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Type Faster on an iPhone or iPod touch

When typing on an iPhone or iPod touch, to end a sentence quickly and get ready to start the next one, double tap the Space bar. You'll insert a period followed by a space. You can turn this shortcut on or off via the Shortcut slider in Settings > General > Keyboard.

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Acrobatics

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Acrobatics -- Davide Guarisco <guarisco@stanford.edu> offered some addenda to Mike Lee's article on Acrobat in NetBITS-014:

<http://db.netbits.net/article/04637>

First, with the newest Macintosh LaserWriter software from Apple (8.5.1) it's even easier to create PDF documents. PDF is now an option in the standard printing dialog box. It works fine, provided that you have Adobe's Acrobat Distiller installed on your hard disk.

<http://devworld.apple.com/ngs/lpp/adrpub/docs/ dev/ technotes/tn/tn1112.html>
<http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/ main.html>

Second, the Acrobat plug-in also works with Apple's now-defunct (but still functional) Cyberdog (although I am not sure about the "optimized" feature).

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>