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Yosemite/iOS 8: Muting Messages Conversations

9 hours, 18 minutes ago · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

What Melissa Holt's discussing today is how to mute text conversations under both Yosemite and iOS 8. So, you know, when your Aunt Zelda texts for the bajillionth time about your family reunion, you can at least come a little bit closer to ignoring her. Some darned peace and quiet just may be offered in this Quick Tip.

iOS 8: New Mailbox Options

8:50 AM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is about the two new mailbox options we've got under iOS 8: "Thread Notifications" and "Today." If you want a quick place to look at all of the emails that fall under those categories, this article's for you!

OS X: How to Merge Calendars

8:50 AM, Jan. 20th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today we're going to go over an often-overlooked feature of the Calendar program: using the import/export feature to merge two calendars into one. This is a great way to clean up your calendar list, because let's face it, not many people need 15 color-coded calendars! We'll give you the skinny here in this Quick Tip.

Resetting Your Mac’s System Management Controller (SMC)

6:50 AM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today we're going to cover a troubleshooting step you might need to know about if your Mac won't boot—how to reset the System Management Controller (SMC). The SMC chip handles a bunch of other stuff around the Mac, as well, so it's a great trick to be aware of when you've got weirdness going on. Come on in and read all about it!

Yosemite: Using Spotlight for Conversions

8:50 AM, Jan. 14th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Spotlight has long been incredibly useful for finding files, performing mathematical calculations, defining words, and so on. But under Yosemite, we can use this handy-dandy search feature as a conversion tool, as well. Melissa Holt's got all the details in today's Quick Tip.

iOS 8: Changing the Contacts in the App Switcher

8:45 AM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today, Melissa Holt is going to tell us how to change up which contacts appear when we double-click the Home button on an iPhone running iOS 8. Wanna see folks you've recently contacted? Would you prefer your favorite people to show up there? Come read this Quick Tip, and you'll be getting in touch with your friends and family even more efficiently.

iOS 8: View Siri’s Identified Songs History

2:30 PM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today we're going to cover how to ask Siri what music is playing, and then we'll show you where to find the history of what you've previously identified. No more will you have to try to remember that funky-cool song from three days ago, because your iPhone can tell you what it was! Melissa Holt is going to go over it all in this Quick Tip.

iPhoto: Ordering Prints

9:00 AM, Jan. 2nd, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

The Quick Tip Melissa Holt's got for us today is all about ordering prints from iPhoto. After you learn about this, no longer will you need to upload your images to a third-party service or schlep down to a photo-processing store. It's almost immoral how easy it is, folks.

The August Smart Lock for Doors: Convenient and Cool

4:30 PM, Dec. 31st, 2014 · Melissa Holt · Quick Look Review

If you haven't heard of the August Smart Lock, here's the scoop—it's a Bluetooth device that unlocks your door when you approach with your iPhone and relocks it a set number of minutes after you come home. It also lets you issue temporary electronic keys, so you can allow the cleaning lady in for a couple of hours and receive a notification when she leaves. Come on in for the whole review of this spiffy little gadget!

OS X: Adding a Folder to the PDF Services Menu

8:50 AM, Dec. 24th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Ever played around with PDF Services? Well, even if you have, you may not be aware that you can specify folders that appear in the menu. This'll let you save whatever you're looking at as a PDF right to a particular folder in just a couple of steps. We'll introduce PDF Services and teach you how to select which folders to save to, all in today's Quick Tip.