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Enabling Auto Spelling Correction in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, the automatic spelling correction in applications is not usually activated by default. To turn it on, make sure the cursor's insertion point is somewhere where text can be entered, and either choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically or, if the Edit menu's submenu doesn't have what you need, Control-click where you're typing and choose Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically from the contextual menu that appears. The latter approach is particularly likely to be necessary in Safari and other WebKit-based applications, like Mailplane.

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New York Times Explains Chinese Advantage for Apple

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The New York Times has a clever feature article explaining why Apple (and other firms) manufacture in China for a host of reasons, of which low wages may be a relatively small part. The ability to hire a massive number of trained people nearly instantly is one factor, regardless of how well those people are treated by the contractors Apple employs. For instance, Americans typically won’t live in dormitories and work six 12-hour days in a row, which is commonplace in China and other developing nations.favicon follow link

 

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artMonster  2012-01-22 20:22
"Americans typically won’t live in dormitories and work six 12-hour days in a row.."

We once did just that in this country. Some soldier's still do. But typically these days, no. Bigger question is, how will this massive Chinese labor force evolve?
Glenn Fleishman  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-22 20:27
Chinese workers have already successfully pushed for substantial increases in wages in many industries, and there are even shortages of workers. If you raise the standard of living enough, people learn that they should only accept better, not just pine for it.
artMonster  2012-01-22 21:01
Seems the natural progression. Wonder if our great grandkids will be trying to emigrate to China?