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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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MacTech Conference 2011 Scheduled for November 2-4 in Los Angeles

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While WWDC is aimed primarily at developers and provides the Apple party line, those interested in an independent approach should look at the 2011 MacTech Conference, scheduled for November 2nd through 4th in Los Angeles. The hotel-based MacTech Conference offers two tracks, one focused on IT topics, the other on Mac and iOS development. Conference registration costs $999, but a limited number of early-bird slots are available for $799.favicon follow link