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Type an em-dash on an iPhone

Typography and punctuation geeks rejoice! It's easy to type an em-dash on the iPhone's or iPod touch's virtual keyboard. To do so, tap the .?123 key to switch to the numeric keypad. Then touch and hold on the Hyphen key to reveal a pop-up strip showing an em-dash. Slide to the em-dash and release your finger.

Note that this basic trick works with many other keys on the virtual keyboard.

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KeyCue 5.3

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Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 5.3, an update to its app designed to remind you of keyboard shortcuts whenever you need a hint. The new version features a number of performance improvements and provides better compatibility with several apps, including Screen Sharing, iKey, iChat, and the development environment Eclipse. In addition, KeyCue now includes an optional legend that explains the meaning of symbols used in the shortcut table. (€19.99 new, free update, 6.1 MB)

 

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