Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

Terminal: Comparing Folders with “diff”

8:41 AM, Oct. 18th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

If you've ever had to go through the tedious process of comparing differences between two folders to figure out which files were missing from one, then this tip's for you. There's a much better, faster way to handle that task, and you don't have to download a darned thing to do so. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt'll fill you in.

iPhone 5s: Pick the Duration of Slo-Mo

8:30 AM, Oct. 16th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Using the iPhone 5s to take slo-mo movies is tons of fun, but you may have noticed that the first and last parts of the videos you take play at regular speed. Bummer, right? No! Fortunately, you can set which section plays in slo-mo, so you're not stuck with the default. In this tip, we'll tell you how you can adjust things to your liking.

iOS 7: New Unified Mailboxes

8:40 AM, Oct. 10th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Remember back when iOS 4 got a unified Mail inbox all those years ago? Before that, we poor users had to trudge through our devices—uphill both ways!—to read emails sent to all of our accounts. Well, hold on to your pants, because with iOS 7, you can now enable unified sent, drafts, and trash mailboxes to see those messages all in one place, too, and we're gonna tell you how.

iOS 7: Siri’s Pronunciation Training

8:33 AM, Oct. 9th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

The iOS 7 version of Siri has some tricks up its sleeve—including a quick, simple way for it to learn how to pronounce the names of your contacts. So if Siri's been mangling your friend Ercwlff Boudreaux's name since approximately the beginning of time, for example, now's your chance to fix it.

iOS 7: Removing Applied Photo Filters

8:28 AM, Oct. 4th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

If you haven't checked out the new iOS 7 photo filters yet, you really should. They're a fast and easy way to apply attractive filters to your images without having to use any third-party apps. Here's the neat thing, though—you can remove them from the pictures you take (or switch them around) even after you've applied them, and we're gonna tell you how.

4 Tips for Using iOS 7’s Calendar on Your iPhone

8:25 AM, Sep. 27th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Having trouble figuring out the best way to use iOS 7's Calendar, especially on your iPhones? We've got you covered. In this article, we'll give you some suggestions on bringing back a bit of the functionality of iOS 6, including list view. Are you a little less crazy after finding out that it still exists? We know we are.

iPhone 5s: Disable Siri (for Everyone Else)

10:05 AM, Sep. 24th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

It's great to be able to invoke Siri from your iPhone's lock screen, but it sure isn't very secure. Leaving that feature on means that anyone who grabs your device can use it, too. With the iPhone 5s, though, you can configure Siri so that only you can access it when your phone is locked, thus keeping your data safe. Well, safer, anyway.

iOS 7: Swipe to Navigate

8:35 AM, Sep. 23rd, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

One of the most user-friendly new features in iOS 7 is swipe navigation, and it's available in a whole bunch of places. So if you think you don't like Safari's redesign, for example, this may make you change your mind. In this article, we'll talk about where and how you can use it.

iPhone 5s: Adding Additional Fingerprints

9:15 PM, Sep. 20th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Just picked up your sweet new iPhone 5s? Then you'll need to know how to add in your spouse's fingerprint or additional digits of your own for easy unlocking. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how to add them, and she promises to avoid gushing over the 5s as much as possible. We’ll believe that when we see it.