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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-May-04

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iTunes 4.5 -- Readers pass on their opinions of the new release of iTunes. (3 messages)

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Spam's effect on overall email utility -- Is the increasing level of spam threatening to make email useless? Our readers also look at Web-based alternatives, especially for company feedback mechanisms. (16 messages)

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AirPort Extreme Base Station and Wireless Software Updates -- In addition to the recent release of AirPort 3.4, Apple briefly released a pair of management tools but then removed the link. However, the tools are still publicly available. (2 messages)

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Mac Anti-Virus Programs -- Sparked by the recent news of a theoretical Mac virus, readers continue to discuss the usefulness of anti-virus software on the Mac. (30 messages)

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