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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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Apple has issued a System Management Controller (SMC) update for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, which fixes several sleep and wake issues for users running Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion. Additionally, like the SMC updates recently issued for MacBook Air models (see β€œMacBook Air SMC Updates 1.5 and 1.6,” 27 July 2012), this one enables Power Nap support when running 10.8 Mountain Lion. (Free, 530 KB)

 

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