Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.5.3 Improves Servers -- Now Software has released Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.5.3, a bug-fix upgrade to the company's multi-user calendaring and contact software. The update focuses on fixing problems in the Now Up-to-Date server and Now Contact server programs that mediate the sharing of calendar and contact data; you can read the change list for the gory details. There are some changes to the two client applications as well, and since the update is free to anyone running Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.x, it's worth the 15.2 MB download. [ACE]
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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.