Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]

iOS 9: Control Siri’s Sounds

8:50 AM, Nov. 24th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to make Siri silent when you mute your iPhone

There's a way under iOS that you can actually mute Siri using the switch on the side of your device, so if you're easily embarrassed by Apple's voice assistant shouting at you in public, we've got you covered. Now all you'll have to do is remember to mute the darned thing when necessary! We may not be able to help you with that.

OS X Mail: Forwarding Multiple Messages

9:04 AM, Nov. 20th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to forward multiple messages in OS X Mail

Today's Quick Tip is about forwarding messages in Mail under OS X. If you need to show someone a chain of emails, for example, and you don't want to have to forward them one at a time, then this tip'll make you happy. And you can choose whether to send them all in the body of your message or as attachments! Neato.

Mac Startup Modifiers: What They Do and How You Use Them!

9:05 AM, Nov. 17th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Modifier keys to help troubleshoot startup problems on your Mac

If something's gone wrong with your Mac, it's good to have tricks up your sleeve! In today's Quick Tip, we're gonna talk about some keys you can hold down while your computer's booting up and what symptoms you might try to address by doing so. We'll also give you a bunch of resources to use if you're having trouble, so…y'know…you might want to bookmark this tip for when the "stuff" hits the fan, if you know what we mean.

OS X: 5 Force Touch Extras

9:04 AM, Nov. 13th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

5 ways to use Force Touch on your Mac

Today we're going to talk about Force Touch on the Mac and some interesting (and not obvious) ways you can use it. Want to interact with links, addresses, and phone numbers in Mail? Or see all open windows for an application? Or edit your contacts in a flash? You can do all that and more, and we're here to tell you how.

OS X: 5 Quick Dock Tips!

9:03 AM, Nov. 10th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to customize your OS X Dock

Today's Quick Tip is a…well…it's a tip-a-palooza! We're going to go over some fun and helpful things you can do with the Dock, including adjusting its size (without opening System Preferences at all), seeing what song is playing in iTunes, adding blank spacers between your apps, and lots more.  

OS X and iOS: Get Rid of Safari Scam Pop-Ups

8:56 AM, Nov. 6th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to kill Safari pop-up scams

If you've seen any of the nefarious Safari pop-ups that have been going around lately, you know how frightening they can be, especially for users who don't know how to stop programs from resuming where they left off the last time they were closed. It's pretty scary to think your Mac has been hijacked! In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to force those sinister pop-ups to go away under both OS X and iOS.

Contacts: Cleaning Up Extra Accounts

7:08 AM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to clean up duplicate cards from Contacts

For today's Quick Tip, we'll cover not just how to clean duplicated cards out of your Contacts program, but how to eliminate accounts you don't need from the app, as well. Doing so can prevent all sorts of trouble, including missing data on your other devices. Come on in, read this tip, and clean up your contacts!

iTunes: Delete Old Device Backups to Save Space

8:57 AM, Oct. 28th, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

How to remove old iOS device backups from your Mac

If you're running out of space on your Mac, you should definitely check to see if you've got old or unneeded iPhone/iPad backups within iTunes. They're easy to delete! Within today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will show us how to clean those out, and she'll also go over a few more handy ways to use those device backups, too.