Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

iOS 8: See What’s Eating Your Battery

8:42 AM, Sep. 18th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's article, Melissa Holt will cover the new iOS 8 feature that'll interpret how your battery is being used to help you address any potential problems. Why, your fancy device will now even make suggestions about what you can do to improve battery life! Come on in and read all about it in this Quick Tip.

Reminders: Reuse Old Entries

8:44 AM, Sep. 17th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Want to know how to avoid typing the same ten items over and over again when you're headed to the grocery store? Sure you do. Simplicity is key, and though the Mac's Reminders program IS simple, that doesn't mean it's not incredibly useful. Getting the most out of what you've already typed is today's Quick Tip.

Dock Folder Shortcuts: How Do They Work?

8:32 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today we'll learn about all of the things we can do with folder shortcuts in the Dock, from adjusting how the files within them appear to switching to (or away from!) Stacks view. Why, we'll even talk about how to sort those folders to find your stuff more easily! It's all here in this Quick Tip.

Safari for the Mac: Finding the Wallpaper File

8:45 AM, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

When you choose "Use Image as Desktop Picture" in Safari, where does that file live? How do you get to the image on your Mac if you can't find it again on the Web? We're here to tell you how and to answer all of your questions. Well, not ALL of them. No, we don't know what the meaning of life is.

Pages: Locking Objects in Place

8:45 AM, Sep. 5th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to go over locking objects in place, one of her favorite features in Apple's Pages program. She has also mentioned that she may include a bonus tip on grouping and ungrouping multiple items, so come on in and join the fun.

How to Use Sticky Keys in OS X

8:00 AM, Sep. 3rd, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

If you've never poked around within the Accessibility pane of System Preferences, you really should, as it contains all sorts of features for helping out people who have trouble interacting with the Mac. For today's Quick Tip, we're going to cover a little-known option that can assist folks with dexterity issues.

OS X Finder: Customize Your Desktop

8:45 AM, Aug. 22nd, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Did you know that you've got all kinds of options for how your Mac's Desktop looks and behaves? It's true. You can make the icons that appear there much larger or smaller, increase or decrease the space between them, and even force the items on your Desktop to sort themselves into rows. All of this magic is the subject of today's Quick Tip.

3 Handy Tips to Make Preview More Productive

8:45 AM, Aug. 20th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Melissa Holt thinks Preview is pretty much the bee's knees when it comes to viewing and annotating PDFs. So in this Quick Tip, she's going to talk about three of her favorite tricks for using it. She probably won't explain her love of antiquated phrases like "the bee's knees," though, so don't hold your breath for that.