Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone

8:48 AM, Oct. 24th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's Quick Tip, we'll go over how Yosemite and iOS 8 will let you continue a phone call started with your Mac on your iPhone, so if you've gotta jet, you don't have to end your conversation. For those of you who thought they could use "I need to hang up my Mac" as an excuse to stop chatting with someone annoying, we apologize for this article.

How to Use Yosemite’s New Batch-Renaming Feature

8:06 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Yay, Yosemite's here! And Melissa Holt's all excited. For her first Quick Tip on this new version of OS X, she's chosen the new batch-renaming feature, which you can use to change a bunch of filenames at once in exactly the ways you specify. Isn't it nice when we get new abilities that were previously only available with third-party software? 

iOS 8: Setting Messages to Expire

8:42 AM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Even though iOS 8's new features for sending quick audio or video messages are pretty cool, those of us with smaller capacity devices may not want to save every bit of every conversation we have. For today's Quick Tip, we'll discuss adjusting your settings so that you control how often your text, audio, and video messages get deleted.

iOS 8: Hiding Your Current Email Drafts

8:40 AM, Oct. 9th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's Quick Tip, we're going to discuss the convenient new way to store and access email drafts under iOS 8. This small interface change will really make your message composing much simpler, especially if you need to refer to another email while you're writing. Come on in and get acquainted with this feature!

iOS 8: Using and Disabling QuickType

8:45 AM, Oct. 7th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip on QuickType, we'll discuss how Apple's new system of predictive text behaves, how to dismiss it from your screen, and how to turn it completely off if you so desire. So if those suggested words marching across your on-screen keyboards upset you, we've got the fix.

iOS 8: Setting Up Your Medical ID

8:45 AM, Oct. 3rd, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the coolest new features of iOS 8—Medical ID. If you configure yours in advance, emergency personnel can access information on your health history, including any allergies or conditions you have or medications you take, all without needing to know your iPhone's passcode. Come on in and learn how it works!