After some hiatus, the weekly jailbreak app store updates segment is back. I will be covering some new apps that have recently been added to the Cydia and Rock app stores in the past few weeks, some of the best free apps available today, and some of the worst. There is a lot to cover so if I missed something please feel free to add to this. We want to hear the community's thoughts on these apps. This week I'll be covering Signal, My3G, MyWi, Cicero, and a few others.
New & Updated Apps:
Recently Paul discussed Signal, a new App available in Cydia, created by planetbeing. Planetbeing is the person behind the Unlock we have at the moment, and with the development of this new app, Signal, provides vital information about what your baseband is doing, which towers it is connecting to, and various data points.
Signal uses your current location, and pinpoints where the nearest cell tower is using a google maps overlay. Your connected tower station is shown as a red dot, as real time signal strength is shown in dBm. Read More...
While this app may not appeal to everyone, the gesture of purchasing this app and supporting planetbeing's work is what brings it in as one of the most important apps every jailbreaker should have in their collection. Head over to Cydia and purchase Signal for $4.99.
My3G with FaceTime Support
If you've never heard of My3G, you've been living under a rock. My3G has the ability to convince your Apps that they are actually on WiFi rather than 3G. Doing this extends the limits of what you can do while away from WiFi. Things such as FaceTime require WiFi to function, due to the high use of bandwidth for each call. Even apps like YouTube will disable the ability to watch HD movies if you have no WiFi signal. With My3G, you can watch HiDef YouTube videos, use Factime, Skype/Fring and other apps over the 3G network, no questions asked.
You can download My3G via RockApp for only $3.99.
Possibly one of the most interesting, useful apps available on a Jailbroken iDevice. From the creators of My3G, comes MyWi. MyWi has been rebuilt from scratch to bring tethering support to iOS 4! MyWi will allow you to create a WiFi HotSpot in a matter of seconds, straight from your iDevice. Essentially your iDevice will become an Access Point for other WiFi enabled devices to connect to, and share the 3G or WiFi connection that the iDevice has. This is great for roadtrips or mobile meetings. Or heck, even a LAN tournament.
This app will work with all jailbroken iPhones (including 2G/3G/3GS/4) and iPad on 3.1.2 or later. You can download MyWi via RockApp for $19.99.
More information can be found here.
InfiniFolders & Infinidock
From Xuzz chpwn comes InfiniDock and InfiniFolders, now both iOS 4 compatible. InfiniFolders will allow you to overload your folders originally limited to 12 by default on iOS 4. This creates a great way to really organize your apps and manage them efficiently. InfiniFolders is available for $1.99 from Cydia via BigBoss repo
InfiniDock is much the same, in that it allows you to add as many icons to the dock as you'd like, and appears much like the multi-tasking feature on iOS 4. Slide to the left or right to reveal more icons in the dock.
Cicero is not so much an app, as it is an extension, and a useful one at that. Cicero will allow the user to add and manage search engines directly inside of the Safari browser. Built inside of Cicero is an OpenSearch-compliant search engine manager which makes it incredibly easy to add search engines from the database of search engines provided by Mycroft.
Cicero also manages search suggestions displaying suggested queries as you type for faster results. By tapping on the current engine’s icon, you'll be able to switch through providers, just like you would in something like firefox.
Cicero is available in Cydia via BigBoss repository for $2.49
The following apps have been updated to work with iOS 4. Not much more to say other than that. For the most part, you will probably all have these updates installed already. These are in no particular order. For a full list go here
Winterboard (Still some minor bugs for older themes)
That's it for now guys. Check back next week for some new apps. I know I didn't cover everything that's new but I'll try to get to it next week. If you have an app you want to see featured here, get in touch: Email Me.