Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]
We're counting down the days until OS X El Capitan is released. Hurry up, September 30th! In the meantime, though, we want to make sure your Macs are ready for the transition. Are you sure that your old apps will function under 10.11? Have you backed up recently? (Please say yes.) Come check out our three Quick Tips on how to prepare for Apple's upcoming release.
iOS 9 is here! Whoo-hoo! To celebrate, we've got a Quick Tip about one of the new features of Siri: creating reminders based on what you're looking at on your screen. With this, you can have your device remind you about webpages, emails, locations, messages, and so on. It's pretty much the bee's knees.
There are a few special features within iOS 9 that are specifically for use on your iPad, and in today's Quick Tip, we're going to go over one of our favorites. If you place two fingers on your screen, you can select text more easily and move your cursor around. Plus, there's a handy new set of shortcuts to use when you need to, say, copy or format text. Neat!
This El Capitan Quick Tip is about one of the niftiest new Spotlight features: Finding videos on the Internet without having to open your browser first. Melissa Holt will cover that new ability (and how you'll turn it off if you hate it!).
We're getting ready for Apple's big event next week, but in the meantime, Melissa Holt's got a brand-new iOS 9 trick for us! In this Quick Tip, she's going to discuss her very favorite new feature, which is the ability to share voicemails with other people and save 'em out into other apps.
Melissa Holt's got another El Capitan trick for us, and this one's a doozy. You know how you can swipe on a message within iOS to trash it, mark it as read, and so on? Well, the beta version of El Cap offers that feature too! We'll discuss just how you'll do it (and what customization options you have) in today's Quick Tip.
Another piping-hot El Capitan tip, coming right up! Today Melissa Holt's talking about how we can "pin" sites to the Safari toolbar, which makes accessing favorite webpages faster. These pinned tabs even keep themselves updated in the background! That's the niftiness available in today's Quick Tip.
The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.
With the El Capitan beta, we've got a neat, easy way to bypass the trash when we're deleting a file, and we can also remove a single item from the trash without having to empty it completely. This is one of the features that we really hope makes it through to the final version of El Cap! Melissa Holt's here to tell you all about it.
Today's Quick Tip is the cat's pajamas (if we do say so ourselves), and so is Apple for implementing this handy feature. We can now use the iCloud website to restore backups of our contacts, calendars, and reminders, and we can also recover deleted Drive files, as well. We're so excited that we may just have to go sit down for a while and fan ourselves.