Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]
Preview, your Mac's built-in application for viewing and annotating images and PDFs, is awesome, and it's especially great for those of us who don't need the power of a program like Photoshop. In this tip, we'll talk about selecting text and graphics in PDFs and manipulating them within Preview, and you'll get some little tricks to make your workflow easier.
If you read a lot of books on your iOS device, then here's a feature that you'll find useful. It lets you use more of your screen to turn to the next page, making one-handed reading a snap. In this tip, we'll cover how to turn it on (and how to access previous pages if you need to afterward).
Do you see "Birthdays" within Calendar and aren't sure where that comes from (or how you can edit events within it)? Then boy howdy, will you find this to be a useful tip. We'll cover how to edit birthdays, how to troubleshoot things if you can't seem to use the feature at all, and how to turn on notifications for those dates.
If you're using encrypted disk images to store your secret files, great! But what if you want to change the password for one? There's a simple way to do it, no Terminal-fu required. In this article, we'll discuss what to do and a few things that might get in your way.
Whether you've bought a program that you no longer need access to (cough cough Lion cough cough) or just have one that you don't want anymore, being able to hide stuff you've gotten from the Mac App Store is handy. As a bonus, you'll no longer be asked to update programs if you hide them. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how to do it, and if we're nice to her, she might even talk about how to unhide them afterward. Maybe.
If you didn't know you could use Siri to search and add to the Notes app on your iOS device, you'll find this tip quite useful. After all, getting info from Siri is usually much quicker than finding an app, opening it, and searching for things. Why, you could practically shave seconds off your workday, people, and that's time that could be better spent on important stuff like Twitter and Kingdom Rush. Ah, productivity.
There may be nothing uglier than a bunch of blue underlined URLs in a Pages document you're creating. And hey, it's possible that you want your readers to be able to click to go to a site you've mentioned, but if you don't, then read this tip. We'll tell you how to make Pages stop auto-formatting links and how to fix the ones it's already created.
Since printer ink is almost as expensive as getting a yearly root canal, any way we can save some of it is great, right? In this tip, we'll discuss using Safari's Reader feature to print articles without ads, headers, and other ink-wasting page elements. And no Novocaine will be required.
Using Apple Maps on an iOS device, you can save businesses, picnic spots, or any other locations as bookmarks to come back to later. It's an easy way to remember where you've been and what you've done in this big ol' world. In this tip, Melissa Holt will discuss how to use this feature, and she'll even provide a screenshot of some of her bookmarked locations! Juicy! Or possibly boring! We'll let you decide!
Sharing an electronic list with your friends or family is handy. Planning a party? Put everything on the list, and whoever buys an item can check it off. Want to remind your wife to get coffee when she's at the store? Easy-peasy. In this article, we'll discuss how to set up a shared iCloud Reminders list and all of the related goodness.