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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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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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iTunes 4.5 -- More discussion of the latest version of iTunes, including frustration outside the United States and how music is being shared via Rendezvous. (17 messages)

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iMovie 4.0.1 Improves Performance -- The latest update to Apple's movie editing software is an improvement, but frustrations remain. (1 message)

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.Mac email problems -- Some readers find that getting email via Apple's .Mac service is flaky, while others report no problems. (5 messages)

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