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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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Comparison of Macintosh eBay tools -- Prompted by our DealBITS Drawing for iwascoding.com's GarageSale, readers suggest other tools for working with eBay auctions. (5 messages)

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Flickr: The next big thing? Is the Flickr photo-sharing service the next best thing since digital cameras? Or is it just a fad? (3 messages)

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Recording with Microsoft Office -- Microsoft Word 2004's NoteBook feature includes the capability to record audio notes. What microphones, aside from the PowerBook's lackluster built-in mic, work well for recording these notes? (5 messages)

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Searching for Apple's generic "apps" -- Apple's generic application names, such as Mail and Pages, make it difficult to search for application-specific information on the Internet. Readers contribute a few 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>