Monthly Archives: May 2016

Turn on Android Developer Settings

Tech Tip Since Android 4.2 there has been a hidden way to turn on the developer settings. USB debugging the usual reason to turn on the feature. How to do it: Find and click ‘About Phone’ in your settings menu–

Posted in Android

Windows 7-10 Test Mode

Tech Tip While not necessarily safe to allow non-standard/unsigned or development drivers on a system, one may do that in test mode. This is how you do (or undo) test mode in Microsoft Windows 7 and newer (including Windows 10).

Posted in Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Windows 8-10 Boot Menu

Tech Tip This works in Windows 8/8.1 and 10. Open an Administrator Prompt and type this command: bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy Now reboot and you will now have the option of the F8 boot menu that existed in older

Posted in Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Windows 7-10 & Vista God Mode (Master Control Panel)

Tech Tip Create a folder in Windows Vista, Windows 7-10 and change the name to this: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} You can modify the text as you like before the period in front of the CLSID: Win7-10_GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Clicking on the new God Mode

Posted in Vista, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista

Get dtrace and iotop back on Mac OS X

Security in versions of OS X has been updated with the no-root theme with System Integrity Protection. Unfortunately that also includes dtrace and commands like iotop that rely on it. One can reboot a Mac into recovery mode and fix

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Posted in Apple, Debugging, Macintosh, OS, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Programming, Uncategorized