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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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Pulling the String with Joe Kissell

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TidBITS Senior Editor Joe Kissell joined host Benjamin Alexander on the Pulling the String podcast. The pair discuss Joe’s TidBITS origin story, hulking out on Mail in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Nisus Writer Pro, and Joe’s latest book, “Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks.”favicon follow link

 

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Kevan Pegley  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2013-11-01 01:09
Sorry, I'm British. What on earth is 'hulking out'?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-11-01 07:05
It's a reference to this Joy of Tech comic, where Joe is depicted as The Incredible Hulk. :-)

http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1917.html