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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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BBEdit 8.1 Adds Source Control Support

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BBEdit 8.1 Adds Source Control Support -- Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 8.1, adding support for the Subversion source control management application to the powerful text editor. The update also enhances the Text Factory feature by adding new menus and palettes, and incorporates numerous other fixes (including the "triumphant return" of Command-Option-double-click for Find Selection). BBEdit 8.1 is a free update for registered users of BBEdit 8, and is an 11.8 MB download; it requires Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later. [JLC]

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