Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]
In this tip, Melissa Holt will go over a bunch of ways to force-quit stubborn, locked-up applications, including one special keyboard shortcut that'll allow you to force-quit your frontmost program. Almost instantly. Without having to confirm the action. Scary, right? But it's a useful kind of scary.
Want to set up custom email signatures for each account on your iOS device? Then you better upgrade to iOS 6, as that's one of the new features. If you already have iOS 6, come read this tip to find out how easy it is to configure. If you don't have iOS 6, get on that, you. Go on, we'll wait.
If you want to export your contacts into a CSV file, you don't need any third-party software. Got Apple's Numbers program? Then you're ready to go. Melissa Holt's going to tell you how to create spreadsheets with groups of contacts, how to add only the fields you need, and how to be a general all-around groovy person. She's still working on that last part, though.
Do you store your frequently used files in your Dock? Then you should know that you can email those documents right from their shortcuts, without having to find the original file or (horror of horrors) use Mail's Attach button. We're all about efficiency here at TMO.
Airplay Mirroring is one of the best new Mountain Lion features. Not only can you use it to send your Mac's screen to your television through an Apple TV, you can also choose to only send the audio. Listening to Pandora or an Internet radio station? No prob—you're not confined to iTunes content anymore! Whew.
In this tip, Melissa Holt is going to cover the ins and outs of Lost Mode, which is new with iOS 6 and iCloud. Track the movement of your lost device! Allow anyone who finds your phone to call a number you specify! Scare the crap out of people who are paranoid about being tracked! That last one's just a bonus feature, actually.
Sometimes we can't answer our phones because we're in a meeting. Sometimes we can't answer our phones because we're battling noobs over Xbox Live. Therefore, one of the handiest new features in iOS 6 is the ability to send preset text messages and quickly set reminders to return calls. In this tip, the introvert Melissa Holt is going to explain the best ways to put off calling people back. She's really good at that.
We all write emails on our iOS devices, so of course we need to be able to save drafts and come back to them later. In iOS 6, the already-good way to do so is suddenly so much better that you won't believe it. Or maybe you will believe it since you trust Melissa Holt so much. Either way, you'll have to read this tip to find out.
In iOS 6, we can now create shared Photo Streams, add comments to the photos we put in them, and just generally annoy the crap out of our friends and family. Yay! A lot of people groused when MobileMe galleries were discontinued, but now there's a way to (mostly) replace those within the shared Photo Streams by using the Public Website feature. So anyone with an Internet connection can see your shared images, even those poor lost souls who use PCs. Here's how.
When you're editing a picture in iPhoto, sometimes you've got to magnify things to be able to do a good job. (If you've ever seen red-eye that was fixed poorly, you know what we mean.) In this tip, Melissa Holt will cover quick shortcuts to use when zooming in and out of your images, which'll give you more time for important stuff like looking at cat pictures on the Internet.