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Avoid Simple Typos

If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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ExtraBITS for 02-Feb-09

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Details of iPhoto '09's Flickr Support -- Fraser Speirs, who develops the FlickrExport plug-in for iPhoto and doesn't pretend to be unbiased, offers a detailed look at just what iPhoto '09's Flickr support provides in this blog post. Our take: iPhoto's built-in support will be sufficient for basic uses, but serious Flickr users will stick with Fraser's FlickrExport or one of the competing plug-ins. (Posted 2009-02-02)


Alternatives to MobileMe -- Joe Kissell wrote the book on MobileMe, but also knows it's not the best solution for everyone. In this Macworld article, Joe explores other ways of getting a similar range of features. (Posted 2009-01-30)


Choose Individual iTunes Tracks to Upgrade to Plus -- Apple has changed its iTunes Plus upgrade policy, allowing you to pick individual tracks and albums to upgrade and remove digital rights management protection for songs you bought with DRM enabled. Upgrades are still $0.30 per song and $3.00 per album in the U.S. market. (Posted 2009-01-29)


iPhone Apps for Designers -- The App Store really does contain more than just games and novelty programs. Jeff Carlson spotlights eight applications that designers will find helpful in this article at CreativePro.com. (Posted 2009-01-28)

 

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