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  • Best Tweaks of the Week 1/23 - 1/29

    Here's a refresher from Monday the 23rd until now!

    1. AssistantExtensions - FREE

    First on our list of the best jailbreak tweaks for this week is AssistantExtensions by iOS developer K3A. We like AssistantExtensions because it's a tool with endless capabilities for Siri. Using it will let developers build add-ons that Siri can use to do things that she could never do before you had a jailbroken iDevice. AssistantExtensions comes with two built-in features such as the ability to have a conversation with Siri and the other being that you can search YouTube for specific videos based on a word that might be in the title. Since AssistantExtensions isn't meant to do anything on its own (it's just a framework that other developers can work off of) so, it doesn't do too much else. But, thanks to the freedom it gives us, we really like it and look forward to what the creative minds in the jailbreak community might be able to do to put it to good use. AssistantExtensions does work with any Siri port that you may have installed on your older iDevice.



    2. Lingual - FREE

    Next on our list of the best jailbreak tweaks for this week, we have Lingual by iOS development team CodeThemed. It is an add-on for the AssistantExtensions jailbreak tweak above that lets Siri translate your words and phrases into other languages. Lingual supports over thirty different languages and the interface looks the way Apple would want it to look like. To use lingual, you say something like, "Siri, translate insert content here to insert language here." Or, you can say, "Siri, what is insert content here in insert language here?" The translation process is moderately smooth and we think that most people would enjoy having this added functionality built into Siri. Lingual does work with any Siri port that you may have installed on an older iDevice.



    3. Custom Siri Background - FREE

    We all know that this week was a great week for Siri development tweaks. So we thought that it would be a great idea to throw this one in the mix too. It's called Custom Siri Background by a creative iOS developer named Ori Kadosh. It puts a settings panel in your Settings application that lets you pick an image from your Camera Roll and set it as the background of Siri. It works very similarly to another one of Ori's tweaks, Custom NC Background which does the same thing except that it themes Notification Center. Custom Siri background will not require a respring after you apply an image and additionally, it gives you the heartfelt feeling that you can make any part of your iDevice customizable that you want to have customized.



    4. SiriToggles - FREE

    If you're looking for a way to use Siri to replace those clunky toggle buttons in SBSettings, then you'll love SiriToggles by iOS developer Hamza Sood. It's an extensive plugin for Siri that lets you toggle things in iOS or increase and decrease volume or brightness simply by using your voice. You can do things such as: Find out your battery level, Change screen brightness, Launch applications, Enable/disable Wi-Fi, Enable/disable Bluetooth, Enable/disable airplane mode, and Enable/disable cellular data. The commands for invoking these actions are as simple as you would expect them to be and it integrates seamlessly with Siri. SiriToggles is so smooth that it almost feels like Apple put it there.



    5. MissionControl - FREE

    MissionControl is one of the nicer shortcut menus that we've seen, made by iOS developer coffeejay. You need to set an Activator action to invoke MissionControl and once you invoke it you get a nice menu that has shortcuts to common applications, settings, and even the ability to respring. The user interface is simple and it looks pretty nice at that. If you are an iOS power-user, then MissionControl is something that you'll want to check out for yourself.



    Be sure to stay tuned for next week's staff picks for tweaks. Let us know what you think about the above tweaks in the comments!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Best Tweaks of the Week 1/23 - 1/29 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      There's a difference though...
      The iPhone 5 will be revamped completely(that's the hope)
      The 4s was just an upgrade of the latest model. Plus why spend your money on something that you know the next thing is going to be better.
      Granted the iPhone 47 is going to be better but that's a long ways away. Look forward to a release this year,
      iPhone 47= years
      iPhone 5= sometime this year.
      I don't think there's much of a difference. There's no circumventing the fact that the next product will always be improved over the last. As soon as you get the iPhone 5 you'll hear the rumors of the advancing technology that goes into the next iPhone that will make you want it badly.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I don't think there's much of a difference. There's no circumventing the fact that the next product will always be improved over the last. As soon as you get the iPhone 5 you'll hear the rumors of the advancing technology that goes into the next iPhone that will make you want it badly.
      Which is why it will be to his/her own benefit wait for the latest product
      that is being speculated on. The iPhone 5 is pretty much around the corner, to get the 4s(for me) would be silly. Which is why I totally agree with ipodtouchman(I think that's his name) I see what your getting at and there's no doubt it's true. It's just up to the person and what they want to dabble in.I'm not really a " you only live once person" so Personally I'll wait because why settle for the 4s when you can have the 5 especially being around the corner.