Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

Monument Valley’s Forgotten Shores: Quick Fun (and Controversy)

8:45 AM, Nov. 14th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · Quick Look Review

Monument Valley, which may just be one of the finest iOS games ever released, has been updated with eight new levels. Hooray! In this article, Melissa Holt will tell you what she thinks of the new content (hint: we can hear her squealing happily all the way over here), and she'll also discuss the App Store fallout over the developers deciding to charge for the additional levels.

3 Tips to Make 1Password Even More Powerful

8:45 AM, Nov. 12th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

The subject of today's Quick Tip, 1Password, is by far Melissa Holt's favorite third-party program. Here she'll walk us through three of her favorite tricks for using it. Did you know that you can add a one-click, autofill-your-login-immediately bookmark into your browser with 1Password? Or that there's a keyboard shortcut that means "fill my login in on this page"? Well, now you do, so for all the details, come on in.

OS X Yosemite: Let’s Make Some Phone Calls!

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

There are tons of ways you can make a phone call with Yosemite. Wanna use someone's Mail signature? No problem. Calling a business from Safari? Easy as pie. The problem? Almost every program has a different way to initiate a call. Luckily, we're here to de-obfuscate the issue. Yes, that is so a word.

iOS 8: Hiding Your Location with Siri

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

Today's Quick Tip is about using Siri to disable and re-enable your location sharing through Find My Friends. It seems like a small thing, right? Well, you might change your tune if your best friend ever sees you out shopping for Christmas presents at That Store He Likes. We'll teach you how to keep your gift-giving secret!

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.