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    Default [Review] Curiosa - iOS Notifications When Cydia Updates Are Available


    Many of you have been anticipating a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to see when Cydia updates become available. This feature seemed to be very anticipated when AppUpdateNotifier was released – allowing you to get iOS 5 notifications when an App Store update was available. A new free jailbreak tweak beta dubbed Curiosa by iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich is now available in his beta repository and it brings iOS 5 push notifications to your iOS device that alert you of Cydia updates.

    The notifications are seamlessly integrated with iOS 5’s notification system, including banner alerts, Notification Center, and lock screen alerts. Curiosa comes with a good, broad selection of options to help you decide when your iOS device should be looking for Cydia updates and also much more. The preferences pane for Curiosa is shown below:



    The automatic refresh can be adjusted manually, giving you optimal control over how much battery drain you will experience. The ability to control how often Curiosa will search for updates from Cydia and being able to lock Curiosa down to being on Wi-Fi networks only to save on data usage are two of these safety measures Ryan has included to make every end-user happy.

    Apart from automatic refresh, the user can also opt to refresh manually – this can be done by tapping on the Refresh Now button or by setting an Activator action you can invoke later on to manually refresh Curiosa. The last option allows you to choose what packages are included in your update notification. As I have included the words, "New Update Available" Curiosa will look for new packages with the words, "New," "Update," and "Available" in their names. This is in addition to what is installed on your iOS device as Curiosa is constantly looking for updates for your own packages as well. In the first screenshot of this review you can see how packages with those three words in their name are appearing under my notifications.

    The well-built Curiosa is currently in its beta 1 stages, however it’s already looking very solid. All of the options work perfectly as far as I have been able to test and its integration into iOS 5’s notifications is stunning. Drain on battery life is not noticeable if you keep the search intervals to a reasonable time interval. The use of this tweak is very practical and I would highly recommend Curiosa for all jailbreakers as it will let you know when your updates are available – we all know that many people slack when it comes to installing their updates.

    Curiosa isn't on a public repository, yet; it’s only available on Ryan Petrich’s beta repository. To download it, you will need to go into Cydia:
    1. tap on the Manage tab
    2. tap on the Sources button
    3. tap on the Edit button
    4. tap on the Add button
    5. enter the following URL and then tap Add Source:
      PHP Code:
      http://rpetri.ch/repo/ 

    Name: Curiosa
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.9-beta1
    Requirements:
    Repo: Ryan Petrich's Beta Repo
    Developer: Ryan Petrich
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    Developer: Ryan Petrich

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    Another handy tweak by Ryan. Will surely install this.
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    can someone pls give me a link to the wallpaper please?

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    What wallpaper?
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    Ryan Petrich = THE BOSS.

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    isnt there are another like this out there? or this the 1st cydia notification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sykeck View Post
    can someone pls give me a link to the wallpaper please?
    Search "iDrops" on google

    Still waiting on cydiabulletin

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    Great Tweak, Although for those of us who have plenty of Cydia Tweaks or Products I could this getting annoying!

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    I check Cydia every day for new cool stuff anyway. Cool tweak though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
    Search "iDrops" on google

    Still waiting on cydiabulletin
    CydiaBulletin, as you're used to it being named, is not coming. This is CydiaBulletin – Ryan will not use Cydia in his tweak name as it's owned by Saurik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sykeck View Post
    can someone pls give me a link to the wallpaper please?
    really off topic but why do ppl ask about the wallpaper?? doesn't it come stock on the iphone already? and it seems like with every news they post that has that wallpaper ppl ask... dont wanna sound rude but don't ppl know!?! sorry... just had to say it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
    CydiaBulletin, as you're used to it being named, is not coming. This is CydiaBulletin – Ryan will not use Cydia in his tweak name as it's owned by Saurik.
    Oh ok, thanks! For some reason though, I thought the cydiabulletin preview was an actually NC widget..

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    Quote Originally Posted by toawkanavngthded View Post
    really off topic but why do ppl ask about the wallpaper?? doesn't it come stock on the iphone already? and it seems like with every news they post that has that wallpaper ppl ask... dont wanna sound rude but don't ppl know!?! sorry... just had to say it
    No. It doesnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toawkanavngthded View Post
    really off topic but why do ppl ask about the wallpaper?? doesn't it come stock on the iphone already? and it seems like with every news they post that has that wallpaper ppl ask... dont wanna sound rude but don't ppl know!?! sorry... just had to say it
    Agree. Its the wallpaper that comes with the iphone
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipawd1 View Post
    No. It doesnt.
    ok... its not a spitting image of the one that comes preloaded on the iphone but still its PRETTY close... and like what someone mentioned earlier.... GOOGLE

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    Wallpaper: iDrops
    http://www.iphonebrella.com/wallpape...20x480_22.jpeg

    ***Ryan Petrich also has a tweak called DeepEnd. The screenshot in the article might have this tweak installed which might zoom-in on the picture a little bit***
    Last edited by thazsar; 04-09-2012 at 09:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
    Agree. Its the wallpaper that comes with the iphone
    This one is different. It's called idrops

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
    Search "iDrops" on google

    Still waiting on cydiabulletin
    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by sykeck View Post
    Thx
    Welcome

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    Does this tweak reboot your phone after installation or just respring?

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