In the age of internet millennialism, browsers are an essential tool to help you connect. Most of our browsing online is done on a mobile these days. And unlike desktop browsers, mobile browsers vary a lot in terms of performance, design, reliability, support etc. Even a general user might be able to make out the difference the choice of a correct browser makes, which is not the case when it comes to desktops.
Nevertheless, sparing you all the technical testing for yourself, we’ve compared some of the ablest browsers available for you to download.
Just a heads up- this article is divided into four categories based on the factors involved that makes a particular browser the perfect choice. To make it as fair as possible, all the browsers are tested on the same iPhone using the same resources.
Above all, even in real-world usage, it has been found that Microsoft’s Edge surprisingly has a knack over most of the browsers available. And that includes Safari as well. On the other hand, Chrome and Firefox are ‘usable’ browsers but don’t provide an improvement over the latter. Adding to that, Chrome and Firefox feel kind of heavy with their design. Anyways, hold on, as I talk about the design later in this post.
2. HTML5 Compliance Test
Chrome and Safari have always been the real deal in terms of HTML5 inclusion. Google has been really pushing hard to improve its browsing experience by providing as much support a developer needs in order to make it a better place to browse.
It’s not just the case with Chrome, but Firefox is also a strong contender. Lately, it has been showing up for ads on its desktop version which explain developers non-delusive ways to append HTML codes into their projects.
HTML5 Compliance test results: Closer to ‘555’ is better
The results clearly indicate that Safari is still the best browser to rely on when it comes to HTML5 compatibility, which is the language on which around 80% of the whole internet is based. Although, it is sad to see that Firefox failed miserably on this test as well. This shows the colossal difference between a desktop-based browser and a mobile browser. It’s like the coins have flipped completely.
Chrome managed to handle HTML blissfully, which is why it’s scored the second position. Chrome is also supposed to be well-adjusted for Google’s AMP program, which allows publishers to provide content on a blazing fast speed by basically hosting it on Google’s servers.
3. Design and Features
Having a pure Apple essence is one of the things Safari is very good at. And a pure Apple essence demands simplicity to its core. If you are the one that prefers a clean and powerful browsing experience, no other browser except for Safari will win you over.
It has a reading mode which basically declutters a webpage and provides you only the useful information like texts and images. You can even get rid of ads using the reading mode. Although, sometimes it’s not as efficient as the algorithm behind it fails to detect the structure of a webpage and provides unuseful information.
Additionally, you have the option to save mobile bookmarklets so that you can easily traverse through your favorite websites right from your springboard. Above all, if you happen to have the rest of the Apple family (MacBook, iPad, iPod), you can seamlessly multitask. As an example, you can have a Safari tab open on your iPhone and can continue to browse exactly where you left off on your MacBook. This is not what other browsers offer.
From a design point of view, Safari’s design is overdue for a change. It has been the same looking browser since the Safari that came with the first iPhone, except it has become more minimalistic. If you’re looking for a browser that gets most of your job done efficiently right off the bat, then Safari could be the best deal for you.
Google’s own browser helps with most of the stuff that is related to Google. Albeit, there’s no doubt that most of the stuff on the internet is related to Google. Seamless integration between different platforms is the characteristic feature of Google Chrome.
All you need is to sign in to your Google account in the Mobile browser and all of your bookmarks, passwords, history data and cached files are seamlessly synced. It’s so smooth that the whole process feels almost magical. The magical part about it is that you don’t even need to enter your account details manually. Chances are, if you’ve signed into any Google service using your iPhone, you have the account details already stored on the secure servers. With just a tap, you are signed into Chrome.
When you glance at the new tab page of Chrome, you’ll notice that a feed containing the latest trending news articles is already set up. Those news articles are curated based on your browsing pattern. Apart from that, the iOS keyboard gets an extra row of functions like a QR code scanner, some handy symbols etc. in the Chrome app.
Having a Chrome browser on mobile is similar to having it on a desktop except for the difference that you have a community of extensions on the desktop which is not currently the case with mobile.
The design, on the other hand, is kind of heavy and undesirable sometimes. Due to the heavy design, iOS tends to lag and freeze which becomes extremely annoying with constant usage. Chrome also has a reputation for being a battery hog on mobile devices. And it’s no different in this case. In fact, Chrome utilizes the CPU in such a way that in just a few minutes of normal browsing, the iPhone’s back becomes extensively hot. All of this could be a major setback for a someone who cares more to squeeze some juice until the end of the day.
Despite its poor performance in the benchmarks, Firefox has the most features of all the browsers featured in this comparison. Similar to Chrome, it also has a seamless cross-platform syncing system. Although, you’ll have to create a separate Mozilla account without which it won’t be possible to sync between your desktop and your mobile.
Albeit, once you have the Mozilla account signed in on the mobile version of Firefox, all the bookmarks, history data, and passwords will seamlessly sync to your device. At the end of the day, it doesn’t have that magical element that makes Chrome so special.
After the recent update for the desktop version of Firefox- dubbed the Quantum update, there are a lot of under-the-hood engineering improvements, as stated by Mozilla. However, Mozilla also hinted that the Mobile version gets the same Quantum treatment. Basically, the new engineering framework leverages the multi-core processors in a fairly unique manner, according to Mozilla. Now it won’t make a huge difference in day-to-day usage but with further upgrades in processors with progressive devices, the experience is only getting better.
Some of the unique features of Firefox on mobile includes a dedicated night mode aimed at easing the usage of websites during the night. Wasn’t it certain? Also, just like Safari, Firefox also has a proper reading mode, but not as perfect as the reading mode on Safari. Although there is one thing that Firefox totally messes up- handling the cache.
The design is something for which Firefox is needed to be comprehended. Despite having a heavy design like Google’s Chrome browser, Firefox handles every task like a breeze. I haven’t faced any performance nor any battery issues while using Firefox in the course of time in which I had it for testing. Firefox could be a daily driver for someone who does like proficiency but is okay with the browser not able to handle caching well.
Something about this browser makes browsing both smooth and laggy at the same time. And it’s not sure whether this is because of Microsoft’s legacy or something else. On the other hand, you can easily compare Edge with Safari because of the similarities they withhold between them. A reading mode, tools to bookmark and text searching on a webpage sum up to be almost all of the features of the browser.
And trust me, you won’t need more. The Edge browser for mobile has a lot in common with its desktop counterpart featurewise. You get a minimalistic news feed on the ‘new tab’ page along with some other recommended websites for you to consider to visit. Although it has that nostalgic Microsoft essence to it, and you can feel it, there’s no getting tired of this browser on mobile. Even though it doesn’t live up to the Chrome and Firefox standards in terms of seamlessness and the presence of features, it just simply works every time. And that certainly is not the case with any of the browsers in this comparison.
When it comes to interconnectivity, it’s not as magical as Chrome, but it’s doable. The medium for the same seamless connection between cross-platforms is a Hotmail account, or rather a Skype account. And the contents that get synced over are same as that of every other browser featured in this post.
Designwise, I must say that Edge has got an edge over other browsers. Simplicity is the key with this one. The flagship Microsoft interface is omnipresent and highly noticeable throughout the app. It slightly stresses the processor but gets the work done, which is browsing (of course!). However, websites tend to perform smoother on Edge than on Chrome or Firefox or for that matter, even Safari.
Perhaps, the most important sector of our browsing experiences, privacy is something that you should care about when choosing the perfect browser for yourself.
Apple, as we all know it, is extremely vested in privacy and often makes sure that it isn’t undermined by Safari. On the backend, Safari analyzes your behavior on the web space and based on your liking, restricts the transmission of your data to ad firms.
On the other hand, Chrome does exactly the opposite. It has a bad reputation in terms of data management as it monitors your browsing history along with relevant website data and uses it to provide a better experience- that’s what Google affirms. But having all of your data handled by a corporation at a fairly vast level is kind of threatening. And the recent Cambridge Analytica scam makes me more unnerved about Chrome’s data usage methods.
Although there’s absolutely no problem regarding Firefox’s privacy and security abilities, it could be better considering the vast user base. Also, if you care about extensive privacy regarding internet usage, Mozilla has a separate app named Firefox Focus that has an expertise in handling security and the privacy of the end user. Edge, on the other side of the bridge, is not as careful with user privacy as per the current industry standards, but it doesn’t jump too far like the privacy features in Chrome. And that provides the balance.
All of the browsers have a basic incognito mode, which generally does not register your browsing history in the first place. It also doesn’t allow for search engines to retrospect your search data.
Even though there are a lot of parameters that form an outline for the ‘best’ browser in the market, it all boils down to your liking and feeling towards a particular one. For instance, if you’ve been using the Chrome browser on an Android phone, you’ll end up using Chrome on iOS as well, when you make a switch. It becomes exasperatingly difficult to break out of the comfort zone once you’ve discovered it.
Although, Microsoft’s Edge is an exception as it’s a new release and doesn’t have a strong user base since the beginning, making it a difficult choice for most of the users out there.
Once again, it all cuts down to your affinity.
Photoshop is supposedly coming to the iPad in 2019, says Adobe
Is the iPad really a computer? Well, it seems like its soon going to be called one. And that is because Adobe is porting the infamous Photoshop to the iPad, Bloomberg reported yesterday.
Adobe, the developer behind Photoshop– the best-in-class photo editing tool for desktop- is planning to release a new version of its software for the iPad in 2019. The reason for the software company’s dedication towards releasing Photoshop on the iPad is to foster subscription sales by launching it on more platforms. And Adobe has been on this mission since it pushed all its apps on the cloud. It will announce the app for the iPad at its annual MAX conference in October at LA, California.
Scott Belsky, Adobe’s chief product officer of Creative Cloud, has confirmed a cross-platform venture for Photoshop but has denied providing a date for the launches. As much as the people in the community want a full-fledged Photoshop app for compact devices, Scott, too, hopes for these huge software ventures to launch in the market as soon as possible. Although, “There’s a lot required to take a product as sophisticated and powerful as Photoshop and make that work on a modern device like the iPad. We need to bring our products into this cloud-first collaborative era,” he says.
This port is a great deal for Adobe as it has a long history with Apple. For instance, Steve jobs hated the flash player cause it made phones sloppier and lose battery faster than enough. However, recent events justify the gripping connection between Apple and Adobe. “Adobe historically — particularly for Photoshop — had a very close connection to Apple. From Adobe’s perspective, this is something that will help the needs of their high-volume business and it would make a lot of sense for them to invest in building this,” an analyst at Griffin Securities- Jay Vleeschhouwer said.
The Photoshop app on the iPad will endorse the iPad as well, bringing in more sales.
A roadblock that Adobe has been facing all this time while considering launching Photoshop to tablets and mobile devices is processing power. Mobiles and tablets, until now, weren’t capable of handling intensive processing required for Photoshop to function. However, Adobe says that the iPad has advanced to a point that it can handle tasks thrown by Photoshop. The iPad has an A10X chip that works blazingly fast and has even managed to accumulate higher benchmark scores than the MacBook Pro. Besides, the newest iPads have a Pro-motion display which basically means that the screen refreshes at a rate of 124 Hz- better than almost any tablet out there. Photo editing with Photoshop could really benefit from the fast-refreshing display.
On top of everything, Apple itself will benefit a lot from this arrangement, as Photoshop coming to the iPad will endorse iPad massively. And it will also give a reason for Apple to boast about its products. The news is that, along with the iPad, the iPhone will also be getting Photoshop, but it’s likely to be a companion to continue editing from iPad, rather than being a complete version of the software. With Adobe expanding the reach of Photoshop to platforms other than Windows, you could expect drops in subscription rates as well, judging by the fact that Adobe will see a spike in their subscriptions.
There’ll be a companion app for iPhone as well.
There is this question in minds of millions who use Apple products: Is iPad a computer? Being a tablet, being called a computer doesn’t do justice to the form and is just excessive marketing done by Apple. However, the dream of doing away with your desktop or laptop and switching to a more portable iPad is slowly coming through. And the inclusion of Photoshop in the scene is yet another reason to question our senses so as to think of an iPad as a computer rather than a tablet.
However, with this move, the already prevailing photo editing apps could take a major hit. And it’ll be fun to see how others recuperate to the situation.
iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tweaks: The top 37 list! (Bonus: Installation Tips)
Jailbreaking is not defunct yet, and that is expressed by the dedication jailbreak developers put in to pop out a new one once in a while. A team of developers along with CoolStar- the one who created the Electra jailbreak- have come up with a new jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1. The iOS 11.3.1 Electra jailbreak was long due, and developers in the team made sure that we got ultimate discretion from Apple’s impotence as soon as possible.
The iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak ships packaged with the Electra jailbreak utility. For earlier versions of the jailbreak, you’d have to use the older version of the utility as well. But with the fresh release for iOS 11.3.1, you’ll have to use the new Electra 1131 tool.
A new jailbreak means more public exposure to tweaks. However, whenever a jailbreak is released, tweak developers begin adding support for the latest jailbreak, if not produce new tweaks. This process usually takes time until most tweaks are made compatible. But, there are some tweaks that don’t utilize core features and are readily available right off the bat. We are gonna have a look at some of those tweaks so that you can enjoy your new jailbroken device to the utmost potential.
But, before we get to the tweak list, let’s see how to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 with Electra on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Things you’ll need:
- According to iTweakz on YouTube, in order to ensure a smooth jailbreak process, grab your iPhone/iPad/iPod and turn off Siri altogether.
- Turn off Find My iPhone
- Then turn on Airplane mode and reboot your iDevice.
- Further, turn on your iDevice (this will disable flight mode, so turn it on once again).
- Hop on to your PC/Mac. Provided you have downloaded all the pre-requisites, open Cydia Impactor. Tip: Place all the downloaded files on the desktop for easy access.
- Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the PC/Mac, then, if prompted, tap on “Trust.”
- Now, the steps involving Cydia Impactor are quite complex, and won’t work if not done right. So, here’s a video from iTweakz describing the Cydia Impactor Part:
- Once you manage to get the Electra jailbreak tool on your iPhone, go to Settings- General- Profile, and tap on the new profile. Once in, tap Trust.
- Now, open the Electra jailbreak app placed on the app drawer and then tap on Jailbreak.
Since this jailbreak is brand-new, the process could fail a couple of times. You’ll have to repeatedly try tapping the jailbreak button until you finally see the Cydia app in the app drawer. However, even after Cydia gets installed on your iDevice, you’ll have to enable the jailbreak by going into the Electra tool and tapping the Jailbreak button once again.
Update: Coolstar and his team have updated the Electra Jailbreak tool to fix problems experienced by users earlier. The success rate for the jailbreak has increased.
Now that we have Electra Installed, let’s take a look at what sources should you add to Cydia initially:
Now, finally, let’s get to the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 11.3.1. Note that these tweaks also work on previous versions of the jailbreak.
A stellar theming engine concocted by keeping jailbreak users in mind. Most people already know about this tool. But for those who don’t, using Anemone, you’ll be able to install exquisite themes to make your iPhone not look like an iPhone and give it an altogether new feel.
Check out my series of the best Anemone themes:
Anemone is available from the official Electra repo on Cydia.
As mentioned before, the initial stages of a jailbreak are deemed to be unstable. The iDevice would have to be rebooted once in a while to ensure smooth working. But, iPhones, iPads, and iPods do not support one-tap reboots right out of the box. This is when BetterPowerDown comes in handy.
With this tweak, you’ll be able to easily reboot, respring, and shut down your iDevice in one swipe.
iOS 11 shipped with a lot of new changes. However, the introduction of large titles placed almost everywhere in the UI faced a lot of criticism from fellow users. Agree or not, large titles don’t look as good as they sound.
This tweak disables all the large titles throughout the UI and restores them with smaller titles- as present in iOS 10 and before. It’s a pretty simple one with no settings to configure. However, you’ll thank me later after installing this tweak.
Ventana works more on the visual aid than proving to be useful. It enables a Windows 10-like lock-screen with info on already-enabled toggles, modified notifications, a re-arranged clock and better a better placement of music toggles.
As mentioned above, you won’t feel advantageous as this tweak doesn’t perform any tasks that ease your usage. However, a jailbreak doesn’t solely exist to enhance usability, it can also set a ground for ultimate customizations- the ones which are out of bounds. And Ventana is one of the many examples set by the jailbreak community in favor of customizing an iDevice.
A prime tweak that can be found on almost all jailbroken devices, Zeppelin is the tweak you can root for if you hate the carrier text in the status bar. The tweak basically allows replacing the carrier text with a custom logo/icon.
There are a plethora of inbuilt icons you can choose from (and many external packages available) that can stand in place of the carrier text. A Superman logo would look stunning, right? Maybe an Apple logo?
This is an Activator ridden tweak, which means that it requires the tweak- Activator- to work. BrightVol helps you decrease or increase the brightness of the device using the volume buttons- hence the name “BrightVol.” All you have to do is press both volumes up and down buttons simultaneously, and the buttons will be remapped to control brightness instead of volume.
To get the volume controls back, press the volume buttons simultaneously once again.
Enchanting name! But, the work it does is even better. Chrysalis tweaks the 3D app switcher on iPhones supporting 3D touch to look more minimalistic. Instead of showing full-sized app cards, the tweak displays a bunch of icons of apps running in the background.
With this tweak, you can jump to any app you want using 3D touch, which is one thing you can’t do without this tweak. Usually, you’ll get to jump back to the last app you were in- not any app in your background.
A legendary tweak. For those who don’t know what Cylinder is, it is a tweak which enables playful scroll animations for the app drawer. There are tons of animations to choose from. Cydia also hosts a number of external animation packages for Cylinder.
This tweak has been in the jailbreak community since the first jailbreak was launched. And yet, it never fails to amuse its users.
As obvious as it sounds, this tweak opens stuff. But, there’s a catch.
When you open a link from Safari or any other app, there’s always a default app to open the link. For example, when you tap on a link in WhatsApp, the default browser set to open the link in Safari. However, with this tweak you can change the app you would like to open the link in. So now If I wanna open a link from WhatsApp, I can reprogram it to open in Chrome.
Deemed as one of the most important tweaks of all time, Activator provides a base for several other tweaks to function on. With Activator, you can set specific action combinations to evoke a certain function. A tweak in our list- BrightVol uses Activator.
3Edgy5Me is a visually appealing tweak that shows a line of light at the edges when a notification arrives. This tweak is a rip-off of Samsung Galaxy device’s edge notifications.
As for this tweak, you can customize the color of the light wave in the settings.
Don’t worry, this tweak is from the frequently updated list of iOS 11.3.1 compatible jailbreak tweaks. That said, do you miss the way iOS 9 used to present its folders?
Well, you can get that folder style back with 9Folderz. This tweak simply tweaks the iOS 11 folders to look more like iOS 9 ones. The only difference between an iOS 11 folder style and iOS 9 folder style is that folders in iOS 9 had a more transparent background. If you want that, you can get this tweak, now that it’s compatible.
Many who are acquainted with the jailbreak world know what Alkaline is. Do you?
Well, if you don’t, Alkaline is a simple tweak that lets you change the appearance of the battery indicator. There are 4 styles you can choose from, but it comes at a cost of inaccurate battery reading. What I mean to say is that you will be better off knowing your battery percentage using the standard battery indicator, instead of customized ones. However, you could get used to the customized ones if you keep them longer- which is a bit difficult.
14. ClassicFolders 2
Yet another tweak aimed at improving your interaction with folders on your device!
ClassicFolders 2, as the name suggests, breathes life into iOS 6 style folders by making it available to iOS 11 devices.
15. ColorBanners 2
You’ll love this! Everyone acknowledges the fact that iOS 11 notifications suck, but does anything suck when you have access to a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or an iPod?
What ColorBanners2 does is, it converts all the lifeless notification banners into colorful versions of them. And the best part is that the colors are assigned to notifications on the basis of the app’s icon color.
Well, the name is pretty obvious, and it clearly states the intent of the tweak. In case it doesn’t ring in your head, this tweak allows you to change the color of your control center tint, and trust me- it looks fabulous!
17. Filza File Manager
This is absolutely an app that deserves a place on your iDevice. With this tweak/app, you can do a lot of stuff, here are two:
When the Electra jailbreak didn’t support Cydia, this was the app that served as a medium to install tweaks. There are several other tasks that you can do with Filza. All you have to do is Google those to unlock its potential.
Flame is a must-have.
You can blatantly customize Cydia with this tweak. Customization options include changing colors of elements, adding pull to refresh and much more. This app can be called great just because of the fact that it not only enhances the design element of Cydia but also adds more usability scopes which ultimately makes it easier to use Cydia.
Apple Maps hasn’t yet achieved a lot of positive response because of a lot of irregularities within its app. However, Apple’s improving it in iOS 12, adding detailed maps and more transit options including better navigation. But that’s all a gift for iOS 12.
But for those who are on iOS 11, the ‘go-to’ app is Google Maps, and will always be unless you decide to update to iOS 12. MapsOpener does justice to Apple’s quality by allowing users to set Google Maps as the default option.
This is a tweak made for users who outright hate the trending tab in the App Store.
The trending tab is good, but at most times, it is not. And accidental clicks on the little text in the trending area results in a very angry and annoyed user. Well, NoTrending changes that by removing the trending listing from the App Store.
This tweak is the definition of uselessness. All it does is play a sound whenever you open the app switcher.
For some reason, Apple decides to hide the status bar when you open a folder. It’s annoying to an extent.
But, this tweak changes that annoyance into casualness by enabling the status bar while a folder is open.
Similar to StatusFolder, this tweak enables the normally suppressed status bar in the app switcher.
24. YouTube Tools
This is also a must-have tweak supporting YouTube. This tweak disables ads from the YouTube app. It also allows you to play a video in the background. You can listen to a music video and text your friends at the same time, for instance.
This app also allows you to watch age-restricted content and give you access to private videos. However, the last two options are against the law, so better do not use the app for invading someone’s privacy or watch content inappropriate for your age.
25. iCleaner Pro
This is a Godly tweak that helps you save storage on your iPhone, iPad or iPhone by clearing the cache and removing unwanted files from the system.
Unlike other apps that claim to do so, iCleaner is a legit source and has been downloaded by almost all the jailbreakers once.
Are you tired of the usual look of your keyboard? Well, there are third-party options available out there, but due to Apple’s stringent restrictions, those keyboards can’t utilize an iDevice’s full potential.
NudeKeys, however, adds a minimalistic layer over the original keyboard designed by options. With this tweak, the keys on the keyboard have no borders. It also adds a tint to the keyboard’s background.
Another keyboard tweak, SmoothCursor smoothens up the harsh movements of the text cursor. And believe it or not, it looks quite calming.
It wasn’t until recently that Google updated its app- Inbox- to fit the bezel-less screen of the iPhone X.
For iPhone X, this tweak forces apps to expand their interface to take advantage of the notch-ridden display. But, by stretching the apps, you could face some issues accessing certain app functions that hide behind the notch.
This tweak adds percentage labels to ControlCenter sliders on iOS 11. Usually, the control center has sliders which, unfortunately, do not indicate a percentage. SugarCane changes that.
As the name suggests, you get a dark mode for Instagram as well.
All you have to do is install the tweak.
31. CCWallCustomizer 2
A control center tweak- CCWallCustomizer 2 allows you to replace the background tint from the control center with a wallpaper. You can upload your own wallpaper as well as set a default one.
Since this tweak depends on a wallpaper, choosing the correct one with the best contrast will be golden.
We’ve come so far down in this list of the best iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tweaks, that such an important tweak, especially for iOS 11 users, deserves an applause.
This tweak does something very important with the control center toggles. In iOS 11, Apple enabled a feature where even though you switch off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles from the control center, they’ll switch off temporarily instead of completely as in iOS 10. Apple did this to utilize Wi-Fi for AirDrop and other services.
But, with RealCC, you can turn off that feature, and you’ll be able to switch off Wi-Fi completely instead of just switching it off for the day.
This tweak is intended for iPhone X users who find it difficult to swipe down on the fairly large screen of the iPhone X. On iPhone X, in order to access the control center, you need to swipe down from the top instead of swiping up from the bottom. This is because of non-availability of gestures at the bottom as the home button is replaced by the “swipe-up” gesture.
However, for those with small hands, you can install this tweak which helps you to access the control center by swiping down from the middle of the home screen instead of the top. This replaces the gesture to access spotlight. However, you’ll be able to change the position of the spotlight gesture to either the right or left sections of the screen. This is a must-have for users having an iPhone X. It’s the best tweak from the list of the best iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tweaks.
Silo is another gem in the list of the best iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tweaks. Aimed at the control center, once again, this tweak lets you rearrange the control center toggles according to your accessibility.
35. DateUnderTime X
Having a date pinned at the status bar makes it easier to realize what day of the month you’re on. However, due to the presence of the iPhone X notch, there is barely any space available for jailbreak developers to enable the date on the status bar.
However, DateUnderTime X solves this problem with a unique perspective. With this tweak, you can enable the date to appear below the time- which is what the tweak’s name suggests.
iPhone X was launched with a lot of great features- some which were entirely new for the long-time iPhone user.
One such feature is tap to wake. By just tapping on the dead, lock screen, you can wake the screen up, and then unlock it. However, DoubleTapLock allows you to do the opposite by locking the screen when you double-tap on the home screen.
When the term “HUD” comes in a word, you betcha it means omitting the standard, obtrusive volume HUD and replacing it with a better option.
Well, VideoHUD brings iOS 11’s video volume slider to other parts of the system.
These are the best iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tweaks compatible with the version right now. However, this, by no means, constitutes the entire list of compatible tweaks for iOS 11.3.1. So, stay tuned on this post as it gets regularly updated with new tweaks.
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iOS 12 Developer Beta 3- Here’s most of the new notable stuff!
Pursuant to the traditional manner, Apple has released the third iteration of its new iPhone operating system for developers. iOS 12 Developer Beta 3 brings a lot of tiny perks, while mostly focusing on bug fixes.
With iOS 12 Beta 3, Apple has finally set foot on the ground and has been listening to its users and developers. This wasn’t the case with iOS 11 as it was a ground for a plethora of bugs. Although, the tech giant is shifting its bubble towards proving iOS 12 to be worthy of installations. Instead of surprising users with perks, iOS 12 Beta 3 falls more on the bug-fixing part.
Here’s what new in the latest beta from Apple:
Redesigned Voice Memos on iPad
The iPad gained a voice memo app with the launch of iOS 12. Well, it seems that Apple is already working on improving the same. In Beta 2, the voice memo app for iPad had a squared design that appeared to be resembling an iOS 7 design- except there was a heavy application of the bold text.
However, in beta 3, the app has gained more of Apple’s infamous rounded rectangles and blurriness. As Apple works towards making everything simple (so it says), the voice recorder, in fact, looks intelligible.
The Reddit user by the name- u/MMikolaj1 spotted it out first and posted the comparison.
A lot of improvements in Maps
It is a proven fact that Apple maps are not one of the many options for a million users. Although, with iOS 12, Apple has promised to improve the Maps experience to an extent that it becomes the numero uno option for most users. iOS 12 Developer Beta 3 is just a medium for the subject’s improvement.
There are a bunch of enhancements that increase the chance of reliability on Apple Maps. Some of them are listed below
Maps in the San Francisco Bay area are more detailed
The Reddit user MMikolaj1 spotted this one as well. He posted a comparison showing a map of the San Francisco Bay area on beta 2 and beta 3. The map seems to be having more beacons and markings. And the terrain itself appears in-depth as new road markings have been added. The colors on the map itself are now a tad on the lighter shade.
More places are added
According to a Reddit user- u/seawanderer, the street where he/she resides wasn’t previously visible on Apple Maps. But, iOS 12 Developer Beta 3 fixed that with the correct name of the street. This advancement could be due to the acquisition claiming Apple to be rebuilding the Maps app from the ground up.
GPS has been fixed
The previous 2 betas had an awry issue that rendered the GPS of a lot of devices on iOS 12 useless. While most users didn’t report a problem with the GPS, it turns out that those with iDevices having an Intel modem were the prime sufferers. The problem has been since fixed, though, with the release of beta 3.
Battery section gets new low power mode indicated statistics
In the battery section, if at any point in time, the low power mode was enabled- the iOS device will now show a yellow colored bar graph. In previous betas, no matter if you had low power enabled, the device always showed a green bar graph indicating battery usage. This is a very subtle change among other new enhancements.
New animation while 3D touching “Clear all” button on notifications
There is a new animation when 3D touching the “Clear all” button at the notification center. The new animation has a subtle ‘pop and bounce’ effect to the tab. iOS 12 Beta 2 shipped with new animations for 3D touching notifications, and the new animation on beta 3 looks exactly the same.
This new animation when 3D touching “clear all notifications” is 👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/3LbihFzYjd
— Matt (@ttam110) July 3, 2018
One Swipe gesture for clearing alerts is back
iOS 12 Developer Beta 3 brings back the old ‘one-swipe to clear alerts’ feature for notifications. In iOS 11, clearing notifications individually demanded a swipe to the left. But the gesture was removed in iOS 12 and replaced with another option to further manage notifications intuitively. However, Apple has brought back the one-swipe gesture.
3D touch toggle now works on iPad
You can now 3D touch on the notifications to intuitively handle them on an iPad. For the record, an iPad doesn’t house a 3D touch sensor by design, but you can now long press on software bits to make replicate 3D touch functionality.
SIM Unlock screen shows up instantly after reboot
The SIM unlock screen now shows up almost instantly after a reboot, while this wasn’t the case with previous betas.
CarPlay doesn’t disconnect now when a rear-end camera is activated
Beta 1 and Beta 2 of iOS 12 had this problem where CarPlay would unwantedly disconnect when the rear-end camera was activated. However, this is now fixed with iOS 12 Developer Beta 3. However, some users report of the bug still appearing to be prominent for some car manufacturers.
Control center background intensity has been reduced
As mentioned before, Apple loves to blur out backgrounds- which is the case with the control center in the latest beta. The background on the control center looks more appealing owing to the fact that the intensity of the background blur has been reduced.
That is all for now. This post will be updated constantly as new features will be discovered. Here are Apple’s full Release notes for iOS 12 Developer Beta 3. Do check out!