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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. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Read the title.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maxime Caudebec View Post
      I love how the staff favorites are all the tweaks released in the passed week... I guess that's a good thing!
      Um.....you should really learn to read! The title says best tweaks of the week NOT staff favs. Wow! Some people's children....
    1. Maxime Caudebec's Avatar
      Maxime Caudebec -
      Ok my bad... Best tweaks of the week** very minor mistake.... And by the way the people who chose those tweaks were staff.... Gosh people who act like children these days....
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      We always seem to get caught up with semantics and sometimes miss the process. It is known that ANY technology goes through the process of establishing an infrastructure followed by refining and testing features and functions. The 4S is the first device providing us with Siri. It's well worth it for some, not so for others. Like ANY technology does. No surprise here.
    1. Maxime Caudebec's Avatar
      Maxime Caudebec -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      We always seem to get caught up with semantics and sometimes miss the process. It is known that ANY technology goes through the process of establishing an infrastructure followed by refining and testing features and functions. The 4S is the first device providing us with Siri. It's well worth it for some, not so for others. Like ANY technology does. No surprise here.
      I agree the technology is new. And is still in beta. But as you can see 4S jailbreak hasn't even been out for a month and already so many new features are available.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Um.....you should really learn to read! The title says best tweaks of the week NOT staff favs. Wow! Some people's children....
      "Um.....yo best tweaks of the week could have meant staff favorites. Depending on who chose them. Wow! Some people's children...." Gosh stop freaking out.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      I love how the staff favorites are all the tweaks released in the passed week... I guess that's a good thing!



      No I did not copy you(sarcasm)

      Lighten up people
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      "Um.....yo best tweaks of the week could have meant staff favorites. Depending on who chose them. Wow! Some people's children...." Gosh stop freaking out.
      Well I'd stop the assumptions. Next time you think it's a fart you may crap your pants.

      And yes! SOME PEOPLE'S CHILDREN!
    1. ccc27's Avatar
      ccc27 -
      Will these work if im using Spire?
    1. Maxime Caudebec's Avatar
      Maxime Caudebec -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Well I'd stop the assumptions. Next time you think it's a fart you may crap your pants.

      And yes! SOME PEOPLE'S CHILDREN!
      It's not a assumption, obviously the staff are the ones who chose the tweaks....
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ccc27 View Post
      Will these work if im using Spire?
      Since it functions as Siri just like a 4s, I'd say your good to go bro.
    1. ccc27's Avatar
      ccc27 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      Since it functions as Siri just like a 4s, I'd say your good to go bro.
      ok! just wanted to make sure. wouldn't wanna "break" my phone. haha..
      thanks, man.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Well I'd stop the assumptions. Next time you think it's a fart you may crap your pants.

      And yes! SOME PEOPLE'S CHILDREN!
      Really now how old are you? That was the most childish analogy ever. And are you one of those children? I think you may be.

      Quote Originally Posted by Maxime Caudebec View Post
      It's not a assumption, obviously the staff are the ones who chose the tweaks....
      +1

      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      I love how the staff favorites are all the tweaks released in the passed week... I guess that's a good thing!



      No I did not copy you(sarcasm)

      Lighten up people
      Haha +1 again
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ccc27 View Post
      ok! just wanted to make sure. wouldn't wanna "break" my phone. haha..
      thanks, man.
      Anytime brother
    1. Bil1505's Avatar
      Bil1505 -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      All these siri tweaks makes me want a 4S
      There is not much to want. The tweaks seem cool, but by the time you activate Siri and ask her to "Launch Cydia" you could have opened it yourself faster. Upgrading to a 4s just for Siri is not even worth it at the upgrade "discounted" price.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bil1505 View Post
      There is not much to want. The tweaks seem cool, but by the time you activate Siri and ask her to "Launch Cydia" you could have opened it yourself faster. Upgrading to a 4s just for Siri is not even worth it at the upgrade "discounted" price.
      Not necessarily; and I would say the hardware specs are worth the upgrade alone.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Not necessarily; and I would say the hardware specs are worth the upgrade alone.
      I personally would save the upgrade foe the next iPhone.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      ^^
      Mos def
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      I personally would save the upgrade foe the next iPhone.
      With that kind of a mindset you might as well wait for the iPhone 47 so that it can be obsolete for the iPhone 48. You might as well live with the now in my opinion. Get it over with and upgrade with the best new thing. You only live once; no point in settling.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      With that kind of a mindset you might as well wait for the iPhone 47 so that it can be obsolete for the iPhone 48. You might as well live with the now in my opinion. Get it over with and upgrade with the best new thing. You only live once; no point in settling.

      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.