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Type an em-dash on an iPhone

Typography and punctuation geeks rejoice! It's easy to type an em-dash on the iPhone's or iPod touch's virtual keyboard. To do so, tap the .?123 key to switch to the numeric keypad. Then touch and hold on the Hyphen key to reveal a pop-up strip showing an em-dash. Slide to the em-dash and release your finger.

Note that this basic trick works with many other keys on the virtual keyboard.

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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