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It’s that time of the week again when we round up the most popular (as well as the less-popular but equally useful) apps, tips and tweaks that you may have missed during your hectic workweek. This time around, we discuss Vine’s web interface, classic console emulators for OS X and Android, a new Q&A platform from Twitter’s co-founder, multiple iOS 7 jailbreak tweaks, and a lightweight variant of Mozilla Firefox, among other excellent apps and tips.

2013 Best App Roundups

At the end of every year, we like to do a roundup of our favorite apps, hacks, and tweaks for major platforms. This year’s no different!

More roundups lined up for next week!

Vine For Web Officially Available With Full-Screen TV Mode

Vine Profile

For a long time now, we have been using third-party websites for getting a better Vine experience on the web. Well, last week Vine launched ‘Vine for Web’ so you can see people’s profiles, their vines, read and add comments, likes, and share videos. There’s also a nice TV mode for watching multiple Vines in one go.

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Twitter Co-Founder Launches ‘Jelly’: New Social Question & Answer Service For iOS And Android

Jelly_Main  Jelly_Qs

The massive success of Twitter did not stop its co-founders from working on other projects. @Ev started up Medium, a modern blogging platform, and now @biz has launched ‘Jelly’ for iOS and Android – a mobile, social question and answer service.

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Play Classic Nintendo and SEGA Console Or Handheld Games On OS X With OpenEmu

Best Apps, Tips And Posts Of The Week [01.12.2014]

While I did own a SEGA Genesis and a Game Boy Advance growing up, I missed on a lot of high-quality games because I either did not have a good taste, or I just found those more “involved” games too hard to play. Well, thanks to emulators on modern computers, it is never too late. OpenEmu for OS X allows you to play Game Boy, NES, SNES, DS, and Genesis / Mega Drive games in all their original glory with added customizability for changing how they look and play.

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Quickly Identify Internet Connection Issues With Chrome Connectify Diagnostics

Connectivity Diagnostics_Pass

Computer Networking is a highly complex mix of dozens of equally complex technologies, and any one piece not working properly can cause your own Internet connection to stop working properly. With Chrome Connectify Diagnostics, you can quickly identify a few of the more obvious problems, and then you can take appropriate actions.

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Customize Windows 8.1 Charms Bar Icons With This Portable Tool


The Windows 8.1 Charms Bar houses five icons that you can easily customize with a portable tool called ‘Charms Bar Customizer’. Great for users who want their Windows UI customizations to be consistent throughout the OS.

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Reicast Is A Robust SEGA Dreamcast Emulator For Android


Dreamcast was SEGA’s last console before the company shifted to making software only. Many consider it ahead of its time, but that didn’t help it much with sales. Anyhow, if you have a nostalgic itch to respond to or you just want to check out Dreamcast’s excellent games library, give Reicast a try on your Android device.

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Get Rid Of Unwanted UI Elements In The iOS 7 Control Center With CleanCC

CleanCC iOS Settings  CleanCC iOS View

I think Control Center is the single greatest new feature of iOS 7, but it does indeed come with some UI elements that I just don’t use, e.g. the AirDrop feature. With the CleanCC jailbreak tweak, you can choose to remove them one by one!

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Light Is A Faster Version Of Mozilla Firefox Stripped Down To Its Most Important Features

Firefox Light

While Mozilla has done a great job over the past few months at making Firefox faster, third-party developer cstkingkey has taken it further (much further, in some cases) by removing some non-essential features from the original build, and renaming the custom build ‘Light’. It is an excellent alternative to Firefox, assuming you don’t use the features that have been stripped out.

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Get Jailbroken iOS 7 On Unsupported Devices With Whited00r


Own an old iOS device but still want to use iOS 7? Apple says, “No!” because of obvious reasons (older, slower hardware being the principal reason), but you can still get it through Whited00r. It takes out performance-taxing features, but includes quite a few of the most important, useful ones.

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Gorgeous iOS Weather App Solar Now Available On Android

Solar_NY  Solar_All

Weather apps are a UI playground for designers and developers. One good app that came out of said playground is the gorgeous ‘Solar’. It was previously available on iOS only, but has now made its way onto Android.

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Customize iOS 7 Control Toggles With Ryan Petrich’s FlipControlCenter Jailbreak Tweak

FlipControlCenter iOS Settings  FlipControlCenter iOS Switches  FlipControlCenter iOS

While I prefer its alternative ‘CCControls’ more, FlipControlCenter is an equally great jailbreak tweak for customizing the collections of toggles that go in the iOS 7 Control Center. I don’t use Airplane Mode or Bluetooth much, so I replaced them with toggles for VPN and Location Services.

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