tweaks

Turn Off Emoji Text Replacements In OS X With A Simple Toggle

If you type out an old emoticon like :) into OS X, a lot of apps will autocorrect that to an emoji. If you’re not a fan of this behaviour and prefer to keep the older emoticons around, all you need to do is change a toggle in the app.


Get The Old Chrome Bookmark Manager Back

The newest version of Chrome features a fancy new bookmark manager and interface that’s all about thumbnails. If you’re not a fan of that snazz, Techdows points to a flag you can switch to get the old interface back.


Fix Slow Animations In Yosemite By Enabling 'Increase Contrast'

Yosemite’s new look is great on new Macs, but older Macs struggle with some of animations, especially when pulling up Exposé. iDownloadBlog talked with a Genius at the Apple Store who suggests turning on “Increase contrast” to speed up those animations.


Your TV's Advanced Picture Settings, Explained

HDTVs come with all kinds of advanced settings designed to “improve” the picture, but most of them are just marketing gimmicks. In fact, your picture will actually look better with some of them off. Here are some of the settings you’ll find in the advanced menu, and what you should do with them.


Speed Up Your Mac's Window Resize Animation With A Terminal Command

When you resize a window in OS X, there’s a nice little animation that shows the window expanding. If you don’t like this animation (or it’s just choppy and slow on your older Mac), OS X Daily shows us how to turn it off and make the resize instant.


The Best Jailbreak Apps And Tweaks For iOS 8: Part II

Now that we’ve had some time to hang out with the iOS 8 jailbreak, new apps and tweaks are coming out made specifically for the new operating system. Let’s take a look at the best.


How To Unlock Hidden Settings In Your Favourite Software

Not every app has a Settings menu that’s easily accessible. Sometimes, developers hide away debug menus, secret settings and more. With them, you can unlock additional features or just get some crazy stats. Let’s take a look at some of the most useful among them.


Get The Old Zoom Button Back In Yosemite With An Option-Click

Yosemite swapped out the old green “zoom” button with a new full-screen mode button. If you miss the old zoom function, you can get it back with an Option-Click.


Speed Up CrashPlan Backups And Free Up CPU Power With These Scripts

We love CrashPlan for its inexpensive, unlimited and automated backup service, but many of us have seen terrible upload speeds or high CPU usage when CrashPlan is running. This might be the fix you need.


The Best Apps That Take Advantage Of Yosemite's New Features

Yosemite has been out for a week now, and that means apps are getting updated to support some of its new features. From Notification Center tweaks to Continuity features, here are some of the best apps taking advantage of Yosemite.