Tag Archive: Enable


Enable (or Disable) Read Receipts in iMessage for Mac

Read Receipts in iMessage for Mac Read Receipts show the sender of a message that a message has been delivered, these are enabled by default in iMessages for iOS, but they are disabled by default in Message for Mac. Here’s how to enable read receipts for messages sent from the Mac: Open Preferences in iMessage, and select the “Accounts” tab Select the iMessage account from the left Check the box next  [Read More…]

Enable Additional Screen Zoom Gestures in iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Zoom for iPhone and iPad iOS has additional system wide zoom abilities accessible by a gesture, much like OS X’s zoom feature. To use the extra zoom gestures on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, first you’ll need to enable them in iOS: Open Settings and tap on General Scroll down to “Accessibility” and tap on “Zoom”, flick the switch to ON Verify the zoom gesture works by using a three  [Read More…]

Enable iCal Debug Menu to Access 24 Additional Options & Tweaks

iCal Debug Menu iCal has a hidden debug menu with 24 additional options and features that can be accessed with the help of a defaults write command. Quit out of iCal and then launch the Terminal Enter the following command: defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 1 Open iCal again to find the “Debug” menu Many of the options are only useful for developers, hence the Debug label, but there are a fair  [Read More…]

How To Enable Push Notifications For Tweetbot [iOS Tip]

Tweetbot is undoubtedly the hottest Twitter client available for iOS right now, and thanks to its arrival on the iPad last week, there are thousands of new users discovering the app for the first time. If you’re one of them, the first thing you’ll want to know is how to enable push notifications. Push notifications aren’t setup when you first install the app, so you’ll need to do it manually.  [Read More…]

How to Enable or Disable Javascript in Web Browsers

Disable Javascript Need to re-enable or disable Javascript in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox? Most modern web browsers make it very easy to toggle on or off, and while it’s almost always recommended to keep javascript enabled, there are cases where developers and other users need to turn it off. Safari: Open Safari Preferences Click on “Advanced” and check the box next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar” Pull down the  [Read More…]

How To Enable Orientation Lock On Your iOS Devices [iOS Tip]

Sometimes the simplest tips are the most helpful ones, and that’s certainly the case with today’s, which will show you how to enable orientation lock on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Orientation lock allows you to prevent your screen from turning automatically when you rotate your device, and it’s really simple to activate. Simply double-tap your home button to open up the multitasking tray, and make a swipe to  [Read More…]

[Review] 3Gvenice – Enable FaceTime Over 3G (iPhone 4 Only!)

Don’t you just wish you could easily enable FaceTime over 3G? Beginning with the iPhone 4, FaceTime came along as a video chatting solution for iPhone 4’s. It then escalated to iPod touch 4G users and finally iPad 2 users. After that, Apple made a Mac application so that Mac users could join in on the fun. So now that Apple devices are pretty common and they can all mingle with video chatting, FaceTime has  [Read More…]

How to Enable the Video & Audio Encoder Tools in Mac OS X Lion

Media Encoding in Mac OS X Lion New to Mac OS X Lion are several built-in media encoding abilities, allowing you to encode and convert video and audio to other formats right on the desktop. We just covered a tip on how to convert video to audio using the media encoder, but it turns out this feature isn’t enabled by default for all Mac users running Lion. If your Mac is  [Read More…]

Enable HiDPI Display Modes in Mac OS X Lion with Quartz Debug

HiDPI vs Normal display In what is some of the strongest evidence that Apple is working towards bringing higher resolution retina style displays to Macs, a series of hidden HiDPI resolutions can be enabled in OS X Lion. Much like how iPhone UI elements handles it’s retina screen, the HiDPI modes in Mac OS X double the resolution of many onscreen elements, which would make the elements look sharper on  [Read More…]

Quickly Enable & Access Lion’s AirDrop File Transfer with Command+Shift+R

Quick AirDrop access Remembering a keyboard shortcut makes using AirDrop even easier, by quickly accessing the AirDrop window and enabling the Mac to be ready to accept or send files. The AirDrop keystroke is Command+Shift+R to instantly bring up the AirDrop window from anywhere on the Mac OS X Lion desktop. Remember that all Macs must be in the AirDrop window in order to work with each other. The shortcut should  [Read More…]