Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

Contacts: Cleaning Up Extra Accounts

7:08 AM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to clean up duplicate cards from Contacts

For today's Quick Tip, we'll cover not just how to clean duplicated cards out of your Contacts program, but how to eliminate accounts you don't need from the app, as well. Doing so can prevent all sorts of trouble, including missing data on your other devices. Come on in, read this tip, and clean up your contacts!

iTunes: Delete Old Device Backups to Save Space

8:57 AM, Oct. 28th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to remove old iOS device backups from your Mac

If you're running out of space on your Mac, you should definitely check to see if you've got old or unneeded iPhone/iPad backups within iTunes. They're easy to delete! Within today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will show us how to clean those out, and she'll also go over a few more handy ways to use those device backups, too.

iOS 9: Search Your Photos with Siri

9:14 AM, Oct. 23rd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Use Siri to sort photos on your iPhone

Siri is the subject of today's Quick Tip, and boy, has Apple's voice assistant gotten smarter under iOS 9! We'll cover how you can use Siri to search through your photos quickly, so you don't have to go through and scroll past 8,531 images by hand to find the date or place you want to check out.

OS X: Encrypting Time Machine Backups

9:04 AM, Oct. 15th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to encrypt your Time Machine backup

If you've got a backup drive (and you should), have you ever given any thought to what might happen if someone stole it? Is the data accessible to a thief? In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to encrypt a new Time Machine backup and some caveats for encrypting existing ones (you may have to erase the disk first!).

iOS 9: New Ways to Add Email Attachments

10:28 AM, Oct. 13th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Add attachments in iOS 9 email messages

Today's Quick Tip is about attaching files in iOS 9. Did you know that you can now navigate to your iCloud Drive right from within the Mail app? Or that you can also enable attaching files from, say, Dropbox, without having to visit that app to do so? Well, now you know, so come in and find out all about it!

El Capitan: Hide Your Menu Bar!

8:55 AM, Oct. 9th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to hide your menu bar in OS X El Capitan

In this article, we're going to cover an interesting feature of the new version of OS X: Hiding and showing the menu bar. For those of you who like to hide the Dock when you're not using it, this'll reduce your visual clutter even more. All the focus'll be on your work windows after today's Quick Tip!

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: Turning Off Individual Live Photos

9:02 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to send stills from Live Photo pics

One of the new features of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus is the so-called Live Photos functionality; this'll take your still images and turn them into little video-like snapshots of the moments in your life. However, there's a big caveat: When you share a pic with someone through Messages, those Live Photos are sent as, well, Live Photos, which may be a problem if you just forgot the feature was turned on! We'll go over what to do in this Quick Tip.