Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

OS X Mavericks: Five Tips on Finder Tabs

8:27 AM, Nov. 22nd, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Mavericks' Finder tabs feature is a neat new way to keep things organized, and in this tip, Melissa Holt will cover her five favorite tips for using it. She'll include merging all of your Finder windows into a single tabbed one, using keyboard shortcuts to control the tabs, moving files between them, and more.

OS X Mavericks: Hiding Notification Previews

8:26 AM, Nov. 20th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Notifications are a really great feature—we like being able to tell who has sent us emails, for example, without having to switch to Mail. But sometimes getting previews of your messages may not be a great idea, especially if you're in an office environment. Under Mavericks, you can keep your notifications but nix those potentially embarrassing previews, and here's how.

OS X Mavericks: Using “Travel Time” in Calendar

8:24 AM, Nov. 13th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Mavericks’ Calendar can calculate travel time and alert you when you need to leave for your appointments—and it’s pretty simple to set up and use. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell you what you need to do to make sure it’ll work, and she’ll also cover how to add events with travel times attached.

OS X Mavericks: Using Enhanced Dictation

8:30 AM, Nov. 8th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

The new Enhanced Dictation feature in Mavericks is neato—you can use it when you don't have an Internet connection, for example, and you can now dictate more than thirty seconds at a time. If you want to use it offline, though, you first have to download the language data, so for all the details, come check out this Quick Tip.

OS X Mavericks: Copying Quotes and Citations from iBooks

7:35 AM, Nov. 6th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

There's a nifty feature in the new Mavericks iBooks program that'll let you copy the citation for a book you're quoting (along with a link to the item!) to quickly write papers or share your favorite books with other people. We think this is a great trick to know even if you haven't set foot inside a classroom in decades, so come check out Melissa Holt's latest Quick Tip!

OS X Mavericks: Using Contacts and Smart Paste

1:15 PM, Oct. 30th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Are you frustrated with pasting physical addresses into your Mac’s Contacts app? Getting tired of having to edit the city and state info out to format things properly? Well, now those problems are solved, so come read this tip to find out what’s going on. And heck, come on in even if you’ve got no clue what we’re talking about. It’ll be fun!

Mavericks: Send Maps Info to iOS Devices

8:35 AM, Oct. 25th, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Within the new Maps app in Mavericks, there's an option to send any info you're viewing to your iOS 7 devices—and it's easy! In this tip, Melissa Holt will give us the lowdown on the feature, and she'll also cover a handy way to send PDF directions to others from the program. 

iOS 7: Manage Cellular Data, App by App

8:35 AM, Oct. 23rd, 2013 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 7 has a way to track which apps are eating your cellular data, so it's much easier to avoid costly overages with your provider. You can even prevent the worst offenders from accessing cellular data completely if you have to! In this tip, we'll tell you how to see what you've used and how to track what's going on.