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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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Networked hard drives -- Got spare hard drives laying around? Some new products help you put them onto your network without requiring a computer as a host. (3 messages)

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Transferring Large Files via Email -- Following Adam's article about using YouSendIt to transfer large files via email, readers chime in with their experiences using Skype and iChat. (3 messages)

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Control a PowerBook through a KVM switch -- Use a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch to share components between a PowerBook and another computer. (5 messages)

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Not impressed with new PowerBooks? Setting aside the fantasy of Apple announcing PowerPC G5-based PowerBooks, some readers think the newest speed-bump revision of Apple's professional laptop line lack excitement. (12 messages)

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Network control of many Macs -- A presentation in a school computer lab prompts the question: can one control what's displayed on all the Macs? Yes! Read on for several intriguing solutions. (6 messages)

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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>