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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.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: How to Use 3D Touch

8:55 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s

Today's Quick Tip is all about some nifty ways you can Peek and Pop your way to screen-pressing happiness with the fancy new iPhones. Yes, we know that sentence makes us sound crazy (at best). We blame Apple for giving their features such…interesting monikers.

watchOS 2: Muting Activity Alerts

8:55 AM, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

You can temporarily mute Apple Watch reminders

The Apple Watch's activity notifications are helpful and healthful, but if you're having a day when they're annoying you rather than motivating you, you're in luck. With the newest version of watchOS, we can now mute those sorts of pop-ups temporarily! That's the subject of today's Quick Tip.

OS X El Capitan: 3 Steps to Get Ready

9:14 AM, Sep. 22nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to prepare for the OS X El Capitan upgrade

We're counting down the days until OS X El Capitan is released. Hurry up, September 30th! In the meantime, though, we want to make sure your Macs are ready for the transition. Are you sure that your old apps will function under 10.11? Have you backed up recently? (Please say yes.) Come check out our three Quick Tips on how to prepare for Apple's upcoming release.

iOS 9: Content-Aware Reminders with Siri

3:20 PM, Sep. 17th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 9's content aware Siri

iOS 9 is here! Whoo-hoo! To celebrate, we've got a Quick Tip about one of the new features of Siri: creating reminders based on what you're looking at on your screen. With this, you can have your device remind you about webpages, emails, locations, messages, and so on. It's pretty much the bee's knees.

iOS 9: Use Two Fingers to Manipulate Text

8:50 AM, Sep. 16th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Using gestures in iOS 9 to select text

There are a few special features within iOS 9 that are specifically for use on your iPad, and in today's Quick Tip, we're going to go over one of our favorites. If you place two fingers on your screen, you can select text more easily and move your cursor around. Plus, there's a handy new set of shortcuts to use when you need to, say, copy or format text. Neat!

iOS 9 Beta: Sharing and Saving Voicemails

9:07 AM, Sep. 4th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Share Voice Mail messages in iOS 9

We're getting ready for Apple's big event next week, but in the meantime, Melissa Holt's got a brand-new iOS 9 trick for us! In this Quick Tip, she's going to discuss her very favorite new feature, which is the ability to share voicemails with other people and save 'em out into other apps.