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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/24-Jul-06

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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.

Resurgence of Intellitext? Some Web sites use the IntelliTXT technology, which creates links out of keywords to display pop-up ads or other content. What creates the effect, and can it be turned off? (7 messages)

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Sending newsletters from a Mac -- A reader attempts to use phpList to send regular newsletters to family and friends, but is it the best solution? Several alternatives are suggested. (10 messages)

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Simple iPod/Auto Integration -- Last week's article about radio adapters to listen to an iPod in the car prompts plenty of suggestions for other products and solutions. (15 messages)

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Vista Requirements Released -- Readers report their experiences running the latest beta of Windows Vista on Macs, using Apple's Boot Camp and Parallels Desktop. (3 messages)

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