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Backups Need Power, Too -- Readers share tips about determining what size of a UPS to buy, and how best to deal with a power outage. (2 messages)


EtherPad Brings Simultaneous Writing to the Web -- Dropbox's versioning feature invites using it in tandem with SubEthaEdit, but for now the idea is just a wish list item. (2 messages)


Time Machine ignoring folders -- Readers share ongoing, unexplained quirks with Time Machine. (2 messages)


iPhone to Add Location Logging? Is Google somehow getting around Apple's limitation that non-Apple applications can't operate in the background on the iPhone? (2 messages)


Safari 4 -- The Safari 4 beta dispenses with the SnapBack button that would take you back to an earlier page, leading readers to comment on whether they ever used the feature. (10 messages)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>