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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 Announces Software Design Award Winners

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Apple Announces Software Design Award Winners -- Apple Computer has announced the winners of the fourth annual Apple Design Awards competition, with REAL Software's REALbasic 1.0 and Alsoft's Disk Warrior 1.0 taking home multiple honors. REALbasic won the Best New Product award, with Disk Warrior taking the Runner Up position. In the Most Innovative category, the situation flipped, with Disk Warrior winning and REALbasic coming in as Runner Up. For Best Macintosh User Experience, the game Food Chain 1.0 from Cajun Games took home the honors, with REALbasic again taking second place. Finally, in the Best Apple Technology Adoption, the top award went to Kohshin Graphic Systems' Cutie Mascot Jr. 1.5, an application for creating interactive desktop animations, with the popular Virtual Game Station from Connectix coming in close behind. Congratulations to the winners, and for those of you unfamiliar with Food Chain and Cutie Mascot Jr., we encourage you to visit their Web pages. [ACE]

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