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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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AppleWorks 6.0.3 Update Released

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AppleWorks 6.0.3 Update Released -- Apple has released AppleWorks 6.0.3, a free maintenance update to the English versions of AppleWorks 6. The update improves stability to the latest version of Apple's integrated suite of tools, updating the AppleWorks application, the Envelope Assistant, and the CarbonLib system extension. Apple has not revealed specific fixes in AppleWorks 6.0.3, but user reports indicate better USB compatibility plus faster file opening and saving. The update also adds RTF translation and several pages of help files. AppleWorks 6.0.3 is a 3.3 MB download. [JLC]

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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>