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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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FileMaker Pro 4.0v2 Updater Available

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FileMaker Pro 4.0v2 Updater Available -- FileMaker, Inc. has released a free FileMaker Pro 4.0v2 updater, which brings the changes and bug fixes found in FileMaker Pro 4.1 to FileMaker Pro 4.0 users without 4.1's new ODBC features (see "FileMaker Pro 4.1 Does ODBC for a Price" in TidBITS-447). Enhancements include the capability to import Excel 98 files, support for the Euro currency symbol, improvements to JPEG display within FileMaker, and several bug fixes related to importing, exporting, deleting, and sorting records in specific situations. The Mac OS updater is 1.8 MB; updaters are also available for various versions of Microsoft Windows. [GD]

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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>