Tag Archive: Enable

Enable & Control Access for Assistive Devices & Apps in OS X Mavericks

Accessibility feature called Assistive Devices in Mac OS X Assistive Devices and Assistive Apps are applications and accessories which can control parts of the Mac and OS X beyond the normal scope of app limits. While it’s primarily thought of as an Accessibility feature, it’s also commonly uses for general apps too, ranging from screen sharing functions, to apps that require microphone access, to even web browsers and many popular games. Because  [Read More…]

How To Enable And Disable Location Services For Specific Mac Apps [OS X Tips]

There are several apps in OS X that may want to use your location data, including apps like Maps, iPhoto, and more. If you want to see which apps are currently requesting and using your data, simply click on the…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Only Enable Flash For Specific Websites With Safari [OS X Tips]

Ugh, Flash content, right? It slows everything down, and buries content within inaccessible Flash movies, and forces you to install and keep updating the plugin, even if you don’t need it. Honestly, I hope Flash goes the way of the dodo, and HTML 5 takes over. If I had my druthers, I’d disable Flash on […]    [Read More…]

How To Enable Activation Lock On Your iPhone And iPad [iOS Tips]

Activation Lock is a new feature in iOS 7 that allows you to remotely wipe all the data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in case it gets lost or stolen. It’s such a great idea that 78 percent…Read more ›    [Read More…]

How to Enable Flash Plugin for Specific Web Sites Only in Safari for Mac OS X

Safari Safari 7 now provides finely tuned controls over what websites can use which browser plugins, and there are few better uses for such a feature than selectively limiting the Adobe Flash Player plugin to only be enabled for specifically approved websites. Basically this means you can have the Flash player installed on your Mac, but blocked for your wider web experience, while still being allowed on a few select sites that  [Read More…]

Enable Do Not Track, Block Cookies, For Better Mobile Safari Privacy [iOS Tips]

While other web browsers exist and thrive on iOS, Safari is the one Apple includes with it’s iOS system software, and it’s probably the one most of us use often, no small thanks to the fact that it’s integrated at…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Enable Subtle Fading Transition Effects in iOS 7 to Replace the Zoom Motions

Fading transition effects introduced in iOS 7.0.3

If all the crazy user interface zooming in-and-out effects of iOS 7 aren’t your cup of tea, you will be thrilled to discover there is an alternate subdued option available now which transforms the zoom effects into much more subtle fading transitions. This excellent option was introduced with iOS 7.0.3 in response to some usability issues, where certain users were experiencing motion sickness from  [Read More…]

How to Enable NTFS Write Support in Mac OS X

NTFS write support in Mac OS X OS X has always been able to read NTFS drives, but tucked away in Mac OS X is a hidden option to enable write support to drives formatted as NTFS (NTFS stands for New Technology File System and is a proprietary file system format for Microsoft Windows). Enabling NTFS write support on the Mac is fairly technical and it’s not officially supported by Apple,  [Read More…]

Enable The Web Server In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips]

WebSharingIt used to be a no-brainer to enable the Apache web server included with Mac OS X. You’d hop into the System Preferences, fire up the Sharing preference pane, and then you’d be good to go. Starting in Mountain Lion, however, Apple hasn’t given a user-friendly checkbox as in previous OS X releases. Instead you […]

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Enable Time Zone Support in Calendar App for Mac OS X

Set the Time Zone for Calendar app in Mac OS X

The Calendar (once called iCal) app of Mac OS X has full support for Time Zones for the entire calendar, individual events, shared calendars, and even invitations, but it must be enabled separately within the preferences. If you rely on Calendar app for just about anything and travel or work across time zones with any regularity, this is a worthwhile  [Read More…]