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Constant Dictionary Definitions

If you hold down Command-Control-D in a Cocoa-based application that supports AppleSpell, you'll see little dictionary pop-ups for each word that you mouse over. Neat, eh?

 
 

DealBITS Drawing: browseback Winners

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DealBITS Drawing: browseback Winners -- Congratulations to Viktor Berry of viktor.com, Perry Prince of mind.net, and Fernando Rendon of comcast.net, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of SmileOnMyMac's browseback Web history utility. Even if you didn't win, you can save $5 off browseback by placing an order using the third link below; this offer is open to all TidBITS readers through 20-Feb-06 and drops the price to $24.95. Thanks to the 537 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]

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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>