Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]
Whether you've bought a program that you no longer need access to (cough cough Lion cough cough) or just have one that you don't want anymore, being able to hide stuff you've gotten from the Mac App Store is handy. As a bonus, you'll no longer be asked to update programs if you hide them. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how to do it, and if we're nice to her, she might even talk about how to unhide them afterward. Maybe.
If you didn't know you could use Siri to search and add to the Notes app on your iOS device, you'll find this tip quite useful. After all, getting info from Siri is usually much quicker than finding an app, opening it, and searching for things. Why, you could practically shave seconds off your workday, people, and that's time that could be better spent on important stuff like Twitter and Kingdom Rush. Ah, productivity.
There may be nothing uglier than a bunch of blue underlined URLs in a Pages document you're creating. And hey, it's possible that you want your readers to be able to click to go to a site you've mentioned, but if you don't, then read this tip. We'll tell you how to make Pages stop auto-formatting links and how to fix the ones it's already created.
Since printer ink is almost as expensive as getting a yearly root canal, any way we can save some of it is great, right? In this tip, we'll discuss using Safari's Reader feature to print articles without ads, headers, and other ink-wasting page elements. And no Novocaine will be required.
Using Apple Maps on an iOS device, you can save businesses, picnic spots, or any other locations as bookmarks to come back to later. It's an easy way to remember where you've been and what you've done in this big ol' world. In this tip, Melissa Holt will discuss how to use this feature, and she'll even provide a screenshot of some of her bookmarked locations! Juicy! Or possibly boring! We'll let you decide!
Sharing an electronic list with your friends or family is handy. Planning a party? Put everything on the list, and whoever buys an item can check it off. Want to remind your wife to get coffee when she's at the store? Easy-peasy. In this article, we'll discuss how to set up a shared iCloud Reminders list and all of the related goodness.
If you'd like to play music on your iPhone or iPad and then set how long it plays before it stops, check out this tip. There's a built-in iOS feature that'll let you do just that, and it works from almost any music app. So want to fall asleep to Pandora? You can. Want to fall asleep to your collection of Debbie Gibson bootlegs? You can, but you should probably feel bad about it.
Use a few different displays or projectors with your Mac? You're probably familiar with the "Detect Displays" feature for getting your machine to play nicely with your devices. But under Mountain Lion, you may not be able to use "Detect Displays" without knowing the trick for finding it. In this tip, we'll uncover what Apple has inexplicably hidden.
It's simple to password-protect your Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files, and once you know how to do it in one program, you know how to do it in all three. In this tip, we'll discuss how to require a password to open iWork documents (along with some important caveats for using this feature!).
If you need to dial an extension to reach one of your contacts, how do you handle that? Do you type the information into that person's card so that you can remember it? Well, remember no more—the iPhone's got a built-in way to dial extensions either automatically or with the press of a button. This tip's all about it, so come on in.