Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

Monument Valley: Brilliant, Beautiful iOS Game

12:20 PM, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · Quick Look Review

Monument valley review

Monument Valley, a unique iOS puzzle game, is getting lots of hype (and an App Store Editors’ Choice award!). But does it deserve the attention it’s getting? Well, yes. But for more of our thoughts on this illusion-based peach of a game, come on in and read our full review.

Sharing Pictures with the Apple TV

8:40 AM, Apr. 9th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to send images from your Mac to your second- or third-generation Apple TV using Home Sharing. This is a really entertaining way to view and share your photos, and it’s simple to configure. Melissa Holt’s got the skinny on how to set it up (and all the caveats you’ll need to know!).

4 Mac Pranks for April Fools’ Day! (Part 2)

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

In honor of April Fools’ Day, Melissa Holt has written her second article about fun pranks you can play. C’mon, everybody—this is the one time of the year that we can all get away with being complete annoying idiots, so we should take as much advantage of that as possible! 

OS X: How to Share Calendars

10:04 AM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Whether you view your iCloud calendars on your Mac, on an iOS device, or even on iCloud.com, it's as simple as all get-out to set up a shared calendar with other people. That'll mean fewer missed appointments, reduced miscommunication, and fewer event invites that you've gotta send (whew!). In this Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to set up sharing—it's very easy, we promise.

Mail: Turn On Toolbar Text to Eliminate Guesswork

1:00 PM, Mar. 26th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Apple Mail App tip

Apple Mail's toolbar isn't as intuitive as it could be, but luckily, there's an easy solution. If you're new to the Mac or to Mail (or heck, if you just prefer clearer controls for what you're doing), then come on in and read this tip on how to make the toolbar a friendlier place.

Recent Phishing Attempts: Avoid Being a Victim

8:40 AM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Phishing emails are becoming harder to spot—and thus, it's getting more difficult to protect your data from malicious people. In this article, Melissa Holt is going to show you an example of a recent phishing attempt she received and give you some suggestions on how you can avoid falling prey to scammers' tricks.

iPhoto: Search Your Photos by Date

8:33 AM, Mar. 19th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Wondering where certain pictures ended up in your iPhoto library? You can find them by the date they were taken, without having to page through all your events! We think this built-in date search is pretty darned handy, especially if you’ve got a ton of images, and it’s easy to use, too. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how.

iTunes: Show What Playlists Your Songs Are In

8:40 AM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Within iTunes, you can easily check to see which playlists a song, album, or artist belongs to, and there's even a sneaky way to figure out which items aren't in any playlists at all. In this Quick Tip, we'll go over how to do just that, and afterward, maybe your iTunes library will be a happier, better-organized place. That's our hope, anyway.

iOS 7.1: Control Siri Manually

8:20 AM, Mar. 12th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 7.1 gives us a new way to tell Siri that we’re finished with a command, which’ll be incredibly helpful at preventing frustration (especially for those who are new to using the voice assistant!). Melissa Holt will tell you about Siri’s new feature in this Quick Tip, and if you haven’t already updated, this just might make you rush to do so.