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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/19-Jul-04

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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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Adding Ethernet to a Power Mac -- Following Adam's article about replacing the Ethernet card in his Power Mac G4, readers discuss adding gigabit Ethernet to older machines. (3 messages)

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Using Webstractor -- Readers report their experiences after Matt Neuburg's review of the unusual Web page collection and editing program. (2 messages)

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Web collection tools -- Webstractor's primary feature isn't new or unique, as readers point out similar applications (and patents). (4 messages)

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Initial AirPort Express experiences -- Apple's new wireless wonder started shipping last week, and one reader offers his first impressions. (1 message)

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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>