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Type an em-dash on an iPhone

Typography and punctuation geeks rejoice! It's easy to type an em-dash on the iPhone's or iPod touch's virtual keyboard. To do so, tap the .?123 key to switch to the numeric keypad. Then touch and hold on the Hyphen key to reveal a pop-up strip showing an em-dash. Slide to the em-dash and release your finger.

Note that this basic trick works with many other keys on the virtual keyboard.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-Oct-05

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

XPostFacto 4 experiences -- A reader looks for real-world experience with the software for installing Mac OS X on unsupported systems. (2 messages)

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File copy program -- Readers discuss various backup/synchronization tools, from those built into Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings to commercial products. (12 message)

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Movies, advertising & product placements -- When you see a Mac in a movie or advertisement, did Apple pay for it? And how prevalent is product placement these days? (The ice industry must have scored well with March of the Penguins!) (7 messages)

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Issues with .Mac groups -- A reader points out discrepancies among which users can access .Mac groups, leading to confusion. (1 message)

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An *EASY* "alarm clock" program? With oodles of processing power and the latest electronics, is it really so hard to use an iBook as a simple alarm clock? A number of possibilities are available. (5 messages)

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Search for the ultimate keyboard -- Readers weigh in with their recommendations. (13 messages)

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