What AirPlay is and how to use it in iOS 7

This post shows you how to use Apple’s AirPlay feature to share music, photos, video, and even what’s currently on your screen with another Apple device. One of the things that sets Apple apart from its competitors is their ability to create a cohesive ecosystem which allows all their products to work together seamlessly. One of my favorite examples of part of this ecosystem in action is a feature Apple introduced in 2010 called AirPlay.  It allows you to send all kinds of media (music, photos, video, screen mirroring) wirelessly between your Apple devices. If you take a photo or video Continue Reading →

ayeris Review – The best iOS 7 theme for jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch

This post reviews ayeris, a new theme for jailbroken devices running iOS 7 that brings a subtle, but welcome, redesign to the iOS 7 icons and interface. One of the benefits of jailbreaking an iOS device is installing custom themes that change the icons and interface. Arguably, themes became even more beneficial with the advent of iOS 7’s controversial icon redesign. ayeris is a new theme by renowned designer Surenix that takes iOS 7’s design influences and enhances them, bringing subtle changes and a pastel-neon color palette. In this post, we’ll hold ayeris under the magnifying glass and show why Continue Reading →

Slo-mo Mod – Use slo-mo video mode on unsupported jailbroken devices

This post overviews Slo-mo Mod, a jailbreak tweak that enables the iPhone 5s’ slow motion video capture mode on older iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.     One of the features that Apple used to show off the power of its newest flagship phone, the iPhone 5s, was its slo-mo video capture mode. The iPhone 5s’ A7 processor packs in enough power for the phone to capture slow motion HD video at 120 frames per second. Unfortunately, as often is the case with Apple’s best and newest features, the slo-mo video mode that was released on iOS 7 for the Continue Reading →

f.lux Review – Make your screen less harsh at night on jailbroken iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), or iPod Touch

This post reviews f.lux, a jailbreak tweak that automatically warms the tint of your jailbroken iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), or iPod Touch’s display at night making your device easier on your eyes. Have you ever noticed that your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch’s display is tough to look at at night? LCD displays tend to have a blue hue to them, which can be really harsh at night. In fact, since natural sunlight is on the blue end of the spectrum it could also be argued that staring at a bright blue screen at night could not be good for Continue Reading →

QuickContacts – Access your favorite contacts directly from Spotlight on jailbroken devices

This post reviews QuickContacts, a jailbreak tweak that adds your favorite to Spotlight on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could quickly access your most frequently used contacts directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch’s home screen? QuickContacts is a jailbreak tweak that lets you do just that. With iOS 7, Apple changed the way you access Spotlight search. Instead of swiping over to access a page located to the left of your home screen, pulling down on the app icons and iOS will immediately launch a Spotlight search. QuickContacts replaces the Spotlight interface with Continue Reading →

Forecast – Use live animated weather as wallpaper on jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch

Forecast is a jailbreak tweak for iOS 7 that uses live, location based weather animations as your device’s wallpaper. This is a video review of Forecast, a beautifully designed jailbreak tweak for iOS 7 that uses live weather animations as wallpapers for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Check out the video below! For more information on jailbreaking, please see our series on the subject starting here. To find out how to jailbreak iOS 7, click here. Forecast is available for 99 cents. Use the Search tab in Cydia to find and purchase it or tap here.

Bloard – Use dark keyboard by default on jailbroken devices

Bloard is a jailbreak tweak that uses iOS 7’s dark keyboard as the default keyboard throughout iOS. If you’ve been using iOS 7 for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that there are two different keyboards included with the OS – a light keyboard and a dark keyboard. Most often, iOS 7 opts for the light keyboard as it is more in line with its white design aesthetic. However, I remember that when I saw the dark keyboard slide on to the screen for the first time when using Spotlight search I thought, “Woah.” The dark keyboard matches my Continue Reading →

MiniPlayer – Jailbreak Tweak Review

This post reviews MiniPlayer, a jailbreak tweak that brings the iTunes 11 MiniPlayer view to your iOS device and lets you control your music from anywhere. Recently, I published a post on TeachMeiOS describing how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 7. If you’ve jailbroken your device, you’re likely looking for great tweaks to use on it. This will serve as the first full review of a jailbreak tweak on TeachMeiOS, and I’m very excited to share this one with you. I use this tweak on nearly a daily basis and it recently received a fresh Continue Reading →

How to jailbreak iOS 7 with Evasi0n 7

In this post I’ll show you how to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 7 using the recently released Evasi0n 7 utility. I’ll also share a few easy-to-use jailbreak tweaks to get you started.   Every year, Apple releases a new version of iOS. In 2013, people waited patiently for months after getting their first glimpse of iOS 7 and on September 18th millions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users excitedly downloaded and installed the biggest update to iOS ever. As exciting as the release of iOS 7 was, there are many people like myself who Continue Reading →

Jailbreak 101 – Lesson 4: How to Perform a Jailbreak

This post is part of a 4 part series that overviews jailbreaking, addresses common misconceptions about the process, discusses its pros and cons, and describes how perform a jailbreak on iOS 6 on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch. In this post, the last lesson in a 4 part series about jailbreaking iOS devices, we’ll get down to specifics and describe how to actually perform a jailbreak on iOS 6 using the Evasi0n jailbreak tool. Update: iOS 7 has also been jailbroken! Check out our post on how to jailbreak it here. If you’d like info on how to Continue Reading →