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If you use PayPal for iOS, then you're probably familiar with the way that the application preview card blurs itself in the multitasking App Switcher for security purposes. This way,...
01-27-2014, 09:53 PM #1
'SwitcherBlur' Blurs All of Your App Switcher Application Preview Cards in iOS 7
If you use PayPal for iOS, then you're probably familiar with the way that the application preview card blurs itself in the multitasking App Switcher for security purposes. This way, when you're in the App Switcher, people around you can't see your confidential asset information when you're not even using the application.
iOS developer Julian Weiss has taken this security concept to a new level by letting users apply a similar blur effect to all of their application preview cards with a new free jailbreak tweak called SwitcherBlur, as shown above.
With this tweak installed, you can be sure that no one around you can see any of your private Facebook News Feed, Twitter Feed, text messages, or other private information that is shown in the application preview cards for these applications while you're using the App Switcher, but the blur is weak enough that you can still discern for yourself what the application preview cards represent. You also still have the application icons at the bottom of the App Switcher to help you discern what the applications are.
Apart from this blur effect, SwitcherBlur doesn't change anything else about the iOS 7 App Switcher. It might come in handy in some cases where you want to be a little more secretive. The tweak is available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository if you want to give it a try. The tweak has no options to configure.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4
Developer: Julian Weiss
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
01-27-2014, 10:03 PM #2
PayPal uses this. Im glad it's free. A lot of nosy people out there
01-27-2014, 10:46 PM #3
what a pointless tweak. I mean who's going to be in app switch mode long enough for someone to snoop for information...lol!!!
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01-28-2014, 06:33 AM #4
01-28-2014, 09:49 AM #5
Are those rounded icons part of a winterboard theme, or is that just a tweak to the icon overlay?
01-28-2014, 04:53 PM #6
Incredibly unhelpful tweak for me. I quite often use multitasking to check information between apps quickly without going in and out of the actual apps.
01-29-2014, 09:48 AM #7
I think it'd be a bit better if you could select which apps were blurred to only protect information you're bothered about... If anyone uses biolockdown for the 5s then that will automatically blur the password protected apps in the switcher.