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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’s New Health App Could be Epic

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During this year’s WWDC keynote, Apple announced Health, a new app in iOS 8 that will aggregate data from various health trackers like the Fitbit in one place. But the real trick up Apple’s sleeve might be its partnership with Epic Systems, the leading electronic health records company in the United States, holding about 40 percent of U.S. health records. The Health app will be able to interface directly with Epic’s health records.Generic Globefollow link