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iOS 9: Content-Aware Reminders with Siri

3:20 PM, Sep. 17th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 9's content aware Siri

iOS 9 is here! Whoo-hoo! To celebrate, we've got a Quick Tip about one of the new features of Siri: creating reminders based on what you're looking at on your screen. With this, you can have your device remind you about webpages, emails, locations, messages, and so on. It's pretty much the bee's knees.

iOS 9: Use Two Fingers to Manipulate Text

8:50 AM, Sep. 16th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Using gestures in iOS 9 to select text

There are a few special features within iOS 9 that are specifically for use on your iPad, and in today's Quick Tip, we're going to go over one of our favorites. If you place two fingers on your screen, you can select text more easily and move your cursor around. Plus, there's a handy new set of shortcuts to use when you need to, say, copy or format text. Neat!

iOS 9 Beta: Sharing and Saving Voicemails

9:07 AM, Sep. 4th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Share Voice Mail messages in iOS 9

We're getting ready for Apple's big event next week, but in the meantime, Melissa Holt's got a brand-new iOS 9 trick for us! In this Quick Tip, she's going to discuss her very favorite new feature, which is the ability to share voicemails with other people and save 'em out into other apps. 

OS X El Capitan Beta: Using Mail Gestures

9:07 AM, Sep. 2nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Using swipe gestures in OS X El Capitan's Mail app

Melissa Holt's got another El Capitan trick for us, and this one's a doozy. You know how you can swipe on a message within iOS to trash it, mark it as read, and so on? Well, the beta version of El Cap offers that feature too! We'll discuss just how you'll do it (and what customization options you have) in today's Quick Tip.

OS X El Capitan Beta: Pinning Safari Tabs

8:50 AM, Aug. 28th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Using pinned tabs in OS X El Capitan's Safari web browser

Another piping-hot El Capitan tip, coming right up! Today Melissa Holt's talking about how we can "pin" sites to the Safari toolbar, which makes accessing favorite webpages faster. These pinned tabs even keep themselves updated in the background! That's the niftiness available in today's Quick Tip.

iOS 9 Beta: Extra Security with a 6-Digit Passcode

8:55 AM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 9's new six digit passcode

The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.

El Capitan Beta: The “Delete Immediately” Feature

8:58 AM, Aug. 20th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Delete Immediately in OS X El Capitan

With the El Capitan beta, we've got a neat, easy way to bypass the trash when we're deleting a file, and we can also remove a single item from the trash without having to empty it completely. This is one of the features that we really hope makes it through to the final version of El Cap! Melissa Holt's here to tell you all about it.

iCloud: Restore Missing Data Through Your Browser

8:55 AM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to restore data from iCloud

Today's Quick Tip is the cat's pajamas (if we do say so ourselves), and so is Apple for implementing this handy feature. We can now use the iCloud website to restore backups of our contacts, calendars, and reminders, and we can also recover deleted Drive files, as well. We're so excited that we may just have to go sit down for a while and fan ourselves.

iOS 9: See Extra Battery Details

8:58 AM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 9 battery features

Let's talk about the beta of iOS 9! And let's specifically go over a new setting that'll let us determine more precisely how our battery life is being used. If you've ever been curious to see which apps are eating up your battery in the background, now you beta testers can know for sure. We've got energy-saving happiness for you in today's Quick Tip.