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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/12-Feb-07

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Apple and the enterprise -- This popular thread continues to draw discussion of Mac usage in large organizations, though sometimes in ways that aren't visible to the outside world. (83 messages)


iMac midnight awakening -- A reader's new 24-inch iMac chimes each night at midnight, but the cause isn't clear. (3 messages)


New GTD kid on the block - Ghost Action -- Another Getting Things Done entry arrives on the scene; how does it compare to others? (3 messages)


802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station -- The new wireless base stations are shipping, and readers share their experiences setting them up, hooking up external hard drives, and reporting on data transfer speeds. (4 messages)


PowerBooks on long flights -- How do travelers deal with battery life on long international flights? Extra batteries? Custom power adapters? (13 messages)


Apple & DRM -- Readers react to Steve Jobs's public thoughts on music and his statement that Apple would drop DRM "in a heartbeat" if given the opportunity. (12 messages)


Dealing with the lack of an Eject key -- Some keyboards don't include a key for ejecting optical media, and Apple's recent Macs don't include a physical eject button. What options are available? (7 messages)


Wired Ethernet alternative for MacBook -- Would a USB Ethernet adapter work on a MacBook that has a damaged Ethernet port? (2 messages)


Build Your Own 23-inch MacBook -- Readers respond to Jeff Porten's article about using a second laptop screen as an extended monitor, and offer an alternative VNC client. (2 messages)

 

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