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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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Bounce of the Week

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Bounce of the Week -- Every now and then you get a sign that lets you know that creativity is not dead, even among those who write mailer error messages. This message was one of those signs. It's not often that something on the Internet bounces because the recipient's machine isn't a typewriter. [ACE]

  421 rex.re.uokhsc.edu.tcpld... Deferred: Not a typewriter
  550 david@REX.RE.UOKHSC.EDU... Host unknown: Not a typewriter

 

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