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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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Quiz Preview: Less is Moire

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Quiz Preview: Less is Moire -- As an evaluation of your knowledge of computer terms before you run out to buy a copy of Newton's Telecom Dictionary, reviewed by Kirk McElhearn below, this week's quiz is a "which one of these terms isn't like the others" test made famous by the children's television program Sesame Street. We've come up with four terms, three of which are related, and it's up to you to identify which of them doesn't match. [ACE]

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