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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.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/24-Oct-05

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Internal Drive Reports Failing SMART Tests -- When Disk Utility reports a hard drive's SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) status as failing, is it time to retire the drive, or can it still be used? (11 messages)

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New video-capable iPod -- Apple has been careful to note that the new iPod is a music player that also plays video, leading to a discussion of the company's marketing. (5 messages)

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Multi-service IM clients -- Readers look at programs that can communicate to all of the major instant-messaging services, versus having to run separate programs for each service. (2 messages)

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Apple's update barrage -- Apple updated nearly all of its product line in the last month. What can we look forward to seeing at Macworld Expo in January? (6 messages)

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AirPort Extreme power adapter -- This vital piece of hardware disappeared during a reader's move, so where can he find a replacement? (2 messages)

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AirPort Internet sharing problem -- A reader needs advice on setting up his Macs so that his Power Mac at work can act as a wireless base station for his laptop. (3 messages)

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