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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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As before, the second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.

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Intego Trojan Warning -- Readers discuss Intego's press release about the MP3Concept Trojan horse. (26 messages)

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.Mac: under-used or under-documented features? What would .Mac need to do to be more worth its $100 yearly price tag? (4 messages)

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Eudora 6.1 comments -- Eudora 6.1 was released recently, but how much of an update is it? (4 messages)

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Mac Anti-Virus Programs -- With the appearance of a theoretical Trojan horse appearing on the Macintosh earlier this month, readers wonder which utilities are up to the task of defending our Macs from malicious software. (13 messages)

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Squeezebox -- Right after our review, Slim Devices dropped the price to $200 for the wired Squeezebox and $280 for the wireless unit. Prices in the UK have dropped as well. (2 messages)

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