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Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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It’s 10 O’Clock. Does Your TomTom Know Where It Is?

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GPS manufacturer TomTom revealed this week that a “leap year” bug in a number of models prevented the units from finding their locations. Starting on Sunday, 1 April 2012 (ouch!), the glitch left some users stranded in unfamiliar locations without navigation assistance. TomTom’s support page lists affected models (including several Go, Via, and Start models) and provides instructions for using the MyTomTom desktop software to install a fix for the problem.favicon follow link


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mark.dancer  2012-04-18 04:47
We were 400 km from home on the outbound journey of a 2600 km round trip when this hit our almost new TomTom. The first TomTom dealer we found diagnosed a failed GPS antenna. We had two choices: buy another GPS, or buy maps for Canberra, Sydney, and all points between there and Brisbane.

We now own and use a Garmin GPS.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-04-18 06:09
Ouch! I can commiserate. My iPhone 4 recently stopped getting good GPS locks during a long car trip and it was surprising just how frustrating it was to lose reliable directions.