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08-04-2013, 11:49 AM #1
'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 don’t 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
Requirements: iOS 6.0+, Device with A5 chip or newer
Editor's Rating: 5/5
08-04-2013, 11:55 AM #2
Pretty cool something like on galaxy. S4
08-04-2013, 11:56 AM #3
Like the Samsung galaxy commercial
08-04-2013, 01:07 PM #4
"and is an interesting an innovative way of ensuring that you never miss a beat from the videos you watch."
lol, when it was a Galaxy S4 exclusive it was called a gimmick.
08-04-2013, 01:12 PM #5
08-04-2013, 01:56 PM #6
imagine if your tv could do this... you'd never get to the end of a programme!
08-04-2013, 02:20 PM #7
08-04-2013, 02:32 PM #8
Cool tweak but this feature is a useless feature for smartphones. I could see tablets but not phones.
08-04-2013, 02:36 PM #9
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
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08-04-2013, 02:53 PM #10
08-04-2013, 02:57 PM #11
It doesn't work. Save your $$$.
08-04-2013, 03:08 PM #12
I just downloaded and used it in the YouTube app and it worked great. If you look away it pauses look back at the video it resumes. Not something I would used just thought Id try it out.Black iPhone 4 32G jail-broken iOS 5.1 R.P
08-04-2013, 03:26 PM #13
imagine if you watch videos in the dark and the face recognition software can't find your face and keeps pausing the video.
08-04-2013, 03:37 PM #14
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08-04-2013, 04:42 PM #16
Last edited by DieselVexx; 08-04-2013 at 04:46 PM.
08-04-2013, 04:48 PM #17
My friend has the S4 and she watches tons of youtube videos, but she does not use that pause function. I think it would get annoying after a while...
08-04-2013, 05:24 PM #18
You right just tried using it in the dark with horrible results and anything other then YouTube gave me a big hassle to watch anything.Black iPhone 4 32G jail-broken iOS 5.1 R.P
08-04-2013, 06:01 PM #19
It works .5% of the time and on 1% of video apps. Don't waste your money
08-04-2013, 06:37 PM #20
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