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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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DealBITS Drawing: MaxProtect II from MaxUpgrades

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Many different companies produce laptop cases in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and designs. If you're interested in an impact-resistant briefcase for Apple's three PowerBook models, check out the new MaxProtect II from MaxUpgrades. Why only the PowerBook models? The MaxProtect II achieves some of its protection by providing a form-fitting, cushioned velvet interior that eliminates internal motion in the event of a impact and offers protection against scratches (though you won't carry much more than the PowerBook in it for the same reason). It's covered in synthetic leather, has both internal and external cushioning, and is lightweight (1.9 to 3 pounds, or .86 to 1.4 kg, depending on size). Plus, you could make a real fashion statement by wearing a dark suit and sunglasses and chaining it to your wrist.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win your choice of the three sizes of MaxProtect II cases, worth $49, $59, or $69, depending on size. Entrants who aren't our lucky winner will receive a discount, so if you're looking for a new rigid PowerBook case, be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won. Remember too, that if someone you refer to this drawing wins, you'll receive the same prize to reward you for spreading the word.

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