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Cydia app store creator files lawsuit against Apple, claims anti-competitive behavior

When the first iPhone was released in 2007, it didn’t have an app store. Instead, it came with a handful of Apple-made apps pre-installed and if you wanted to do anything else with the phone, Apple suggested opening the Safari browser and using web apps. The following year, Apple introduced the App Store. But it […]

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Cydia Store has shut down (app store for jailbroken iPhone tweaks)

For years the Cydia Store was a key component of the iPhone jailbreak scene — jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad gives you access to files, settings, and features that would otherwise be unavailable, but the Cydia Store makes it easy to find and install apps that take advantage of those features. But the Cydia Store […]

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AndriOS brings Android style to (jailbroken) iPhones

Have an iPhone, but prefer the design style of Android? A few years ago it probably would have been hard to find anyone who fell into that category — but with Matías Duarte overseeing Google’s design team, Android has earned a reputation for attractive design. Folks who prefer Apple’s software and the wealth of apps available for […]

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Lilbits (12-26-2013): Oppo’s 538 ppi smartphone

Apple introduced the world to the buzzwords “retina display” with the introduction of the iPhone 4 a few years ago. The idea was that you can’t easily spot individual pixels on a smartphone screen with more than 300 pixels per inch — and the iPhone 4 had 326 pixels per inch. For some reason that […]

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Lilbits (10-02-2013): More bad news for BlackBerry

Canadian smartphone company BlackBerry could go private soon, which means the company may not have to report its financial health to the public anymore. But for now, the company is continuing to provide updates on its current situation… and the state of the BlackBerry is not good. Here’s a roundup of tech news from around […]

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Cydia Substrate, WinterBoard theme engine now available for rooted Android devices

The developer of the Cydia app store for jailbroken iOS devices has ported one of the most popular tools for tweaking a jailbroken iPhone or iPad to Android. Saurik’s Cydia Substrate is now available for Android, and the Winterboard theme engine which makes use of it is available as a free download as well. Android […]

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Evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak seems to be kind of popular

Apple adds new features to iOS with every release, including support for multitasking, turn-by-turn navigation, cloud storage and backup and more. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen people ask whether it’s even necessary to jailbreak an iOS device anymore. But it seems millions of folks are still interested. The first untethered jailbreak […]