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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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What the iPhone Has Replaced from a 1991 Radio Shack Ad

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Steve Cichon of Trending Buffalo uncovered a Radio Shack newspaper ad from 1991, and realized that almost everything in the ad had been replaced by his iPhone, including a desktop computer, CB radio, tape recorder, CD player, answering machine, calculator, alarm clock, and camcorder. It would have cost $3,054.82 to buy all the gadgets that the iPhone has replaced — about $5,100 in 2012 dollars — which puts the cost of the iPhone and apps into perspective. The only two items in the ad that haven’t been yet replaced by the iPhone? A radar detector and a beefy speaker.favicon follow link


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JohnB (SciFiOne)   2014-02-21 22:38
Yes! It's interesting that the overall price appears to be about the same. About $5000 modern dollars only covers a few years service for many users and much of that hardware became obsolete in a few years too. Mine certainly did.
Mark H. Anbinder  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-03-06 12:25
My radar detector has been replaced by my iPhone! I use Waze to see where fellow users have reported nearby speed traps. It's not 100%, but radar detectors never were, either.