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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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Speed Doubler 8.1.2 Update Nabs Bugs

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Speed Doubler 8.1.2 Update Nabs Bugs -- Connectix has released Speed Doubler 8.1.2, which fixes bugs and improves compatibility. The Faster File Copying feature now works from a locked startup volume, cleans up spring-loaded folders properly, and doesn't crash if a copy window is placed off-screen, among other changes. The update also fixes a problem under Mac OS 8.5 that caused a crash when clicking OK or Cancel in the Copy Agent schedule configuration dialog. Connectix recommends that all Speed Doubler 8 users upgrade to 8.1.2, which is available as a free 516K download. [JLC]

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