Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

Photos: Exporting Still Images from Videos

9:10 AM, Jun. 19th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today we've got a Quick Tip about Yosemite's new Photos app! Did you ever wonder how you could export a frame from a video as an image file? Well, even if you didn't, we're gonna tell you how. We'll also mention where to find that resulting image after you've exported it, as it may not be where you'd expect. 

OS X: Three Common Causes of Slowdowns

9:05 AM, Jun. 17th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Got a slow Mac? We've got some tips on what to do to troubleshoot (and potentially address) your problem. Hey, we like the pretty, colorful spinning beach ball as much as the next guy, but we're not fond of seeing it on our own systems! Track down what's causing troublesome slowness with this Quick Tip.

OS X Calendar: Using the Contextual Menu

8:50 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today's Quick Tip has a slew of Calendar tricks for OS X! Just by right- or Control-clicking on events, you can do a bunch of really powerful things, from changing the color-coded calendar to sending the details on the appointment to someone else. Come on in and read all about it!

OS X: Using the Public Folder

8:50 AM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today let's chat about the Public folders on your Mac! If you have a user account, you've got at least one, and you may have many of them. So how does "Public" work? And what of the mysterious Drop Box folder contained within it? Learn how to use these special locations to share files with other users on your Mac, all in this Quick Tip.

Apple Watch: Turning Off Email Notifications by Account

8:55 AM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is all about email on the Apple Watch—how to configure its settings, the way it looks, and so on. Melissa Holt will also cover turning off notifications by account, so you could restrict your Watch to only telling you about the really, really important emails you get. You know, the ones with cat GIFs attached. 

Safari: Turning Off Push Notifications

8:40 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

If you're tired of websites asking for permission to send you notifications (or if you want to change which ones you've already allowed to do so), come check out today's Quick Tip. We'll cover how to turn off the requests, how to revoke permission if a site's getting on your nerves, and what you'll do if you don't like the format or behavior of certain notifications.

OS X: 3 Tricks for Moving Files Around

8:55 AM, May. 27th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Ever been curious about how you can use a keyboard shortcut to move files on your Mac? What about ways to drag and drop stuff without having to open separate windows? Melissa Holt has three very useful Quick Tips on organizing items in the Finder, coming right up!

Apple Watch: Three Tips on Contacting Your Pals

8:30 AM, May. 22nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Want to use your Apple Watch to get in touch with folks, quickly and easily? Then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you today! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover adding new colors to your Digital Touch palette, using Force Touch to assist with Messages, and sending dictated texts as fast as possible.