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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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Free Macworld Expo NY 2002 Exhibit Passes

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Free Macworld Expo NY 2002 Exhibit Passes -- If you're thinking about attending Macworld Expo in New York City from 17-Jul-02 through 19-Jul-02, you can register now through April 23rd to get a free exhibit hall pass (supposedly a $35 value). Just make sure to use the priority code: E-NYCB. You'll also have to answer the usual "qualifying" questions, but you can opt out of receiving email from exhibitors. [ACE]

<http://www.macworldexpo.com/macworldexpo/v31/ index.cvn?ID=10007>

 

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>