Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

Pages: Rearranging Layered Objects

8:35 AM, Aug. 8th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's article, Melissa Holt will be discussing how to manipulate layered objects in Pages, so if you'd like to change whether one item is behind or in front of another, she'll tell you how. This method is an easy way to move objects to the background or create interesting, multilevel graphics. (Note: Melissa reports that no interesting graphics actually appear in this article, so don't get your hopes up.)

Reminders: Printing Out Your Lists

8:46 AM, Aug. 6th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

You may have noticed that the Reminders app in OS X doesn't offer a way to print out your lists, which is a strange and curious oversight. For today's Quick Tip, we're going to talk about what we think is the easiest way to overcome this weird problem.

OS X: Configuring FileVault

8:45 AM, Aug. 1st, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the most powerful security tools on your Mac—FileVault. She'll discuss why you need it, how you'll turn it on, and a really easy way you could lose access to all of the files on your computer. (Don't do that last thing, OK?)

iOS 7: Preventing Unauthorized Purchases

8:45 AM, Jul. 30th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today's tip, Melissa Holt's gonna go over a hidden setting that may let your kid purchase apps or media when he isn't supposed to. Turn this off, and you can rest assured that little Johnny won't be able to buy ten apps just because you allowed him to get one. Unless he knows your Apple ID password, that is, but you would never give him that, would you? Good.

OS X: Repair Home Folder Permissions

8:45 AM, Jul. 25th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover a little-known feature of OS X Recovery—repairing your Home folder permissions. If your Documents folder won’t let you edit files or an application is telling you that you don’t have permission to save something to your Desktop, then this tip should be right up your alley. 

OS X: Move Jobs Between Printers

8:45 AM, Jul. 18th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt is going to teach us how to move a job that we’ve sent to the wrong printer to a different one. No more walking through the steps to reprint a document just because the printer you tried to use is at home, folks! 

OS X: Use Any Color on Your Screen

8:45 AM, Jul. 16th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s going to cover a feature that not many people use, despite it having been around since approximately the dawn of time. OS X’s Color Picker can grab any color on your screen, so you can apply the exact shade of a logo, a t-shirt you took a picture of, or pretty much anything else to your objects and text. Handy!