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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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To Buy or Not to Buy -- It's the question everyone is asking now that Apple has announced it is moving the Mac to Intel processors. This discussion brings up many issues related to buying a computer in general, including notes on backward compatibility with existing software and how long people go between Mac purchases in general. (29 messages)

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Chip switch to promote Windows conversions -- Will Intel-powered Macs convince more Windows users to buy Apple hardware and switch to Mac OS X, considering that the future boxes will theoretically be able to also run Windows? (3 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>