Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

OS X: Sorting Your Mail, Quickly!

9:10 AM, Mar. 9th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to sort email on your Mac

Today's Quick Tip is all about sorting your Mail on your Mac. Need to find the largest message by size? No problem. Want to sort your sent messages by recipient instead of by date? Easy-peasy. We'll even tell you what you can do on your iPhone or iPad to replicate some of this sorting functionality if you need to.

iCloud: Using Email Aliases

9:07 AM, Feb. 19th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to set up aliases in Apple Mail

Overrun with spam after you bought something online from That Store You Like? If you're using an iCloud email address, you're in luck. Apple has provided us with a very simple way to create multiple email aliases, so if you don't want businesses to abuse your actual email address, give them a big ol' fake one instead that you can turn off or delete at any time!

OS X: Turning Off Live Photos (For a Bunch of Images!)

9:05 AM, Feb. 12th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to turn off Live Photos for a group of pics

Been taking lots of pictures with your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Did you forget to turn off Live Photos and now want to edit the feature out of the images you've taken? Well, within Photos on the Mac, you can do just that, and it'll even work if you've selected a bucketload of pictures all at once. Melissa Holt's gonna tell us how in today's Quick Tip.

El Capitan: Getting the Sizes of Mailboxes

9:05 AM, Feb. 10th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to check mailbox sizes in OS X El Capitan Mail

This Quick Tip is about something that Apple removed from El Capitan's version of Mail (the gear icon that was at the bottom-left) and how you can replicate its "Get Account Info" functionality to see the sizes of your mailboxes again. Apple sometimes giveth and then taketh away, but at least in this case, we can still "taketh" the feature back!

iOS: That Stupid [Bleep] Siri and Its [Bleep] Nicknames

8:55 AM, Feb. 5th, 2016 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Siri can bleep your name for you

If you're one of those people who has Siri calling you "your highness" or "Captain Magnificent" rather than your first name, then boy, are you going to love this tip. A Reddit user found a way to bleep out Siri, so you can have Apple's voice assistant call you "you massive stinking pile of BEEP" if you want. We accept no responsibility for the repercussions of having your boss hear your new nickname, though.