Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

Apple Watch: Using “Cover to Mute”

8:55 AM, May. 13th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Another day, another Apple Watch Quick Tip! Today's article is about the "Cover to Mute" feature, which will let you shush your Watch without having to fiddle with controls or even interact with the display. Keeping people from staring at you because your wrist is making odd noises is a good goal, isn't it?

Apple Watch: Controlling Your Music

8:55 AM, May. 7th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's Quick Tip, we're going to go over how to use your Apple Watch to control music, both where the songs are coming from and where they're sending to. You can choose to either play tunes that are living on your Watch or ones from your iPhone's library, all from the convenience of your wrist! Speaking of convenience, it's a really good thing this device has us stand up every once in a while, isn't it? We're just saying.

Apple Watch: Mark Your Location

8:50 AM, May. 5th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Are you directionally challenged? The Apple Watch can help! There's a hidden feature within the Maps program that'll let you mark your current position, meaning you can save the location of a trailhead or your parked car (for example) to make getting back easy. That's what we've got for you in today's Quick Tip!

4 Tips for Preserving Apple Watch Battery Life

8:55 AM, Apr. 29th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

More Apple Watch tips? Don't mind if we do! In this article, we'll go over some ideas for stretching the battery life on your fancy new device, including how to see the time you've spent actually interacting with the Watch since you last charged it. Keeping your tech alive and well is what we're all about in this Quick Tip.

My Three Favorite Apple Watch Tips

8:55 AM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Were you one of the lucky few able to snag an Apple Watch over the last few days? Then Melissa Holt's got a few tricks for you on how to use it in this Quick Tip. If you haven't been so lucky, feel free to read this article anyway (while you're refreshing your order status page for the thirtieth time today, of course).

Photos on the Mac: Comparing Edited Images to Originals

8:50 AM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Wondering where the trick of holding down Shift in iPhoto to compare edits went with the new Photos app? Hey, this Quick Tip has you covered. Not sure what we mean about the thing that holding down Shift used to do? Hey, this has you covered on that, too, and you may just find that it's your favorite "new" ability with the Photos program.

iOS 8.3 Messages: Filtering Unknown Senders

8:55 AM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

With today's Quick Tip, we're going to learn how iOS 8.3 can help us identify and report potential spam iMessages (hint: it's really, really simple). As a bonus, Melissa Holt will cover how to report any spam SMS texts you get to your wireless carrier, so you'll be all set to clean the junk out of your Messages app!

OS X: Getting the Size of Mailboxes

8:55 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Ever wondered how you could see which of your mailboxes take up the most space and clean them out accordingly? That's the purpose of today's Quick Tip! Melissa Holt will go over the ins and outs of this feature, so if you've got a very bloated Mail program, now's your chance to…let some air out of it? We're not sure where we were going with that analogy.