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Avoid Simple Typos

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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Macworld Expo in decline? Although the number of vendors at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2005 was up, the increase is offset by the number of iPod-specific (non-Mac) booths. Does this point to less interest in Macworld Expo? (4 messages)

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Pages first impressions -- Readers share their initial experiences with Apple's new word-processing/page-layout application, Pages. (3 messages)

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iWork and other applications -- Does Pages import data from other applications, such as Microsoft Excel or FileMaker? (5 messages)

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Memory for the Mac mini -- Readers share suggestions on where to buy more RAM for the Mac mini, taking memory quality into consideration as well as price. (4 messages)

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Remember Watson? Karelia's Watson search utility was flying high before Apple introduced an improved Sherlock utility that copied many of Watson's features. Now, Watson is owned by Sun, and people are talking about making Watson on the Mac open-source. Will Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger's Dashboard widgets replace Watson's functionality? (19 messages)

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