Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

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!

Safari: Use a Shortcut to Clear Your History

8:45 AM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to create a keyboard shortcut to clear Safari’s browsing history on your Mac, quick as a wink. We understand that sometimes you look at sites that you don’t want other people to know about, and hey, we won’t judge you. Well, we won’t judge you much, anyhow.

iPhoto: Splitting Events

8:45 AM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover some easy ways to move your iPhoto images into new Events, making organization much more simple. Hey, you may not know why your Mac lumped your mom’s birthday pictures in with the ones from your gory knee surgery, but at least you’ll now know how to fix it!

OS X: Put the Date in Your Menu Bar

8:40 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this simple but useful article, Melissa Holt’s going to cover how to add the date to your Mac’s menu bar—and heck, you can even turn your clock into an analog one if you want. Or switch to a 24-hour version! Oh, the possibilities.