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Auki may be the best quick reply tweak for iOS 7 (Jailbreak)

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 05:16

Auki is a new jailbreak tweak from Surenix and Benno available for iOS 7. This tweak brings a native style quick reply feature to the Messages app. Along with that, Auki provides several other features including a “Silent Mode” that can be applied to individual contacts, similar to Tweetbot’s mute feature.

When you receive a message, you’ll have the ability to tap on the “reply” button found on the notification banner to pull up Auki and begin composing your response. You also have the ability to use the quick reply feature right from the lock screen by swiping across the notification. In addition to its quick reply functionality, Auki’s new message popup can also be activated within the Notification Center by swiping down from the top or with a custom Activator method.

If you’d like to see Auki in action, take a look at the video overview below:

Auki’s features (via Cydia):

auki doesn’t stop at just quick reply, it also delivers above and beyond key features like:

  • Quick compose
  • Quick reply
  • Silent mode
  • Stealth mode
  • Smart iMessage/SMS detection
  • Custom Activations
  • Video, Image/GIF support
  • Landscape mode
  • Group messages
  • Message carryover
  • Contact pictures
  • Native look/integration

Quick Compose:
auki is designed to enhance the way we compose messages without cluttering Notification Center with extra buttons/tappable fields and to access it from all Notification Center tabs. With deep thoughts, we found the best way to activate quick compose—swipe down gesture. With quick compose, users have the ability to quickly search for single or multiple contacts (for group messaging) and the ability to upload media with your messages. It’s so simple, you can do it all from the lock screen in seconds.

Quick Reply:
Before auki, we would get pulled out of an app into Messages app to answer a message. By the time we finish replying to that message, we would forget what we were doing. Now with auki, users have the ability to quickly tap the newly added “Reply” button to quickly reply. With the help of smart SMS/iMessage detection, you will not get charged for standard SMS rates from outside your country. From the quick reply view, you get to see your contact picture, what email or number he/she sent the message from, upload media with your quick reply and away to go.

Silent Mode:
Do you have an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, husband, wife, friend or even a group conversation that you just want to ignore and not have to deal with? Just swipe left on the the conversation cell you want, tap Silent, and you will not hear from them until you unsilent them. When you activate Silent mode, the conversation will not play alert sounds, notification banners or vibrate your phone. This also puts you in Stealth mode so your read receipts and type indicator will be disabled for all your Silent contacts.

Auki’s compose box offers everything you’ll need to create or respond to a message. Within the dialog box, you’ll have the ability to enter a contact’s name, email, or phone number, add a photo, and launch that specific thread in the Messages app. I’ve only been using Auki for a couple of hours, but this has to be one of the best quick reply tweaks that’s currently available.

Auki is great because it provides a lot of functionality,without all of the added bulk we’ve seen in similar tweaks. Currently, Auki is not compatible with biteSMS, Messages+, or WhatsApp. If you’d like to check out Auki yourself, it’s available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $3.99 and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: Auki, Benno, Cydia, iOS, ios 7 jailbreak, iPhone, IPod Touch, jailbreak tweak, Notification Center, quick reply, Tweetbot

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Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: Heartbleed Edition!

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 00:00
New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. We come once again to the long standing Sunday night tradition of the TUAW talkcast! This week we'll be chatting with special guest Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor...
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Neuronyx 2.5.6 - Memory card game. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:55


Neuronyx is a fast-paced game matching cards in as short a time as possible.

  • Several levels of difficulties, possibility to create its own cards games.
  • The matching cards can be maded of images, sounds or texts, to match in order or not.
  • Many options of personalization.
Two Mac versions, Carbon and Cocoa (menu Help to see which). Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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Controllers Lite 1.0.2 - Test game controllers for use with your Mac. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:55


Controllers Lite is a simple way to test your game controllers. You can easily determine if drivers need to be installed for your controllers based on whether or not they appear in the left column after they've been connected to your Mac.

Once a controller has been successfully connected, a listing of available buttons for the highlighted controller will appear in the right column. You can then test the buttons on your game controller by simply pressing them. If everything is working correctly, the button you pressed on your controller will be highlighted in the right column.

Note: Try the full version of Controllers to use your game controllers to play almost any game on Mac, even games that don't have built-in support for controllers.



Version 1.0.2:
  • Added support for unknown properties
  • Fixed issue with OS X Mavericks App Nap


  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Controllers 1.0.4 - Play games with console controllers on Mac. (Demo)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:54


Controllers turns your Mac into a console gaming experience. A must-have app for any gamer, you'll be able to easily use your game controllers to play almost any game, even games that don't have built-in support for controllers.

Version 1.0.4:
  • Added support for unknown properties
  • Added support for reverse axis controls
  • Fixed issue with OS X Mavericks App Nap
  • Moved help section online


  • OS X 10.8 or later



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DVDbaseHTML 1.0.6 - Export DVDTheque's database in HTML. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:54


DVDbaseHTML exports the DVDTheque database to HTML.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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MouseCoord 1.1.9 - Displays mouse coordinates. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:53


MouseCoord shows the current coordinates of the mouse cursor. It can also draw a rectangle or an oval (see FAQ) to measure the pixels on the screen. It is intended to work with magnify software, as Pixie which is include in Apple's Developer tools, or others (Macnifier, etc.).

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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SquareBid 1.3.2 - Number puzzle. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:52


In SquareBid, the goal of the game is to fill the square 10 by 10 cells with numbers from 1 to 100 (or 6 by 6 cells from 1 to 36).

Two Mac versions, Carbon and Cocoa (menu Help to see which). Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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NbreConvert 1.3.4 - Convert a number from any base. Express a number in words. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:52


NbreConvert is a simple program that lets you:

  • Convert a number from any base to any base.
  • Factorize a number into primes.
  • Express a number in words.
The program is localized in English and in French. En Français, les nombres sont convertis en lettres.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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ManageNameExt 1.4.9 - Add, remove, or change file name extension. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:52


ManageNameExt lets you add, remove, or change extensions. Change the case of the file name or the extension. Show or hide extension. Purge file name of not Internet characters. Suffix or Prefix the file name. Change the modification date. Other options can also change the appearance of windows icons.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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MemoDate 1.3.6 - Birthday and event reminder. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:50


MemoDate lets you search for your contacts' birthdays in Address Book. It can also analyze a text file to warn you events which are notified there.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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TextBatchConv 1.3.0 - Batch re-encoder for text files and find/replace text. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:49


TextBatchConv (was ConvertEncoding) allows you to save a text file (.txt, .html, etc.) with a different encoding, and with different end-of-line formats. It's also possible to find/replace text, and work in batches.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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SMasterMind 1.4.1 - Traditional MasterMind logic pattern game. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:49


SMasterMind is a game in which you have a certain number of guesses to figure out the color-pattern combination of four colored pins by the process of elimination. The game is in French and English.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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MyPopBarrier 3.0.3 - Remove emails directly from the server. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:48


MyPopBarrier allows the removal of your emails directly from your ISP's server. It can act on several accounts simultaneously.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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SyncTwoFolders 2.0.1 - Syncs two user-specified folders. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:47


SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives. When files are copied, it acts like you're performing it through the Finder instead of mysteriously doing it in the background.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



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TypeStatus beta tweak for Mac puts iMessage typing indicators in your menu bar

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:16

Following the success of Hashbang Productions’ iOS jailbreak tweak TypeStatus, the development group has released a beta version of the tweak for OS X. TypeStatus for Mac will provide simple system-wide notifications in the OS X menu bar when your iMessage has been read or someone is typing a response.

From Hashbang Productions’ Blog:

TypeStatus for Mac is a simple addition to your OS X menu bar that displays typing and read receipt notifications, much like the iOS version. TypeStatus also has built-in support for the awesome Obsidian Menu Bar tweak. This should work on OS X 10.8 and 10.9, however we’ve only tested it on 10.9.

Keep in mind that this is a very early beta; a lot needs to be done to bring TypeStatus for Mac’s features on par with the ones in its iOS version. If you notice any bugs or have any feedback, you can write a comment below or email support@hbang.ws. Enjoy!

The install process is easy, but keep in mind, it’s not an all-in-one solution. After downloading the TypeStatus plugin, you’ll need to download and install another app called EasySIMBL. From there, drag the TypeStatus plugin into EasySIMBL, check the “Use SIMBL” box, then quit EasySIMBL and restart the Messages app.

In our testing, TypeStatus for Mac functioned properly, but the notifications would only show a person’s email address or phone number instead of a contact name. Another important note is that TypeStatus will only function when the Messages app is open, but it will work when the app is in the background.

Update: According to the Hashbang team, a few of the issues mentioned above were caused by the fact that they had accidentally released a build from April 2013 as the first beta. A second beta has been released to resolve these problems and add an automatic updater for future builds.

TypeStatus has a lot of potential once the bugs get worked out, but we’d love to see a single install package to make the process even easier. If you’d like to check out TypeStatus for Mac beta, it’s available on Hashbang Productions’ site.


Filed under: Apps, Mac Tagged: Hashbang Production, iMessage, iOS, IOS jailbreaking, OS X, SIMBL, Software release life cycle, TypeStatus, TypeStatus for Mac

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A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 22:00
Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Piper packs security cam, home automation hub into one...
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Liya 3.0.2 - Simultaneously access three database systems. (Free)

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 21:55


Liya allows a user to access three Database Systems simultaneously from a single visual interface.

Liya can access MySQL, PostgreSQL & SQLite3 databases, all in the same way, using a simple 3-panel display - one panel for selecting the database and the table, another for editing the table structure, and the last for editing the contents of the table.

Liya can access databases in all three systems simultaneously, using multiple windows, with each window showing the contents of a single database.

And Liya will move data from one database to another, just by dragging and droppiing. If you need to copy the table structure of one table to another, even across database systems, simply drag and drop across windows. Do the same with data. You can export data from one database for backups that can be read by any of the other databases.

Version 3.0.2:

  • Fixed some of the more quirky user-interface oddities, so it’ll work as modelessly (and smoothly) as I can make it.
  • This is the first version to get iCloud support for the App Store version.
  • You can share SQLite files in iCloud with the (soon-to-be-released) iPad version of Liya.
  • Fixed a bug when working in OS X 10.9 where the smart quotes get in the way of entering custom SQL commands.
  • Also, at some point, MySQL stopped allowing the time zone to be included in a timestamp field. Updated Liya to handle this rejection more gracefully.
  • Finally, one oft-requested feature - Liya now reports SQL command line errors when users run custom SQL commands (or when Liya has a bug).
  • I’ve made so many changes in this version that I could have introduced even more bugs. As usual bug reports are very welcome.


  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Latest unverified photos from Weibo claim to show iPhone 6 schematics, production tools

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 21:51

A new batch of photos appearing on the Weibo social network claim to show new production schematics and die for manufacturing the body of the iPhone 6 inside a Foxoconn facility, as noted by GforGames. A few of the photos (below) definitely show some sort of technical design documents, though we can’t be sure what they show as they are both incredibly technical and written in Chinese.

The molds, as seen above, definitely appear to be designed to produce a smartphone, but there is no confirmation that these will be used for the iPhone 6 as opposed to a phone from some other manufacturer. Apple is rumored to be working on two different models of the iPhone 6 with different screen sizes.  If they are designed for the next iPhone, these molds could be for the 4.7″ or 5.5″ models.

The larger model is reportedly being delayed until later in the year due to production difficulties, so it seems likely that if the above photos are real, the molds will be used for the smaller model. This would match up with reports that the smaller device will go into production this month, according to an earlier report.

Late last month, several new photos that purported to show the body for the next-gen iPhone leaked on Weibo as well.

A final photo shared on a different Weibo post shows what is said to be a fixture for one of the tools used to produce the next iPhone. We don’t have any idea what that could be, and the claim is pretty broad. (Update: Thanks to reader Tristan for clarifying that the part is a die block to hold the phone while it is machined.)

As with most leaks, it’s best to remember that these may or may not be the real thing, and the users who posted these photos haven’t been proven to be connected to Foxconn at all, or have they previously leaked anything.

The technical documents and tool fixture are below:


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Foxconn, iPhone 6, leak, weibo

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Auburn University video with Jeff Williams, Bob Iger profiles Tim Cook in honor of Lifetime Achievement award

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 21:50

(Photo via Auburn University)

Following Apple CEO Tim Cook being honored with Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement award last December, the university in Alabama from which Tim Cook graduated has shared a video profiling the Apple CEO and his impact at Auburn. While the video was first posted in March and surfaced today, it features commentary and interviews from other notable Apple figures including Jeff Williams, Senior VP of Operations, and Bob Iger, Disney CEO and Apple board member.

In the video, Iger calls Cook “a great leader” and notes his passion and ethics. Auburn notes having Apple’s CEO as a graduate as an excellent recruitment tool.

Tim Cook delivered the commencement speech for Auburn University’s spring class in 2010. He often shares his affection for his alma mater and its football team.

Earlier this year, a local publication in South Alabama near Tim Cook’s hometown wrote about the Apple CEO’s experience growing up in Robertsdale, Alabama. Check out Auburn University’s video below.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Alabama, Apple, Apple CEO, Auburn, Auburn University, Bob Iger, Disney, Jeff Williams, Tim Cook

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