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Safari: Use a Shortcut to Clear Your History

8:45 AM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to create a keyboard shortcut to clear Safari’s browsing history on your Mac, quick as a wink. We understand that sometimes you look at sites that you don’t want other people to know about, and hey, we won’t judge you. Well, we won’t judge you much, anyhow.

iPhoto: Splitting Events

8:45 AM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover some easy ways to move your iPhoto images into new Events, making organization much more simple. Hey, you may not know why your Mac lumped your mom’s birthday pictures in with the ones from your gory knee surgery, but at least you’ll now know how to fix it!

OS X: Put the Date in Your Menu Bar

8:40 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this simple but useful article, Melissa Holt’s going to cover how to add the date to your Mac’s menu bar—and heck, you can even turn your clock into an analog one if you want. Or switch to a 24-hour version! Oh, the possibilities.

Hands-On with the T-Mobile Test Drive and iPhone

3:25 PM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · Analysis

T-Mobile Test Drive

Curious about T-Mobile’s service? Have them send you an iPhone to try it out! TMO’s Melissa Holt signed up for the Test Drive, and in this article, she’ll tell us what they sent her, how she liked the experience, and what caveats to remember if you want to go for a Test Drive too.

iCloud: Resetting Documents & Data

8:25 AM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

There’s a little-known setting on iCloud.com that may help you resolve stubborn syncing issues with (for example) your Pages documents that you edit on multiple devices. So if you’re making changes to files on your Mac and don’t see the results on your iPad, this tip may help you get it all fixed up. 

OS X: Merging and Removing Unused Calendars

8:45 AM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to discuss how to combine the events from two different calendars, so if you’d like to condense your calendar list by removing some unnecessary categories, this is the way to go about it. We’ll also cover how you’ll verify your data before you do any deleting. And how in the heck can you remove an entire calendar anyway? Melissa Holt might just have the scoop.

OS X: Sharing a Printer with Other Macs

8:25 AM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

So you own a printer that doesn’t have Wi-Fi. Guess you’ve gotta be directly connected to it to use it, right? Nope! In this Quick Tip, we’ll discuss how to use one Mac in your house as a makeshift print server so that other computers can print to any devices connected to it. 

OS X: Speed Up Logging In

8:31 AM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

There are a couple of fast and easy steps you can take to potentially improve how quickly your Mac logs you in, and we’re going to discuss them in this article (here’s a hint: You may have a ton of stuff that’s opening automatically without you even knowing). Hey, spinning beach balls, you can kiss our…um, grits. Yeah, grits.

iOS 7: The “Summarize Photos” Feature

8:50 AM, Jun. 13th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

The Years, Collections, and Moments views in iOS 7’s Photos app can be a bit overwhelming to scroll through. Luckily, there’s a “Summarize Photos” setting you can use to cut down on the number of images you’ll see within Years and Collections, so you can more quickly find exactly the time period you want. In this article, we’ll figure out how to use it (and how to turn it off if you don’t like it)!