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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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A Daily Fix -- If you think the main problem with TidBITS is that it doesn't arrive often enough, check out the free beta test of a new Internet publication, the Macintosh Daily Journal (MDJ). MDJ has no relationship to TidBITS, but it does have news, analysis, and commentary relating to the Macintosh world. Like TidBITS, MDJ is distributed by email and comes in setext format, although Adobe Acrobat format is also available. MDJ will not be free after the beta test period, but the publication is accepting up to 500 beta subscribers, so if you're interested in more Mac news, take a look at the Web site below. [ACE]

 

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