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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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Simon 3.2

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Dejal has released Simon 3.2. This update to the company’s remote system monitoring and reporting app improves support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and adds compatibility with Lion’s new full-screen mode. Simon 3.2 also adds more variables for testing remote Web sites, improves logging, and fixes a number of bugs. ($49–$499 new, free update, 16.6 MB, release notes)

 

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