Asphaleia - (Cydia Tweak) for Free

There’s no shortage of Touch ID enabled security tweaks for iOS 7. There’s AppLocker, BioProtect, and my favorite,BioLockdown from Ryan Petrich. So the question is, do we need another entry into what has become an increasingly crowded market? If the team behind the release is a3tweaks, then the answer to that question is an emphatic yes.
Unlike the majority of the other releases in the a3tweaks’ repertoire, Asphaleia is extremely deep with tons of options. Sentry, the tweak’s designer, isn’t known for throwing a bunch of unnecessary features into his work with no purpose in mind. Instead, he reasoned that a security tweak like this made it necessary to have enough options to a). keep it secure, and b). give users the options that they need. It’s a strategy that, for the most part at least, has paid off reasonably well.
If you’re looking for an alternative to any of the aforementioned security tweaks—AppLocker, BioProtect, or BioLockdown—then Asphaleia is a release you should definitely check for upon its impending launch. Have a look at our full 10+ minute video walkthrough, as we break down all that the highly anticipated release has to offer.
When you first launch Asphaleia’s preferences, you’ll be presented with an authentication screen for establishing a dedicated passcode for the tweak. While the passcode can be the same as your device’s passcode, it’s a completely separate entity.

Secured apps

Successfully setting up a passcode yields the tweak’s two main sections—secured apps and passcode options. The secured apps section features a list of all of the apps you have installed on your device. Tapping on an app will allow you to easily secure it with the passcode you established, or via Touch ID. You can select or deselect all apps using the button in the upper right-hand corner to manage security in one fell swoop.
Due to the nature of a tweak like this, you’re required to enter your passcode every time you want to access Asphaleia’s preferences. This can be a bit of a bummer, but the pain is eased some thanks to the dynamic selection option contained in the secured apps section. Dynamic selection allows you to enable or disable security for individual apps outside of the tweak’s preferences. This means that you don’t have to make a trip back to Asphaleia’s preferences every single time you want to enable or disable security for an app.
Dynamic selection is performed by opening the app you’d like to manage, and invoking an assigned Activator gesture to toggle between secured and unsecured status. If you’re using an iPhone 5s, you can choose to use Touch ID if you have it toggle enabled in the secured apps section.
There are five advanced security settings to be found under the secured apps section as well. These five settings—app arranging, slide to power off, multitasking, Control Center, and Spotlight—allow you to restrict access to specific features on your device. You can then use either Touch ID or your Asphaleia passcode to access each particular section.

Passcode options

To change the way the actual security works, you’ll need to venture into the passcode options section of the tweak’s preferences. Passcode options allow you to change passcodes, enable or disable Touch ID, set thresholds for re-authorization, and more. You’ll find settings to obscure app content, additional thresholds for limiting app security after the device has been unlocked, and delays for when apps are open upon unlocking.
Asphaleia even allows you to assign any of the fingerprints established during your setup of Touch ID with varying rights of access. For example, you can make it so that only your right thumb can access all apps, but your left thumb can access app options and slide to power off verification.
There’s even a special control panel that can be accessed by means of Touch ID or an Activator gesture. When invoked from the Home screen, this control panel allows you to quickly manage your app security settings settings and enable or disable global app security. Think of the control panel as yet another way to quickly manage Asphaleia without having to visit the tweak’s preferences.

Conclusion

Why use Asphaleia when there are so many other options available for you to choose from? For starters, how about the design? The animations that occur on each individual app icon when launching a secured app are the best of any Touch ID enabled tweak. The subtleties of the design and the icons bring a level of detail to a tweak-segment that’s never featured such obsessive care.
A lot of work has been put into Asphaleia to make sure that it not only appeals to iPhone 5s users who love Touch ID, but it also works very well with non-Touch ID enabled devices. Finally, the many threshold settings that litter Asphaleia’s settings make for a highly customized and personal experience.
One thing that’s been hard for me to get used to is the sheer number of options available in Asphaleia. A3tweaks is known for producing simple, concise, straight-to-the-point jailbreak tweaks. Asphaleia diverges some from that tried and true formula, and to be honest, it’s a bit unsettling and difficult to get used to. Yet, as mentioned, for a tweak of this nature, it’s primarily done out of necessity.
Of course, one could probably make a sound argument for sticking to a release like BioLockdown. It’s more mature, and like Asphaleia, it too is from a highly-respected developer. It’s good to be finicky when it comes to any release, but especially so when it comes to device security. That’s probably one of the reasons why a3tweaks has made the barrier to entry so easy with Asphaleia. For $0.99 (if you own any of the other aforementioned security tweaks) you can enjoy the fruits of Callum Ryan and Sentry’s laborious efforts. All other users can pick up the tweak for a reasonable $1.99.
I certainly recommend trying Asphaleia to see if it’s for you. To be honest, I’m a little torn at this point, because of Asphaleia’s newness. The release candidate version that I’ve been testing works quite well, but there have been a fair share of crashes that I’ve witnessed during my hands-on time. Given time to mature, it’s entirely possible that Asphaleia could give my favorite Touch ID jailbreak tweak—BioLockdown—a definite run for its money. It’ll probably take a few revisions before it’s at that level, but I certainly see this tweak being the Touch ID release with the biggest upside.
Asphaleia will be available in the very new future on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. In the meantime, please sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Credits ~ iDB

Cool iOS 8 concept shows off a great feature we might never see

iOS 8 Concept Control Center
Apple’s vision of multitasking is a little less refined than many users would have hoped, something Samsung has harped on in its latest attack ad. Bill Labus has a simple solution: combine the multitasking view with the newly implemented Control Center. This iOS 8 concept design would eliminate the need for double tapping the Home button to quickly navigate to or close active applications. Mission Control, as Labus calls it, “allows the multitasking app views to be tied directly to the gesture,” simplifying the process and avoiding unnecessary passive animations. It would also pare down the abundance of features in the Control Center, many of which Labus rarely finds himself using. Check out a short clip of Mission Control in action below.

Apple releases iOS 7.0.6, iOS 6.1.6 with various bug fixes


As we continue to wait for iOS 7.1 to be released to the public, Apple has seeded iOS 7.0.6 to the public this morning. The release comes a month after iOS 7.0.5 landed at the end of January, which also featured bug fixes for certain newer models of iPhones.
It also looks like Apple has released a similar bug fix for iOS 6 users in iOS 6.1.6 Both updates are available either over the air, by visiting Settings > General > Software Update, or by plugging your device in iTunes. 
We currently aren’t sure whether or not these updates are safe for jailbreakers, so it’s best to stay away from them until we get confirmation that they’re ok. We typically get word from the evad3rs or other prominent jailbreak figures within 24 hours of updates.
If you do happen upgrade to one of these firmwares, let us know if you notice anything new or improved by making a comment down below.

Direct / Torrent Download Links: iOS 7.1 Beta 6 For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch


When it comes to Apple, they are very strict on who can use their beta firmwares. Therefore the iOS 7.1 beta 6 is available to download only for developers but do not worry as we have the leaked links for iOS 7.1 beta 6.

If you are a developer, you can simply head to the developer centre and download your iOS 7.1 beta 6 right now but if you are not you can simply download iOS 7.1 beta 6 link from below and hactivate it.

Direct iOS 7.1 Beta 6 Links: (Coming soon!)

Note: The links are going to be powered by Aftdl Team. Thanks to them for providing beta's to non-developers.

  • iPad Air (Model A1474)
  • iPad Air (Model A1475)
  • iPad mini (Model A1432)
  • iPad mini (Model A1454)
  • iPad mini (Model A1455)
  • iPad mini (Model A1489)
  • iPad mini (Model A1490)
  • iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
  • iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
  • iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
  • iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
  • iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
  • iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
iPhone:
  • iPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533)
  • iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530)
  • iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532)
  • iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529)
  • iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
  • iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA)
iPod touch:
  • iPod touch (5th generation)

ayeris - (Cydia Theme) for Free

ayeris is a cydia theme launched by Surenix in the BigBoss repo for $3.99

The information provided by the developer is:

" ayeris, pronounced Iris, like the ring-shaped membrane in your eye or the Greek god of the rainbow, is about communicating the excellence of timeless design to and for the world.

When you use a theme, you want it to be here in the current time, but ayeris is beyond that! The colour palette chosen isn’t just a coincidence, it’s used to test the power of design and time so no matter where or how you use it, you’ll always feel in the time.

The icons that shipped with iOS 7 only seem to be on the way there and need more refining and that’s what ayeris was set to do. Design isn’t always about drastic changes. It’s about making something good, even better and truly beautiful.

By using Apple’s grid system, not only does each icon hold itself on its own, but it works alongside others in having a uniform look and feel. It makes it feel like there is a sense of purpose as to why things are the way they look and are positioned. “Why is the shape of that circle in the Safari icon that big? Why are the horizontal lines in the Notes icon that long and not extended to the edges?” – Because it follows a grid system. It doesn’t just stop at the stock icons. Each App Store icon was designed with the grid system in mind as well and you can experience it within ayeris.

ayeris goes beyond the beautiful icons to across iOS 7’s user interface from subtle navigation bars to the tab bars in Safari application. It really is unbelievable how the simplest changes makes the biggest difference to the user experience. The best way to experience ayeris is by using it in your daily life, which you can do, now.

What others have said about ayeris:

"It's like my phone has a mind of its own now. it's like an iOS 7 ayecon!"
-- iH8sn0w

"That's real aye candy :)"
-- pimskeks

"Everything is good looking and sharp. It is a ★★★★★ theme!"
-- pod2g

"That looks like iOS 7.. done right."
-- winocm

ayeris comes preloaded with:

200+ re-designed icons
System-wide UI alteration
6 beautiful high-resolution wallpapers
Status bar icons
...and much, much more to come!"

ayeris cydia theme will be soon available for free in the repo:
http://cydia.myrepospace.com/idevice-hack/

Screenshot:
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ayeris - (Cydia Theme) for Free
ayeris - (Cydia Theme) for Free

Free Apps of the Day: Guitarism, Tunable, Prompts And More

Play guitar anytime, anywhere with Guitarism. We also have an all-in-one visual toolkit for musicians, and an app that will help you avoid writer’s block.
All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Game Up Alarm Clock ($0.99 → Free, 14.3 MB): Get your mental juices flowing each morning with Game Up Alarm Clock.
You’re able to set your alarm just by dragging up on the bottom bar until you reach the time you want to wake. Then choose one of the five built-in alarm chimes or a song from your library. When it’s time to wake up, you will be required to complete a game of Tic Tac Toe or Yank It to disable the alarm.
Game Up Alarm Clock is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

Universal:

Game of War – Fire Age ($4.99 → Free, 38.8 MB): Today Only: Get $4.99 worth of extra gold (600 pieces in total) for free!
Build up your empire to become the king of all the land in this hugely popular real time strategy game. Construct barracks, build up walls and train troops to amass the power needed to conquer the world. Use the real-time interactive map, where you see all the other active players playing on single map, to forge powerful alliances. The game also includes live chat, the ability to research new technologies and craft powerful weapons, and achievements via Game Center.
Game of War – Fire Age is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 13040 ratings.
Prompts – For Writers ($2.99 → Free, 5.6 MB): Avoid writer’s block with this fantastic productivity app.
You will be presented with a creative writing prompt or starting line every single time you create a new entry. The menu bar at the top will also slide off the screen, allowing you to focus on your words. If you feel stuck at any time, tap the lightning bolt icon to receive a new prompt to inspire you. Your entries can be saved to the in-app library or shared via email, Twitter, or Facebook. The app also includes an adjustable font size, more than 1,000 starting lines and creative writing prompts, landscape and portrait orientation support, writing stats, Dropbox and Evernote integration, and the ability to set daily reminders.
Prompts – For Writers is available for free today only (01/25). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 53 ratings.
Mars Miner Universal ($1.99 → Free, 47.4 MB): Mine your way to freedom in this strategy game.
You’ve been kidnapped by the evil Mars Corporation and forced to mine for pieces of a valuable artifact buried deep below the surface of the Red Planet. Grab your pickaxe and get to work to punch your ticket back to Earth! You’re able to move around the environment via an on-screen joystick, and hammer away at the debris by tapping the pickaxe button. Hunt down and gather gems, ore, and other items to be sold at the supply shop so you can purchase better equipment. Each and every mine is randomly generated, so no two games will ever be the same. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.
Mars Miner Universal is available for free today only (01/25). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 898 ratings.
Tunable: Tuner, Metronome, and Recorder ($0.99 → Free, 12.0 MB): An all-in-one visual toolkit for musicians brought to you by the creators of NodeBeat.
It helps you keep your instruments, and your ear, in tune by providing you with instant visual feedback. As notes are held out, a white line will show you how steady your pitch is. The straighter the line, the more consistent you are. The app also includes a chord generator, metronome, AirPlay support, two themes, and the ability to record your practices and performances.
Tunable: Tuner, Metronome, and Recorder is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 188 ratings.
guitarism – pocket guitar ($2.99 → Free, 62.8 MB): Play guitar anytime, anywhere with this music app.
It was designed to allow you to strum away on the digital strings to create realistic acoustic guitar sounds without ever needing to look down at the screen. It includes a variety of options that allow you to swipe, tap, and tilt your iDevice to add expressive variations to your chords. The app allows you to save chord layouts, play along with music from your own library, and record and share your tunes. It also includes Audiobus support, and three skins to choose from.
guitarism – pocket guitar is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 174 ratings.
Oflow – Creativity App ($0.99 → Free, 8.4 MB): This lifestyle app will help you get into the creative flow.
It includes more than 150 proven methods to be more creative. Methods are presented at random, but you may continuously refresh the page to receive new ones by shaking your iDevice. The app also allows you to bookmark your favorite methods, take notes, and share your methods and notes via email, Twitter, Facebook, or Evernote.
Oflow – Creativity App is available for free today only (01/25). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 148 ratings.
Drwer ($0.99 → Free, 619.0 KB): A simple and effective drawing app.
It allows you to get right to sketching thanks to its amazingly quick load time. You’re able to choose from two brush sizes and two colors, add a grid overlay, undo strokes, and utilize four different design templates. Then just tap to save or share, or trash your work and start all over with a double-tap. It couldn’t be easier.
Drwer is available for free today only (01/25). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

iPad:

functns ($1.99 → Free, 22.7 MB): Work on your multiplication skills with this fun educational app.
It features linear and shuffled table progressions, allowing you to develop mathematical patterns and memory retention. Both tables display a countdown, percentage completed, and number of incorrect answers. They also include a timer, allowing you to see how fast you’re able to complete each problem. Achievements can be earned for streaks and other milestones. The app also includes support for multiple user profiles.
functns is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 20 ratings.
That concludes today’s issue of Free Apps of the Day

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