. Just activated it on my wife S3.
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      updated it and it still doesn't work.
    1. davshirley's Avatar
      davshirley -
      Ad networks will love to abuse this one... Kill it now.
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Another pointless feature good job
    1. GaMeperks's Avatar
      GaMeperks -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mohit555 View Post
      Highly useless.. Just like tha actual samsung phones। i like being able to watch videos without having to pay them as much attention as a wife
      To funny +1
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      The reason its only supported on those devices is because this tweak relies on the built in face detection. If it detects a face it plays. If not it stops. But i find this tweak to work for the most part but not perfectly. Because face detection doesnt always pick up my face so i understand why the tweak wouldnt always work perfectly. Also if u close ur eyes its not gonna stop because youre still looking at the screen and face detection knows that. You have to physically look away for this tweak.
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      Love this! Something like this would be ace on mac but then again listening to music on YouTube would be annoying.
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      I really don't see why anyone would want this. When I first heard about it on the S4 I thought it would be more annoying than useful.
    1. REMED1AL's Avatar
      REMED1AL -
      It's a gimmick when it's the next best thing for a phone that set it apart. It's just a silly feature not a end all game changer. It's a neat feature either way that but really nothing special and very little use in life.
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      ahhhh...It doesn't work. nothing here folks just keep it moving. Cause, it doesn't work.