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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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Lex Friedman Investigates the Starfish Watch Story

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Over at Macworld, Lex Friedman covers the strange saga of the Starfish smartwatch, which purports to mirror your iOS device's screen on your wrist. At Macworld/iWorld, Starfish first didn't show up at all, then appeared without the watch, then showed a mostly nonfunctional prototype briefly on the last day, with the company's non-technical CEO flitting in and out.favicon follow link